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Ask Aviva: Desperately Desiring Vacation

May 20, 2014, by

Dear Aviva, My husband and I have been yearning for a break from our everyday lives for a while now. We just feel like escaping for a couple of days to get away from the daily stressors—jobs, kids, etc. We feel that it will really help our marriage and refresh us to better help with

Ask Aviva: Huffy Hubby

April 30, 2014, by

Dear Aviva, I am newly married and very upset with myself. I know that marriage is not supposed to be easy and nobody is perfect. I knew that when I started dating and I promised myself that I would always love my wife and never get angry. Well, I am totally failing. She is not

Ask Aviva: Worried Wife

March 20, 2014, by

Dear Aviva, I’m very worried about my husband. Unfortunately, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with a degenerative terminal illness a few months ago. Obviously this is a very difficult thing, and everybody responds to this sort of thing differently, but I am worried because my husband seems to be in denial about what’s going on. He

Five Reasons Why Being a Good Parent Isn’t Enough

December 10, 2013, by

You’re a young parent or an old parent, and you’re passionate about raising your children in the best possible way. You’ve attended parenting classes, read books, and have been conscientious about being a good mom or dad. There’s one key ingredient that you might have forgotten, and that’s the relationship with the one who helped

Finding Common Ground With Your Spouse

October 23, 2013, by

Yitzchok and Rivka are obviously a match made in heaven however they do differ in their parenting methods. It is not so different for in our marriages, many times our husbands don’t see I eye to eye on how to parent.

I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

October 2, 2013, by

Like most Hasidic Jews, our dating period lasted a very short time. After two months, we were engaged and three months after that, we were married. This fire was burning in me: I was in love…. But then we got married, and everything changed.

Teaching Your Family Ahavat Chinam

July 1, 2013, by

Happy families are families who can love each other unconditionally without judgment. It can be hard at times to remember this fact but it is incredibly rewarding to instill these values in our kids.

How My Therapist Changed My Marriage

January 24, 2013, by

The article How My Therapist Destroyed My Marriage, which discussed the danger of individual therapy in resolving marital conflict, prompted many passionate responses across the spectrum. Here are some them.