As a pastor and counselor of forty years, and husband to Karolyn for over 45, Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to help you improve or heal your most important relationships. His own experiences early on in marriage, along with his observations? discernment? perspective? as a pastor and counselor, led him to publish his first book of the Love Languages line, The 5 Love Languages®: The Secret to Love that Lasts, a #1 New York Times bestseller with over 10 million copies sold. This book has helped millions of couples improve their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate their love to their partner.
Following the success of his first book, Dr. Chapman has expanded his 5 Love Languages® series to specifically reach out to teens, singles, men, children, military spouses, and the people at your workplace.
Dr. Chapman is the author of numerous other books published by Moody Publishers/Northfield Publishing, including Anger, The Family You’ve Always Wanted, The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, Parenting Your Adult Child, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, and One More Try. He also coauthored When Sorry Isn’t Enough with Dr. Jennifer Thomas.
Dr. Chapman speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted Conference. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, as well as MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additionally, he has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Dr. Chapman and his wife have two adult children and two grandchildren, and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina