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Las Cuatro Estaciones del Matrimonio

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,439 Ratings  ·  147 Reviews
"Especialmente dirigido a Matrimonios que desean fortalecer su relacion." Gary Chapman utiliza el concepto de las cuatro estaciones para que una pareja pueda observar su relacion e identificar factores que pudieran ser utilizados para mejorar su matrimonio. Las estaciones no son etapas cronologicas sino momentos en la mente y el corazon de la pareja durante su vida al expe ...more
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Published April 22nd 2013 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published August 22nd 2005)
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T.K.
May 25, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book has good intentions and an interesting premise, but I didn't really care for it. I found it simplistic, overly-optimistic, and glossing over addictions and abuse as if they were easily overcome with kind words and a cheerful attitude. Perhaps I am a pessimist, but I don't think addictions and abuse can be vanquished by false smiles and feigned words of love. Where serious issues exist, I really don't think the advice in this book should be applied. Granted, I skipped sections that bugg ...more
Tal
Jan 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really good book on marriage. It acknowledges God's desire for people to have a good marriage (first of all) and how He has crafted each of us differently and how we should capitalize on those differences. It is good to see things that can strengthen a marriage. Chapman's approach is also that each spouse can have a positive influence on the other and that, no matter what has happened in the past, we each have a role in having a successful marriage. It really was a book encouraging he ...more
John
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book during the Amazon.com $.99-$2.99 sale recently, and thought it might be interesting, particularly given its many good reviews. I had no idea at the time that it was a Christianity-based guide to marriage, so imagine my shock at the first reference to Satan entering a couple's relationship! That worldview pervades the book, so if you're a Christian, this may be the marriage book for you. While many of the overarching concepts are certainly applicable to any marriage, I found ...more
Andrea
Sep 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
I love this author. He makes it seem easy to be married and with 40 plus years of marriage it's someone I feel good about taking advice from. The strategies were practical and easy - my first one to take is empathetic listening. When did I forget to stop listening to my husband? If you liked the Five Languages of Love this is another book to read by the same author.
Arwa Basha
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sit hanem
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Danielle
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was certainly the best of the books I've read lately. The four seasons your marriage goes through, really made a lot of sense to me, especially when you realize that is the way of things, it can't be summer all the time. The book had practical advice on how to bring the spring back into your marriage and I found them very helpful. The example relationships in the book were spot on when it comes to "real" marriage and the joys and frustrations associated with it.

I'd highly recommend this boo
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Emil Bredahl
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book
Jill
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self, religious-misc
There is a lot of useful information here, though a little is repeated (necessarily, I believe) from the 5 Love Languages. What I appreciate about Chapman is that he is not self-promoting. He's also willing to admit his is a marriage in progress. I loved when he mentioned that God is the author of diversity, and diversity (opposites) in a marriage are good. We are intended to enjoy/celebrate our spouse's differences, and when we change our attitudes to do that, our marriage will flourish. I shou ...more
Adrienna
There was some repetitive aspects in this read. Most of the stories used, was a useful tool to understand the seasons; however, most of them were quite a bore for my liking. There are some relationships that suffer from some type of abuse such as verbal, sexual, etc. and I believe this book tried to stay picture-perfect with minor issues shared and that needed to be worked on.

Repeated aspects: one partner may not read or attend marriage counseling, seminars, or read literature throughout most o
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Robert Herschede
The 4 Seasons of Marriage

The concepts outlined in The 4 Seasons of Marriage are obvious in retrospect, but I learned a lot about my marriage from the way Chapman presents the concepts. I like the idea of using the seasons as a metaphor for what is happening in marriage. It is an easy way to check in and it is reassuring to know that all four seasons are part of every relationship. This was a relatively quick read and definitely worth the time.
Mason Newark
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this book was very practical for all married couples regardless of age or situation. Chapman does reference his other books, which is useful for those who haven't read them. However, I felt that it was a bit repetitive. He uses a lot of examples of his techniques, which keeps the book lively.
Michelle
I like the concept of the book and will certainly use some of the wonderful information in pastoral counseling, however the first section felt far too heavy in personal story snippets instead of depth
Zinnia
Dec 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It might be a great book for other, however while listening to the audiobook I feel I didn’t connect with the book as much I wanted to. I felt it was a little old school thinking for me at least however there were valid points made throughout the book. At the end I couldn’t finish it.
Humberto
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro

Recomendado para conocer cuál es la estación en que se encuentra tu relación, trabajar y fortalecerse para disfrutar de cada estación.
Gwen
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Why are all the relationship books available on audio super-Christian?
Bob Gao
It is very good to use 4 seAsons to
Kori
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: therapy
The ideas were good , but felt too simplified.
Yury Robles
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I learned a lot in this book. I’m also putting in practice all the good tips I received from reading this book! I recommend this book for those all couples!
Frans Karlsson
A look at marriage using the 4 seasons. Easy to understand with many examples. Includes a study-guide.
Lindsay
All his books are very similar, so the content felt repetitive. I do appreciate the examples of couples he gives.
Nana Drew
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you evaluate what season you are in the marriage and what season your spouse is in, you can map a plan to get in sync.
Catherine Gillespie
If you’ve been married for any length of time you might have noticed that marriages tend to go through phases of more or less closeness, better or worse communication, and greater or lesser comfort. In The Four Seasons of Marriage author Gary Chapman analogizes these phases to seasons, and describes how couples can move out of hard seasons into better ones, or maintain status in a good season.

I found the seasonal descriptions helpful. The book includes a short diagnostic test to help you figure
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LaDonna
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great strategies

I loved relating the seasons odd marriage back to the seasons we experience through the year. And the 6 (7) strategies price to be ever effective in saving relationships. Though that first one is tough.
Lisa
Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The concept of this book is so helpful, and definitely something I talk about now to friends who are in the 'winter' or 'fall' seasons and feel discouraged.

However, the four sections describing the seasons were much too wordy for my tastes. I felt like if they had been edited down to a 1/4 or a 1/3 the length, they would have packed a lot more punch and carried the same amount of meaning. Practically just using the summaries at the end of the chapters would have worked for me.
The seven strategi
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Belal Khan
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very actionable book and a perfect follow up to "The Five Love Languages."

Book starts up helping you understand what season you're in and then goes in to seven strategies to help you stay in the spring or summer season if you're already there or move you toward it if you're in the fall or winter seasons of marriage.

The only challenge with this book is the action required, which I suppose is a good thing. It's just a matter of taking the time out and doing it.

Strategy 1:
Identify and deal with
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Sarah Anne Carter
Every marriage and every relationship has its ups and downs. In Gary Chapman’s The Four Seasons of Marriage, he divides the stages up based on the seasons of the year – winter, spring, summer and fall.
I came upon this book when a friend and I were swapping relationship books. I have read Chapman’s The Five Love Languages and was sure there would be good advice in this book, too.
This book is not long and does have some key information in it. It could be a preface for someone to read before going
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Rod
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great!

My wife and I recently led a marriage retreat and we used this book to help tell our own story. Chapman hits a home run with this book!
Sue
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian, read-2011
A slightly different take on a book about marriage, this one looks analogies with the four seasons of the year. Every marriage, the author contents, goes through different seasons: the joy of springtime, at the start, and at other new phases; the contentment of summer; the concerns and changes of autumn, and the dryness and darkness of winter. The book looks at reasons why the more difficult times come, with strategies for moving out of winter to spring or summer, and - where possible - going ba ...more
Elizabeth
The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman is a short book that gives its readers practical and insightful techniques to strengthening their marriage. The author describes that marriages can be in one of four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and winter. Each season of marriage is described in great detail as well as stories/examples from real spouses of real marriages. The author also gives tips on what to do to change marriage attitudes and actions meant to make a strong marriage better and s ...more
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