May 2017 Thrive Family Focus: How to Improve Family Communication with the 5 Love Languages (Dr. Gary Chapman)

May 2017 Thrive Family Focus: How to Improve Family Communication with the 5 Love Languages (Dr. Gary Chapman)

Do you want to improve communication with your family members, but you’re not sure what steps to take—or where to start? 

Communication within the family is extremely important, because it allows each member to effectively express his or her needs, wants, and concerns.

Only through clear communication are family members able to resolve the unavoidable problems that arise in all families.

In this Thrive Family Focus Interview, Mark Timm sits down with Dr. Gary Chapman (author, speaker, counselor) to discuss The 5 Love Languages and how to best use them to improve your family’s communication.

Here’s what you’ll discover: 

  • How to discover your child’s love language (even if they’re preschool age)
  • Ways you can learn to speak another family member’s love language
  • How to adapt when communicating with teens
  • Best ways to respond when your child is upset with you without being defensive
  • And more…

If you’re ready to really start thriving with your family’s communication check out this Thrive Family Focus Interview now!

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Join the Conversation

Question: What is one step you can take today to use the information shared by Dr. Chapman in this interview to improve your family’s communication? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. Cathy Jimenez May 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    I really liked the idea of asking my teen about rating their love tank. And then folowing up with what can I do to fill the tank even moreso.

    • Thrive Admin May 10, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      It really is a great idea, Cathy! My wife and I actually created a love tank gauge early in our marriage and posted it on the fridge. It might work well for teens who want to let you know they are doing without telling you using words.

      • Cathy Jimenez May 11, 2017 at 1:54 am - Reply

        Hmm..interesting. .I’m gonna test it out! I’m intrigued. Thanks for that additional idea! Having a visual can be helpful.

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