What’s the best sefer for a yeshiva bochur to learn to help him prepare for marriage?
A sefer specifically for marriage, I don’t know. But if you learn, let’s say, Mesillas Yesharim, there’s no question that it will have an effect on you that is beneficial in every respect.
Mesillas Yesharim is not too difficult. It’s deep, but it’s easy to learn too. That’s a big מעלה, a big benefit. And if you study it and think into it, it’s going to have a tremendous effect on the way you live your life. And of course, there’s no question that a Mesillas Yesharim man is not going to be the same husband as the man who never learned it.
TAPE # E-174 (June 1999)