The levels of worry are so high you would think they’re dating a baby mouse rather than a full-grown man!But I’m not one to judge; I used to feel the same way. even though I knew better, even though I knew he was crazy about me, even though I was confident that he was “the one,” a part of me was absolutely terrified that maybe I was wrong, maybe I would screw this up just as I had screwed up so many relationships in the past (him included; we dated in high school and it ended because I wanted things to be more serious …
Resolving to not lie or speak evil is not enough; we must always be on constant guard. We put fences around our homes and properties because we wish to protect them from damage that may come from unsuspected sources.
Likewise, to avoid gossip, slander, or lies, we must set up protective "fences" to avoid such an occurrence, as for example, avoiding associating with gossipers, and pausing to think before we talk about another person.
That's simply a preference, just as a cow chooses to eat hay instead of grass.
Rather, "free will" refers to decisions which are uniquely human: a moral choice to do right or wrong.
It’s so sad to see how many women can’t even enjoy being in a new relationship because they’re so worried about ruining it.
I get e-mails every day from women all over the world begging to know the secret formula for how to behave so they don’t scare their new guy away.
The Talmud instructs us: "Greet each person with a friendly smile" (Avot ).
When you smile to someone, the recipient of your smile gains, and you increase the number of your friends.
This stems from the divine soul that is unique to all human beings.
There are times when you know objectively that something is good for you, but your physical desires get in the way and distort your outlook.
is not only a grievous sin, but actually defiles our speech, thus devaluating the words we utter in prayer and Torah study.