The Be Brave 2014 Kissing Challenge

Tasha Levert self

Warm summer nights + chick flick + husband = hot kisses. Right?

When’s the last time you’ve been kissed?

I mean really kissed.

Kissed like the leading actress in one of your favorite films.

My top 10 onscreen kisses are:

10. The spaghetti dinner kiss in Lady and the Tramp.
9. The boat is about to sink kiss in Titanic.
8. The city is on fire kiss in Gone With the Wind.
7. The “Love is Strange” kiss in Dirty Dancing.
6. The you smell good enough to eat kiss in Twilight.
5. The church tongue kiss in The Wedding Singer.
4. The pottery kiss in Ghost.
3. The “Take My Breath Away” kiss in Top Gun.
2. The upside down kiss in Spiderman.
1. The summer storm kiss in The Notebook.

There’s nothing like a good kiss, and yet some married couples choose to opt out. They may swap a quick before-ya-go or welcome-home-but-get-out-of-my-way-because-I’m-busy kiss, but beyond that, kissing has become a lost art. Where did all the kisses go!?!!

Dating couples understand a good date involves going to dinner, maybe even a movie, and spending the rest of the time kissing. Lots of kissing! Of course, dates may also include spending time talking, dreaming, laughing and making memories, but let’s be honest, part of making memories involves making out.

Has kissing become a thing of the past in your marriage? If your answer is yes, then join .

is a commitment to kiss your husband passionately every day for a month. Yes, I said a month. Pecks don’t count. I’m talking about real kisses. The kind of kiss that leaves you breathless and makes onscreen kisses pale in comparison. It doesn’t have to be a make-out marathon, but it does have to be the kind of kiss that says, “Welcome home. I’m glad to see you, and just in case you’re wondering, I can’t get enough of you.”

Why am I issuing a kissing challenge? It’s simple. Kissing is good for relationships. Kissing is exciting, intimate and fun. Kissing even burns calories! Did you know that passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute? A Hershey’s Kiss contains 26 calories, which takes five minutes of walking or about four minutes of kissing to burn off. I think I’ve found my new workout regimen, girls.

Be brave! Take the challenge. Start today. You can do it!

Tasha Levert has a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is married to the hottest youth pastor on the planet, Tim Levert, and together they have three beautiful girls (14, 11, and 9) and a lazy miniature schnauzer. Tasha has a counseling practice in New Orleans, and one of her favorite topics for treatment is sexuality and women.

Tell us which movie kiss you will employ in the Be Brave 2014 Kissing Challenge.