The 4 Seasons of Marriage
The transitions in married life are similar to those between the seasons, and the cycle repeats itself many times during a marriage. In this book, Dr Gary Chapman (5 Love Languages) helps couples identify which season they are in, and...
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The transitions in married life are similar to those between the seasons, and the cycle repeats itself many times during a marriage. In this book, Dr Gary Chapman (5 Love Languages) helps couples identify which season they are in, and how to handle its potential and challenges.
: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.
New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman seeks to fulfil his call to the ministry as a pastor, speaker, and author. He speaks extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally on marriage, family, and relationships. The government of Singapore invited him to present his marriage seminar there and the Chaplainfds Office of NATO issued a special invitation for Dr. Chapman to speak to the NATO forces in Germany. Other engagements have taken him to England, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and Hong Kong.
Sales exceeding 5 million copies earned him the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages, which has been translated into over 36 languages. Almost 30 other books including: The whole Love Languages series; The Five Languages of Apology; Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship; Now What? Marriage After Children; Profit Sharing: Making Money An Asset in Your Marriage and Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, Love is a Verb; God Speaks Your Love Language; The Family You've Always Wanted, plus five DVD series are also among his publications. He also hosts a weekly radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, which airs on more than 170 stations.
On the home front, Dr. Chapman is Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counselling experience. He and his wife, Karolyn, have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Dr Gary Chapman holds the following educational qualifications:
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Adult Education
M.R.E., Education Administration
Wake Forest University
B.A., Anthropology; Minor: Bible
Moody Bible Institute
Diploma, Pastor's Course
Graduate work: History of Education; Educational Psychology
University of North Carolina
Graduate work: Philosophy of Education; Comparative Education