Click here to read a surprising tale of forgiveness that was recently featured on NPR. I understand that this improbable pair who have written a book about their journey live in the town in which I practice counseling: Winston-Salem, NC.
News reports indicate that this week, about twelve Vietnam veterans and other protesters picketed the theater Broadway theater where Jane Fonda, 71, is starring in the Broadway play “33 Variations,” In 1988, Fonda admitted to former American POWs and their families that she had some regrets, saying this in a 1988 interview with Barbara Walters: […]
Before Gary Chapman and I wrote The Five Languages of Apology, we surveyed 400 people about what they looked for in sincere apologies. We found that their answers fell into these five categories (we call them ‘apology languages’): Apology Language #1: Expressing Regret “I am sorry.” Apology Language #2: Accepting Responsibility “I was wrong.” Apology […]
Singer Chris Brown issued an apology Sunday for an incident in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, hours before last week’s Grammy Awards. According to news reports, Brown was arrested Feb. 8 on suspicion of making criminal threats against a woman and he is free on $50,000 bail. As with most apologies […]
Have you ever had someone apologize to you but you questioned their sincerity? Have you ever asked yourself ‘why?’ It’s probably because they did not speak your apology language. They said, “I’m sorry.” But what you wanted to hear was, “I was wrong.” They said, “Will you forgive me?” But what you wanted to hear […]
Gary Chapman is well known as “Mr. Love Languages”. His New York Times bestselling book, The Five Love Languages, has become a classic in the field of relationships. For a healthy relationship, it is essential that you convey love and appreciation to the other person. Recently, Dr. Chapman has embraced a second necessary ingredient for healthy […]