This book is a practical guide for parents whose children intermarry. It draws upon Rabbi Reuben's personal experiences officiating at over a thousand interfaith weddings. The author imparts the lessons he has learned for helping parents create loving, supportive, and successful relationships with their own children, their new son- or daughter-in-law, and their new interfaith in-laws, without compromising the integrity of their own dearly-held beliefs and faith. In addition, he incorporates anecdotal experiences of parents who have shared their own formulas for successfully coping with the day-to-day issues of maintaining the best relationship with their children. And he includes stories from same-sex unions as well. Written for people of various faiths across the religious spectrum, this book is a valuable source of information, guidance, and support. It speaks directly to parents, with concrete practical suggestions about how to maintain the best possible relationship with their children--and be a positive influence upon their grandchildren.
About the Author:
Steven Carr Reuben was ordained as a rabbi in 1976. He is the author of numerous books, including But How Will You Raise the Children? - A Guide to Interfaith Marriage, Raising Jewish Children in a Contemporary World, Making Interfaith Marriage Work, Raising Ethical Children, and Children of Character - Leading Your Children to Ethical Choices in Everyday Life. In addition, he contributes to a wide variety of publications as an author and composer. He serves as Senior Rabbi of Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation in Pacific Palisades and is past president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California.