An interview with Gary Chapman about the most common relationship mistake people make, how our love languages can bring us closer together, the balance between self-care and caring for others, using technology to strengthen relationships and his best career advice.
Welcome to the 47th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
My guest today is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman. Born in China Grove, North Carolina, Gary graduated the Moody Bible Institute, received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Wheaton College and Wake Forest. He continued his education at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving both a Master of Religious Education and a Doctor of Philosophy degree. In 1971, Gary joined the Calvary Baptist Church, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and now holds the title of senior associate pastor. In 1992, he published his first and his most notable book, The Five Love Languages, which has now sold over 11 million copies in 49 languages. Since then, he’s authored many other books in the Five Love Language book series, including his latest entitled, Love Language Minute for Couples. Currently, Gary travels the world presenting seminars about building health relationships between couples, families and teams.
The 5 questions questions I ask in this episode:
- You’ve spent decades as a counselor and pastor. What is the most common mistake people make that hurts their relationships and how do they stop making it?
- How can knowing our love languages help bring us closer together at work and at home?
- What is the delicate balance between self-care and care for others?
- How has technology impacted relationships and what’s the best way to use it to get closer to others without letting it get in the way?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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