The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Aug 31, 2012 - Religion - 240 pages
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Spring, summer, winter, fall. Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another—perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter—discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times, we experience springtime with its openness, hope, and anticipation. On other occasions, we bask in the warmth of summer—comfortable, relaxed, enjoying life. And then comes fall with its uncertainty, negligence, and apprehension. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature.

The seasons of marriage come and go. Each one holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges. The purpose of this book is to describe these recurring seasons of marriage, help you and your spouse identify which season your marriage is in, and show you how to enhance your marriage in all four seasons.
 

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Review: The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage

User Review  - Jessica Bates - Christianbook.com

From the publisher's webpage:"The seasons of marriage come and go. Each one holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges. The purpose of this book is to ... Read full review

Incredibly Practical Book for All Couples

User Review  - L. Miller - Christianbook.com

As with other books I've read by Gary Chapman, I was impressed by The Four Seasons of Marriage. Dr. Chapman strikes a delicate balance between explaining his belief that marriages journey through ... Read full review

Contents

The Four Seasons of Marriage
1
The Nature of Marriage
3
Winter
9
Spring
21
Summer
33
Fall
49
Marital Seasons Profile
61
Seven Strategies to Enhance the Seasons of Your Marriage
67
Discover the Joy of Helping Your Spouse Succeed
119
Maximize Your Differences
135
Implement the Power of Positive Influence
145
Putting Your Plan into Practice
165
Moving Forward from Here and Now
167
Four Seasons QA
171
The Four Seasons of Marriage Study Guide
183
The Four Seasons of Marriage
185

Deal with Past Failures
69
Choose a Winning Attitude
83
Learn to Speak Your Spouses Love Language
95
Develop the Awesome Power of Empathetic Listening
107
Seven Strategies to Enhance the Seasons of Your Marriage
203
Putting Your Plan into Practice
217
Notes
219
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Relationship counselor, pastor, and author Gary Chapman graduated from Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University respectively, completed graduate work in education at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and earned his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Master's of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chapman has discussed his five love language theory in numerous books and video programs, and he has also written many works of guidance on the topics of marriage, parenting, and in-law relationships. The director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., Chapman has also been the senior associate pastor at Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. He has spoken internationally and domestically on relationships and received the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List with The Five Love Languages of Children in 2015.

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