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About the Author

Emuna Braverman

Please check out Emuna’s new book A Diamond for Your Daughter – A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Shidduchim Effectively, available through Judaica Press

Emuna Braverman has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She lives with her husband and nine children in Los Angeles where they both work for Aish HaTorah. When she isn''t writing for the Internet or taking care of her family, Emuna teaches classes on Judaism, organizes gourmet kosher cooking groups and hosts many Shabbos guests. She is the cofounder of www.gourmetkoshercooking.com.

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What we wear affects our behavior and self-image.


The Not So Newlywed Game

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Bite Your Tongue

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The benefits of keeping my big mouth shut.


Intensifying Love Through Giving

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Men and women were created as opposites and their differing natures can elevate or undermine a marriage.


The Other

The Other "M" Word

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In our home, this word strikes fear in the hearts of my children.


Effective Conflict Resolution

Effective Conflict Resolution

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Disagreement is a natural part of marriage. Speak softly and definitely forget the big stick.


Women Power

Women Power

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Young women are starting to defy external pressures and choose allegiance to their inner voice.


Excuses, Excuses

Excuses, Excuses

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Cut your spouse some slack.


Silent Married Couple

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Why the couple in the restaurant aren't talking to each other.


Unforgettable

Unforgettable

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How do you want to be remembered?


Hard To Say Goodbye

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I thought I'd mastered this letting go business.


Summer Is Coming

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Time for relief or panic?


Preserving Mystery

Preserving Mystery

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Choosing Happiness

Choosing Happiness

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The power for happiness is in our hands, and no one else's.


The Overweight Child

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What's a parent to do?


Shavuot and Commencement

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When it comes to accepting the Torah, we can become like conflicted teenagers.


Kids' Day

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Take a moment and appreciate your kid's goodness.


The Perfect Parent

The Perfect Parent

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If they make a mistake, should parents apologize to their children?


Handling In-Laws

Handling In-Laws

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The cardinal rule: Your first loyalty is to your spouse.


Fear of YouTube

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Being An In-Law

Being An In-Law

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Give financial support and keep your mouth shut.


A Good Morning

A Good Morning

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When I'm grateful for just not screaming.


MySpace, My Slander

MySpace, My Slander

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Today's perpetrator could be tomorrow's victim.


The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone

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Is your spouse too tired to talk?


Fairy Tale Wedding

Fairy Tale Wedding

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Your wedding should not be the happiest day of your life.


The Wife's Gigabyte Memory

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Blame Game

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Five rules on having a good fight with your spouse.


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Building Fences

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Waste Not

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Putting your leftovers to maximum use.


The Over-Protected Child

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Respect Your Elders

Respect Your Elders

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No matter what your age, it's never too late to make a difference.


Letting My Daughter Go

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Sarah and Rebecca set the standard for Jewish women to follow. Let's get inspired!


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