The 5 Love Languages® Marriage Conference

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Imagine a marriage where your emotional needs are met. You and your spouse talk openly, you have fun on dates, you are loving and loved. You’re a team!

Whether you’ve been married six months or sixty years, every marriage can use a boost. In this popular one-day conference led by Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages®, you and your spouse will focus on the basics of every marriage. With wisdom and a healthy dose of humor, Dr. Chapman gives valuable tips on breaking unhealthy patterns and choosing to develop a more intimate, happy marriage.

Join us for what’s sure to be a highlight of your marriage and the beginning of many positive changes. Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • Communication 101 — Honest and healthy communication is essential for a thriving marriage. Most couples experience some sort of difficulty in having profitable discussions with their spouse. Some even say, “We don’t really talk at all.” Discover your own tendency to be a “babbling brook” or a “dead sea” and how to deal with its implications. Hear Dr. Chapman present memorable anecdotes that drive home his practical advice that any couple can use to improve their communication.
  • Understanding and Expressing Love — What should couples do when those exciting feelings of love seem to be long gone? Learning your spouse’s “love language” and choosing to act out of love are the steps to renewing your relationship. Dr. Chapman explains how to rekindle those emotions with a few simple strategies couples can use to express love to their spouses and refill the empty “love tank” in each of them.
  • Initiating Positive Change — Dr. Chapman speaks to both wives and husbands in this session as he shares the key to thriving marriages. While stressing the value and significance of both partners, he will help couples gain clarity in their quest toward a unified, growing marriage. You will receive advice on how to handle strong disagreements, power struggles and poor decisions.
  • Making Sex a Mutual Joy — We may giggle at or avoid the subject, but there is no denying that God created sex and designed it as a powerful forum for loving your spouse. What better place to address misconceptions, talk about difficulties and explain God’s intention for sex than a session with Dr. Gary Chapman, who has over 40 years of experience in marital counseling and can candidly address this important issue?
  • How to Share the Things that Bug You — When the differences within your marriage rear their ugly heads, how do you process them without damaging your mate? In this session, Dr. Chapman will teach you ways to lovingly accept your spouse while letting your voice be heard. Learn the delicate art of constructive criticism and how to let laughter reign in your marriage.


8:00 am — Doors Open

8:55 am — Intro: Church staff introduces Dr. Chapman

9:00 am — Communication 101

10:10 am — Break

10:30 am — Understanding and Expressing Love

11:30 am — Lunch: Church staff gives instructions on lunch options

12:30 pm —  Initiating Positive Change

1:30 pm — Break

1:45 pm —  Making Sex a Mutual Joy

2:45 pm — How to Share the Things that Bug You

3:30 pm — Dismissed

4:00 pm — Book Tables Close


What is your policy on tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable. They are, however, transferable. So you may give them to someone else in your absence. If you have questions or concerns regarding our policy, please contact us at [email protected].

May I bring my child(ren) with me?

Unless otherwise stated, we are unable to provide childcare. As a courtesy to other participants, we ask that you do not bring children (including nursing infants) to this conference.

What is the seating arrangement?

Tickets are general admission, so it is a first-come, first-served seating process. Doors generally open at 8:15 AM.

Do you sell tickets at the door?

Providing we are not sold out, we do offer tickets at the door on the morning of the event for the walk-in rate of $50 per person. Please check the individual event webpages to determine whether the event is sold out or not.

Will I receive tickets in the mail?

At the time of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation, which contains conference information, and a confirmation number. Please keep this confirmation email, as it is your ticket to the event.

Does Dr. Chapman offer individual counseling?

Because Dr. Chapman serves on staff at his church, writes, and speaks at conferences around the country, he is, unfortunately, unable to accept any new counseling clients. If you are looking for a counselor, we recommend speaking with a pastor or counselor at your local church. Although Moody Global Ministries does not specifically endorse any counselors, two popular options for finding a Christian counselor are to visit the American Association of Christian Counselors’ website or call the Meier Clinics’ toll-free number,1-888-7CLINIC.

Host a Conference

The 5 Love Languages® Marriage Conference is hosted by churches all across the country. If your church or ministry would like to host Dr. Gary Chapman’s one-day, marriage-transforming conference, please review the application process.

Application Process

  1. Read the information below and submit the Hosting Application form below (simply apply, no deposit or commitment required).
  2. Once your application has been approved, you will be asked to submit a signed agreement and a $500.00 refundable* Host Fee.

Host Requirements

  • A facility that is able to seat 850 conference attendees.
  • Facility, audio/visual equipment, and staff, security (if needed), and janitorial services (as needed), to be provided and paid for by host church.
  • At least 16 staff members or volunteers who are available to fully support the conference from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on the Saturday of the conference. Volunteers attend free.
  • Bottled water for attendees—enough for both breaks—to be provided and paid for by the host church.

We receive many requests from churches and organizations to host Dr. Chapman’s conference. Moody Publishers conference team prayerfully considers each request in light of the many variables of our schedule and your community. We earnestly desire to be wise stewards of our resources and to reach as many people as possible with this vital ministry to marriages.

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