"Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage!"
March 23, 2010 -- Newsletter #37
"The Lost Art of Kissing"
by Laura M. Brotherson
Many couples have lost that lovin' feeling when it comes to kissing and making out.
When was the last time you and your spouse made out?! Many couples have lost that lovin' feeling when it comes to kissing and making out.
When couples were dating, kissing was an exciting and savored experience. But after marriage many couples seem to have abandoned sensual, lip-to-lip (face or neck) kissing not only because additional sexual pleasures are now available, but maybe for other more intimate reasons of which they may not be aware.
Re-awaken the Pleasure
My encouragement to couples is to re-awaken the pleasure and enjoyment not only of kissing within lovemaking, but also to enjoy and engage in more kissing for it's own sake--you know, making out!
Get Creative–Have Fun!
Vary the intensity, the tempo, and/or the duration of the kisses. Pause with your faces barely touching to simply breathe each other in. Whatever you do, be playful, tease a little and have fun! Just remember that whatever is going on in your mind is going to come through in your kiss, so keep it positive and lovingly focused.
Be sure to tune in to our next few episodes of "The Marital Intimacy Show" for more indepth insights and suggestions to help restore the art of kissing to its pre-marriage status as something anxiously anticipated!
4th Annual — Couples’ Valentine’s Cruise
Hosted by The Women’s Information Network (The WIN)
Sun, February 6 – Sun, February 13, 2011
Join us for a fabulously fun Couples’ Cruise to the beautiful Caribbean Islands!
We’ll set sail on the Norwegian Pearl for 7 romantic days. Leaving from Miami, Florida, we’ll visit the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Tortola and the Bahamas. This group cruise includes marriage enrichment seminars, group dinners,
group excursions … and so much more!
Cabins start at $599 (+ taxes) per person. This group price includes the cruise (with higher category cabins for the group), meals (24/7 food!), fabulous evening entertainment, port charges, as well as the Couples Cruise marriage seminars and onboard group events.
Deposit is $250/person with the balance due Nov. 1, 2010. Only 50 couples will be able to join us, and previous Couples Cruises have sold out, so book early! This cruise fills fast! We already have nearly 50 couples who have RSVP'd through Facebook alone letting us know they plan to attend, so you'll want to make your deposit as soon as you possibly can to reserve your cabin! We don't want you to miss out. (This newsletter has now gone out to an additional 6000 people.)
Place your deposit by Wednesday, April 14th
and receive a $25 onboard credit to spend!
“Benefits of Belonging” — Cruise with us and enjoy…
“This had to be the most fun vacation I have ever had. It felt like I was out on a really fun date
for seven nights in a row. I loved the marriage seminars, the entertainment, the food,
excursions, friends, clean rooms, everything was so excellent!!!!!!!!”
“I think the cruises with Laura are the best cruises I’ve ever been on. It was
the ultimate “Valentine’s Cruise,” and I highly recommend the tradition! The investment
in your marriage will be returned MANY times the investment!”
Wives Club --
New Couples Photos / Anniversary Inn Getaway Winner!
Over 100 new couples photos have been added to our Couples Photos page due to our recent 2010 getaway drawing to The Anniversary Inn. Congratulations to Mark & Kaylene--the lucky winners of this year’s romantic getaway!
Click for -- "Couples Photos" page
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