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"5 Love Languages" Author Gary Chapman Speaks to Sold-Out Crowd
Annual Dinner Benefitted Lifeline Family Center in Cape Coral
By: Lifeline Family Center
Drawing on experiences from his own life plus more than 35 years of pastoring and marriage counseling, Chapman spoke about how to have a successful relationship by learning which "love language" your partner responds to: 1) words of affirmation;
The success of his first book, "The 5 Love Languages; The Secret to Love That Lasts," which is a New York Times Best Seller, led him to write special editions for singles, men, teens, children, and those in the military.
More than 600 people attended the March 22 dinner at McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers.
To date the event raised $107,412 for the work of Lifeline Family Center, which helps women in crisis pregnancies become self-supporting.
"We are very pleased that Dr. Gary Chapman came to Southwest Florida to share his message about how we all can improve our relationships by utilizing the 5 Love Languages," said Lifeline Family Center President and Founder Kathy Miller.
Lifeline Family Center graduate Katherina Gonzalez also gave testimony of how the program changed her life and that of her young daughter. Gonzalez now works at Lifeline Family Center in the public relations/development department.
Major sponsors for the event were Jerry and Dee Horne and Glenn and Ada Ann Healey. Other sponsors included The Breeze Newspapers, CTN Southwest Florida, Best Western Fort Myers Waterfront and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media.
Lifeline Family Center provides a home in Cape Coral for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies to help them become self-supporting through education, job training, parenting classes, professional counseling and spiritual guidance. It is the only residential program in Lee County for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies who are not part of the foster care program.
The non-profit organization serves up to 12 young women, ages 16 to 25, and up to 24 babies at a time. The non-profit also operates a 24/7 Pregnancy Phone Helpline, provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds by appointment, and does outreach to all areas of Lee County, including all college campuses.
Lifeline Family Center receives no government funding and is wholly dependent upon donations from generous individuals, churches and corporations as well as United Way funding. For more information about Lifeline Family Center, visit www.LifelineFamilyCenter.org
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.