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Gary Chapman and Moody Radio on You Tube

September 21, 2009

Moody Publishers and Gary Chapman Celebrates Five Love Languages Milestone

August 3, 2009

Moody Publishers celebrated the success of Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages (Northfield Publishing, Oct ‘92) at a special reception held on July 14th. The book has passed sales of more than 5 million copies, and for the past 7 years sales continue to grow, exceeding the previous year’s numbers.

Chris Fabry, co-host of the nationally syndicated Moody Radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, opened the program by presenting Chapman with a Honorary Proclamation from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. The certificate recognized July 14, 2009 as “Successful Marriage Day,” and declared “The State of Colorado recognizes the hard work of those providing advice and counseling to couples and families, and their efforts to ensure marriage succeed and our community’s foundations remain strong.”

Greg Thornton, vice president of publications, addressed the group next, speaking on the book’s sales and the need for its continued success, pointing to a recent Time magazine cover story on the state of traditional marriage in America. He stated “when the book was first released 17 years ago, neither the publisher nor the author could have guessed the impact it would have. We knew we had a solid message, but none of us could have imagined how it would influence marriages around the world.” Today the book is available in audio format, as download for the Kindle, and has been translated in 38 languages.

John Hinkley, the director of marketing, followed with the news that Moody will re-launch the book in January 2010 with its “most aggressive marketing campaign in a decade,” including a new cover and an interactive Web site where readers can take the love languages assessment test. He ended by saying, “our goal, our vision is to help reduce the number of divorces.”

Other well-known industry professionals attending the reception to congratulate Chapman and Moody for the milestone were author Jerry B. Jenkins, CBA President Bill Anderson and ECPA President Mark Kuyper. Guests were treated to cake and given autographed copies of the book.

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From One Widow to Another

April 24, 2009

On last weeks Building Relationships….

One topic that we often don’t hear about on Sunday morning is widowhood. Though we don’t often discuss it, it is vitally important. One of the difficulties of such a topic is that we often think we’re invincible. And when someone we love loses a spouse, what do we say? How do we comfort them?

Author and speaker Miriam Neff joins us to tell her story. She tells about her husband, Bob, and what it was like to lose him to ALS. She opens up about the sorrow she felt, and how she dealt with the loss.

To listen to the broadcast: Click Here or click on the individual segments (1) (2) (3) (4)

Find out more about Miriam Neff, author of From One Widow To Another:

You can also find her new book at:

January "Dear Gary" Episode

January 28, 2009

On this past week’s Building Relationships

Our January “Dear Gary” broadcast!

We kicked off the show with a caller whose wife had just passed away. The caller ecouraged husbands to love their wives and care for them as God has called them to. Gary expanded on this thought by encouraging spouses to remember that the loss of a loved one can come at any moment. He urged listeners to live in a way that would allow them to end as Brian and his wife did, on a positive loving memory.

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We also learned the details on the 2009 Building Relationships Valentine’s Day Contest! Interested? Here’s the deal:

To enter, you must have seen the movie Fireproof.

Call our listener line at 1-866-424-GARY and tell us your story about how the movie made a difference in your marriage relationship-how it clicked with you, or how it gave you a vision for your marriage.

Your voicemail message must not exceed two minutes, and don’t forget to leave your name and phone number. The deadline to call is Tuesday, February 3rd. What you say might even make it on air for our Valentine’s program! The grand prize is a trip for you and your spouse to Gary Chapman’s “A Growing Marriage” conference of your choice, a copy of Fireproof, and a copy of The Five Love Languages. Runners up (15 total) will receive a copy of Fireproof and a copy of The Five Love Languages.

Thanks for listening to Building Relationships radio! Tune in Saturday, February 14 to hear the results of the contest.

Please, one entry per couple. Conference trip expenses will be covered up to $1,000. Winner agrees to pay additional costs. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 3rd. Winners will be notified by phone.

God’s People in Hard Times

January 23, 2009

On this past week’s Building Relationships

Every week Dr. Gary Chapman hosts his program with co-hosts Chris and Andrea Fabry.

Andrea Fabry shared the difficulty that she and Chris have had dealing with their Children’s sickness. Having been exposed to mold in their Colorado home for a prolonged time, the children have needed to see a specialist to receive treatments. So the children get well as soon as possible, Andrea has temporarily moved with five of the kids to Arizona.

The Fabry’s found this message from Gary particularly encouraging for this time, in their lives. [download show]

Follow along with the outline below.

Dr. Chapman centers his message in 1 Corinthians 4:8-16. He makes the following observations:

1. When we go through hard times, we are on display in God’s arena.

2. Not all of us suffer at the same time.

3. Hard times are not just inconveniences. Hard times are desperate times.

i. When you are sick, hungry, thirsty, or homeless

ii. When your marriage is on the brink of divorce

iii. When you’re emotionally harmed in relationships

4. How should we respond to hard times?

i. Work

ii. Return good for evil

iii. Follow the example of Jesus

Application Prayer Points:

1. Confess and ask for forgiveness about our complaints because they’re wrong.

2. Ask for a fresh vision that reminds us that we are on God’s stage.

3. Show me what I can do to work out of these hard times, and be obedient.

4. Fill me with the Spirit of Christ so that I can return good for evil.

5. Let my life reflect the attitude of Christ to be an example.

Hard times come, and at times it seems like they will never leave. Whether it be sickness, marital distress, or loss of a job, difficulty in life is inevitable. Praise God that we have the body of Christ around us to encourage each other, and help each other through these hard times. But, even more so we have the help of God Himself. We can find comfort in Him, whose stage we are on, and be encouraged that that we are one of the characters in His cosmic drama.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the same comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Have you found comfort in God? Your story may comfort others:

Can you relate to the hard times that Gary was talking about? In what ways has God shown Himself faithful to help you get through these times?

Gary Chapman Radio

January 14, 2009

Have you heard about Gary’s weekly radio program?

Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10:00 CST at, check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and find more information about the program.

Building Relationships is a weekly one hour program offering life-changing insight and realistic advice rooted in the Word. It is designed to provide fun, informative, practical help for your relationships.