Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents
Dr. Gary Chapman has helped millions prepare for marriage. Now he helps you prepare for kids. Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents has one goal: prepare you to raise young children. Dr. Gary Chapman-longtime...
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Dr. Gary Chapman has helped millions prepare for marriage.
Now he helps you prepare for kids.
Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents has one goal: prepare you to raise young children.
Dr. Gary Chapman-longtime relationship expert and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages-teams up with Dr. Shannon Warden-professor of counseling, wife, and mother of three-to give young parents a book that is practical, informed, and enjoyable.
Together they share what they wished they had known before having kids. For example: children affect your time, your money, and your marriage-and that's just the beginning. With warmth and humor they offer practical advice on everything from potty training to scheduling, apologizing to your child, and keeping your marriage strong&... all the while celebrating the great joy that children bring.
From the Preface: "Our desire is to share our own experiences, as well as what we have learned through the years, as we have counseled hundreds of parents. We encourage you to read this book before the baby comes, and then refer to its chapters again as you experience the joys and challenges of rearing children." - Dr. Gary Chapman
New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Gary Chapman seeks to fulfil his call to the ministry as a pastor, speaker, and author. He speaks extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally on marriage, family, and relationships. The government of Singapore invited him to present his marriage seminar there and the Chaplainfds Office of NATO issued a special invitation for Dr. Chapman to speak to the NATO forces in Germany. Other engagements have taken him to England, Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and Hong Kong.
Sales exceeding 5 million copies earned him the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages, which has been translated into over 36 languages. Almost 30 other books including: The whole Love Languages series; The Five Languages of Apology; Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship; Now What? Marriage After Children; Profit Sharing: Making Money An Asset in Your Marriage and Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way, Love is a Verb; God Speaks Your Love Language; The Family You've Always Wanted, plus five DVD series are also among his publications. He also hosts a weekly radio program Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, which airs on more than 170 stations.
On the home front, Dr. Chapman is Senior Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with over 35 years of pastoring and marriage counselling experience. He and his wife, Karolyn, have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Dr Gary Chapman holds the following educational qualifications:
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Adult Education
M.R.E., Education Administration
Wake Forest University
B.A., Anthropology; Minor: Bible
Moody Bible Institute
Diploma, Pastor's Course
Graduate work: History of Education; Educational Psychology
University of North Carolina
Graduate work: Philosophy of Education; Comparative Education