Sara* was a beaming, exuberant bride.
After all those hopeless Shidduch dates, meeting Dovid* was the answer to her fervent prayers and she was overwhelmed with gratitude at how much they connected. He was truly worth the wait.
The wedding was everything she dreamed of, plus more. But as Sara and Dovid joyfully left the hall to go to a nearby hotel, fears started creeping up. Though Kallah classes had been inspiring and her Kallah teacher was open and understanding, Sara had typical wedding night jitters when she thought about developing a sexual relationship. However, she found comfort in knowing that Dovid had a very gentle personality and always had her feelings in mind.
Moreover, many of her married friends said they had had similar jitters about the wedding night, and since many of them became pregnant not long after their weddings Sara presumed that their experiences with the infamous ‘first time’ would be a gateway to something better. [Read more…]