Marriage - General

Becoming a 'Giver' - I’ve been married now for almost a year and my wife is starting to get impatient. He says that I’m selfish and don’t know how to give. I see that in many ways she is right. I grew up in a very... More »
Cousin Marriages - Does the Torah permit cousin marriages? Is the topic discussed at all? I’m concerned in particular because the inbreeding is likely to cause genetic disorders, as historically happened to many royal families. I have... More »
Disposable Relationships - I see many couples getting divorced these days, and even many family members not speaking with each other. Why does there seem to be much strife in relationships these days? More »
Kohen Higher Status - My mother is Jewish and my father is not. I have been told that I am 100% Jewish, yet at the same time I may not marry a Kohen. It bothers me that I am penalized for something I have no control over. What is so special... More »
Kohen Marriages - I am a Reform Jew and am now looking to get married. I went to a few Jewish dating sites, and I saw some profiles which say "permitted to a Kohen." I am a Kohen, and therefore this caught my attention. What... More »
Married at Different Levels of Observance - My husband and I have been married for two years, happily. I am Orthodox and he is not. He has learned how to make Kiddush and say Grace After Meals (with transliteration), and happily accompanies me to peoples' homes... More »
Marrying a Convert - I have been dating a Jewish convert and some of my family and friends are hassling me about this. They say it is written that marrying a Jew by birth is preferred to marrying a convert. I always understood that anyone... More »
Platonic Friendships - I met a guy at work and we became best friends. We go places together and have long talks about everything. We are not involved romantically (we even instituted a no-touching rule). In the meantime I’ve been... More »
Polygamy - Is it true that the Bible permits a man to have multiple wives? Is this really the type of family arrangement that God views as ideal? More »
Remarrying One’s Divorcee - I have been studying the Bible much more seriously in recent months to try to understand Moses’s words in their original context. Can you explain to me the basis for the law that one may not remarry his divorcee?... More »
Why Marry? - I’m a happy single Jewish guy, and don’t personally see a reason to get married. I’ve been in very meaningful relationships, some of them long-lasting, which I feel gives me all I would want to get out of life and... More »

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