Zach and Thelma

How I Knew He was Husband Material

Laura learns a lesson from her husband about what it truly means to be one big family

Couple sitting and talking

The Newlywed Question You’re Not Ready For

Now that they’re married, Laura & Zach face this inevitable question

New year reflection

Finding Hope as a Newlywed in the New Year

How to look for hope in the new year after getting married in a dismal 2017

Going crabbing for Christmas

My First Christmas as a Jew (to be)

Krisin’s first Christmas as a Jew was difficult. So she created an unusual tradition to mark the holiday

Lighting hanukkiah

A Newlywed Hanukkah & Christmas

Sarah and her husband navigate the December holidays as newlyweds


How to Make Joint Decisions as Newlyweds

Zach and I have been married for a few months now, and one of the things that has surprised me most? We don’t have a dog yet! Our friends know we’ve been talking about fostering dogs for a while, but with the wedding we never had the time.


My First Yom Kippur

Zach and I were married on September 16! We were away having a blast on our honeymoon in Portugal, but before we had time to post our honeymoon pics to Facebook or look through our wedding photos, Yom Kippur was upon us. I had decided a few days before we got back that I would […]


Growing Our Interfaith Marriage “Garden”

Before Jose and I got married, I wondered how marriage would influence our personal growth. I frequently heard the term “growing apart” to describe divorce. I worried whether that happens to some extent in all marriages, that all couples drift apart in their natural self-evolution and whether some couples are just stronger at making the […]


The Honeymoon is Over … and That's Not a Bad Thing

The wedding was over a month ago, and we had a fantastic honeymoon in the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador. It was an incredible mix of beautiful scenery, wildlife, laid back people and delicious food. It was insanely hard leaving behind 80-degree tropical weather with limitless ocean and volcano views to return to 10-degree gray […]


Join in Our New Mentoring Program

Over the three years since InterfaithFamily/Chicago began, many brides and grooms have asked me to connect them with another couple in a similar religious situation to see how they have successfully navigated their relationship. Many times a Catholic woman marrying a Jewish man has wanted to speak to someone else who can understand how her […]