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What is the most important factor affecting your happiness and fulfillment? I bet you had not thought of this one, but my guest today makes a pretty strong case for Shalom Bayit – peace in the home, and more specifically for marriage. Your marriage. Hmm boy did I have questions about that!
You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess. I’m Yael Trusch, Your Host, welcome to the Show. This is Thanksgiving week – a lot going on for everyone I’m sure. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been hiding, I haven’t really been hiding… I’ve just been consumed by a few work projects, and more importantly being very deliberate about getting enough sleep during the crunch time and staying present throughout everything that has been going on in my life… we had beautiful milestones in my family … within the last three weeks, I had a birthday, my daughter had a birthday, my son put on his tefillin for the first time, marking exactly two months before his Bar Mitzvah his thirteenth birthday, which was a very beautiful moment for the entire family. And now this week, my second daughter is having a birthday. I just actually finished teaching a women’s class on Jewish birthdays and Jewish calendar in Spanish. Oh and of course we had the Friendship Walk last week which was a big success. I can’t complain all these things have been amazing and they’ve actually lend themselves to being more present for my family… a brief hiatus from my social media and my newsletter and even editing these wonderful interviews that I can’t wait to get to you. I have a lot of good content in store for you, but I had to be present for my family, my husband, my kids, myself… Which brings me to today’s interview with fellow podcast host, Leah Richeimer.
Leah is the host of the weekly podcast The Ladies Talkshow. She is also a renowned author of relationship books, including her latest book Marriage Secrets. Leah is also the founder of the “The Marriage Campaign”, a non-profit global initiative which encourages people to make marriage a top life priority. Leah uses the wisdom of our Torah and ancient sources – a 3,000 year old record of success – to inspire us to build better marriages and lead fuller lives.
“So why marriage,” I asked Leah? Of all areas of self growth, why is Leah obsessed with marriage? What about equality? We do live in 2018. Why shouldn’t equality be our focus when it comes to our homes? What is the number one way to get your husband to respect you? What about the men? Why is it on the women I ask Leah? Wait till you hear this! And how do you get our needs met within a marriage and the appreciation that you crave and he finds so hard to provide. Ohhh there’s a lot to learn here. Listen up ladies, cuz Leah Richeimer is on a mission to mobilize our nation to work on marriage. Here’s the lovely Leah Richeimer.
You can find Leah at The Ladies Talkshow and you can order her latest book, Marriage Secrets, A Woman’s Guide to Making Your Marriage Even Better, here.
Thank you ladies for being so honest on a topic that is still taboo, keep up the great job you both do. ;)