Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How To Be Married to a Man

I know this is a very important topic to many of you (most especially the women), so I recommend you pick up the latest edition of Binah magazine, in which I just had an article published on this very topic.  Unfortunately, they do not permit reprints for 6 months, so if you can't get your hands on a copy, you'll just have to wait until August when I can post it here.  (Meanwhile, stay tuned for yet more relationship tips coming your way!)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Marriage Counseling in the Torah

Here's a timely article that I liked about the parshas discussing the construction of the Beis HaMikdash.  It's got a number of interesting points, including its analogy to marriage and marital counseling.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Connecting Is Respecting - to be continued...

This week, in collaboration with my colleagues at Project S.A.R.A.H., we completed the first portion of the pilot run the sexual abuse prevention program I created for Jewish middle schools, called Connecting Is Respecting.  It was quite successful by all accounts, and we learned a lot from this initial presentation which will help us make some important improvements in the program and in the evaluation process.  So far we have presented to the 5th grade boys; plans to continue with the girls' section, followed by 6th and 7th grades, are underway.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Cycle of Violence

R’ Yakov Horowitz posted a poignant cartoon a few days ago expressing the theory of abuse that “hurt people hurt people.” (See the cartoon and accompanying article here.)  In response, I shared with him a related image that I feel is very powerful.  It sparked some responses, so I felt it was a good time to post it here.  There are actually three related images, all of which originated at (though I am not clear in what context). They do a phenomenal job of illustrating the cycle of abuse - be it physical, verbal, or sexual. (Click on the image to see the full-size picture in great detail.)


Monday, February 4, 2013

You and "I"

This may be review for some, but it's a great basic communication tool.  Don't leave home without it.

It's also an important starting point for be able to handle tough conversations in a relationship, so give it a shot.