I hope you realize how extreme that sounds.
Kissing /=/ Sexual foreplay
No, what I said was "sexual kissing" = foreplay. Nice try though... however, don't try and b.s. a b.s'er.
...And don't even try telling me it's not "sexual" - if it weren't you wouldn't be so antsy to do it.
French kissing is not inherently sinful. I don't know why I'm still even discussing this.
There's really no "nice" or "modest" way of putting this, but I'll try nonetheless.
Replace "french kissing" in that sentence with something obviously "(married!) adults only" [ here ] and see just how silly you sound.
"[ BEEP! ] is not inherently sinful. I don't know why I'm still even discussing this."
As for why you're still discussing this, that's easy - either because you love to just stir "stuff", or because you're trying to convince yourself of something. Fortunately, I think your conscience may
be in better shape than some here have allowed you to convince them of.
Sometimes, people are a little too "Orthodox", not realizing that one can enjoy life and love Christ at the same time.
(putting the "let's see how dumb Matt sounds filter on")
"Sometimes, people are a little too 'Orthodox", not realizing that one can have lots of care free and consensual sex with many people, and love Christ at the same time."
But kissing is supposed to be innocent and good, isn't it?
In the way you're referring to, within marriage, yes.
If you let your passions take control, then it has gone too far.
Yes, but the very nature/purpose of the act you're describing is to excite the passions
(otherwise people wouldn't!) - which apart from the embrace of spouses is unlawful, precisely it cannot licitly end in a moral/God-pleasing end. And even when it stays "just a kiss", it still involves a level of familiarity and potential future intimacies which are wholly unlawful to any save a man and woman married to one another.