Respecting Your Other Half:
Navigating Gender Differences
What is the single most important ingredient to a happy marriage? Ask
one hundred people this question, and you will likely get one hundred
different answers. Judaism has an answer of its own as to the most fundamental
ingredient necessary to assure a happy and harmonious marriage.
It is an ingredient so powerful, in fact, that when employed, even just one
spouse’s commitment to improving the marriage can be transformational.
This lesson explores this question in the context of one of the biggest
challenges marriage presents: the differences between men and women,
especially with regard to their needs in a relationship. These differences are
all too often the cause of friction, commonly leading one to lament: “Will he
(or she) ever change?!” Yet understanding and respecting these differences
is the key to a happy and healthy relationship. This lesson explores Judaism’s
timeless advice for