Hi fellow forum posters.
Just curious: Should gentlemen put one of their arms around their spouse/ or girl friend (arm hanging casually around the back of the pew) during most of the Mass, whispering, nuzzling ears, patting heads? I don't see it often but I've told my husband to please leave that behavior for the home or movie theatre. It doesn't happen often, so I'm wondering what you think? It's certainly nice to see married couples with children and all couples still in love, and I'm happy to see them relaxed but is this going overboard or too casual? Is this unusual in your own experience? I was in an evangelical church for many years and it was very common there, but I just recently noticed this a few times at Mass and wondered about it. Opinions?