Category Archives: Shalom Bayis

Peace

Wherever peace is found, fear of God is found; wherever peace is lacking, fear of God is lacking. ~ Chofetz Chaim

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When Everything Stops

How do you know how much you love a person?  Are you aware of the world when you are talking to them?  If there is still a world, sure you are close, but real true closeness is when suddenly the … Continue reading

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Before Entering the House

Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach was once walking home with a talmid who noticed him straightening his frock (coat) and adjusting his hat before entering his house.  The talmid couldn’t help asking, “Is the Rebbe expecting a special visitor?”  Rav Shlomo … Continue reading

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Treat Your Spouse Like a Stranger

R’ Yitzchok Blauser used to say that a man should treat his wife as respectfully as he would treat a stranger.  Just as a person is careful to be polite to strangers, so should a husband be polite to his … Continue reading

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The Key to a Successful Marriage

R’ Eliyahu Dessler used to tell newlyweds that the key to a successful marriage is that each partner should always try to make the other happy.  But when one constantly makes demands of the other, happiness will not be theirs. … Continue reading

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Envious Wives

Envious wives will ruin their husbands ~ Vayikra Rabbah

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You Gotta Smile

A talmid of a mussar yeshivah came to R’ Nosson Zvi Finkel zt”l in Hebron to announce his engagement.  R’ Nosson Zvi felt that the boy was too serious, and reprimanded him for not having a pleasant countenance – especially … Continue reading

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