4 Important Insights I Learned About Marriage — The Hard Way

How to Survive Your Thanksgiving Dinner

These 5 rules of engagement will save your family dinner, no matter who's around the table.

After Death, Changing My Relationship with My Mother-in-Law

It’s never too late to make the relationship better.

The Ketubah: The Talmud’s Master Class in Everlasting Love

Why is the ketubah, this mundane financial document guaranteeing the rights of the woman, so paradigmatic of the Jewish marriage? And why bother decorating it?

6 Ways to be Your Best Dating Self

How to give yourself the best chance with the person you’re dating.

Why Get Married?

The marriage rate today is the lowest it’s ever been. Does it matter?

Why Parents Enjoy Mercilessly Judging Other Parents

And how we can decrease our need to judge them instead.

Don’t Flip Out: Choose to See the Good in Your Child

And flip around the potentially negative situation.

4 Marriage Tips for the Jewish New Year

The Jewish New Year has surprisingly effective suggestions for how to be a fantastic spouse.

Why Marriage Classes Aren’t Enough

How your inner negative thoughts can undermine your marriage, despite knowing the best practices.

Surviving My Postpartum Depression

Curled up in a ball on the floor, unable to collect my thoughts, my husband said to me, “You need to get help.”

Parenting Hacks for Challenging Moments with Kids

Creative solutions for gaining your kids’ cooperation.

Being a Newlywed is Kinda Terrible

Three Small and Easy Changes to Add Positivity in Your Home

You’ll be surprised how a seemingly small adjustment can change the atmosphere of your home.

I am a Proud Middle Child

How being a middle child shaped who I am.

 

Why the Mezuzah is Placed on a Slant

The secret to creating a happy, peaceful home.

What Makes Eli Run?

Eli Shkarofsky is running marathons – and winning – while pushing Refael Boyer in a wheelchair.

Should I Break Up, Get Engaged or Keep Dating?

What to do when you don’t know if this is the one.

What Fathers Need to Know

This Father’s Day, take a moment and appreciate the primary mission of being a father.

I Want to Come Home: How to Prepare Your Child for Sleepaway Camp

How to help your homesick child without caving in.

Holocaust Survivor Reunited with Daughter After 80 Years

Due to the war, Gerda Cole was forced to give up her daughter. The 98-year-old was reunited for the first time with her 80-year-old daughter.

7 Simple Ways to Build a Strong Family

Daily practices to maintain rock-solid ties with your family.

Why We Let Our Kids Draw on the Walls

It’s not for the faint-hearted, but our home showcases the love and laughter that thrives under our roof, and reflects our desire to nurture our children’s creative spirits.

This Is How Your Marriage Ends

A marriage self-help book for men reveals relationship pitfalls.

The Yiddish Lullaby that Melted a Man’s Heart: A Mother’s Day Tribute

Two worlds collide early one morning on a tropical island.

8 Ways to Create a Positive Atmosphere in Your Home

Simple and effective ways to build positivity in your home.

What Happened When I Decided to Get Married

Realizing that deep down I wasn’t interested in getting married changed how I dated.

Passover Seder by the Numbers

The number 4 isn’t the only important number at the Passover seder.

4 Ways to Attract Your Soulmate

Really listen, positivity, preparation and humility.

10 Ways to Gamify Your Passover Seder

Great games to add excitement to your Passover seder.

Research on How Covid is Impacting Marriage

Overall, 29% of relationships improved during Covid, 29% of relationships got worse, 30% of relationships remained status quo and 8% were mixed.

Good Communication Comes Down to These Two Things

Timing and delivery are the two fundamentals of communication.

My Grandmother, a Sephardi Lioness

From Baghdad to Bangalore to Vancouver, I can still hear her desert call in the wind.

Put a Ring On It

When it comes to finding your soul mate, Beyoncé is on to something.

 

Jewish Couple Married 91 Years and Still in Love

As Jewish orphans in Yemen, Zechariah and Shama married young and survived extreme poverty and persecution. They were some of the first Yemeni Jews to move to Israel when the state was founded.

Infatuation Is Important, But Don’t Mistake It for Love

Infatuation kickstarts the process. But then comes the difficult work of creating a true bond of love.

77 Years After the Holocaust, A Family Reunion

Suzanne Hecker spent 25 years searching for her grandfather’s family.

Lower Divorce Rate: Marry Young Without Living Together

Surprising new research shows that couples who marry in their twenties have a high rate of success if they have not previously cohabited.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Murdered NYPD Officer’s Widow Gives Powerful Eulogy We All Need to Hear

Whether our mates leave the house in the morning to face danger or merely the normal trials of daily living, we need to internalize her profound message.

How to Give Advice to Your Kids

Effective ways to help you guide your children while respecting their real need for independence.

 

Being a Jew of Color: Will Accepting Our Differences Make Us Better People?

Part of being proudly Jewish to me means fighting for the truth, that our differences, not just our similarities, make us human and that every group should feel safe.

Marriage’s Downhill Spiral: Don’t Let Your Love Dwindle

Love is the glue of marriage and requires work, commitment, time, and constant renewal.

The Secret to Raising Children with Love: My Father’s Greatest Parenting Advice

Our children need to know that we are never too high to bend down and listen to their cries.

Should You Listen to the Marriage Advice from The Empowered Wife?

Where Lara Doyle gets it right – and where she has it wrong.

How to Argue with Your Spouse about Parenting

Why you should always back your spouse and not argue in front of the kids.

Instead of Complaining, Express Your Underlying Desire

The “Selfish” Child: Teaching Kids to Think about Others

Understanding why kids behave the way they do and how to teach them the skills they need.

Every Child, A Name: Mama’s Secret Language of Love

My grandmother’s masterclass on showering love is just what we need today.

Getting to “I Do”

4 steps to help you clarify if this is your soul mate.

8 Simple, Powerful Ways to Cultivate Gratefulness in Your Family

How to teach your kids (and yourself) gratitude.

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