Love as a Way of Life: Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life
In his first major work since the publication of his phenomenal bestseller The Five Love Languages, Dr. Chapman delivers a powerful plan for whole-life happiness, with simple yet intensive exercises and wisdom for finding the life you have always wanted. The way in which our individual lives are improved, says Chapman, is through improving each relationship in your life: w...more
Para muchos el amar debe ser un sentimiento, si no lo hay se decide no amar a alguien. Con amar no me refiero a esa hermosa sensación de pareja sino al interesarte verdaderamente por los demás. ¿por qué se "acaba" el amor en las parejas?.... mucho de esto es dado a que vemos el amor como algo que se debe sentir.
Y qué tal si vemos el amor como una actitud intencional? En este libro Gary Chapman nos sugiere 7 características que debemos tú y yo desarrollar s ...more
1/9/10: So I finished this book a few weeks ago, and I'm glad to be done with it. I listened to it while I was clean ...more
Love is such a difficult topic to dissect. In this book "Love as a way of life", love is being presented as consisting of seven important ingredients: kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity and honesty. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning about all of them. The writings - real examples and wisdom - are heartfelt and practical. It teaches us not only of how a loving attitude is important in our lives, but have it presented as a way of life that we ...more
I think my main issue with this book is that I really don't think it said much of anything. I mean, when you think of living a loving life of course kindness is going to be one of your traits. I don't really need a whole chapter of examples on different ways to be kind. I learned that stuff when I was 5. Granted, we don't always d ...more
The author proposes that the main methods of behaving in a loving way to strangers as well as family and friends include kindness, forgiveness, courtesy, and honesty. All rather obvious, yet it seems that most people display only one or two of these and need a refresher course in ways to show m ...more
Chapman devotes chapters to kindness, patience, forgiveness, courtesy, humility, generosity, and honesty. He considers these to be the traits of an attitude of love. He goes through each trait and carefully articulates why it ties with love. It is obvious to me, that Chapman has thought long and hard about love.
The author goes on to talk about why these ideas need to be applied to your rela ...more
The most life-changing idea is that "in love" lasts an average of 2 years (according to studies) - that to love is a choice we must make.
I found it interesting that he allows that "Courtesy" is a social construct: therefore, there is no base principle. I believe courtesy is based on consideration of what others ...more
This book is everything I believe about who I want to become, all laid out with examples and self analysis checklists. It's sort of a precursor to the 5 love languages, in that, before you can use the love languages, you've got to be a loving person. Once you are working on that, then the love languages help you figure out how to channel that love for each spe ...more