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How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

Penny Smart Pound Foolish

Penny Smart Pound Foolish

Question I often find myself scrambling for ideas of where to take a girl out on a date, mostly since finances are tight and I don’t want a girl to feel any less special or appreciated.  My finances also impact my ability to travel for dating, to afford dating...

A Hands Off Approach to Dating

A Hands Off Approach to Dating

Question I have been in a serious relationship for the past 8 months. Things are going very well, but when I bring up engagement it gets tense and he shuts down. I don’t believe he has commitment issues and believe he does want to marry me. I did not grow up religious...

What About Me? Selfishness in Dating

What About Me? Selfishness in Dating

Question I grew up in a home where giving was loving. I learned at an early age that love is not merely a word, but a verb. When I began dating I began giving, sometimes maybe a bit too much. I found that my giving was either taken advantage of, unappreciated, or not...

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No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

No Engagement Clarity and Feeling Pressure

He's Ready for Engagement, I Have No Clarity. What Do I Do? I’ve been dating a quality guy for the past two months. From my perspective, things are going well. We have a great connection and share life goals. When it comes to engagement though, he is way ahead of me....

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: What is Healthy?

Expectations in a Relationship: Am I Demanding Too Much of My Shidduch Date I’ve been blessed to grow up in a very warm, loving, and healthy home. My parents are unique and special people. They provided the paradigm of marriage that I aspire to emulate. My image of...

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How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

How to Prepare Your Children for Dating

Question As I watch family members and friends marry off children, I wonder if there’s anything I can do to prepare my children for this complex and often daunting stage of life. What values, ideas, and viewpoints can I instill in them now to better prepare them for...

The Shidduch Crisis – Whose Fault Is It?

The Shidduch Crisis – Whose Fault Is It?

I often am asked by singles, shadchanim (matchmakers), and members of the community, why we have such a dating dilemma? Why are our singles finding it so difficult to settle down, often at older and older ages? Why are marriages not lasting as long as they once did?...