Suddenly Psalms

I never could relate to Psalms, until it got personal.

Giving the Jewish Way

Righteous people say little and do much. They don't hold press conferences.

The Power of Community

Using social pressure to your advantage.

The Good Enough Parent

Stop trying to be the perfect parent.

The Time of Our Joy

Sukkot reminds us what is truly important.

The Still Small Voice

When the shofar blows, what will you focus on?

The Diminishing Power of Expectations

Building a mature relationship with God.

Giving Leads to Caring

What's the right attitude when they don't give back?

My Protest

It's hard to stay silent against a bald-faced lie.

Dress Like It Matters

What we wear affects our behavior and self-image.

Bite Your Tongue

The benefits of keeping my big mouth shut.

The Other "M" Word

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

Women Power

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

Excuses, Excuses

Cut your spouse some slack.

Silent Married Couple

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

Unforgettable

How do you want to be remembered?

Hard To Say Goodbye

I thought I'd mastered this letting go business.

Summer Is Coming

Time for relief or panic?

Preserving Mystery

A greater openness does not seem to have led to greater marital success.

Choosing Happiness

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

The Overweight Child

What's a parent to do?

Shavuot and Commencement

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

Kids' Day

Take a moment and appreciate your kid's goodness.

The Perfect Parent

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

Handling In-Laws

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

Fear of YouTube

Imagine your life being broadcast online to the world.

Being An In-Law

Give financial support and keep your mouth shut.

A Good Morning

When I'm grateful for just not screaming.

MySpace, My Slander

Today's perpetrator could be tomorrow's victim.

The Dead Zone

Is your spouse too tired to talk?

Fairy Tale Wedding

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

The Wife's Gigabyte Memory

Elephants are famous for their memories. Among human beings, there's nothing like a wife.

Blame Game

Is your spouse behaving in a way you find disturbing? The first place to look should be in a mirror.

You (Haven't) Come A Long Way Baby

There is a new feminist battle to be fought.

Fighting Fair

Five rules on having a good fight with your spouse.

The Sacred Place

Too many couples have sacrificed closeness to the call of The Late Show.

Building Fences

Don't rely on willpower alone to keep your resolutions.

I'm Rooting for Harry

J.K. Rowling can end the Harry Potter series with hope and optimism, or cynicism and disillusionment. Let's hope she chooses wisely.

Advice from Miss Deitz's Third-Grade Class

Marriage is about more than giving. It's about putting our spouse's needs constantly and completely before our own.

We're Gonna Have a Ball!

Funerals can be a powerful force for change.

The Sandwich Generation

Reaching middle age doesn't have to mean getting squished from our growing children on one side and our aging parents on the other.

Your Red Pen

We all know the pain and humiliation of being the victim of an unedited speaker.

It's Not About the Diamond

Presents are nice. Luxurious presents may be nicer. But don't confuse them with real thoughtfulness and caring.

Littering the Holy Land

Thank God, the streets of Jerusalem are alive once again. There is bustle and energy, hope and joy. And sadly, lots of garbage.

Waste Not

Putting your leftovers to maximum use.

Respect Your Elders

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

Fashion Statement

If you don't want to be treated like an object, don't dress like one.

Kvetching

Complaining isn't just a bad habit. It actually makes the problem worse.

Wrinkles and All

The pleasures of reaching middle age.

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