Has a friend sent you a critical message? I call those “email bombs” or “text bombs.” That’s not a fun way to start the day. Is your sweetheart giving you the cold shoulder? I can relate to it all. Ten years ago, my husband and I had an argument. It was a run of the mill spat, […]
In the introduction to “When Sorry Isn’t Enough”, Gary Chapman describes the path to the development of our new book. Other authors have talked about the components of a good apology but none have zeroed in on the powerful scripts others have in mind when we try to apologize to them. Here is his “Aha” […]
I’m often asked how I came up with the new concepts in “When Sorry Isn’t Enough”. I co-authored this book with Gary Chapman and it was released in May 2013. Here is an interview in which I answered that question: How did the idea of an apology language first come to your mind? During […]
Forgiveness Does Not Heal Everything. We often have the mistaken idea that forgiveness will heal everything. Let me share three things that forgiveness does not do. (1) Forgiveness does not remove all the consequences of wrong doing. The father who abandons his children may repent ten years later, but forgiveness does not restore the ten […]
Gary Chapman and I have both talked about issues of forgiveness in radio interviews this month. Many assume that forgiveness has no qualifiers so our analysis of Bible passages about forgiveness may be surprising. I thought my readers might like to hear what we are saying on this topic. CLICK HERE to listen to an […]
Check out this new article about apologies from Gary Chapman’s recent live interview.
My co-author, Gary Chapman was quoted in this S.C. newspaper article. Good point!