Marriages don’t go sour over that which transpires at the UN, in Washington or in Jerusalem, but they do become battlefields over “little things” which in the end aren’t so little after all.
Our sages ask, “Who is wise?” They respond, “He who can foretell the future.” Obviously, they were not discussing prophecy. What they were referring to is the ability to project consequences. Given certain information, we should be able to estimate what sort of spouse or parent a person will be. Background checks therefore are vital, and this applies to both genders.
Marriage is the most important decision of one’s life and affects not only the individual but his or her descendants for generations to come. So we cannot be too careful and must pray for Hashem’s guidance.
(To Be Continued)