Summary: "I said I was sorry!" In this audio book, Chapman and Thomas unveil new ways....+
"I said I was sorry!" In this audio book, Chapman and Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships. Even better, you’ll discover how meaningful apologies provide the power to make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before. About the Author: Gary Chapman is the author of the best-selling 5 Love Languages® series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio program airs on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit www.5lovelanguages.com. Jennifer Thomas helps people know what to say when communication proves challenging. She is a best-selling author, speaker, and psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland and a BA in psychology and religion from the University of Virginia. Jennifer and her husband live in North Carolina and have three cute, noisy children. Visit her online at www.drjenthomas.com.
Summary: Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what....+
Before you plan your wedding, plan your marriage! Wish you could know what you’re getting into when you say “I do”? Now, with Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, you can. Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 5 Love Languages™, has spent the last thirty-five years counseling couples. In Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married, he shares what he and these couples have learned from experience. Among the twelve things you should know: that being in love is not enough to make a successful marriage, that romantic love has two stages (and how to make the transition), that mutual sexual fulfillment is not automatic, and that personality profoundly affects behavior. The stakes on marriage are high, but the rewards of preparing are even higher. Whether you’re single or dating, this audio can be your relationship blueprint and help you decide if and when you’re ready to tie the knot. If you’re engaged, even recently married, it will help you examine your relationship foundation and learn the skills necessary for building a successful marriage. Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married was written to help you realize your goal of marital happiness. But don’t just listen to it--experience it. Grapple with the practical tips and ideas discussed, honestly share your thoughts and feelings, respect each other’s opinions, and find workable solutions to your differences. The more you do so, says Chapman, the more you will be prepared for marriage.
Summary: From America’s favorite marriage expert: “Could it be that what we have....+
From America’s favorite marriage expert: “Could it be that what we have called ‘love’ is not love at all? Could it be that for most couples, love comes after the wedding...?” --Gary Chapman in The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted. But how does love grow? Respected marriage counselor Gary Chapman, author of the New York Times best-seller The Five Love Languages, looks at the key issues that will help you build the marriage you’ve always wanted , answering such real-life questions as... Why won’t they change? Why do we always fight about chores? Why should we have to work at sex? In the warm, practical style that has endeared him to audiences worldwide, Dr. Chapman delivers advice on all the “big issues”: money, communication, decision making, in-laws, and much more. Plus: Each chapter includes a “Your Turn” opportunity for reflection and interaction with your spouse. Discover the “joy potential” in your marriage and your “ministry potential” for God!
Summary: “My husband and I can’t seem to agree on anything.” “You spent how....+
“My husband and I can’t seem to agree on anything.” “You spent how much?” “My wife’s parents are driving me crazy!” “You never listen to me!” Let’s facet it--even the best of marriages hit an occasional bump in the road now and then. The secret to marital bliss lies in how you and your spouse handle those bumps. In Happily Ever After, Dr. Gary Chapman, the man who wrote on how husbands and wives can effectively love one another, shows couples how to successfully navigate the six most common problems they face: fighting fair, negotiating change, managing money, raising kids, maintaining a healthy sex life, and getting along with in-laws. Drawing on more than 30 years of counseling experience, Dr. Chapman provides real-world examples and practical, battle-tested advice that will help you and your spouse better understand and communicate with each other . . . and grow as a couple for years to come.
Summary: Feel God’s love more personally! Do you realize that the God of the universe....+
Feel God’s love more personally! Do you realize that the God of the universe speaks your love language, and your expressions of love for Him are shaped by your love language? Learn how you can give and receive God’s love through the five love languages--words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. In this revised and updated edition of The Love Languages of God, Gary writes, “As we respond to the love of God and begin to identify the variety of languages He uses to speak to us, we soon learn to speak those languages ourselves.Whatever love language you prefer, may you find even deeper satisfaction in using that language in your relationship with God and with other people.” As you begin to identify the variety of languages God uses to speak love to you and others, you can learn to speak lovingly back to God and to those around you. No matter what love language you prefer, you will become more deeply connected with God and watch this bond transform all of your relationships.
Summary: Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace? Do you truly feel....+
Is appreciation communicated regularly at your workplace? Do you truly feel valued by those with whom you work? If you express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your coworkers, they may not feel valued at all. The problem is you’re speaking different languages. In The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White will help you: • Express genuine appreciation to coworkers and staff - even on a tight budget. • Increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization. • Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment. • Individualize your expressions of appreciation by speaking the right language. Based on the #1 New York Times best seller The 5 Love Languages, Dr. Chapman and Dr. White give you practical steps to make any workplace environment more encouraging and productive. You will learn to speak and understand the unique languages of appreciation and feel truly valued in return.
Summary: "I said I was sorry!" Real life involves real people who make real mistakes.....+
"I said I was sorry!" Real life involves real people who make real mistakes. Sometimes saying “I’m sorry” just isn’t enough. The need for apologies impacts all human relationships. The good news is that you can learn the art of apology. Through their research and interaction with hundreds of individuals, counselor Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the revolutionary The Five Love Languages, have discovered five fundamental aspects or “languages” of an apology: Expressing regret ("I am sorry."), accepting responsibility ("I was wrong"), making restitution ("What can I do to make it right?"), genuinely repenting ("I'll try not to do that again."), and requesting forgiveness ("Will you please forgive me?"). In The Five Languages of Apology, you will learn how to recognize your own primary apology language while speaking the languages of those you love. Understanding and applying the five languages of an apology will greatly enhance all of your relationships.
Summary: The Chapman Guide to Solving Conflicts Without Arguing provides a simple blueprint....+
The Chapman Guide to Solving Conflicts Without Arguing provides a simple blueprint for achieving solutions to everyday disagreements without having to have a "winner" and a "loser." By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings and understanding why some issues are so important to your spouse, not only will those daily problems be worked out successfully, but both of you will end up feeling appreciated, respected, and loved.
Summary: When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes. You dreamed....+
When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes. You dreamed that your marriage would be supremely happy. You never intended it to be miserable. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr. Gary Chapman writes, “I believe that in every troubled marriage, one or both partners can take positive steps that have the potential for changing the emotional climate in their marriage.” As you listen to Desperate Marriages, the revised and updated edition of the award-winning book Loving Solutions, you will learn how to recognize and reject the myths that hold you captive, better understand your spouse’s behavior, take responsibility for your own thoughts, feelings, and actions, and make choices that can have a lasting, positive impact on you and your spouse. Also, learn what to do if your spouse is irresponsible, a workaholic, controlling, uncommunicative, verbally abusive, physically abusive, sexually abusive, unfaithful, addicted to alcohol or drugs, or depressed.
Summary: A relative makes a tactless comment about your child’s weight. The guy behind....+
A relative makes a tactless comment about your child’s weight. The guy behind you on the expressway follows too closely. Your wife lets the gas tank go down to empty . . . again. Life is full of frustrations--some big, some little. And while you might not be ready to blow, it’s easy to grow bitter and angry in the wake of disappointment, hurt, rejection, and embarrassment. Anger is a reality of life. But it doesn’t have to control your life. And in fact, anger can be used for good--and can even change the world! In Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, the revised and updated edition of The Other Side of Love, Dr. Gary Chapman offers helpful--and sometimes surprising--insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it. Using real-life examples of transformed lives and relationships, Chapman explains how to recognize the difference between “bad” anger and “good” anger, use anger to motivate you toward positive change, release long-simmering resentment, teach your children how to deal with anger, and more . . .
Summary: The five love languages work for everyone (they're not just for married couples).......+
The five love languages work for everyone (they're not just for married couples)... In this world we’re surrounded by more people than ever--yet we often still feel alone. Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love in the context of all relationships. If you want to give and receive love most effectively, you’ve got to learn to speak the right love language. Different people with different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five very specific languages of love: Words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. Dr. Gary Chapman’s original bestseller was first crafted with married couples in mind, but the love languages have proven themselves to be universal. The message of this audiobook is now tailored to meet the unique and real desires of single adults. PDF Material included.
Summary: You know you love her - but is she getting the message? You bring your wife....+
You know you love her - but is she getting the message? You bring your wife flowers but she'd rather just have a hug. You buy tickets to a movie when she wants to sit and talk. Tired of missed cues and confusing signals? Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different personalities express love in different ways. In fact, there are five specific languages of love: Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Ready for a richer relationship? Begin the audio and dive in. Because the only thing better than learning to speak her love languages is teaching her to speak yours!
Summary: The secret to love that lasts! “How do we meet each other’s deep emotional....+
The secret to love that lasts! “How do we meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved? If we can learn that and choose to do it, then the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ever felt when we were infatuated.” --Dr. Gary Chapman. Dr. Gary Chapman’s international bestseller has brought back or intensified the love in millions of marriages by revealing the five distinct languages we all use to express love: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. Couples who understand each other’s love language hold a priceless advantage in the quest for love that lasts a lifetime-- they know how to effectively and consistently make each other feel truly and deeply loved. That gift never fades away. Includes a PDF of the personal profile for Husbands & Wives.
Summary: Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our....+
Two Christian parenting educators describe five ways we can connect with our children: physical touch, quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, and acts of service. These initiatives, when geared to the preferences of each child, make them feel loved and, thus, more receptive to guidance and redirection when needed. The authors are inspiring writers whose examples and quotes from children and parents are instructive. Gary Chapman's uplifting reading makes the effort that some of these approaches will require seem natural and right. This is a program that helps listeners make their children central in their lives and that provides them with specific tools to stay connected.