How should we apply the following scripture in our church life or in our fellowship with other believers? Romans 16:16 I Peter 5:14 You can imagine the questions that arise. Is this the norm for the culture of that era? Who kisses whom? That is, who initiates the kiss? Male-female kissing? What do you kiss? Lips, cheek, forehead, hand? I am aware that there's a lot of kissing in European cultures, even today. Our church folks do a lot of hugging, with no problems. Is the holy hug a safe alternative to the holy kiss? I'm sitting here chuckling as I think of the possible responses. New rule: A man may kiss a woman on the cheek only, if he's 50 years younger than the woman--and vice versa.