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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The Real Stars

A few blocks away from the Grammy's, there was even a better show was taking place.

A Lesson from Rabbi Weinberg

Rabbi Weinberg taught us to think like a Jew.

I Only Have Eyes For You

A happy marriage is one where intimacy is protected against any and all intrusion by impenetrable barriers.

Frazzled Mom

A hole in the nose is easily repaired. A hole in the heart is much more difficult to mend.

Bank Habits

Visits to the bank give me an education in what passes for societal norms in behavior.

Talking to God

Do you talk to your spouse no matter how sleep deprived, overworked or frustrated you are? Communicating with God is no different.

My Mother, My Coach

Like a football coach, our overriding goal is to help our children realize their potential.

A Woman's Choice

More and more women are choosing to conquer the world by staying home to raise their children.

It's Called "Commitment"

Today everything is disposable, from the trivial to the profound. It takes a dramatic shift to internalize the power of permanence.

Fighting for Our People

There are many ways to stand up for the Jewish people.

Girls and Phones

How to manage phone time for teenage girls.

Home Engineering

A lot of our parenting meltdowns are due to our own poor planning.

Show Me!

Yes it's romantic to sit and stare into each other's eyes. But talk won't build a marriage in the same way that action will.

Marriage & Me

A great marriage requires focusing on your spouse.

Chanukah amidst Crisis

These are dark times. But they are not the first ones we have faced.

The Power of Reframing

Turning a negative into a positive is essential to strengthening a marriage.

The Harry Potter Sensation

Why everybody's wild about Harry.

Return the Call

Maybe it's time to get rid of your answering machine.

The Bridal Party

The joy and beauty of a Jewish wedding.

The Whipped Cream Wars

A fun questionnaire reveals the preconceived notions that often underlie our conflicts in marriage.

Between the Sexes

The need for clear boundaries at the workplace.

Dread Coming Home

After being away 10 days, there is no place like home.

Great Expectations

Your expectations in marriage can make the relationship thrive or falter.

Climbing to the Top

Answering Rosh Hashana's question: Did you do as much as you could with the gifts the Almighty gave you?

Long Live Thank You Notes

If we can't be bothered to write a real thank you note, how grateful are we really?

Tales Out of School

Three important parenting lessons.

Parenting's Most Essential Trait

And it's not something we learn from books and classes.

Shopping with My Daughter

God has a sense of humor. Why else would He give seven daughters to a woman who hates to go shopping?

A Parent's Love

A miracle in hardwiring.

Is Your Spouse Driving You Crazy?

Figuring out your spouse's unique personality type will unlock beautiful new dimensions in marriage.

Speak Nicely

Audi Weitz has a few things she wants to tell the world.

Talking Politics

Why is it next to impossible?

Secure Embrace

On Sukkot, we're all infants in our mother's arms.

I'm Really Sorry

How to say, "I'm sorry."

What Men Really Want

Three keys to a strong marriage.

Real Men Bake Cookies

My husband has taken up baking -- with a vengeance. Here are some of his best recipes.

Love Me as I Am

The cry of every human being.

Joshua: No Task Too Menial

Want to be a great Jewish leader? Learn from a consummate example -- the prophet Joshua.

Early Riser

Sometimes the best opportunities for growth are standing right in front of you.

The Vanilla Custard

One of life's absurdities.

What Women Really Want

Men, it's really very simple: our deepest desire is to be loved. Here's how to do it.

The Phone Solicitation

I was so frustrated by the intrusion, I hung up the phone.

I'm Bored!

Have our kids learned their boredom from us?

The Sleep-Away Camp Challenge

Camp requires one of the biggest parenting challenges of all -- leaving our kids alone.

Cruel to be Kind

Destroying evil is perhaps the greatest act of kindness possible.

Bad Day at the Office

Are life's daily frustrations slowly eating away at your marriage?

No Rachel on Daytime T.V.

The matriarch of the Jewish people embodies the opposite of typical daytime TV fare.

Our Exhausting Family Vacation

Our 28-hour adventure getting from NY to LA.

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