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Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Demonte Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is the author of The Five Love Languages series. He is also the senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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BiographyEdit

Chapman was born on January 10, 1938 in China Grove, North Carolina. [1] [2]

He is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in anthropology from Wheaton College and from Wake Forest University. He also received Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.[3]

As he is about to leave as a missionary in Nigeria, his wife gets sick. [4]

He joined the staff of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1971 and shares the responsibilities of teaching and family care. [5]

 
Chapman speaking at a conference in 2010.

The first of many books promoting the above concept was The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, first published in 1992. [6] The book has sold over 11 million copies in English; having been translated into 49 other languages and the 2015 edition consistently ranks in the top 100 sellers on Amazon.com, ranking in the top 50 as of February, 2007. It also consistently ranks in the top 5 books on the New York Times bestsellers list, claiming the #1 spot at times.

He is perhaps best known for his concept of "Five Love Languages", helping people express and receive love as expressed through one of five languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. Chapman argues that while each of these languages is enjoyed to some degree by all people, a person will usually speak one primary language, but all are important and can be ranked after taking the love language profile. He has also authored the Five Love Language concept books for parents of children and teenagers, single adults, and a special version for men. He has co-authored The Five Languages of Apology with Dr. Jennifer Thomas, which focuses on giving and receiving apologies. Additionally, Chapman co-authored The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Paul White, applying the concepts to work-based relationships.[7] Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.[citation needed]

He is married to Karolyn J. Chapman. [8] They have two adult children, Shelley and Derek.

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • Gary Chapman (2004). The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (new edition). Northfield Press. ISBN 1-881273-10-5. 
  • Gary Chapman (2004). The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition. Northfield Press. ISBN 978-1-881273-87-5. 
  • Gary Chapman, Jennifer Thomas (2013). "When Sorry Isn't Enough". Northfield Press. ISBN 978-0-8024-0704-7
  • Gary Chapman (2010). The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. Northfield Press. ISBN 978-0-8024-7315-8. 
  • Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell, M.D. (1997). The Five Love Languages of Children. Moody. ISBN 1-881273-65-2. 
  • Gary Chapman, Jennifer Thomas (2006). The Five Languages of Apology. Moody. ISBN 1-881273-57-1
  • Gary Chapman (2009). Love is a Verb: Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive Bethany House. ISBN 978-0-7642-0760-0
  • Gary Chapman, Paul White (2011). The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. Northfield Press. ISBN 0-8024-6198-0
  • Gary Chapman, Paul White & Harold Myra (2014). "Rising Above a Toxic Workplace". Northfield Press. ISBN 978-0-8024-0972-0
  • Gary Chapman, Paul White & Harold Myra (2014). "Sync or Swim". Northfield Press. ISBN 978-0-8024-1223-2

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Susan Shinn Turner, Dr. Gary Chapman speaks at Chamber breakfast: ‘All you need is love’, salisburypost.com, USA, January 28, 2018
  2. ^ BRUCE FEILER , Can Gary Chapman Save Your Marriage?, Journal nytimes.com, USA, November 19, 2011
  3. ^ Gary Chapman bio
  4. ^ Céline Hoyeau, Gary Chapman, le pasteur qui explore la carte du Tendre, Journal la-croix.com, France, November 15, 2017
  5. ^ Allison Futterman, TAKE 5: Dr. Gary Chapman, journalnow.com, USA, October 30, 2016
  6. ^ Susan Shinn Turner, Dr. Gary Chapman speaks at Chamber breakfast: ‘All you need is love’, salisburypost.com, USA, January 28, 2018
  7. ^ Chapman and White, Northfield Press (2011)
  8. ^ Luiza Oleszczuk, Interview: Famed Author Gary Chapman Talks Love, Marriage, Sex, christianpost.com, USA, February 25, 2012

Gary Chapman, Jennifer Thomas (2006). The Five Languages of Apology. Moody. ISBN 1-881273-57-1
Gary Chapman (2007). Now You're Speaking My Language. B&H. ISBN 978-0-8054-4460-5

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