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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: The Relationally Intelligent Child - Dr. John Trent and Dr. Dewey Wilson

Saturday, June 19

If you’re concerned that the pain of your past might trickle down to your children, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Dr. John Trent and Dr. Dewey Wilson will give help for parents who want to raise relationally intelligent children. What are the five keys to helping kids connect well with others? Find out today on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Value of Wrinkles - Isabel Tom

Saturday, June 12

How can you help your children value and connect with the older generation? On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and speaker Isabel Tom shows how important it is for parents to model respect for older family members and friends. We often fear aging so much that we devalue ourselves and others. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Yes, You Really Can Change - Chip Ingram

Saturday, June 5

Is it possible to change bad habits? Can you be free from the sin-cycle that vexes you? On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Pastor, author and teacher on Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram, says an emphatic YES! You really can change. If you feel spiritually stuck, don’t miss the practical help and hope.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary-May

Saturday, May 29

Dr. Gary Chapman is known for the 5 Love Languages. But he’s not afraid to tackle the real life struggles you’re facing. On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, questions from you about marriage difficulties, family conflict and abuse in marriage. You might hear an answer to something you’re going through. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Glorious Pursuit - Gary Thomas

Saturday, May 22

How do you become the person you were created to be? Author and speaker, Gary Thomas calls that question the “glorious pursuit.” The early church had spiritual practices that we’ve gotten away from in today’s modern world. Learn the power of these practices on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BEST Marriage - Anthony Delanely

Saturday, May 15

If your marriage isn’t all it could be, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Former police officer, Anthony Delaney believes that if you have lots of conflict and you’re wildly different, there’s still hope for you and your spouse. How can you achieve the “BEST” marriage? Find out today on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Authentic Motherhood - Juli Slattery

Saturday, May 8

Does brokenness disqualify you from being a good mom? On our Mother’s Day edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Juli Slattery talks about authentic motherhood. Many moms feel inadequate and strive for perfection in their role as a mother. If you’re overwhelmed, don’t miss a conversation about “authentic motherhood” on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Life Lessons and Love Languages - Dr. Gary Chapman

Saturday, May 1

Take a guided tour of the life lessons learned and love languages discovered on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. We go up close and personal with this trusted NY Times bestselling author. Hear of his humble beginnings in a North Carolina mill town, the girl who broke his heart and the bully who challenged his faith.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - April

Saturday, April 24

Dr. Gary Chapman is known for the 5 Love Languages. He loves connecting couples and singles with the love of God. And he’s not afraid to tackle the real life struggles you’re facing. On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, questions from you about marriage difficulties, family conflict and a lot more. You might hear an answer to something you’re going through—join the conversation today on the April edition of Dear Gary. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

When Faith is Forbidden - Todd Nettleton

Saturday, April 17

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to journey with persecuted brothers and sisters, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. For more than 20 years, host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio, Todd Nettleton has traveled the world interviewing hundreds of Christians who've been persecuted. “When Faith is Forbidden.” Hear the stories he uncovered. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Yours Till Heaven - Ray Rhodes

Saturday, April 10

If you like a good love story, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. You’ll hear the untold love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon. Ray Rhodes will take us on a remarkable journey to the 1800s to discover how the bond of this renowned couple helped fuel their lifelong service to God. How did they handle the pressure, the illnesses, and the loneliness? Find out today on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Characters of Easter - Daniel Darling

Saturday, April 3

​The Bible is filled with real people who had real problems and pain. Today, author and speaker Dan Darling helps us take a fresh look at the people who populate the story of Passion Week. The religious leaders, the political leaders, the disciples, the betrayer. You might see yourself in the characters of Easter. Don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - March

Saturday, March 27

The questions are in, your messages have been received, and it’s time for answers on today's edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Each month the New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages takes questions and comments from his listener line. He’ll talk with singles about dating and address the sex-less marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Joy Switch - Chris Coursey

Saturday, March 20

Wouldn’t you love it if you had a special button you could push that would activate a happier life? On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear about “the joy switch” that God has provided. Chris Coursey (CORE see) says your brain has a secret circuit that affects all of your relationships. How do you find it and flip the power on? Find out on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marriage in the Middle - Dorothy Littell Greco

Saturday, March 13

For many, the term “midlife” is synonymous with “crisis.” But our guest on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, says it doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, midlife is challenging. But the demands of this season can force us to adjust, adapt and grow deeper in the marriage relationship. How do you take advantage of midlife opportunities? Find out today on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Help Her Be Brave - Amy Ford

Saturday, March 6

If abortion became illegal, would the church be ready to respond? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Amy Ford wants to help you discover your place in the pro-life movement. Her dream is to create the kind of world where every woman with an unplanned pregnancy will feel empowered to choose life. Don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Building Love Together in Blended Families - Ron Deal

Saturday, February 27

Author and director of Family Life Blended, Ron Deal wants to help you build love together in your blended family. On today's program, 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 this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Good Work - Dave Hataj

Saturday, February 20

Many people talk about being “called” into ministry, but today on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear Dave’s story. He was called from being a pastor back into his family’s gear shop. It was something he never wanted to do, but the transition became a spiritually transformative season of his life. If you’re struggling with finding purpose in your work, don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rebuilding Trust in a Marriage - Mark and Jill Savage

Saturday, February 13

Is the trust in your marriage being built or being broken? On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Jill and Mark Savage detail the devastation of adultery. It was a painful, difficult time in their marriage. But there was repentance and forgiveness. Then came the hard work of rebuilding trust. What is that process like? Find out on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

On Waiting Well - Bradley Baurain

Saturday, February 6

It’s one of the hardest things to do, but also one of the most rewarding. On this edition Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll learn about the benefits of “waiting well.” We spend a lot of time doing things efficiently and making sure we get our to-do list completed. What do we lose when we fail to wait? Hear encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - January

Saturday, January 30

What would you say to someone whose spouse has declared, “I’ve fallen out of love?” What would you say to someone whose spouse has admitted cheating and wants forgiveness? These are the types of questions Dr. Gary Chapman answers on his monthly edition of “Dear Gary.” Hear new questions for the New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages on this edition Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sent - Heather and Ashley Holleman

Saturday, January 23

If the prospect of sharing your faith with someone makes you nervous, you have to hear this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Husband and wife duo, Heather and Ashley Holleman have discovered a way to turn ordinary interactions with family, neighbors, and coworkers into an invitation to adventure with God. They call this an opportunity to live “sent.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Grumbler’s Guide to Giving Thanks - Dustin Crowe

Saturday, January 16

For most of us, grumbling comes a lot easier than gratitude. But this week, you’ll hear about the heart-altering power of thanksgiving in all situations. Author and pastor Dustin Crowe says there are tangible and quantifiable results of living a life of gratitude. Don’t miss the encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Strength for the Cancer Journey - Deborah Barr

Saturday, January 9

If you’ve been given the diagnosis of cancer, or if someone you care about has, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Author and speaker Deborah Barr says cancer is a hard, reluctant journey through rugged, unfamiliar terrain. But you can find the strength you need if you’ll allow God to join you on this trail. Whether a patient or a caregiver, you’ll be encouraged. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Habakkuk - Dannah Gresh

Saturday, January 2

The world has been upended by uncertainty, financial upheaval, a contentious election, racial division and a pandemic, as well. Today, Dannah Gresh reminds us of the message of an Old Testament prophet named Habakkuk.  If you’re asking, “Where is God in all this? Is he in control?” Don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - December

Saturday, December 26

The questions are in, your messages have been received, and it’s time for answers. Each month the New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages takes questions and comments from his listener line. And this week, it’s our final broadcast of 2020 and some great questions about marriage struggles, the love languages and more. Don’t miss todays December Dear Gary broadcast on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hosanna In Excelsis - David and Barbara Leeman

Saturday, December 19

There’s nothing that warms the heart like great Christmas hymns. And on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear the stories behind some of those unforgettable songs. David and Barbara Leeman will take us on a guided tour of Christmas music that has stood the test of time. Don’t miss the inspiration, comfort and joy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marching Around Jericho - Lynn Donovan

Saturday, December 12

If you’re in a spiritually mismatched marriage, don’t miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Lynn Donovan prayed for the “walled-off heart” of her spouse for years. Then she read the biblical story of the walls of Jericho that came tumbling down. If your heart yearns for your spouse to come alive spiritually, don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Motherhood Without All The Rules - Maggie Combs

Saturday, December 5

If you’re a mom looking for the right rules to help guide you, this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman is for you! Author and speaker Maggie Combs says many moms are living under the pressure of misguided rules that lead to bondage, not freedom. Hear the liberating “gospel truth” about your role as a mother. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - November

Saturday, November 28

You’ve heard that when you get to the end of your rope you need to a tie a knot and hang on, right? Well, if that’s you, tune in to the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. On our November “Dear Gary” broadcast, you’ll hear answers to some deep marriage and family struggles, and words of hope from the author of the NY Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Get Out Of Your Head - Jennie Allen

Saturday, November 21

Are your thoughts holding you captive? Do you feel you’ll never be good enough, that others have a better life? Then hear Jennie Allen’s story on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Jennie knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, but she also knows you don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. Don’t miss the encouragement to “get out of your head"! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Seen. Known. Loved. - York Moore

Saturday, November 14

Every person on the planet has longings inside placed there by God. But many never discover what they truly desire. So says author and speaker York Moore. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, he’ll talk about his own search for meaning and where that search led. He believes each person needs to be seen, known and loved. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Screen Kids - Arlene Pellicane

Saturday, November 7

Technology has helped children stay in school during the pandemic. But what are the hidden costs of so much screen time? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and speaker Arlene Pellicane will help parents and grandparents who are struggling with this topic. What are the skills every child needs in a tech-driven world? Hear a practical program on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - October

Saturday, October 31

You never know what you’re going to hear when Dr. Gary Chapman takes phone calls from listeners. It could be a marriage struggle, a disagreement about a previous answer he’s given, or a parenting question. He’ll tackle any relational issue you have—from in-laws to the love languages. Need some encouragement? Don’t miss the October “Dear Gary” broadcast on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Together Through the Storms - Jeff and Sarah Walton

Saturday, October 24

When Sarah and Jeff said, “I do,” they had no idea the storms their marriage would face. Chronic illness, baggage from the past, a child with a neurological challenge, financial struggles and more. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Sarah and Jeff talk about how they were able to navigate those storms. If the waves are crashing on your marriage, join us for the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Dad Difference - Bryan Loritts

Saturday, October 17

What does it take to be a great dad? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and pastor and dad, Bryan Loritts gives the four gifts your child needs from his or her father. You’ll hear stories of not-so-perfect dads as well as those who overcome great obstacles to become fathers who made a difference. Don’t miss the encouragement for dads of all ages on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fight for Love - Rosie Makinney

Saturday, October 10

If your husband is addicted to pornography, you won’t want to miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Rosie Makinney was in that exact situation and she decided she would fight for her marriage and fight for love. How do you do that, especially if your husband won’t admit his addiction? Don’t miss the help and hope for marriages affected by pornography. It’s coming up on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Practical Guide for Praying Parents-Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Saturday, October 3

If you’re an anxious parent, you won’t want to miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Dr. Erwin Lutzer wants to help you go from “anxious” to “praying.” If you have a prodigal child or grandchild with a hardened heart, how do you pray? And how do you avoid repetitious requests? Hear “A Pracital Guide for Praying Parents” on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary - September

Saturday, September 26

Dr. Gary Chapman is known for the 5 Love Languages. His passion is to connect couples and singles with that unique approach to relationships. And he’s not afraid to tackle real life struggles. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear never-before-asked questions about the love languages. The answers might help you. Hear the conversation on the September edition of Dear Gary—on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Higher Calling - Harold and Rachel Earls

Saturday, September 19

He dreamed of climbing to the top of the biggest mountain in the world. She dreamed of starting a family and having a great marriage. On today's Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Captain Harold Earls and Rachel Earls tell their story of the mountain that stood between them. Could the differences between you and your spouse forge an unbreakable bond? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Love Like You Mean It - Bob Lepine

Saturday, September 12

Every year, millions of couples pledge their love before family and friends. Do they know what they’d getting into? On today's Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, veteran radio host and pastor Bob Lepine (luh PEEN) encourages husbands and wives to “love like you mean it.” Part of the struggle in today’s culture is that we don’t understand the meaning of the word “love.” Don’t miss the marriage encouragement on this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Becoming Sage - Michelle Van Loon

Saturday, September 5

If you’re somewhere in mid-life or beyond, you won’t want to miss this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Michelle Van Loon believes older Christians represent an untapped resource for the church. If you’re not content to simply coast spiritually, you’ll be encouraged by the conversation about “Becoming Sage.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Recovered

Saturday, August 29

​Getting hit by an 18-wheeler changed Robby’s life. Because of the accident, he became addicted to painkillers and that sent him on a dangerous spiral. On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Robby Gallaty tells his redemptive story and gives hope for anyone praying for a prodigal. Hear how God intervened in Robby’s life on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wise Women Managing Money

Saturday, August 22

​Women today control more than 50% of the wealth in America. They want to steward their resources well, but many lack the confidence in the area of money management. On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Miriam Neff and Valerie Hogan team up to help empower women. Learn how to take charge of your finances. Don’t miss the encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Homeschool Bravely — with Jamie Erickson

Saturday, August 15

Many parents are considering the positive choice of homeschooling their children. But there are still doubts and fears that surface. On this best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, educator and speaker, Jamie Erickson discusses how to move past those doubts and fears and teach your children with confidence. Learn how to homeschool bravely, on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Featured Resource: Homeschool Bravely See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.​ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, May 30

​Once a month the New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages takes questions and comments from his listener line. And on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear callers from around the country ask questions and give feedback that might help you in your relational struggles. Don’t miss the fun on the May Dear Gary broadcast—coming up the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Staying Power

Saturday, May 23

​When life sends it's worst, marriages often suffer. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Gene and Carol Kent talk about the greatest crisis they faced in their marriage. If you and your spouse are under great stress because of some unforeseen circumstance, they believe you can come out on the other side more loving and committed. Find out how on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Who’s Got Your Back

Saturday, May 16

​Ask a man you know this question: “Who’s got your back?” The answer, many times, is, “No one.” On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and speaker David Smith talks about men making and keeping great relationships with other men. Why do so many men go at life alone? What can we learn from the friendships of Jesus? Don’t miss an important conversation on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Five to Thrive

Saturday, May 9

​Each person has five core needs. If you want to thrive, those needs must be met in healthy ways. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and educator, Dr. Kathy Koch will help you determine if your core needs are being met. And if they aren’t, she’ll help you develop an action plan. If you’re not thriving, don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Value of Wrinkles

Saturday, May 2

​It’s time to reconsider our attitudes toward aging. So says author and speaker, Isabel Tom. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, she’ll describe her years of working and living with older adults and what they have to offer the younger generations. How do you teach people the value of wrinkles in a culture that worships youth? Don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Featured Resource: The Value of Wrinkles See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, April 25

​You've heard that when you get to the end of your rope you need to a tie a knot and hang on, right? Well, if that's you, tune in to the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. On our April "Dear Gary" broadcast, you'll hear answers to some deep marriage and family struggles, and words of hope from the author of the NY Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages. Don't miss the questions and answers on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Resource: Holding onto Love After You've Lost a Baby: The Five Love Languages for Grieving Parents See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Holding Onto Love After the Loss of a Baby

Saturday, April 18

​Losing a child is among the most tragic experiences a parent can face. The crushing grief affects the marriage and family like nothing else. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Candy McVicar talks about her own journey through loss and how the principles in The Five Love Languages helped her and her family. If someone you know is grieving, don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Resource: Holding onto Love After You've Lost a Baby: The Five Love Languages for Grieving Parents  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Inexpressible

Saturday, April 11

​"When the person from whom I have a right to expect nothing gives me everything." That's a working definition of a three-letter Hebrew word that's found throughout the Bible. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, musician and author Michael Card reveals the mystery of hesed. How could one little word change the way you live? Find out on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Recovered

Saturday, April 4

​Getting hit by an 18-wheeler changed Robby's life. Because of the accident, he became addicted to painkillers and that sent him on a dangerous spiral. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Robby Gallaty tells his redemptive story and gives hope for anyone praying for a prodigal. Hear how God intervened in Robby's life on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, March 28

​What do you do to get your husband to talk? How do you get a child to give you a second chance when you've made a mistake? You'll hear answers to those questions on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Plus, a spouse who has given up on the marriage. Hear responses from trusted pastor and author of the New York Times bestseller, the 5 Love Languages. Don't miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Real Life Love

Saturday, March 21

​He's the grandson of a world-famous marriage expert, and you'll hear him on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Author and speaker, Michael Gibson, will talk about lessons learned from his grandfather, Dr. Gary Smalley. His message is for singles and others struggling to let go of the fairytale and find "real life love." Don't miss the encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Surviving Sorrow

Saturday, March 14

​Kim Erickson’s life changed forever on the day her three-year-old son died. On the next 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Jesus Dare

Saturday, March 7

​A dare is a dare, right? Unless it's a double-dog—or triple-dog dare. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and speaker Jay Payleitner will dare you to open the door of faith. He asks, "What if Jesus really is who he says he is?"  What difference might happen in your life and relationships if you took "The Jesus Dare?" Find out on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, February 29

​You've heard that when you get to the end of your rope you need to a tie a knot and hang on, right? Well, if that's you, here's a better idea. Tune in to the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. On our February edition of "Dear Gary," you'll hear answers to some deep marriage and family struggles, and words of hope from the author of the NY Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages. Don't miss the questions and answers on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Uncovering the Love of Jesus

Saturday, February 22

​If you feel like Easter Sunday sneaks up on you every year, don't miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Author and speaker, Asheritah Ciuciu believes with some preparation of our hearts, we can enter the season known as "Lent" and have it transform our perspective of Jesus. You can also lead your children to a deeper understanding of God's love. Find out how on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Building Love Together in Blended Families

Saturday, February 15

​Author and director of Family Life Blended, Ron Deal wants to help you build love together in your blended family. On the next 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Vertical Marriage

Saturday, February 8

​If you asked your spouse to rate your marriage from 1-10, what would he or she say? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Dave asked his wife Ann that question. Her response was, "I've lost my feelings for you." Hear what happened to them and the secret they learned that might turn your marriage around. Don't miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Not From Around Here

Saturday, February 1

​"There is so much division in the country right now." Have you heard someone say that lately? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Brandon O'Brien talks about the things that divide us, unite us, and how to move forward in a presidential election year. Having lived as an outsider, he's heard, "You're not from around here, are you?" You'll hear why that's important on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, January 25

​What would you say to a woman whose husband has said, “I’ve fallen out of love?” What would you say to a husband whose wife has cheated on him? Coming up on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, it’s our January Dear Gary edition as the New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages takes questions and comments from his listener line. Hear some honest struggles shared on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wise Women Managing Money

Saturday, January 18

​Women today control more than 50% of the wealth in America. They want to steward their resources well, but many lack the confidence in the area of money management. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Miriam Neff and Valerie Hogan team up to help empower women. Learn how to take charge of your finances. Don’t miss the encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Homeschool Bravely

Saturday, January 11

​Many parents are considering the positive choice of homeschooling their children. But there are still doubts and fears that surface. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, educator and speaker, Jamie Erickson discusses how to move past those doubts and fears and teach your children with confidence. Learn how to homeschool bravely, on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Complicated Heart

Saturday, January 4

​Sarah Mae’s story reads like a novel. From an early age she suffered neglect and abuse. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you’ll hear her story and the complicated journey she took to forgive her alcoholic mother. She made a promise to her mom that she would share the truth about their story. Don’t miss the conversation on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, December 28

​The questions are in, your messages have been received, and it’s time for answers on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Each month the New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages takes questions and comments from his listener line. And this week, it’s the last broadcast of 2019 featuring great questions about marriage struggles, the love languages and more. Don’t miss the December Dear Gary broadcast on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. 52 Uncommon Family Adventures See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Devotions for Marriage

Saturday, December 21

​As we approach a new year, many couples want a fresh start to their marriage. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Dr. Tim Keller and his wife of 43 years, Kathy, talk about the meaning of marriage. Connecting on a soul-level each day in 2020 can draw you closer to God and each other. How do you begin to pray together if you’ve never done that? Hear a practical conversation about marriage on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Love Struck

Saturday, December 14

​We live in a sex-saturated society. And yet, our culture has not understood the true beauty of physical intimacy in marriage. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, how to discover God’s design for romance, marriage and sexual intimacy from the Song of Solomon. Author Sharon Jaynes says sex is not something evil that marriage permits, it’s a gift from God that marriage protects. Don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bible and Breakfast

Saturday, December 7

​Many in today’s world feel like they start their day on empty and run on fumes. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, learn how to kickstart your soul every day. Author Asheritah Ciuciu believes it all begins in the morning by feeding your body and soul. She says it will change the way you view life and the struggles you face. Bible and Breakfast—don’t miss the conversation on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, November 30

​You’ve heard that when you get to the end of your rope you need to a tie a knot and hang on, right? Well, if that’s you, tune in to the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. On our November “Dear Gary” broadcast, you’ll hear answers to some deep marriage and family struggles, and words of hope the author of the NY Times bestseller, The Five Love Languages. Don’t miss the questions and answers on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Characters of Christmas

Saturday, November 23

​You’ve heard the story of the birth of Jesus since you were a child. But this year, take a closer look at the unlikely people caught up in his story. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author Daniel Darling shines a spotlight on the characters of Christmas. Get a fresh view of the miracle birth of Jesus by looking at this event through their eyes. Don’t miss the conversation on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Empty Nest, Full Life

Saturday, November 16

​As a parent, you’ve dreamed of having an empty nest. But when the last little bird flies, it can bring grief along with the joy. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and speaker Jill Savage says those conflicting feelings are normal. Marriage struggles you didn’t know were there many times surface. How do you handle all the changes? Don’t miss Jill Savage on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You Can Trust God to Write Your Story

Saturday, November 9

​When you experience loss and disappointment, it’s easy to ask, “Why is God allowing this to happen?” On the next 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Power of Hospitality

Saturday, November 2

​Many in today’s world feel isolated, lonely and disconnected. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author Leslie Verner talks about the power of hospitality to change lives. She says there are many people all around us who need an invitation. Seeing them is the first step in connecting to their hearts. Don’t miss a challenging and hopeful conversation on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, October 26

​This weekend, hear Dr. Gary Chapman take your questions about marriage, parenting and the love languages on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Each month he opens the listener line to deal with something going on in your life. You might hear a question and an answer that will guide you closer to someone you love. Don't miss the variety of questions that come from listeners around the country on October's Dear Gary—on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your Marriage Today…and Tomorrow

Saturday, October 19

​Do you want to build a marriage now that your kids will thank you for later? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, a best-of broadcast featuring Dr. Crawford Loritts—he and his wife, Karen, have been married 45 years. How do you build a union together that will not only stand but also leave a legacy to the next generation and beyond? Don’t miss the hope and encouragement for your marriage on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families

Saturday, October 12

​If you have a child with special needs, don’t miss the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Between the worry, visits to the doctor, appointments at school, and a thousand challenges for everyday life, you can be overwhelmed and exhausted. Jolene Philo has been there and she has help and hope for your special needs family. Hear the encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Who Do You See When You Look At Me?

Saturday, October 5

​If you’re a parent of a child with a disability, you won’t want to miss the encouragement on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. You’ll hear the story of Grace Anna Rogers who has struggled with her health from birth. But that hasn’t kept her from living fully and singing with all her heart. You’ll hear from her mother, Angela, and Grace Anna herself, on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dear Gary

Saturday, September 28

​Dr. Gary Chapman is known for the 5 Love Languages. His passion is to connect couples and singles with the love of God. And he's not afraid to tackle real life struggles. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, questions about marriage difficulties, family conflict and a lot more. You might hear an answer to something you're going through. Hear the conversation on the September edition of Dear Gary—on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Practicing the Present

Saturday, September 21

​Do you find yourself living more in the past and the future than right now? Do the regrets behind you hold you back? Do the hopes of tomorrow keep you waiting? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and professor emeritus at Moody Bible Institute, Dr. John Koessler helps you practice the present. Join us for the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Emptied

Saturday, September 14

Most couples enter marriage with high expectations of happiness. Jonathan and Wynter Pitts struggled with that reality through their years together—and then the unthinkable happened. On this episode of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, hear their story and why the concept of being "emptied" is an encouraging picture of marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Smart Phones

Saturday, September 7

​Your teenager wants a smart phone. Everybody has one. How do you respond? On the next 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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Choose Greatness

Saturday, August 31

​When Clarence was a teenager, Pastor Gary walked onto a basketball court and began a relationship with him. Now, decades later, Dr. Clarence Shuler and Dr. Gary Chapman are helping a new generation of young men. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, hear a best-of conversation between these lifelong friends about Choosing Greatness. Don’t miss this special Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Overcomer

Saturday, August 24

​The Kendrick brothers have thrilled movie-going audiences for years—and this weekend their sixth feature film, Overcomer, is being released. On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, director, actor and author, Alex Kendrick details the themes tackled in the film. How does he explain the reactions to War Room, Courageous and their other films? Don’t miss Alex Kendrick on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lies Girls Believe

Saturday, August 17

​You cannot change the world your daughter is growing up in, but you can prepare her for it. On a best-of, Building Relationships s with Dr. Gary Chapman, author and speaker Dannah Gresh identifies some of the lies the culture is telling your daughter. And she has the perfect antidote to those lies—the truth that comes from God’s Word. How do you communicate that effectively to help tween girls understand who they really are? Lies Girls Believe—on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your Future Self

Saturday, August 10

​If you kick yourself for your anger problem, if you can’t believe you finished the whole half gallon of ice cream, don’t miss a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. Author and speaker Drew Dyck says the Bible and brain science teach us a lot about self-control. Don’t miss a helpful conversation for sinners, quitters, and procrastinators—on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Workplace Appreciation

Saturday, August 3

​Think of your workplace. Are you excited to go there and be part of a team growing together and reaching toward a common goal? Or do you feel overwhelmed by negativity and competition? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, a best-of broadcast with Dr. Paul White who will talk about what you can do to change your workplace. He believes organizations are empowered when people are encouraged. Don’t miss the practical advice on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Marriage Knot

Saturday, July 27

​What does it take to make a strong marriage? On the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Ron and Jody hadn’t been married a year and their marriage was falling apart. Their struggles led to a discovery that marriage is like tying two pieces of string together. That knot has to be kept tight. They found seven choices that keep couples together. And you’ll hear about them on a best-of broadcast on Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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.

BROWSE EPISODES
Latest Episode: A controlling wife or a collaborating wife?

Friday, June 18

When a wife disagrees with her husband, it can make her husband feel like she's trying to control him. It might be that she simply wants to be part of the decision-making process. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Choosing greatness - being loving and responsible.

Thursday, June 17

Being a loving, responsible parent typically leads to your child becoming a loving and responsible adult. A child without a father needs a mentoring adult to produce similar results. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Understanding the inner motivation for your spouse's behavior.

Wednesday, June 16

Your spouse's behavior, whether negative or positive, reveals the inner motivation for their behavior. This knowledge can help you find ways to be a positive change-agent in your marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unreciprocated expressions of love.

Tuesday, June 15

What if you speak to your spouse in their love language, but they won't speak yours? Speak their primary love language fluently and regularly, and they may respond to your request to be spoken to in your love language. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Expressing love to your spouse while apart.

Monday, June 14

How do you express your love to your spouse especially during a military deployment? Come up with creative ideas that will communicate your love for them in their love language.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is marriage more than sex?

Friday, June 11

Why does your husband always want sex? It's important to understand that his sex drive is rooted in his biology, and your sex drive is rooted in your emotions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Choosing greatness - making good decisions.

Thursday, June 10

A great father makes good decisions. Your positive example will help your child make good decisions was well. Making good decisions early in life will greatly impact the rest of their life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Defensiveness reveals the inner self

Wednesday, June 9

What does your spouse's defensiveness reveal? He might be interpreting your comments as an attack on his self worth. Try another way to communicate that doesn't spark his defensiveness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

An unreturned expression of love.

Tuesday, June 8

What do you do when you say "I love  you" to your boyfriend, but he  doesn't respond in kind? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Confusion about a love language.

Monday, June 7

If you're not sure what your friend's (or your own) love language is, take the 5 Love Languages quiz available online to find out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Enhancing your spouse's love for you.

Friday, June 4

How do you encourage your spouse to enhance their love for you? How about demonstrating your love for them in their love language. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The best way to influence your wife.

Thursday, June 3

The best way to influence your wife is to serve her. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Demanding vs. Suggesting

Wednesday, June 2

Which approach is more effective: making demands or making suggestions? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Confronting without heaping on guilt.

Tuesday, June 1

How to confront your spouse when you feel wronged without making them feel guilty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Threatening divorce.

Monday, May 31

What do you do when your husband repeatedly threatens you with divorce? Your part is to live your life in a loving manner that creates an atmosphere of peace. However, accept the possibility that he may choose to leave. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Respect at work - Criticism at home.

Friday, May 28

Give your husband praise for his efforts instead of expecting perfection. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Headship and servanthood in marriage.

Thursday, May 27

Biblical headship in a marriage should be modeled after Christ's headship over the Church. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Self Esteem and communication.

Wednesday, May 26

Lack of self esteem is one of the greatest barriers to communication.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Agreeing to Disagree?

Tuesday, May 25

Is it possible to achieve closure to a disagreement that has ended in a" Agree to Disagree" arrangement? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Acts of Service during times of separation.

Monday, May 24

How do you express love to your spouse during times of separation? Dr. Gary Chapman suggests you do special things to help around the house before your departure. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is his way always the best way?

Friday, May 21

Does your husband think his way always the best way? If he does, he's discounting the value of your ideas. Challenge his attitude in a loving way and express how that makes you feel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Headship in your marriage.

Thursday, May 20

Modeling headship in your marriage should be done in humility.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dealing with an emotionally fragile spouse.

Wednesday, May 19

Keeping your emotions inside to avoid hurting your emotionally fragile spouse isn't healthy. Speak the truth to them, but speak it in love. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Does time heal all relationships?

Tuesday, May 18

Time alone won't heal a relationship. But giving yourself time to process your thoughts will help you express them in a way that's constructive. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Understanding our love relationship with God.

Monday, May 17

How can you relate to God when your love language is physical touch? God just might show His love in a dramatic way that will give you a stronger sense His presence. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dealing with anger.

Friday, May 14

Anger usually comes from a self-centered heart. Humble yourself and invite your spouse to help you identify the issues that lead to your anger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Headship in marriage.

Thursday, May 13

What does headship look like in marriage? The headship of a husband in a marriage must be modeled after Jesus. He modeled headship through selfless love.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is your spouse the silent type?

Wednesday, May 12

Is your spouse the silent type? If so, ask them specific questions. That will prompt a more thorough answer and will lead to a more extended dialog.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Can your love language change over time?

Tuesday, May 11

Can your love language change as your level of maturity grows? Actually, no. Our love language is developed very early in life and doesn't change. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is your relationship in need of repair?

Monday, May 10

How do you know when your relationship is in need of repair? Feeling hurt or neglected by your spouse is a clear sign that your relationship needs help.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The illusion of an intimate relationship.

Friday, May 7

The feeling of being "in love" may only give the illusion that you have an intimate relationship. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The importance of knowing the 5 love languages.

Thursday, May 6

Knowing the 5 love languages will serve a newly married couple well. It will spark the relationship of an older couple as well! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What love is not.

Wednesday, May 5

Falling in love may not be love at all. Love is an act of the will - not feelings. The "In love" feeling won't guarantee a happy marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

When separated, don't give up.

Tuesday, May 4

It's common to give up on a marriage when separated. Don't give up! Seek counsel, and commit to changing the behavior that let to your separation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Needing more attention.

Monday, May 3

When your emotional needs are not being met, it's often difficult to share that with your spouse. Share your needs with your spouse, and commit to meeting their needs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Being "in love" may lead to regret.

Friday, April 30

Too many people make marriage decisions while in a state of being "in love". That feeling won't last, and you might regret your earlier decisions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Positive influence.

Thursday, April 29

If you feel unloved in your marriage, start by working on how you could be a better spouse. You can't control your spouse's behavior, but you can control your own. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What does it mean to fall in love?

Wednesday, April 28

What does it mean to "fall in love"? Feeling "in love" often begins with the emotional "tingles". But this obsession isn't the basis of a happy marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Forgiving an unfaithful spouse.

Tuesday, April 27

How can you forgive an unfaithful spouse? If they are repentant, you can begin the process of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice - not a feeling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unreciprocated love.

Monday, April 26

What do you do when you don't receive love from your spouse in your love language? Be honest and let them know that you need to be loved in your primary love language. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How do you know when you're really in love?

Friday, April 23

How do you know when you're really in love? You'll know you're in love when you discover that love is a choice, not a feeling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Biblical concept of love.

Thursday, April 22

Don't wait until your wife changes before you behave lovingly toward her. Love her whether she's loving toward you or not. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You can't undo the past.

Wednesday, April 21

You can't undo the past in your marriage relationship. Don't waste your time and energy on what "might have been".  Focus on your relationship from this point forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Communication in a long-distance relationship.

Tuesday, April 20

Differing communication styles will challenge a long-distance relationship. Learn how the 5 Love Languages apply to the way you and your spouse communicate, then begin to express yourself in their language. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Spending too much?

Monday, April 19

I express my love language through gift-giving, but I end up spending too much. Remember that it's not the amount you spend but the thought that counts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Holding your feelings inside.

Friday, April 16

Holding your feelings inside can lead to separation.  Expressing your thoughts and feelings with your spouse strengthens your relationship. Communication skills can be learned. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How a husband should love his wife.

Thursday, April 15

A husband should love his wife as Christ loves the Church. Jesus loved us before we were lovable. Don't wait for your wife to meet your expectations before loving her.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What is your attitude toward life?

Wednesday, April 14

Is your attitude toward life positive or negative? A negative outlook on life diminishes the quality of life. It's up to us to choose to live with a positive attitude. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Do the 5 Love Languages apply to a narcissist?

Tuesday, April 13

Contrary to what you might think, the 5 Love Languages even apply to a narcissist! They apply to any personality type. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What kind of love?

Monday, April 12

The 'in love" feeling of love won't sustain a marriage relationship. Sacrificial love is the key to building a marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Who to blame for a separation

Friday, April 9

Don't automatically blame yourself when your spouse leaves you. Speak truth into your life as directed in Psalm 15:2. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Choosing to break up

Thursday, April 8

If your spouse chooses to leave, don't chase after them. Adopt the approach that the father used with his prodigal son in Luke 15. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What to do during a marital separation

Wednesday, April 7

During a marital separation, use that time to grow. Even the most difficult times can provide the opportunity to develop the qualities of Christ. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Compatibility and love languages

Tuesday, April 6

Simply knowing and speaking your spouse's love language doesn't necessarily mean  the two of you will be compatible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Is it possible to have all 5 love languages?

Monday, April 5

Is it possible to have all 5 love languages? Most likely not. Find creative ways to get your spouse to tell you what fills their love tank. Their response will help them discover what their primary love language is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Your attitude affects your actions

Friday, April 2

Your attitude, whether negative or positive, will always be expressed in your words and behavior. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Being carried away by the in-love experience

Thursday, April 1

Feeling "in-love" with the one you're dating shouldn't be the predominant sign in deciding whether or not to marry that person. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The challenge of keeping a positive attitude

Wednesday, March 31

Even in the worst possible marriage, we can choose to keep a positive attitude as described in Phil 4:6 by bringing our requests to God. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Repairing a dating relationship

Tuesday, March 30

Losing those "in-love" feelings often ends in a breakup. Knowing and speaking each other's love language during the dating period will help you better decide whether or not you should marry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Does being polar opposites mean a difficult marriage?

Monday, March 29

Spouses with polar opposite personalities creates the potential for conflict. The question is, are you both mature enough to listen to each other in order to understand each other's point of view? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Can unemployment be a good thing?

Friday, March 26

Unemployment might provide the opportunity for couples to spend more time together and grow in their relationship.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The power of prayer

Thursday, March 25

Prayer has the greatest potential for changing relationships for the better. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The power of a positive attitude

Wednesday, March 24

Attitude has to do with the way we choose to think about things. Negative thinking begets more negative thinking. A positive attitude is possible with the outside help from God.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

To have or not to have children

Tuesday, March 23

What if a married couple doesn't agree on whether or not to have children? It's important to discover the reasons why one spouse doesn't want children. Above all, pray! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Adolescence is the age of reason.

Monday, March 22

Adolescence is the age of reason. Teenagers begin to think more literally and logically. Parents need to avoid the argumentative conflicts that arise and let their children flex their intellectual muscles.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Frustrated with your teenager?

Friday, March 19

Are  you frustrated with your teenager? The strong pull toward independence often comes from the culture. Love can bridge the gap between the generational divide.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Teenagers as a separate cultural group.

Thursday, March 18

The fact that more and more teenagers and young adults tend to stay at home longer gives parents more opportunity to influence their lives for good. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why is it so hard to forgive?

Wednesday, March 17

One of the primary reasons why we find it so hard to forgive is due to our strong sense of justice. Remember that it, too, was costly for God to forgive us when he sacrificed His only Son. Forgive others as God has forgiven us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

I have forgiven them, but ...

Tuesday, March 16

What do you do when you forgive someone but you remain deeply pained when you remember what they did? Start by reading and applying Hebrews 10:17. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Challenges in marriage today

Monday, March 15

Dr. Gary Chapman says the greatest challenge married couples face today is Selfishness. The way to overcome that challenge is through sacrificial Love. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You're responsible for you own attitude

Friday, March 12

What is the loving attitude in dealing with an unkind spouse? Choose to love them anyway. Always seek the well-being of your spouse, but hold them accountable for unacceptable behavior. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loving your spouse, even when you feel rejected

Thursday, March 11

How do you love your spouse when you feel rejected? As Christ loved the Church unconditionally, we, too, must love our spouse whether or not you think they deserve it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

We are social creatures

Wednesday, March 10

The social bond in a marriage relationship is vital; but spouses should encourage each other to connect socially with others as well. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Romantic relationships based on quality time

Tuesday, March 9

Spending quality time with your spouse is always important. But the type of quality time should include time spent in meaningful conversation that leads to feeling accepted by your spouse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Repairing trust after a separation

Monday, March 8

My wife and I are reunited, but my wife doesn't seem to want to work at repairing that broken trust. Good counseling will help in dealing with the failures and pain of the past. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The need for significance and self-worth.

Friday, March 5

We are called upon to encourage each other in our pursuit for significance. Our self-worth is rooted in who we are - children of God. That makes us extremely significant!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What are you giving your life to

Thursday, March 4

The love of a husband for his wife should be expressed by Giving.  Jesus modeled that love when He "... so loved the world that He GAVE." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Security - Our most fundamental need

Wednesday, March 3

In marriage, our most fundamental need is security. This comes from a deep assurance that your spouse is committed to you! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What does a full love tank feel like

Tuesday, March 2

What does a full love tank feel like? A full love tank gives you a strong sense of satisfaction, calmness, and security. This comes about when you sense your spouse genuinely cares about your well-being.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Can childhood abuse change your Love Language?

Monday, March 1

Can childhood abuse change your Love Language? Not really; but with professional counseling, you'll be able to better express your own love language. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A husband's limited view of his role in the family

Friday, February 26

A husband's role in the family is more than just being the breadwinner. Meeting your family's need for love is vitally important as well. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loving your spouse when they reject you

Thursday, February 25

How far would you go to love your wife, even if she rejects you? Reading the first three chapters of the book of Hosea would be a great place to start. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Understanding the needs of your spouse

Wednesday, February 24

If a couple doesn't understand the needs of their spouse, it's likely they won't make an effort to discover each other's needs. What steps are you taking to meet the needs of your spouse? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Long-distance relationships and physical touch

Tuesday, February 23

What do you do when your husband's love language is physical touch but he is currently deployed? Work on creative ways to give an emotional touch while apart. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Giving up on a relationship too early?

Monday, February 22

This generation seems to give up on relationships too easily instead of working through issues in a mature and thoughtful way. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sharing your life with your spouse

Friday, February 19

When you're away at work, your spouse can't relate to your job. Describe the events of your day to your spouse so they can better understand. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loving the unlovely

Thursday, February 18

When your spouse isn't loving toward you, decide that you're going to love them, regardless. Don't wait for them to change. Reach out to them right where they are. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Using questions in communication

Wednesday, February 17

Not communicating with your spouse may be interpreted as you not caring about them. Asking questions about their day demonstrates that you truly care. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Engaged, but fighting over money

Tuesday, February 16

Differing views on money issues is the biggest area of conflict in a marriage. The purpose of dating is to discover your differences. That's the time to decide if the two of you will ever be on the same page. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The benefit of taking the Love Language profile test

Monday, February 15

You want to express your love for your husband but don't know how. Encourage him to take the Love Language profile test. You'll learn his love language and be able to engage him on that level. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

When "fine" isn't enough

Friday, February 12

Telling your wife that your trip went "fine" isn't enough. Husbands, give your wife all the details! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Loving your wife first

Thursday, February 11

There's a Biblical mandate that husbands should love their wife first. Don't wait for your spouse to change. Be the initiator of love in the same way that Christ loved the Church. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Communication is an act of the will

Wednesday, February 10

A spouse may not want to express their deepest feelings to you. It's vital to understand that communication is an act of the will. Communicate, even if it doesn't come naturally to you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Repentance apology

Tuesday, February 9

Apologizing to your spouse may not seem like enough to them. You might consider adding an element of repentance to your apology as well. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Not responding - even when you're speaking their love language

Monday, February 8

When your spouse isn't responding to your expressions of love in their own love language, understand that their love language may have a different dialect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The two shall become one

Friday, February 5

God's declaration that "the two shall become one" doesn't apply only to the physical. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Who needs to love first?

Thursday, February 4

Don't wait for your spouse to be the one to demonstrate love to you. Instead, follow Christ's example of loving the Church. HE is the one who demonstrated love to us first. So should we toward our spouse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Empty love tank

Wednesday, February 3

Deep inside many couples exists a love tank that's empty. Filling that tank with meaningful and genuine love for your spouse will be the key that opens the door to a satisfying marriage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dealing with a spouse with ADD

Tuesday, February 2

What do you do with a spouse who has ADD? Never lash out in anger and frustration. That only leads to more conflict. Ask your spouse if there's a better way for you to approach them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A cold and distant marriage

Monday, February 1

When your marriage feels distant and cold, consider reading "The Four Seasons of Marriage. In it, you'll discover that empathetic listening will develop a marriage that looks like Spring. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.