When Sorry Isn’t Enough: Apology+Forgiveness - Part 2

Dr. Tim Clinton
Dr. Gary Chapman
A key component of a healthy marriage is the ability to humbly apologize. Unfortunately, few of us are very good at that. Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Languages of Apology, asked thousands of people, "When someone is apologizing to you, what do you want to hear them say or do?" Top answers included: express regret, accept responsibility, make restitution, genuinely repent, and request forgiveness. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says, "Godly sorrow brings repentance."
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Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, Ph.D., is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, with a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College and a Master of Arts from Wake Forest University, both degrees in anthropology. He has also received Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in adult education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chapman joined the staff of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1971, where he shares responsibilities of teaching and family care. His nationally syndicated radio program, "Building Relationships," is broadcast on the Moody Radio Network and airs on over 400 affiliate stations. Gary is the author of many best-selling books, including The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, which sold more than 15 million copies in English and has been translated into 50 other languages. Dr. Chapman is married to Karolyn, and they have two adult children, Shelley and Derek.

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