Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fix It? I Don’t Know I Did Anything – 3 Lessons From Yom Kippur

Published on YourTango on 9/26/12

Repairing what you do not know that you have done – lessons from the Jewish Yom Kippur

Today is Yom Kippur, the end of the Days of Awe or Repentance, ten days that began withRosh Hashanah, for those of the Jewish faith.  It is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year and teaches us some important lessons in our own relationships.

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4 Reasons You Might Want To Date A Criminal

Published on YourTango on 9/19/12

Don’t write off a date just because of a pesky criminal record. He could be the one!

Many people would say that there are dangers of dating a criminal and even advocate checking criminal records of online daters. In many situations where your potential date is a criminal there is reason to be cautious. Sometimes this fact will be a good reason to not pursue a relationship or even a date. In other situations, you may still be interested in dating the criminal, but you will need to exercise certain precautions.

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New Beginnings: 5 Lessons from Rosh Hashanah

Featured on Daterly on 9/18/12

Have you ever heard the sound of the shofar? Its sounds is one that you would remember, whether the short blasts or the longer sustained blast that goes on over many seconds. This ram’s horn sounds one hundred notes a day during Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year.

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New Beginnings: 5 Lessons from Rosh Hashanah

Published on YourTango on 9/18/12

New beginnings are often needed in our lives and relationships – learn how from Rosh Hashanah

Have you ever heard the sound of the shofar? Its sounds is one that you would remember, whether the short blasts or the longer sustained blast that goes on over many seconds. This ram’s horn sounds one hundred notes a day during Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year.

Rosh Hashanah is very different than the American idea of New Year’s celebrations (December 31-January 1). The focus is on God’s sovereignty and the original creation of humanity, the sealing in of good for the coming year (which some will still use the time until Yom Kipur to make things right) and refocusing for the new year (casting off sins and wishing for a sweet new year). So, in relationships, how can you learn about new beginnings from looking at Rosh Hashanah?

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The Couple That Prays Together …

Published on YourTango on 9/18/12

How shared spirituality can help strengthen your relationship.

Spirituality has been linked to mental health by a number of studies including one from the University of Missouri.

While this study focused on how spirituality was linked to individual mental health, increased spirituality also helps in the area of forgiveness in couples. The capacity for forgiveness is also important in a couple’s relationship.

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