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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Planning for Your Big Day
A Note for Same-sex Couples
Well in Advance of the Wedding
Getting the Rabbi
Ketubah
Chupah
Rings
Marriage License
Before the Wedding
Aufruf
Mikvah
Separation
Fasting
Kabbalat Panim/Tisch
Signing the Ketubah
Bedeken
The Ceremony
Processional
Circling
Birkat Eirusin
Vows
Sheva Brachot
Breaking the Glass
Recessional-Yichud
Additional Readings
Conclusion
Checklist for Wedding Day
Review—Places to Honor Friends and Family
Chapter 2: Who You Are and Who You Want to Become
Reflecting on the Past
Exploring Family Love
The First Task of Marriage
Changing Relationships with Family and Friends
In-Laws
A Look to the Future
Finding Your Place in the Chain of Dorot
Chapter 3: Communication and Conflict in Intimate Relationships
Who?
What?
Where?
When?
Conflict Resolution
Children and Conflict
Your Views of Money
Responsibility for Money Matters
Income vs. Expenses
Keeping a Positive Balance in the Emotional Bank Account
The Short-Term
Planning Beyond Today: Finances for the Short-Term
Allowing Your Relationship to Grow
The Sentence-Completion Game
The Long-Term
Financial Planning for the Long-Term
Emotional Bank Account: Long-Term
Chapter 5: Building a Fulfilling and Successful Home Life
Chores
Sexual Intimacy
Good Sex
Ethical Sex
A Voice from Tradition
Sexual Problems
Infidelity
A Closing Exercise
Children
Jewish Genetic Testing
Infertility
Religious Observance
Heavenly Thoughts
Trying New Rituals
Chapter 6: Tying it All Together
Putting the Value of Dorot into Your Ceremony
Including the Value of Dorot in Your New Marriage
Putting the Values of Emet and Emunah into Your Ceremony
Including the Values of Emet and Emunah in Your New Marriage
Putting the Value of Acharayut into Your Ceremony
Including the Value of Acharayut in Your New Marriage
Putting the Value of Bayit into Your Ceremony
Including the Value of Bayit in Your New Marriage
Bibliography
Endnotes
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Marriage with Meaning

Marriage with Meaning

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The importance of premarital counseling has grown more and more apparent in recent years. As a result, it is imperative that couples are provided a supportive environment in which they can probe challenging topics together. Based on the belief that a couple
The importance of premarital counseling has grown more and more apparent in recent years. As a result, it is imperative that couples are provided a supportive environment in which they can probe challenging topics together. Based on the belief that a couple

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