Are you loving your child the way they need to be loved to mold them into a thriving, happy adult? Does your message of love reach them? How do you love them successfully? These are all questions parents ask themselves day after day. Am I doing it right? How could I do it better?
Calvary Day School is hoping to help answer some of those lingering questions with “Parenting 101: The Love Languages of Children & Teens” seminar featuring the New York Times best-selling author Dr. Gary Chapman at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th in the Worship Center of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. The seminar is a free event open to the public.
CDS Head of School Richard Hardee said he hopes the Parenting 101 series brings useful information to help families throughout the parenting process.
“We are inviting parents in the Winston-Salem area to join us for this special night to hear Dr. Chapman share about the love languages of children and teens,” Hardee said. “Dr. Chapman always has an enlightening and applicable message about loving others well, and we are looking forward to the specific insights he will share for parents to utilize with their children.” Attendees should be prepared for an evening of fun and laughter, along with receiving practical tools from Dr. Chapman to use to improve their relationships with their children.
Dr. Chapman has degrees from some of the most respected colleges and seminaries. He’s written a number of the best-selling books of the past decade and appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country. However, Dr. Chapman knows more than just a lot of scholarly theories and practical advice—he knows people.
Dr. Chapman is an experienced and well-respected family counselor and a well-known author. He hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, A Love Language Minute, and a Saturday morning program, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations.
The 5 Love Languages, one of his most popular titles, has topped various bestseller charts for years. It has been published in more than 50 languages, sold more than 12 million copies, and is currently on the New York Times best-seller list. 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of The 5 Love Languages book. Dr. Chapman has been directly involved in real-life family counseling for almost 40 years. He also serves as Senior Associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem.
Dr. Chapman is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively. He has received M.R.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and taken postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Dr. Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for more than 45 years and reside in Winston-Salem. The Chapmans have two grown children, Shelley and Derek.