The Orthodox world prides itself on its family values; nowhere is this more apparent than in the Orthodox emphasis on marriage and children. Getting there, however, can sometimes be fraught with all sorts of problems – what has come to be called the shidduch crisis. According to Anna Sherman, a Registered Psychotherapist, Maternal Mental Health Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor, it’s not just a problem of getting married; it’s a problem of the wrong messages being sent, creating a divorce crisis even more than a shidduch crisis.
Scott and Anna discuss the problems with the shidduch system, the consequences of these problems, and what kind of solutions are available to help Orthodoxy create a healthier way for couples to meet.
You can visit Anna’s website at https://www.annashermanrp.com/.
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