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Ask Dr. Love

Gavin Samuels offers his warmth, expertise and clarity to help guide you through those tough relationship issues. From the famous "What we have here is a failure to communicate" to "Why can't we all just get along".  Gavin is 10 year relationship counselor veteran.  During the day, Gavin is a senior executive within the Pharmaceutical industry. Gavin’s resources below:

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  • The Sacred Trust – Love, dating, marriage: The Jewish View (Pinchas Stopler)
    Here is a book which provides a secure and sensible framework with which to deal with life’s most challenging and perplexing phenomena -- love, dating and marriage. It uncovers the surprisingly rich and positive Jewish attitudes toward gender relationships, women and the human body. It appeals to our sense of dignity by urging that we take ourselves seriously as persons, not as objects or things. Using the profound sources of the Torah, Jewish philosophy and law, the author reasons with us in non-technical language, brings out the very best in us and appeals to our higher self-interest. He opens our mind, appeals to our conscience, engages our imagination and reaches deep into our heart with a compelling message of self-improvement and betterment that must oblige us to rethink our values and priorities. In this profound, incisive, persuasive and moving volume, the author takes us beyond the pedestrian and superficial.

  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (John Gray)
    An essential tool for couples who want to develop more satisfying relationships with their partners. In this book, John provides a practical and proven way for men and women to communicate better by acknowledging the differences between them.Based on years of counseling couples and research, he gives advice on how to counteract these differences in communication styles, emotional needs and modes of behavior to promote a greater understanding between partners. His simple suggestions for reducing conflict, information on interpreting behavior and secrets to successful relationships will enrich your life.

  • Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover (Mordechai Dolinsky)This book is a genuine must-have for anyone looking to start dating. Straightforward, and to-the-point, the author, the renowned mashgiach of Yeshivas Torah Ore in Jerusalem, guides young men and women through the process of conceptualizing and choosing a marriage partner. If you're looking for solid advice from an experienced, wise source, look no further than this valuable book. Topics discussed include: when to start dating, the importance of "looks", preparing for marriage, and desirable character traits to look for. A favorite is Rabbi Dolinsky’s “Red Light System” which helps resolve the complex problem of continuing to date if and when …… The practical examples in this book abound and the advice is sure to inspire all who read it.170 pp

  • The Death of Cupid (Nachum Braverman & Shimon Apisdorf)
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  • Head to Heart (Gila Manolson)
    All too often, we prepare more for a tough test than we do for our marriages. Here is an insightful, frank, and sensible manual that looks at dating, love, and marriage from the Torah perspective and comes up with some surprising, and important, conclusions. 175 pp. Targum Press

  • The Magic Touch (Gila Manolson)
    There's more to touching than most of us realize. In this frank, eye-opening book, an experienced teacher from the Discovery Seminar offers the thought-provoking Jewish perspective on this subject. Entertaining and enlightening, this work clarifies one of the least understood areas of Jewish law. 88 pp

  • To Be a Jewish Woman (Lisa Aiken)
    Exploration of the role of the woman in the modern traditional Jewish life. This book explores all of the major issues regarding Jewish women today. Engrossing, with a wealth of information, it is for anyone who is searching for a greater understanding of the role women actually play, and theoretically should play, in Judaism. Lisa Aiken is a psychologist in private practice and author of several books.

  • Click here to listen to part 2 of this series on marriage by Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz




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