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En su primera gran obra desde la publicación de su bestseller,Los cinco lenguajes del amor, Gary Chapman nos ofrece un poderoso plan para lograr toda una vida de felicidad con ejercicios sencillos pero intensos, y la sabiduría necesaria para descubrir la vida que siempre has buscado. Para mejorar las vidas individuales, nos dice el doctor Chapman, hay que mejorar todas las relaciones que tejemos en nuestras vidas: con los padres y los hijos, con los compañeros de trabajo y los cónyuges, y en todas las interacciones humanas que constituyen los cimientos de nuestras vidas. Con unas estrategias innovadoras para cultivar nuevas formas de aceptar y responder al don del amor,El amor como forma de vida, te educará en las virtudes esenciales de: * la amabilidad * la paciencia * el perdón * la cortesía * la humildad * la generosidad * la sinceridad Estimulantes consejos e historias memorables de la vida real hacen de este libro una herramienta esencial para compartir con otros, dando lugar a conversaciones decisivas sobre las increíbles posibilidades que surgen cuando el amor se convierte en un hábito. EnEl amor como forma de vidael Dr. Chapman nos revela que se pueden mejorar todos los aspectos de nuestra vida si situamos el amor en el centro de todo lo que hacemos. Rico en sabiduría y estímulos,El amor como forma de vidaes una valiosa guía que nos ayudará a crear relaciones plenas y satisfactorias y a cosechar las alegrías de vivir una vida inspirada en el amor.
Is an argument-free marriage possible? Fawn Weaver's answer is yes, absolutely, even when one or both partners are strong willed, independent, and opinionated. (She admits to being all three.) In this groundbreaking book, the best-selling author and award-winning marriage blogger asks readers to invest twenty-eight days in learning how to live together without bickering, blame, angry outbursts, or silent treatments. Fawn begins with the startling premise that, contrary to popular opinion, conflict in marriage is not necessary or inevitable. Then she leads readers on a day-by-day journey toward a more peaceful and supportive relationship. Chapter by brief chapter, she offers fresh perspectives and practical strategies for communicating effectively, building understanding, and defusing anger while at the same time nurturing honesty, vulnerability, and mutual support.
Every couple has disagreements. All too often, though, when we engage in arguments, our goal is not to resolve the conflict at hand, but rather, to win the fight. Unfortunately, when you win an argument, your spouse is the loser, and nobody wants to be or live with a loser. When you resolve a conflict, your spouse becomes your friend. Good marriages are based on friendship, not on winning arguments. Now, Gary Chapman provides couples with a simple blueprint for achieving win-win solutions to everyday conflicts and disagreements. By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings, and understanding why particular issues are so important to their spouse, couples can find solutions that result not only in resolving the conflict at hand, but also leave both partners feeling loved, listened to, and appreciated.
REAL LIFE INVOLVES real people who make real mistakes. Sometimes saying I'm sorry"just isn't enough. The need for apologies impacts all human relationships. The good news is that you can learn the art of apology. Through their research and interaction with hundreds of individuals, counselor Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Dr. Gary Chapman author of the revolutionary The Five Love Languages, have discovered five fundamental aspects or "languages" of an apology: EXPRESSING REGRET -- "I am sorry." ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY -- "I was wrong." MAKING RESTITUTION --"What can I do to make it right?" GENUINELY REPENTING -- "I'll try not to do that again." REQUESTING FORGIVENESS "will you please forgive me?" In The Five Languages of Apology, you will learn how to recognize your own primary apology language while speaking the languages of those you love. Understanding and applying the five languages of an apology will greatly enhance all of your relationships.
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? While love is a many splendored thing, it is sometimes a very confusing thing, too. And as people come in all varieties, shapes, and sizes, so do their choices of personal expressions of love. But more often than not, the giver and the receiver express love in two different ways. This can lead to misunderstanding, quarrels, and even divorce. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies five basic languages of love and then guides couples towards a better understanding of their unique languages of love. Learn to speak and understand your mate's love language, and in no time you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return. Skillful communication is within your grasp!
Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved? Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The Five Love Languages has helped more than 300,000 couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the perennial best seller The Five Love Languages, provides an easy-to-grasp framework to help couples understand their marriage and seven practical strategies for strengthening or improving their marriage relationship. A valuable resource for couples regardless of how long they've been married, this biblically based book is a reference tool to help couples through every season of marriage. Summary of features: Valuable insight for every couple, regardless of how long they have been married. Provides seven practical strategies to help couples understand and strengthen their marriage relationship. Includes a Marital Seasons Profile to help couples determine the season of their marriage.
Previously published as The Love Languages of God, Gary Chapman explains how you can give and receive God's love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch.
In the twenties, thirties, & forties, now-legendary American songwriters & lyricists, including George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, & many others, created a repertoire of popular songs, songs that have captured the hearts of generations of music lovers. In this book Allen Forte shares his love of American popular song. Readers can follow the music while listening to the accompanying compact disc, which was especially recorded for this volume by baritone Richard Lalli & pianist-arranger Gary Chapman, with Allen Forte, pianist-arranger for "Embraceable You" & "Come Rain or Come Shine. " Includes 52 musical examples.
Start Developing the Best Habit of All. To become a person who consistently loves others, you first need to be a loving person. In this companion devotional to Love As a Way of Life, you'll find inspiration for letting love guide the way you respond to others in every situation. The daily readings capture God's wisdom and direction in practicing the seven traits of a loving person. Compelling stories and biblical illustrations will show you how to live out the characteristics of kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. These ninety short devotionals--perfect for reading on your own, with your spouse, or with a friend over coffee--deliver the inspiration and encouragement you need to make love a lasting habit. Whatever your love language, you'll enjoy richer, more rewarding relationships as you embark on an exciting daily adventure in loving others.
At home, at work or with friends, the quality of our relationships defines who we are, and can govern our happiness, success and personal fulfillment. Gary Chapman, author of the multi-million bestseller THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, shows how we can improve all our relationships with friends, partners, family, colleagues, even strangers by understanding the simple secrets of love. By placing the seven essential characteristics of love -- kindness, patience, forgiveness, humility, courtesy, giving and honesty -- at the centre of your life, you will find your relationships transformed, everyday struggles relieved and sense of happiness and purpose enhanced.
Chapman first explains each of the love languages in detail by devoting an entire chapter to each language: the language of Words of Affirmation; the language of Quality Time; the language of Gifts; the language of Physical Touch; and the language of Acts of Service. Through anecdotal and Biblical references, Chapman shows the necessity of people being able to identify, understand, and adapt to each others' love languages in order to form harmonious, fulfilling relationships with each other. Next, the author shows how people's love languages determine how they relate to God and how the Divine relates to them. In the Epilogue of his book, Chapman expands his concepts of the love languages to encompass larger macrocosmic concerns. He hopes that, after reading his book, the readers will be able to discover and use their unique love languages to relate to God in a way that will totally revolutionize their approaches to loving one another.
"Marriage is For our deepest human need...companionship." --Dr. Gary Chapman. And that, according to counselor and relationship expert Dr. Gary D. Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller The Five love Languages is to have deep and lasting union with another to truly become one. But how can you build that oneness from the beginning? With the expert wisdom and practical common sense that have made him a popular speaker worldwide, Dr. Chapman helps couples with such questions as... "Why won't my spouse change?" "What does it really mean to love someone else?" "How do I get him to listen to me?" "What if I'm the only one working at the marriage?" Whether you're starting your life together...or just need to improve communication in your marriage...Dr. Chapman's wisdom will help you move toward "the marriage you've always wanted."