5 Reasons Why You Should Kiss Your Spouse Goodbye


Austin and I have been kissing, “goodbye” our entire marriage, and it has done wonderful things for our relationship. This is a principle that my mom and dad instilled in me while I was growing up. My parents have always kissed each other before leaving one another.

Seeing as how they have been happily married for 40 plus years, I think taking their advice on this one is important. Here are the top five reasons you should kiss your spouse goodbye.

1. You Never Know What Will Happen ambulance-1334534-m

Of course, I’m going to start this out with the cliche’ reason…you just never know what will happen. It is the honest to goodness truth my friends. You do not know if this goodbye will be your last. I have a friend in the ministry that lost his wife to an aneurism this past year.

They were at church together, and she suddenly fell ill in the middle of Sunday School. She was in critical condition by the time he got to her, and she did not wake up. I don’t share this to scare you about losing your spouse or loved ones, but it is important that you know it is a possibility.

2. Non-Sexual Physical Connection is Important little-island-of-love-458411-m

So many times in our marriages, we can forget that non-sexual physical connection is vital. If the only time you are touching your spouse is during those intimate moments, then you are missing something key in your marriage

Especially for a woman, there needs to be a time when she is able to physically express herself without it leading to intimate moments. Your relationship will be stronger when you make it a priority to be affectionate with one another outside of the bedroom.

3. Kissing is a Great Way to Model a Healthy Marriage to Others IMG_20140406_160554

Kissing your spouse goodbye is a perfect way to show those around you that you are happily married. This is especially important for your children to see. Believe me, they are seeing a great deal of sexual affection being displayed. It is really important that you show them what a healthy relationships look like.

Even it if it a bit weird for you to kiss your spouse in front of your children, it really is a good idea for them to know you love each other. They are seeing plenty of people kissing, and often, those people are not committed to one another. 

4. You Will Be Happier 

There are going to be times that you are mad with your spouse. When you make it a habit to always kiss each other before leaving, you will have to put those differences aside. At least for a few moments, your attitude toward your spouse is going to soften.

This is a great way to keep yourself in check in your marriage. When you have physical affection being displayed toward each other every couple of hours, you will be happier in your marriage.

5. Just Because You Can 

In all seriousness here, why wouldn’t you kiss the love of your life every single day? Remember when you were dating and all you could think about was the next time you could kiss them? You married that man or woman for a whole host of reasons, and one of those reasons was because you loved to kiss them.

When you make it a priority to kiss each other goodbye, or goodnight, you won’t have a single day that passes where you haven’t connected physically. I know there will be days when you don’t have the time or energy to be together in an intimate way, but kissing takes little time and is very effective.

What is your top reasons for kissing your spouse goodbye. Leave me a message in the comments. I would love to hear your thoughts!


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9 Responses

  1. I agree with every single point! And I think most importantly, one never knows when your last touch with your spouse will truly be your LAST touch. Make sure that when you part ways, your spouse will have a good memory of that moment.

    1. Thank you so much for saying that. Yes, we never know when our moments with our spouse will come to an end.

  2. Very nice article!! I hate to ask my husband every night for a good night kiss.. I think I give up. I have 3 daughters to kiss every night???

    1. Awe I am sorry. So hard to not be able to communicate to our spouse’s our needs. I’m glad you have great daughters to kiss.

  3. hello!
    I’ve been with my husband for eight years and I always told him I believe we should kiss each other bye every time one of us leaves…even if we are mad at each other or if one of us is mad at the other.to me kissing when your arguing shows that no matter what you love each other but my husband doesn’t always do this. I noticed it hurts me greatly when he leaves mad and doesnt kiss me goodbye and I let him know it hurts but he still does it. I always thought I was the only one to see kissing your spouse goodbye as something important and I’m glad to know you believe the same.i think all couples should take part in it and see how it it could change their relationship and make it stronger. thank you for sharing this!

    1. There is a lot of benefit to kissing goodbye whether you’re mad or not. Maybe you can talk with your husband again and share your feelings. I know it’s hard to get your spouse to understand things. Keep working through it.

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