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Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman is a weekly 54-minute radio program offering life-changing insight and realistic advice for strengthening relationships.

Latest Episode: Building Love Together in Blended Families

Saturday, August 8

​Author and director of Family Life Blended, Ron Deal wants to help you build love together in your blended family. On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Ron talks about the unique challenges step-families encounter. You need more than just good intentions to overcome them. How do you build trust and become one? Don’t miss the encouragement for blended families on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Surviving Sorrow

Saturday, August 1

​Kim Erickson's life changed forever on the day her three-year-old son died. On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Kim shows the step-by-step process she took to not only survive that ordeal, but begin to live again. Get practical and biblical help if you're going through a deep loss—or learn how to help someone else. Don't miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

Saturday, July 25

​When you experience loss and disappointment, it's easy to ask, "Why is God allowing this to happen?" On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you'll hear the story of authors and speakers Robert Wolgemuth and Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth. They say that no matter what circumstances you're going through, there's something bigger going on with your story. How do you embrace this mystery? Don't miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

The DIY Guide to Building a Family that Lasts

Saturday, July 18

​Is it possible to have the home life you want with the people you love? On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Shannon Warden gives practical tools to help transform your home life. Renovating a relationship is a lot like fixing an old house. It takes a lot of “sweat equity,” which means hard work. But it’s worth it! Find some new tools to help your family on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Smart Phones

Saturday, July 11

​Your teenager wants a smart phone. Everybody has one. How do you respond? On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, two guests help you navigate the questions and pitfalls of smart phone usage and your children. How do you deal with your fears of losing control? Could a smart phone actually improve your relationship? Hear the encouraging conversation on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. 

Cousin Camp

Saturday, July 4

​If you want to create lasting memories with your grandchildren, don't miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Susan Alexander Yates will talk about creating a "Cousin Camp" that brings grandchildren together over the summer. She'll give practical tips on how to plan activities and spiritual lessons that your family will talk about for years to come. Hear more on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

Saturday, June 27

​Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, couples have been forced to spend more time together.  For some, that has led to a deepening of the marriage.  But for many, the home has become a battleground.  On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear five simple ways to strengthen your marriage…when you’re stuck at home together.  Don’t miss the practical marriage help on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Lead Me

Saturday, June 20

​If you feel like you're walking a tightrope as a father—juggling work and family responsibilities, don't miss the Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Former lead singer with Sanctus Real. Matt Hammit recognized the increasing conflict between his wife and children and his career pursuits. Hear about the difficult choices he made on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Embracing Uncomfortable

Saturday, June 13

​Every day we make decisions about our lives. But instead of choosing what is best, we often gravitate toward what is easiest. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and educator, Dr. Deborah Gorton provides encouragement about facing your fears and pursuing your true purpose by "embracing uncomfortable." Learn more on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Thriving in Love and Money

Saturday, June 6

​One of the big conflicts in marriage is how to handle money. So says author and speaker, Shaunti Feldhahn. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, she'll describe the struggles and disagreements she and her husband had, as well as give game-changing insights about your relationship, your money and yourself. How to thrive in love and money, on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.​

Love Language Minute is a daily one-minute radio program. In a world where life is so busy that most people forget to care for their closest relationships, Gary Chapman is there to help individuals refocus and recalibrate.

Latest Episode: Surprise

Tuesday, August 11

​If being surprised by a gift makes you feel loved, could "Surprise" be a love language? Dr. Gary Chapman says probably not. If receiving a gift that you expect doesn't make you feel loved, maybe "Gifts" isn't your love language.

Nervous About Getting Married

Monday, August 10

Are you nervous about getting married? Dr. Gary Chapman says it could be for a variety of reasons. It just might be your personality to worry. Or it might be a legitimate red flag. If it's a red flag, don't ignore it! Premarital counseling is always the best approach.

Houston, We Have A Problem!

Friday, August 7

A spouse separates and asks the other spouse for a divorce. What should you do? Dr. Gary Chapman says that separation doesn't always lead to a divorce. Separation may provide the opportunity for each spouse to evaluate their situation. It may lead to a restored and enriched relationship.

Biblical Love

Thursday, August 6

​After coming off the high of emotional love, one begins to wonder if they married the right person. Dr. Gary Chapman says that's the time to search the Word and learn what true love looks like.

Break From Abuse

Wednesday, August 5

​What do you do when your spouse is abusive? Dr. Gary Chapman suggests letting your spouse know that the next time the abuse takes place, you will leave for a period of time in order to heal emotionally.

Opposite Personalities

Tuesday, August 4

​Will total opposite personalities of a couple spell doom for their relationship? Dr. Gary Chapman says "absolutely not"! There's a lot to be said for the old saying "opposites attract". Just be aware of your personality differences and learn ways to handle those differences.

Quality Time Interruptions

Monday, August 3

​What do you do when your work schedule interferes with Quality Time? On A Love Language Minute, Dr. Gary Chapman suggests that both spouses must work together to creatively find time to express each other's love language.

The Person Behind an Abusive Tongue

Friday, July 31

​Behind every abusive tongue is a person of value. As hard as that is to accept, Dr. Gary Chapman says every person is valuable to God. So focus on their worth through the eyes of Christ. You might be God's instrument for helping them to change. Challenging words on A Love Language Minute.

The Importance of Spiritual Compatibility

Thursday, July 30

​How important is compatibility in a relationship? Dr. Gary Chapman says compatibility in core issues of life and in our spiritual walk is vital to a successful marriage. Learn more on A Love Language Minute.

What Abusive Words Reveal

Wednesday, July 29

​What do abusive words reveal? Dr. Gary Chapman says verbal abuse reveals more about the abuser's need for self-worth than their spouse's character. His advice is to affirm the abuser but NOT the abuse! Words of wisdom on A Love Language Minute.

Where Does Our Love Language Come From?

Tuesday, July 28

​Where does our love language come from? Dr. Gary Chapman says it's unclear; but our love language is developed very early in life. It might very well be a matter of nature vs. nurture. Learn more on the next A Love Language Minute.

Roommate vs. An Intimate Relationship

Monday, July 27

​My marriage feels like a roommate vs. an intimate relationship. Dr. Gary Chapman says an intimate relationship requires ongoing hard work. A frank conversation that addresses this issue might be the best place to start. It's all on this edition of A Love Language Minute.

Verbal Abuse is Warfare

Friday, July 24

​The use of abusive words is intended to inflict damage on the other person. Dr. Gary Chapman says this abuse might signal an issue of poor self-esteem in the abuser. Building up their self-esteem may bring about a positive change. Hopeful advice on A Love Language Minute.

Commitment to Love

Thursday, July 23

​Dr. Gary Chapman says we can't necessarily change our spouse, but we should be totally committed to loving our spouse in their love language, no matter what. Learn how to be God's agent for loving your spouse on the next A Love Language Minute.

A Leader's Priority List

Wednesday, July 22

​A loving leader puts his wife at the top of his priority list. Dr. Gary Chapman says Christ modeled this for us when He surrendered His will for the good of the Church. Husbands should do the same. Learn more on A Love Language Minute.