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 »

Cultural Issues

On Gary Chapman’s Facebook page for The Five Love Languages, I tuned in to this comment by N.B. There are TWO main phases of relationship between a MAN and a WOMAN. ONLY IN ITALY these phases are called with different name because these are really TWO DIFFERENT PHASES. Main problem in a RELATIONSHIP comes when […]

Apology Book Review

5.0 out of 5 stars “A healing journey for me.” Our apology book was given top ratings by a reader who posted this response to our book: “The first thing I had to do when I received my copy of The Five Languages of Apology was to take The Apology Language Profile in the back […]

Poem About The Five Love Languages

Love in Any Language Please tell me the things you love about me, As it makes me feel treasured. Please show me your love by serving me in big and small ways, As I carry heavy burdens and your partnership lifts my spirit. Please set aside some of your precious time for me, As I feel […]

The Apology I Need

The Apology I Need Please tell me you are sorry, As it helps me know you care about my feelings. Please admit you were wrong, As it lifts my heart when you don’t pass the blame. Please show me how you’ll fully restore me, As I was afraid things would never be right again. Read More »

The Five Love Languages 6th in a list of 12 eco-friendly Valentine’s Day tips

I was pleased to see that my co-author, Gary Chapman, earned this spot in a creative new article by the Canadian News Service: A dozen eco-friendly ways to express your affection By Denise Ryan, Times Colonist #6  Time and talent: Affirm your commitment by spending a weekend giving service (yes, that’s one of the five […]