Dr. Gary Chapman's expertise in marriage begins with the success and failures he and his wife, Karolyn, have experienced in their 45+ years of marriage. His own life experiences, plus over thirty-five years of pastoring and marriage counseling, led him to publish his first book in the Love Language series, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. Since the success of his first book, Gary has expanded his Five Love Languages series with special editions that reach out specifically to singles, men, and parents of teens and young children.
He is the author of numerous other books including Anger, The Family You've Always Wanted, The Marriage You've Always Wanted, Desperate Marriages, God Speaks Your Love Language, How to Really Love Your Adult Child, and Hope for the Separated. With Dr. Jennifer Thomas, he co-authored The Five Languages of Apology.
Gary speaks to thousands of couples nationwide through his weekend marriage conferences. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.
Gary holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Gary and his wife have two grown children and currently live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he serves as Senior Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.