Gary Chapman

Dr. Gary Chapman’s expertise in marriage begins with the success and failures he and his wife Karolyn have experienced in their marriage for more than 45 years. He is just the man to turn to for help on improving or healing our most important relationships. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. Many of the millions of readers credit this continual New York Timesbestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate love.

Since the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages series with special editions that reach out specifically to singles, men, and parents of teens and young children.

He is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and One More Try. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authoredWhen Sorry Isn’t Enough, which introduces readers to the 5 languages of apology.

Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, both airing on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman and his wife have two grown children and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.

Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

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Inevitably our kids will step in pot holes along the way to maturity, and Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler want to help. Together these authors talk honestly to young teens about the challenges they'll face in adolescence. View Show Notes →
Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler talk about teaching young men to seek knowledge through education, learning from adults, and other wise steps. They discuss some of the biggest challenges teens face. View Show Notes →
Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler tell about the unique mentoring relationship they began when Shuler was a teen. Together they talk about the eleven wise decisions young men must make to live a great life. View Show Notes →
All of us have shortcomings and weaknesses, so we need to practice apologizing and asking for forgiveness. Jerry Bridges, Gary Rosberg, Gary Chapman, Dan Dumas, and Priscilla Shirer help us see our shortcomings and how we should humbly respond. View Show Notes →
Learning a second language is challenging, but when that language is the natural voice for your spouse, it is worth the effort. Dr. Gary Chapman unpacks three more love languages. View Show Notes →
Dr. Gary Chapman says unless we learn to move past our failures with genuine forgiveness and reconciliation, our marriages will never be everything God intends them to be. View Show Notes →
Dr. Gary Chapman shares how saying "I'm sorry" can transform your relationship. View Show Notes →
Pastor and well-known author Gary Chapman provides practical instruction on resolving conflict in marriage. View Show Notes →
Men--you fill up the car with gas, but have you checked the gauge of your wife's love tank lately? View Show Notes →
Pastor Dr. Gary Chapman talks about building better communication in marriage. View Show Notes →
Dr. Gary Chapman talks about living and loving your mate in a covenant marriage. View Show Notes →