Episode 140: Leading Through Your Love Language w/ Gary Chapman

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Regardless of who you are or what you do, we all have one thing in common: we’ve been created for relationships. There’s a good chance that someone has asked you what your love languages are, and if you haven’t, it’s about time you learn what yours is!

Take a few moments to hear Dr. Gary Chapman, the man behind the love languages, speak about relationship building, communication, and leading others while standing in their shoes. 

Bio: Dr. Gary Chapman is an experienced and well-respected family counselor, and a well-known author having written more than forty books. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations.

The 5 Love Languages, one of Chapman’s most popular titles, topped various bestseller charts for years. It has been published in more than 50 languages, sold more than 14 million copies and is currently on the New York Times best-seller list. Dr. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for more than 40 years.

Dr. Chapman holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taken postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

Dr. Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for more than 45 years and reside in Winston- Salem, N.C. The Chapmans have two grown children, Shelley and Derek.

Gary’s Something Extra: Empathy and Love. A good leader has to develop  the ability to ask questions of people and put yourself in their shoes so you can feel what they feel and understand what they are saying. This way you can honestly say, “I hear what you’re saying and it makes a lot of sense.” Now, love is an attitude that you genuinely care about the people you interface. The attitude of love says, “I am here to genuinely enrich the lives of those I encounter.” 

Links and Mentions: 
The 5 Love Languages

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer