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 »

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, […]

Rush Limbaugh’s Apology Lacks Excellence in Broadcasting

Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to the Georgetown University law school student he called a “slut” and “prostitute” earlier in the week. The third-year law student had testified before Democrats in favor of President Obama‘s new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control. My rating of Limbaugh’s apology: 1 out of […]

Joe Paterno and the Penn State Scandal: Accepting Responsibility?

Update: Joe Paterno died of cancer on Jan. 22, 2012. I specialize in handling offenses.  To date, the Sandusky sexual abuse scandal in Pennsylvania has been long on offenses and short on apologies.  Given the pending trial/s, I imagine the apologies will be held until any future sentencing hearing.  In the meantime, here are my […]

Gary Chapman at the Smart Marriages Conference

Check out this new article about apologies from Gary Chapman’s recent live interview at the Smart Marriages Conference.

Governor Sanford of S.C.

My co-author, Gary Chapman was quoted in this S.C. newspaper article. Good point!

Newport News, VA Article About Apologies

I like this article very much- especially because she references my book with Gary Chapman, The Five Languages of Apology.