Chana Levitan Addresses Singles at YICC/Shalom Bayit L.A. Event
January 13th, Shalom Bayit L.A. and the Young Community at Young Israel of Century City (YICC) co-hosted an event with marriage and dating coach, Chana Levitan. Over a hundred people attended the event, entitled “How to Marry the Right Person.”
Chana Levitan is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist with a Master’s Degree in clinical sociology and family counseling, with an emphasis on Family Systems Theory. In addition, she is the author of two well-received books, I Only Want to Get Married Once and That’s Why I Married You.
At Sunday’s event, Levitan explained that shared values are the most important consideration in choosing a spouse, and that many people are overwhelmed by personal chemistry/attraction in a way that makes them blind to the larger issues. Her talk touched upon three key issues: why marriage matters and is important, how a person must identify his or her own values/beliefs in order to know what to look for, and the five things necessary for lasting love. This last item includes shared values, healthy boundaries, trust, respect, and good communication.
Participants filled out a worksheet during the lecture in order to write down their own values and begin the process of introspection.