It was my Mr. Wonderful’s first kiss also.
To be totally truthful, our kisses are much better now after ten years of practice. 😉
As a young girl I was taught purity and chastity. I personally decided that I wanted to honor God and my future husband. I wanted to be completely, totally, without question worthy of a white wedding dress. If a bride is symbolic of the bride of Christ I wanted to be the best bride I could be.
When another girl asked me, teen to teen, “How do you know you like him if you never kissed him?” I actually laughed out loud.
How does the pictured article relate? It was published in our church bulletin, as humor, in February 1993. That is my pastor’s writing up the left side: “For husbands & wives only.” I ripped it out [obviously] and saved the article that was originally from a magazine.
It would be 5 more years before I was married. When I first saved that small ripped paper I hated the teen who is now my Mr. Wonderful. At that point I just knew that someday, Lord willing, I would be a bride who would have her first kiss at the church altar; and later share this fun news with her spouse.