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Gary Chapman's Bio:

Gary Chapman has traveled extensively around the world challenging couples to pursue healthy, growing marriages. His first book, Toward a Growing Marriage (Moody, 1979, 1996), began as an informal resource he gave to couples with whom he was counseling. Once officially published, this book became a blessing to thousands of people and helped launch Gary’s popular “Toward a Growing Marriage” seminar.

Since 1979, Gary has written more than 15 books. His book, The Five Love Languages (Northfield Publishing, 1992, 1993), has sold 3 million copies in English alone and has been translated into 34 languages including Arabic and Hindi. He has also appeared on several television and radio programs and has his own daily radio program called “A Growing Marriage” that can be heard on more than 100 radio stations across the United States.

In addition to his busy writing and seminar schedule, Gary Chapman is a senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he has served for 35 years. Gary and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for 45 years, have two adult children, and two grandchildren.

Gary Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He received M.R.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Duke University.

Gary Chapman’s books:

  • The Five Love Languages (Northfield Publishing, 1992, 1995)
  • The Five Love Languages of Children (Northfield Publishing, 1997, 2005)
  • The Five Love Languages of Teenagers (Northfield Publishing, 2000)
  • The Love Languages of God (Northfield Publishing, 2002)
  • The Five Love Languages for Singles (Northfield Publishing, 2004)
  • The Five Love Languages: Men's Edition (Northfield Publishing, 1992, 1995, 2004)
  • The Five Languages of Apology: How to Experience Healing in All Your Relationships (Northfield Publishing, 2006)
  • The Four Seasons of Marriage (Tyndale House Publishers, 2005)
  • Five Signs of a Loving Family (Northfield Publishing, 1998)
  • Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed (Moody Press, 1982, 1996, 2005)
  • Loving Solutions: Overcoming Barriers in Your Marriage (Northfield Publishing, 1998)
  • The Other Side of Love: Handling Anger in a Godly Way (Moody Press, 1999)
  • Toward a Growing Marriage (Moody Press, 1979, 1996)
  • Your Gift of Love (Moody Press, 2000)
  • Parenting Your Adult Child (Northfield Publishing, 1999)
  • The World's Easiest Guide to Family Relationships (Northfield Publishing, 2001)
  • Covenant Marriage (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 2003)
  • Love Talks for Couples (Northfield Publishing, 2002)
  • Love Talks for Families (Northfield Publishing, 2002)

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