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July 2014
July 31, 2014

Pecking order—the notion that certain people are more important than others—is an unfortunate by-product of our competitive society. As Christians, we do not have the freedom to show more kindness and respect to certain people than we do to others. Listen as Gary Chapman explains how God views pecking orders. No Favorties


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 30, 2014

After all, that’s what God does with us. He gives us the freedom to think our own thoughts and make our own decisions, even when they are not in keeping with His. This does not mean that our thoughts are as valid as God’s. It does mean that God values human freedom and does not wish to treat us as robots. Listen today as Gary Chapman shares the importance of letting your spouse and children be free to be their own person. Free to be You and Me


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 29, 2014

Listen today as Gary Chapman explains how Jesus’ willingness to forgive should be your model when your spouse wrongs you. The Route to Forgiveness


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 28, 2014

Our bent toward jealousy, pettiness, envy, and vengeance prevents us from fully opening our hearts to others and putting their welfare above our own. The kind of love Jesus calls us to is beyond our human capabilities. Listen today as Gary Chapman shares about the importance of God-given love. The Power of Love


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 25, 2014

Consider a common dilemma in marriage: one spouse’s love language doesn’t come naturally to the other. Perhaps his love language is physical touch, but she is just not a toucher. Or he appreciates gifts, but gifts are not important to her. Listen today as Gary Chapman gives encouragement that it is possible to speak other love languages. Foreign Languages


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 24, 2014

The independence of adulthood is often the soil out of which genuine service to others grows. Listen today as Gary Chapman explains how service is a mark of greatness. A Mark of Greatness


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 23, 2014

Many struggling couples describe the lack of love, affection, and appreciation they have received from a spouse through the years. The difficulty in a desperate marriage is that spouses focus on receiving love rather than giving love. Join today as Gary Chapman explains love as an attitude. 


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 22, 2014

The religious leaders of Israel had in their clutches a woman accused of adultery. These were no trumped-up charges. The woman was guilty. She knew it. Her accusers knew it. Jesus knew it. According to Jewish law, she deserved to be stoned to death. Yet Jesus refused to side with her accusers. Listen as Gary Chapman talks about the importance of kind words when your interacting with people around you. Kind Words


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 21, 2014

The New Testament paints the portrait of the God of love who freely gives gifts to those who love Him. Many agree that the message of the Bible can be summarized in one verse, John 3:16: “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus spoke these words as He identified Himself as God’s one and only Son and proclaimed His mission on earth. Listen as Gary Chapman talks about the gifts that God gives to us. A Generous God


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 18, 2014

Jesus clearly claimed to be God’s Son, the Savior of humankind, the Giver of life. If we have confessed our sins and have received Christ as our Savior, then we have become God’s children (see John 1:12). We now have spiritual life because the Spirit of Christ lives within us, and we have the potential to grow in Christlikeness. It is impossible to live the Christian life without the Spirit of Christ. There must be birth before there can be life and growth. Listen today as Gary Chapman talks about the growth that takes place after spiritual birth. Spiritual Growth


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 17, 2014

From beginning to end, the Bible pictures a loving God who declares His love by speaking words of truth, comfort, and redemption. Such words of affirmation are a love language that God speaks fluently. Join today as Gary Chapman explains how Jesus demonstrated words of love to those around him. Words of Love


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 16, 2014

Rebuke is laying a matter before a brother or sister whom you perceive to have wronged you. Such a rebuke needs to be done kindly and firmly, recognizing that there is always a possibility that the other’s words or actions were misunderstood. Listen as Gary Chapman shares how to confront someone when you have been wronged. Confrontation


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 15, 2014

When we trust in God, we realize that some things are more important than money. As a guiding principle, relationships are far more important than money. Listen as Gary Chapman explains what true riches are and where they come from. True Riches


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 14, 2014

We cannot work hard enough to produce peace. Peace comes as a by-product of yielding our lives fully to the Holy Spirit. The same is true of joy, patience, gentleness, goodness, and all the other fruit of the Spirit. Listen as Gary Chapman shares how we need God to produce fruit in our lives. The Master Gardener


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 11, 2014

Many couples find it difficult to pray together—and there may be many reasons why. For example, if marriage partners are not treating each other with love and respect, then they will not feel motivated to pray together. Listen today as Gary Chapman gives advice on how couples can pray together. Conversational Prayer


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 10, 2014

Jesus allowed Himself to be interrupted because He did not see the encounters as interruptions. Jesus saw the needs that drew people to Him. Today, Gary Chapman gives his thoughts on how to treat interruptions. Love in the Interruptions


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 9, 2014

Sometimes it feels difficult to love our spouses, but even if they were to become our outright enemies, our responsibility is clear: to love. Today, join in as Gary Chapman shares how God gives us the ability to love supernaturally. Supernatural Love


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 7, 2014

The fundamental building block in any relationship is conversation—two-way communication. I share my ideas, and you listen; you share your ideas, and I listen. The results? We understand each other. Listen as Gary Chapman explains why communicating is important between your spouse and between yourself and God. Conversations


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 3, 2014

Divorce is never the ideal. In the beginning, when God told Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth”, He never gave the slightest hint that the marital relationship was to be anything but lifelong. Today, listen as Gary Chapman explains a Biblical perspective on divorce. Divorce


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 2, 2014

Loving God is often expressed by meeting the physical needs of other people: food, drink, clothing, and shelter. Nothing delights some givers more than to be the channel of meeting the physical needs of others. Today, listen as Gary Chapman talks about communicating love with tangible gifts. Tangible Gifts


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


July 1, 2014

When we marry, we leave our parents and change allegiance, but this does not mean that we abandon our parents. Rather, we are to honor, or respect, them, treating them with kindness and dignity. Listen as Gary Chapman explains how we can honor our parents. Honoring Our Parents


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 2014
June 30, 2014

When Jesus got angry, He took positive, loving action against the evil that had stirred His anger. Today, listen as Gary Chapman explains anger as a positive, righteous response to sin. Anger


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 27, 2014

Every couple in a good, healthy, happy marriage spends sufficient time together and sufficient time apart. All of us need some time apart from the pressures of family life. Spending time alone is not selfish. Listen as Gary Chapman shares why time away from each other can help strengthen your marriage. Alone Time


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 26, 2014

The objective is always oneness in our decisions—which the Trinity does perfectly, in every decision. As imperfect beings, we will not always attain the ideal, but that must always be our goal. Listen as Gary Chapman shares how to think through decisions in a godly and healthy manner in your marriage. Making Unified Decisions


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 25, 2014

Join today as Gary Chapman shares that as you approach finances, allow the principles of Scripture to shape your plan. The promise of Matthew 6:33 is practical: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Financial Plans


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 24, 2014

In a marriage, sinful behavior will fracture the relationship and deeply wound both people. What should someone do when a spouse persists in destructive behavior? In Matthew 18, Jesus teaches three stages for healthy confrontation. Listen as Gary Chapman shares steps you can take to confront a spouse with tough love. Tough Love


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 23, 2014

You cannot overestimate the importance of listening to your spouse. Listening communicates, “I value you and our relationship. I want to know you.” You can never have an intimate marriage if you don’t know your spouse. Listen as Gary Chapman explains some basic rules for listening to your spouse. Listening Well


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 20, 2014

We are offered rest for our souls, not inactivity. Listen as Gary Chapman addresses the need to share the yoke of Jesus. Rest for Your Souls


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 19, 2014

Join us today as Gary Chapman explains how, according to Jesus, if you try to improve your marriage by attempting to change your spouse, then energies are being expended in the wrong direction. Blurred Vision


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


June 18, 2014

Conflict is inevitable. In marriage, you will fight. But how will you settle those conflicts? As creatures of habit, we often follow set patterns, roles, or reactions in conflict. Today, Gary Chapman shares thoughts on who should make the first move in a stand-off of conflict. The First Move


Host: Dr. Gary Chapman


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