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Jun. 25th, 2014 at 9:31 am
Sorry guys, but I need a break from the intensity of the past couple of weeks. My body and mind can’t live in a wash of stress day after day. Because I might not be the only one needing a new thought, I offer this as a humble distraction:
More specifically, kissing before marriage. If you don’t keep up with the reality tv family the Duggars, you might have missed the latest news: they don’t kiss before their wedding day.
When I was a kid, one of my older sisters got married in the temple. She and her fiance decided not to kiss or hug before their wedding day. I don’t think they even held hands – too much temptation from Satan. I don’t remember any other details of their engagement (other than I had to wear a bridesmaid dress I hated, but what’s new with that?)
My parents held a special Family Home Evening with my sister and her fiance just to talk to us 6 younger kids about temple marriage and most importantly – to get us to agree to the same thing when we got engaged someday. I remember taking the oath of No Kissing Before Marriage (because in my family, it wasn’t really an option to say no to a parental request. If you don’t know that already, get a copy of my memoir Ezra and Hadassah: A Portrait of American Royalty