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Setting a Table for Two: Enhancing Relationships, Achieving Intimacy

This manual combines the best wisdom available today in the world of marriage counseling with the timeless wisdom of our holy Sages. In a world where marriages are suffering and need the most support possible, this book offers understandable and practical methods for bolstering and strengthening a Jewish marriage. If you wish to enhance your relationship, achieve real intimacy and create a safe space for your marriage to flourish, this book will help you succeed.

Our Evolving Understanding of Genital Pain Disorders

“Educators should also educate young women to not ignore pain in their genitals or difficulties they have with penetration or with inserting tampons,” adds Binik. “Don’t ignore that. It may or may not be relevant, but it can be a warning sign for many women. If your initial sexual experience is painful or you have difficulty at your gynecologist, find someone who can help you with this. Don’t make believe it’s going to go away.”

A multidisciplinary approach can be especially beneficial.

Turn Your Husband Into Your Soul Mate

Highly readable and practical volume that is rooted in Jewish wisdom on the core ingredients of marital success. This book is Ideal for couples looking to make a good marriage even better, as well as those looking for fresh insight into strengthening a troubled marriage. This book is a treasure to building stronger marriages and positive relationships through a better understanding of your spouse and yourself, at every stage of marriage. Practical real-life examples and anecdotes make for easy reading and instant application!

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

This widely esteemed, highly respected resource helps survivors of sexual abuse heal from the past, improve relationships, and discover the joys of sexual intimacy.

Guide for the Romantically Perplexed

Covers every aspect of Jewish dating, marriage, divorce, and remarriage. For singles, it is a step-by-step guide that helps you find a mate and keep that mate for life. For married, divorced, or remarried couples, this is a self-help manual that really works. – Includes case studies that highlight why people succeed or fail in their interpersonal relationships. – Well documented from both a Jewish and contemporary psychological viewpoint. – Pertinent for Jewish men and women from all levels of the Jewish religious spectrum.

The Committed Marriage: A Guide to Finding a Soul Mate and Building a Relationship Through Timeless Biblical Wisdom

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, esteemed teacher, counselor, and matchmaker, helps even the most pressured modern couples find harmony and unity, guided by the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Starting with the first stagesof finding a soul mate, and continuing through the challenge of learning to communicate with compassion and understanding, whether debating parenting issues or how to grow old in harmony, these real-life success stories reflect the practicality and endurance of traditional values. The anecdotes and true-life stories will speak to your heart and mind, while the Rebbetzin’s faith and depth of understanding will inspire you and strengthen your marriage.

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness:
• Love is not about better communication. It’s about connection.
• You’ll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends.
• Male emotions are like women’s sexuality: you can’t be too direct too quickly.
• There are four ways to connect with a man:touch, activity, sex, routines.
• Men want closer marriages just as much as women do,but not if they have to act like a woman.
• Talking makes women move closer; it makes men move away.
• The secret of the silent male is this: his wife supplies the meaning in his life.
• The stunning truth about love is that talking doesn’t help.
Drs. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny have studied this all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women and have reached a truly shocking conclusion. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesn’t bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart.

The reason for this is that underneath most couples’ fights, there is a biological difference at work. A woman’s vulnerability to fear and anxiety makes her draw closer, while a man’s subtle sensitivity to shame makes him pull away in response. This is why so many married couples fall into the archetypal roles of nagging wife/stonewalling husband, and why improving a marriage can’t happen through words.

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.

Happy Marriage Collection

Happy Marriage Collection (7 lectures) from Rabbi Avigdor Miller’s Thursday night lecture series: 216 – Not Good To Be Alone; 620 – Ten Commandments Of Marriage; 684 – Ideal Marriage, Tikun Olam; E – 018 – Builders Of The World; E – 142 – Seven Brachos Of Marriage; E – 188 – Face Of Hashem In Marriage; E – 215 – The Marriage Counselor

Mikvah Minute: Tevila on Erev Yom Kippur

Gabrielle Hodes, veteran kallah teacher and intimacy counselor. This week she discusses the holiness of the 10 yemei teshuva (days of repentance), how to “stop, connect, and reflect”, and tevilla for erev Yom Kippur.