New Release Books by Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman is the author of Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships (2022), Making Things Right at Work (2022), The 5 Apology Languages (2022), The Marriage You've Always Wanted (2021) and other 194 books.

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Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships
We can heal our communities--one friendship at a time. Many of us want to do something to improve race relations, but we don't know where to start or even if we can make a difference. In Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships, beloved authors and good friends Gary Chapman and Clarence Shuler answer those questions and more by recounting their own story together. Long before Gary was the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages and Clarence was the president and CEO of Building Lasting Relationships, they were just an associate pastor and a young high school student, bonded by a love of Christ and learning how to navigate their newly desegregated community. Decades of friendship later, they are sharing the important lessons they learned that will enable you to experience enriching friendships across racial and ethnic barriers. Each chapter of this inspiring and practical book will guide you into a deeper level of understanding about what friendship is and about the benefits of cross-cultural friendships on an individual and national level. These powerful lessons will include: The importance of choosing the right words How to differentiate true friends from mere acquaintances How Jesus initiated a cross-cultural relationship The first two steps to your own cross-cultural friendship Three ways to resolve conflict in a cross-cultural friendship How to make friendships last through life's many seasons Breaking down the walls of division might not be easy, but the simple act of building friendships tears down walls of racism and fear. Will you accept the cross-cultural friendship challenge?

Making Things Right at Work

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Making Things Right at Work
Workplace conflict is inevitable. When it happens, how can you get back on track? Like all relationships, the ones we have at work are subject to stresses—maybe even fractures that can really take a toll on the workplace. Productivity is lost. Time is wasted. Tension mounts. Cooperation is reduced. And the workplace becomes toxic. What’s the solution? In Making Things Right at Work, Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages®, is joined by business consultants Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Dr. Paul White to offer the strategies you need to restore harmony at work. You’ll learn: How to discern the causes of workplace conflict How to avoid unnecessary disputes How to repair relationships when you’ve messed up How to let go of past hurts and rebuild trust Don’t let broken relationships taint your work environment. Take the needed steps to make things right . . . not tomorrow, but today. The success of your career depends on it!

The 5 Apology Languages

release date: Jan 03, 2022
The 5 Apology Languages
“I said I was sorry! What more do you want?” Even in the best of relationships, we mess up. We say and do things we deeply regret later on. So we need to make things right. But just saying you’re sorry isn’t enough. That’s only the first step on the road to restoration. In The 5 Apology Languages, Gary Chapman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the 5 Love Languages®, partners with Jennifer Thomas to help you on the journey toward restored relationships. True healing comes when you learn to: Express regret: “I’m sorry.” Accept responsibility: “I was wrong.” Make restitution: “How can I make it right?” Plan for change: “I’ll take steps to prevent a reoccurrence.” Request forgiveness: “Can you find it in your heart to . . . ?” Don’t let hurts linger or wounds fester. Start on the path to healing today and discover how meaningful apologies can make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before.

The Marriage You've Always Wanted

release date: May 04, 2021
The Marriage You've Always Wanted
From America's favorite marriage expert and author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, The 5 Love Languages® Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you've always wanted, answering such real-life questions as . . . Why won't they change? Why do we always fight about tasks and responsibilities? Why should we have to work at sex? In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the "big issues," like: Money Communication Decision making In-laws and much more Each chapter includes a "Your Turn" opportunity for reflection and interaction between spouses. Discover the "joy potential" in your marriage and your "ministry potential" for God!

Leaning on the Promises of God for Couples

release date: Mar 23, 2021
Leaning on the Promises of God for Couples
New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages and relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman wants to give you what you need to renew the joy in your relationship. Dr. Chapman knows that marriage is not always easy, and neither is dating, engagement, or any other kind of romantic relationship. But he does have a method for your madness. In Leaning on the Promises of God for Couples, you will get the key that unlocks exactly how to have a successful romantic relationship: how to foster effective communication, mutual respect, unconditional love, and intentional forgiveness. In just a minute or two each day, whether your relationship is struggling or thriving, this book will help you strengthen the love you have for your partner, allowing you to grow together in the love that God has for both of you.

Making Things Right at Work: 5 Ways to Handle Conflict and Build Trust

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Making Things Right at Work: 5 Ways to Handle Conflict and Build Trust
Workplace conflict is inevitable. When it happens, how can you get back on track? Like all relationships, the ones we have at work are subject to stresses--maybe even fractures. Productivity is lost. Tension mounts. Cooperation is reduced. And the workplace becomes toxic. What's the solution? In Making Things Right at Work, Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages(R), is joined by business consultants Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Dr. Paul White to offer strategies for restoring harmony at work. You'll learn: How to discern the causes of workplace conflictHow to avoid unnecessary disputesHow to repair relationships when you've messed upHow to let go of past hurts and rebuild trust Don't let broken relationships taint your work environment. Take steps to make things right . . . not tomorrow, but today. The success of your career depends on it!

Screen Kids

release date: Oct 06, 2020
Screen Kids
Has Technology Taken Over Your Home? In this digital age, children spend more time interacting with screens and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with family. Though technology has its benefits, it also has its harms. In Screen Kids Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes. Through stories, science, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Learn how to: Protect and nurture your child’s growing brain Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference Recognize the warning signs of gaming too much Raise a child who won’t gauge success through social media Teach your child to be safe online This newly revised edition features the latest research and interactive assessments, so you can best confront the issues technology create in your home. Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy relationship with screens and an even healthier relationship with others.

Seen. Known. Loved.

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Seen. Known. Loved.
Could Your Love Language Guide You to a Meaningful Life? In a world of varying beliefs and endless opportunities, determining how to spend our lives can seem impossible. And even more difficult than finding direction can be finding meaning. Perhaps we know what we’re most interested in, but how do we know if it has purpose? These longings our rooted in our desire to feel God’s presence in our lives, which begins when we know how He communicates with us. Seen. Known. Loved. examines how God—the Creator of the universe—intimately communicates with each of His people. Relationships expert Gary Chapman and coauthor R. York Moore offer practical insights for how to know your own love language and how God uses it to communicate with you. When we come to understand our own unique love language, we discover how God both speaks and listens. And, therefore, how He is intimately involved in our lives in ways we have never before identified. The first step to living with meaning is living in union with our God—the source of meaning.

You Get Me

release date: Feb 02, 2021
You Get Me
Love Your Loved One in the Ways That Mean the Most Knowing your significant other's love language is the first step to communicating love--but ideas for how to communicate don't always come easily. While your love is unquestionable, are you expressing it in ways that are meaningful to your loved one? In You Get Me by Jen Mickelborough and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages®, you'll find simple, practical ideas for how to infuse your relationship with excitement, joy, and intimacy as you care for your beloved in the ways that mean the most to him or her. From planning spontaneous dinners to warm embraces, from creating thoughtful playlists to picking out the perfect gift, learn ways to communicate your love in every love language. Don't let a lack of ideas limit your best intentions. Discover how these simple, everyday expressions of love can become fundamental to establishing understanding and connection within your relationship.

Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager
Help your child navigate the teenage years and become a mature adult. The transition from childhood to adulthood is hard for everyone. Physical changes--on the inside as well as the outside--make for a lot of ups and downs. The teenage years are turbulent, no question about it. But if you're a parent or caregiver, don't despair. There's a way through! Gary Chapman, beloved author of the 5 Love Languages(R), has raised two kids of his own, so he knows what it's like to ride the roller coaster of parenting teens. Now he combines the hard-earned wisdom of a parent with the expertise of a counselor to help you know what to look out for. You'll learn: That teens are still developing the ability to think logically That teens need to learn how to apologize and forgive And most importantly, that a parent's example is more important that their words Though the years ahead will be demanding, you don't have to feel helpless. Let Gary Chapman point the way you as you guide your child through this challenging yet rewarding new stage of life.

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

release date: Jun 02, 2020
5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage
Let Sheltering in Place Together be an Opportunity to Renew Your Relationship The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all facets of life. The health crisis has overwhelmed medical workers, business closings have exacerbated financial stress, and—perhaps most unexpectedly—sheltering in place has placed married couples in endless, unprecedented proximity. Whether this has been challenging or delightful for you and your spouse, let this time be an opportunity to renew your love. Learn how to do so in 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage… When You’re Stuck at Home Together by Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. This guide will help enrich your time stuck together by teaching you and your spouse how to: - Call a truce on throwing word bombs - Tear down emotional walls - Discover and speak each other’s love language - Learn the value of teamwork - Have a daily “sit down and listen” time

7 Secrete of a Lasting Marriage

release date: Oct 20, 2020
7 Secrete of a Lasting Marriage
In a world where people hardly seek knowledge or information that will transform their lives, it has become more difficult for marriages to be saved from quarrels, misunderstandings, fights, arguments, and divorce. Dr. Gary Chapman a U.S.A Family man that have last on marriage for more than 45 years. It is very pitiable that couples major in the minor and minor in the major. What does that mean? There was a lady who needed a book that would educate her on how to live well with her husband as she prepared for wedlock. A friend recommended one marriage counselor to her to get the book, but guess what, when she learned the price of the book, she started bargaining. A book that costs less than $3, 000.00. But this lady had spent thousands of dollar on wedding gowns and other makeups in preparation for the wedding day but she don't know the import thing In marriage is to leave happy And Have a lasting marriage . Do you see why marriage would continue to crash? Couples don't pay attention to those things that would lead them to perpetual co-existence. Hence, the reason you should digest this marriage hacks embedded under- it this book 7 secrets of a lasting marriage will strengthen your union with your spouse and lead you to a peaceful marriage very peaceful like mine. scrol up to get us now!!

Love Notes for Couples

release date: Jun 09, 2020
Love Notes for Couples
From the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages comes a short devotional for every couple looking to deepen their relationship with one another—and with God. Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal. The problem isn’t love―it’s your love language. Adapted from The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional, this devotional is perfect for the couples in your life—or for you and your spouse! As you learn how to express heartfelt love to your loved one, you’ll find yourselves deeper in love and growing closer to God—together—as a result.

Holding on to Love After You've Lost a Baby

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Holding on to Love After You've Lost a Baby
A Powerful Resource for Grieving Couples Losing a child is among the most tragic experiences one can face. The crushing grief puts immense strain on the marriage, family relationships, and friendships that few can understand. That’s why this book was written. In it Candy McVicar, a grieving mom who leads a ministry for grieving parents, and Dr. Gary Chapman, relationship expert and author of The 5 Love Languages®, team up to help couples who are facing the unimaginable. They’ll teach you how to: Cope with the complex feelings that come with the grief process Understand your spouse’s unique grieving needs and support him/her Use the five love languages through grief There is nothing that can make the pain of losing a child go away, but healing is possible with intentional hearts and the right resources.

Building Love Together in Blended Families

release date: Feb 04, 2020
Building Love Together in Blended Families
Create a Loving and Safe Environment for Your Blended Family Blended families face unique challenges, and sadly, good intentions aren’t always enough. With so many complex relationships involved, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. That’s why Gary Chapman, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® andnational expert on stepfamilies, Ron Deal, join together in this book to teach you how the five love languages can help your blended family. They’ll teach you: About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies How to overcome fear and trust issues in marriage How to develop healthy parenting and step-parenting practices How the love languages should—and should not—be applied You’re going to face many challenges, but with the right strategies and smart work, your family can be stronger and healthier together.

Step by Step Instructions to Perceive the Indications of Mental and Psychological Injustice

release date: Oct 04, 2020
Step by Step Instructions to Perceive the Indications of Mental and Psychological Injustice
When considering abuse, physical maltreatment may ring a bell first. In any case, misuse/abuse can come in numerous structures. Psychological mistreatment is similarly as genuine as physical maltreatment. Here and there they happen together.Step by step instructions to Perceive the Indications of Mental and Psychological injustice 1) Embarrassment, nullifying and condemning 2) Control and disgrace 3) Charging, accusing, and refusal 4) Passionate disregard and disconnection 5) Codependence 6) What to do All of the above are well detailed on the inside page. See you there and congratulations in advance

Help to Heal a Hurting Marriage

release date: Dec 09, 2019
Help to Heal a Hurting Marriage
Help to Heal a Hurting Marriage—Three books from Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages®. Get 3 eBooks in one from the leading expert on marriage. Learn to identify the unhealthy patterns in your marriage and take positive steps to get your marriage back on track. Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away provides practical solutions and genuine hope for overcoming major marital struggles. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages, but the story doesn't have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.” With Anger learn how to channel your charged emotions in ways that are healthy and productive. Anger is a cruel master. If you struggle even a little with anger, you know how it feels to get mad too easily. There is hope. Gary Chapman shares insights about anger, its effect on relationships, and how to overcome it. In The 5 Apology Languages Gary Chapman partners with Jennifer Thomas to help you say sorry in ways that are profoundly simple and deeply meaningful. Just as we give and receive love in different ways, each one of us also gives and receives apologies differently. This book will show you how to apologize—and receive apologies—in ways that actually work.

Sync Or Swim

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Sync Or Swim
Before you can ever lead change, you must first learn to communicate effectively. Sync or Swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism. It's a delightful, quick read that will: Teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity Bring to life the principles used by hundreds of successful organizations Help you break through apathy and cynicism to inspire teamwork Give you the tools to empower and energize frustrated colleagues Provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences Stimulate lively and positive interaction (discussion guide included) Based on the principles successfully used by major corporations, health organizations, over 250 colleges and universities, government agencies, churches and non-profits.

Love Language Minute for Couples

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Love Language Minute for Couples
From the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages comes a beautiful gift for every couple looking to deepen their relationship with one another—and with God. Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal. The problem isn’t love―it’s your love language. Adapted from The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional, this 100-day giftable devotional is perfect for the couples in your life—or for you and your spouse! As you learn how to express heartfelt love to your loved one, you’ll find yourselves deeper in love and growing closer to God—together—as a result.

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families

release date: Aug 06, 2019
Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families
"With a frank and honest observation on how disability can unravel family unity, this book inspires and equips us to live out our faith as we interact with those we love." -Joni Eareckson Tada, founder & CEO, Joni and Friends Between the worry, the doctor’s appointments, and the thousand small challenges of everyday life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted. The idea of showing abundant love to every member of your family can feel like a daunting task. Jolene Philo has been there. And in this wise, warm, practical guide, she and Dr. Gary Chapman show you how the 5 love languages can help strengthen your marriage and family life—whatever your needs. Sharing dozens of stories from parents of children with special needs children, they teach you how to: protect your marriage amidst the stress discover and speak the love language of your child—even if they’re nonverbal accommodate the love languages for children with special needs and disabilities show love to every member of your family when you have limited time, money, and energy Having a special needs child shouldn’t mean sacrificing a full family life. Learn to share love abundantly no matter your circumstances.

The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts

release date: Jun 04, 2019
The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts
Is it really possible to have the home life you want with the people you love? The most exciting part of any home improvement show is the big reveal—that moment when a drab, run-down house becomes a breathtaking new home. What if you could have that with your home life? That’s what the DIY Guide is all about. In it, you’ll find practical tools for transforming your home life and dramatically improving your family’s culture from Shannon Warden and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. Each chapter teaches you a new home life skill and pairs it with a home improvement metaphor that makes it fun and easy to remember. You can’t hire a contractor for this work, but if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity (hard work), you’ll see results fast. Don’t wait any longer. Get started today and give your relational space the renovations it deserves.

Choose Greatness

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Choose Greatness
Why do some teens thrive as adults while others struggle? What makes the difference? Gary Chapman, the New York Times #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages®, and Clarence Shuler met when Clarence was still a teen. Gary mentored Clarence and helped him make wise decisions during his tumultuous teen years. Decades later, the two are still close friends and both lead powerful ministries that help people all around the world live better, more godly lives. Clarence saw the importance of someone coming alongside when he needed to make difficult but wise decisions. That’s why Gary and Clarence are teaming up to give this gift to other young men. In Choose Greatness, they look at 11 important choices every young man faces, and talk through how he can choose wisely and thereby choose greatness. Full of rich wisdom, down-to-earth writing, and compassionate insight, this book is perfect for a teen to read on their own or (even better) with a mentoring adult. Help the teens in your life choose greatness today.

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

release date: Jan 01, 2019
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®(over 12 million copies sold), Dramatically improve workplace relationships simply by learning your coworkers’ language of appreciation. This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer “Yes!” A bestseller—having sold over 300,000 copies and translated into 16 languages—this book has proven to be effective and valuable in diverse settings. Its principles about human behavior have helped businesses, non-profits, hospitals, schools, government agencies, and organizations with remote workers. PLUS! Each book contains a free access code for taking the online Motivating By Appreciation (MBA) Inventory (does not apply to purchases of used books). The assessment identifies a person’s preferred languages of appreciation to help you apply the book. When supervisors and colleagues understand their coworkers’ primary and secondary languages, as well as the specific actions they desire, they can effectively communicate authentic appreciation, thus creating healthy work relationships and raising the level of performance across an entire team or organization. Take your team to the next level by applying The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

God Speaks Your Love Language

release date: Sep 04, 2018
God Speaks Your Love Language
More than 200,000 copies sold Feel God’s love more personally. Do you realize that the God of the universe speaks your love language, and your expressions of love for Him are shaped by your love language? Learn how you can give and receive God’s love through the five love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Gary Chapman writes, “As we respond to the love of God and begin to identify the variety of languages He uses to speak to us, we soon learn to speak those languages ourselves. Whatever love language you prefer, may you find ever deeper satisfaction in using that language in your relationship with God and with other people.” The book includes a brand new chapter on “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone” which will teach you the joys of speaking a love language you’re not used to with God. No matter what love language you prefer, you will become more deeply connected with God and watch this bond transform all of your relationships. Contains personal reflection questions and a study guide for groups

Everybody Wins

release date: Mar 20, 2018
Everybody Wins
Every couple has disagreements. All too often, though, when we engage in arguments, our goal is not to resolve the conflict at hand, but rather, to win the fight. Unfortunately, when you win an argument, your spouse is the loser, and nobody wants to be or live with a loser. When you resolve a conflict, your spouse becomes your friend. Good marriages are based on friendship, not on winning arguments. Now, Gary Chapman provides couples with a simple blueprint for achieving win-win solutions to everyday conflicts and disagreements. By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings, and understanding why particular issues are so important to their spouse, couples can find solutions that result not only in resolving the conflict at hand, but also leave both partners feeling loved, listened to, and appreciated.

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

release date: Mar 06, 2018
Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away
What to do when you feel like giving up When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy. You never intended it to be miserable. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.” Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning Desparate Marriages, teaches you how to: Recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive Better understand your spouse’s behavior Take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions Make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse An experienced marriage and family counselor, Gary Chapman speaks to those whose spouse is any of the following: Irresponsible A workaholic Controlling Uncommunicative Verbally abusive Physically abusive Sexually abusive Unfaithful Addicted to alcohol or drugs Depressed Marriage has the same potential to be miserable as it does to be blissful. Read Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away to learn how you can turn things around.

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage: ...When You're Stuck at Home Together

release date: Jun 16, 2020
5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage: ...When You're Stuck at Home Together
Let Sheltering in Place Together be an Opportunity to Renew Your Relationship The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all facets of life. The health crisis has overwhelmed medical workers, business closings have exacerbated financial stress, and--perhaps most unexpectedly--sheltering in place has placed married couples in endless, unprecedented proximity. Whether this has been challenging or delightful for you and your spouse, let this time be an opportunity to renew your love. Learn how to do so in 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage... When You're Stuck at Home Together by Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®. This guide will help enrich your time stuck together by teaching you and your spouse how to: - Call a truce on throwing word bombs - Tear down emotional walls - Discover and speak each other's love language - Learn the value of teamwork - Have a daily "sit down and listen" time

The Four Seasons Collection: It Happens Every Spring / Summer Breeze / Falling for You Again / Winter Turns to Spring

release date: Jul 04, 2017
The Four Seasons Collection: It Happens Every Spring / Summer Breeze / Falling for You Again / Winter Turns to Spring
This collection bundles together all 4 of the Four Seasons novels by popular authors Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman into one e-book for a great value! The series is based on the marriage principles found in Gary Chapman’s non-fiction book The Four Seasons of Marriage. Similar in tone and light-hearted, quirky humor as Jan Karon’s Mitford series, Fannie Flagg’s books or Steel Magnolias. Each book has a study guide that talks about the four seasons of marriage and the healing strategies depicted in that volume’s story. #1: It Happens Every Spring Meet the characters that live, work, dream, and love in the community of Deepwater Cove. Four married couples, all in different stages in life, experience the joys and hardships of marriage as examined in Gary Chapman’s The Four Seasons of Marriage. In book one, Steve and Brenda face a common problem among middle-age couples: empty nest syndrome. Steve works too much, and with their two children out of the house, Brenda feels lonely and unfulfilled. In order to save their marriage, the two must learn to reconnect. Readers are also introduced to many charming characters, like Cody, the mentally challenged homeless man that shows up on Steve and Brenda’s porch; Pete, who owns the Rods ’N’ Ends tackle shop; and Patsy Pringle, who owns the Just As I Am beauty parlor, where much of the action takes place. #2: Summer Breeze Readers meet the blended family of Derek and Kim Finley. Kim has a set of twins—one boy and one girl—from her first marriage; Luke has recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and Lydia is acting out as a result of the attention now being showered on Luke. To complicate matters, Derek’s overbearing mother comes to live with them. With all that’s going on in their lives, Kim and Derek’s communication begins to break down and their marriage slowly moves into winter. Although the second book will focus on Kim and Derek, readers will also encounter all their favorite characters—Patsy Pringle, Pete Roberts, Steve and Brenda, Esther and Charlie—as well as some new ones, like the proprietor of the new sandwich shop that’s moved in next to Patsy’s beauty parlor. #3 Falling for You Again Charlie and Esther Moore have been married nearly fifty years when the contented life they’ve built together begins to crumble. Esther has been forgetful recently, but it’s rarely a problem until the day she puts her car in drive instead of reverse, flying off the end of the carport and into the backyard. Esther’s accident and declining health shatter their reverie, and the couple must come to terms with all the paths their lives have not taken if they ever hope to pull their marriage out of winter. As always, the quirky characters of Deepwater Cove will pop in and out of the story and delight readers. #4: Winter Turns to Spring Brad and Ashley Hanes are young newlyweds who are facing their first season of winter. Opposite work schedules, differing views on finances and when to start a family, and Brad’s selfish and immature habits are forcing the young couple apart, causing them to question why they ever got married in the first place. It will take a whole lot of help—mostly from their nosy but well-meaning neighbors—for Ashley and Brad to pull their marriage out of the winter blues and into a hopeful spring. As usual, the residents of Deepwater Cove will pop in and out of the story to delight readers. They’ll encounter Cody and see his continued independence and growing friendship with Jennifer; Patsy and Pete’s escalating romance; and Charlie, a recent widower who is taking on the challenges and excitement of his golden years with zeal.

The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition

release date: Jan 03, 2017
The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition
Simple ways to strengthen any relationship With more than 10 million copies sold, The 5 Love Languages® continues to transform relationships worldwide. And though originally written for married couples, its concepts have proven applicable to families, friends, and even coworkers. The premise is simple: Each person gives and receives love in a certain language, and speaking it will strengthen that relationship. For singles, that means you can: Understand yourself and others better Grow closer to family, friends, and others you care about Gain courage to express your emotions and affection Discover the missing ingredient in past relationships Date more successfully and more Whether you want to be closer to your parents, reach out more to your friends, or give dating another try, The 5 Love Languages®: Singles Edition will give you the confidence you need to connect with others in a meaningful way. "Nothing has more potential for enhancing one's sense of well-being than effectively loving and being loved. This book is designed to help you do both of these things effectively." — Gary Chapman Includes a quiz to help you learn your love language, plus a section on the pros and cons of online dating.

The 5 Love Languages Military Edition

release date: Jan 03, 2017
The 5 Love Languages Military Edition
Advice for military couples “As soon as I arrived in Afghanistan, I began reading The 5 Love Languages®. I had never read anything so simple yet so profound.” — Anonymous soldier If you are in a military relationship, you know the strain of long deployments, lonely nights, and difficult transitions. For extraordinary challenges like these, couples need specific advice. In this updated edition of The 5 Love Languages®:Military Edition, relationship expert Dr. Gary Chapman teams up with Jocelyn Green, a former military wife, to speak directly to military couples. They share the simple secret to loving each other best, including advice for how to: Build intimacy over long distances Reintegrate after deployment Unlearn harsh military-style communication Rebuild and maintain emotional love Help your spouse heal from trauma and more With more than 10 million copies sold, The 5 Love Languages® has been strengthening millions of relationships for over 25 years. This military edition will inspire and equip you to build lasting love in your relationship, starting today. Includes stories from every branch of service, tips for expressing love when apart, and an updated FAQs section.

Penny's Perfect Present

release date: Nov 01, 2016
Penny's Perfect Present
A fun book for kids that teaches the secret to relationships In Penny’s Perfect Present, Penny struggles to feel loved amid all the hustle and bustle around her. She just wants to spend time with her loved ones, but everyone is so busy. Will the trip mom and dad have planned lift her spirits? Join Penny and her friends as they take a visit to the Pet Pal Emporium, a magical place with exotic animals and exciting exhibits. There the owner, Dr. Chapman, creatively teaches the kids about God’s ever-present love, plus practical ways to show love to others. With a positive message, fun pictures, and animals for children to search out on the page, Penny’s Perfect Present is a great tool for parents who want to entertain their children while forming confidence and virtue in them.

Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade

release date: Sep 16, 2016
Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade
Across America and around the world, the five love languages have revitalized relationships and saved marriages from the brink of disaster. Can they also help individuals, couples, and families cope with the devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)? Coauthors Chapman, Shaw, and Barr give a resounding yes. Their innovative application of the five love languages creates an entirely new way to touch the lives of the five million Americans who have Alzheimer’s, as well as their fifteen million caregivers. At its heart, this book is about how love gently lifts a corner of dementia’s dark curtain to cultivate an emotional connection amid memory loss. This collaborative, groundbreaking work between a healthcare professional, caregiver, and relationship expert will: Provide an overview of the love languages and Alzheimer’s disease, correlate the love languages with the developments of the stages of AD, discuss how both the caregiver and care receiver can apply the love languages, address the challenges and stresses of the caregiver journey, offer personal stories and case studies about maintaining emotional intimacy amidst AD. Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade is heartfelt and easy to apply, providing gentle, focused help for those feeling overwhelmed by the relational toll of Alzheimer’s. Its principles have already helped hundreds of families, and it can help yours, too.

The Five Love Languages

release date: Jun 30, 2016
The Five Love Languages
In The 5 Love Languages, you will discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today.

A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages

release date: Apr 20, 2016
A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages
The secret to great relationships—just for teens #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes! Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others. This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like: What motivates and inspires me? What does it mean to be a caring friend? What communicates love to my family? What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex? Features include: A straight-forward overview of the 5 love languages A profile/assessment instrument specifically geared to teens Practical examples/tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s context Graphics that drive home key concepts Teens' relationships matter, and these simple ideas will help them thrive.

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers

release date: Apr 15, 2016
The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers
Over 600,000 copies sold! Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity. In this adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages(more than 10 million copies sold), Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language. Get practical tips for how to: Express love to your teen effectively Navigate the key issues in your teen’s life, including anger and independence Set boundaries that are enforced with discipline and consequences Support and love your teen when he or she fails Get ready to discover how the principles of the five love languages can really work in the life of your teenage and family.

The 5 Love Languages of Children

release date: Apr 15, 2016
The 5 Love Languages of Children
More than 1 million sold! You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it? The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: Discover your child’s love language Assist your child in successful learning Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child. For a free online study guide, visit 5lovelanguages.com.
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