Insider Scoop: My Focus on the Family Interview with Dr. Gary Chapman

A while back, Gary Chapman and I traveled to Colorado Springs for a taping of their daily broadcast. Here are some of my behind the scenes memories: During the session, the interviewers asked some great questions about the five languages of apology. Gary and I have developed a rapport for interviews like this. Generally, we take turns giving the answers. If we have something to add to the other’s answer, we lift a finger or point to ourselves. When we are asked about teaching kids to apologize, Gary usually points to me and I step in to answer because I have young kids. When theological questions pop up, I point to Gary because he’s a pastor. Read More »

Two Simple Things Your Relationships Need For Survival

Gary Chapman is well known as “The Love Language Man.” His New York Times book, The Five Love Languages, selling over 9 million copies, has become a classic. To have blissful relationships, showing love is a must.  To have happy friends and co-workers, showing appreciation is essential. Recently, Dr. Chapman has embraced a second necessary ingredient for healthy relationships: dealing with offenses through apologies and forgiveness.  In May, Gary Chapman and I released When Sorry Isn’t Enough, which tells readers how to make things right with anyone. We believe that these two books fit together like a hand in a glove. Both sets of tools are needed to make relationships work.  Read More »

My Las Vegas Radio Interview: Simple Apology Tips

I had a great time being interviewed by James Allen of Las Vegas. He published the audio file from our talk on YouTube. Click here to listen. If you are pressed for time, skip over the intro song (one minute long).     Description: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Thomas, clinical psychologist and co-author with Gary […]

Expert: Sergio Garcia’s apology good, but incomplete.

My analysis is featured in article that just appeared in the Greensboro, NC News and Record newspaper. The topic was the sport story about Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia’s apology to legendary golfer Tiger Woods. What had Garcia said to offend Woods? Garcia was asked last week if he would invite Tiger Woods for dinner during the upcoming […]

What to Say When… Your Husband Hurts Your Feelings

Dana and Keith have been married for 3 months. During the two years that they dated, Keith had always been romantic and thoughtful. However, he was acting like a different person now that she had a wedding ring on her finger. Read More »

Lance Armstrong is not Apology-Strong

Monday, Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in cycling in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Last night, the Oxygen network broadcast the second part of the interview. I’ve analyzed Armstrong’s comments using the five languages of apology from my book with Gary Chapman by the same title.  Here is a numbered list of our apology languages.  Below, […]

Justin Timberlake Apologizes for Friend’s Video Mocking Homeless People at His $6.5 Million Italian Wedding

Justin Timberlake has issued an apology for an insensitive video that his friend made without JT’s knowledge for his recent wedding. My favorite part of his statement is his grandfather’s advice. I’ll put that in bold below. Here’s the full statement: To my family, friends, and fans: The last time I wrote a letter like this, […]