Earlier this week, we shared part one of this conversation, all about how to apply the 5 Love Languages after divorce. And one thing I love about being a podcaster is chatting with thought leaders like Dr. Gary who are role models for us all to shine bright and stand boldly in their belief systems.
Disclaimer: Now, Dr. Gary is a Christian and while I want to be clear, no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, the 5 Love Languages are universal. So when I ask Dr. Gary a listener-submitted question about “inviting God into your heart,” I realize that might not be applicable to everyone listening. No worries. Just take what you need, bless and release the rest.
We each are on our own spiritual journeys to better understand ourselves and what we do and don’t believe… so I hope this conversation gives you what you need on your own path towards greater wisdom.
Now, if you haven’t heard part one, go back and listen to that one first. But if you’re ready to continue on, let’s pick back up here with my conversation with Dr. Gary Chapman as he simplifies how to apply the 5 Love Languages after divorce.
It’s time to simplify… Here’s how.
My special guest today is Dr. Gary Chapman and he’s simplifying how to apply the 5 Love Languages after divorce.
We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:
- An overview of the 5 Love Languages – what they are and how it all works
- How the 5 Love Languages can be applied specifically to dating and not just marriage
- What advice Dr Gary has for people who haven’t dated in a really long time as they are once again putting their hearts out there to a new partner
- I asked a hard question… Can your primary Love Language evolve as you get older, especially if you found your Love Language was neglected in your past relationship/marriage?
- His best advice on dating people who have children – if you are considering one day to create a blended family with your partner, what to keep in mind there and how the 5 Love Languages can help you here as well
- …and ultimately, Dr Gary shared some of his spiritual beliefs as a Christian as I asked him a listener-requested question about God. Specifically, how to go deeper into your spiritual practice as a whole, if you desire.
All this month, we are focused on the theme of “Radiance” – sharing ideas on how to live a vibrant life where your inner light shines bright once again. Because friends, getting back out there with dating and meeting new people, it takes an obscene amount of courage. Trust me, I know!
And so, if this is you, I hope this episode gives you more tools in your proverbial tool belt as you traverse new ground, start dating again, and put your radiant self back out there.
As always, ping me over on Instagram @thesimplifiers – and tell me your thoughts:
- What new ideas did this conversation spark for you?
- What secrets have you learned in dating nowadays?
Share this episode with a loved one or a friend – especially if you’ve heard their horror stories in online dating.
You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!
Q: Are you ready to get back out there and date, applying the 5 Love Languages after divorce? If yes, this one is for you.
It’s time to #DoTheThing
<What’s catching my eye this week>
- The 5 Love Languages, 7 Days, 1 Couple – Stephanie Watson – WebMD
- 50 powerful questions to help you reflect – The Institute of You
- July 2022 monthly forecast – Trust and Inner Strength – Lena Stevens – The Power Path
- Gain clarity in 90 minutes: Mary is offering 1-1 creative brainstorming sessions for those looking to get unstuck
My challenge for you this week:
How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to help you apply the 5 Love Languages after divorce and in your life? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!
Links, books and apps mentioned:
Book: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts – Dr. Gary Chapman
Book: The 5 Love Languages: Singles Edition – Dr. Gary Chapman
Resource: The 5 Love Languages free quiz – which is your primary? – Dr. Gary Chapman
Podcast: How to build love in blended families, featuring Ron L. Deal – The Simplifiers Podcast
Podcast: How to strengthen your relationships through COVID, featuring Dr. Gary Chapman – The Simplifiers Podcast
Podcast: How to simplify the 5 Love Languages, featuring Dr. Gary Chapman – The Simplifiers Podcast
Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast
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About Dr. Gary Chapman, Ph.D.
Dr. Gary Chapman – He is an author, speaker, and counselor—has a passion for people, and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the author of The 5 Love Languages, which has sold over twenty million copies and has been on the New York Times bestsellers list since 2007.
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Dr. Gary’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:
Danita Jenae – She is the author of When Mountains Crumble: Rebuilding Your Life After Losing Someone You Love and also a recent military widow learning to carry joy and sorrow in the same breath.
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