By COLlive reporter
How much would you pay for some insights into the complex world of dating?
A newly published booklet priced at $5 is promising to land “Successful Dating – Thirteen Secrets” in your hands at a time when the shidduch process seems harder than ever to navigate.
Veteran marriage and family counselor Rabbi Shea Hecht explains that recent controversies over the so-called “shidduchim crisis,” and the challenges facing young people today in finding their bashert, have inspired him to address these issues.
“I’ve been talking about relationships and dating every Sunday for close to a year on Arutz Sheva/Israel National Radio,” he says. “Based on the listeners and questions, I put together these points of advice and realize there is nothing out there to help someone who is starting to date/the shidduch process.”
Hecht, Chairman of the Board of NCFJE organization and author of “Confessions of a Jewish Cultbuster,” says that each of these “secrets” will help those in the often-frustrating process of dating, but will also help establish a foundation for great relationships and happy marriages.
“Many young bochurim and young ladies come to me for dating advice and coaching on shidduch issues and many tell me this information is not readily available,” Rabbi Hecht told COLlive.com.
The 30-page booklet offers concise, meaningful, practical and often entertaining words of wisdom that will enter the heart and get to the heart of the matter. It is a wonderful aid to people in the “parsha,” as well as an extraordinary tool for the mashpiim, shadchanim, parents and counselors who aid them in their quest.
Hecht wrote the booklet with Ariella Hurwitz, who coaches at-risk teens, and Simcha Gottlieb, a writer and educator who is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Hecht said he hoping to turn the booklet into a full size book with true-life experiences and broaden the issues he discusses briefly in the booklet.
It was published in time for the Chof Beis Shevat, when many women and girls visit the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. The book will be sold for $5, but is going for $2.50 during this weekend, available at the Kinus Hashluchos Resource Fair and the Kehot Showroom.