New York Times Best-Selling Author Gary Chapman
to Share Secrets of Happy Relationships

What is the secret to a happy relationship? New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman, Ph.D., will describe what it takes to have a successful love relationship when he speaks at the 22nd Annual Benefit Dinner for Lifeline Family Center on Thursday, March 22.

Millions of readers credit Chapman’s best-selling book, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, with saving their marriages and families by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate love.

About 600 community leaders are expected to attend the annual benefit dinner at McGregor Baptist Church on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $80 each or $440 for a table of eight. Sponsorships, which include a VIP reception with Chapman, are available from $1,000 to $10,000. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 239.242.7238.

The Cape Coral Breeze and CTN10 Christian Television are the media sponsors for the event.

 “We are very pleased that Dr. Chapman will be coming to Southwest Florida to share his expertise in marriage and family counseling and help us improve or heal our most important relationships,” Kathy Miller,  Lifeline Family Center president and founder says. “His message is sure to resonate with all who desire to communicate love in family relationships.”

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.

In the residential program, Lifeline Family Center serves up to 12 young women, ages 16 to 25, and up to 24 babies at a time. In the Outreach Ministry program, more than 6,000 women have received assistance with material needs, adoption counseling and resource referrals. The nonprofit also operates a 24/7 Pregnancy Helpline, provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds by appointment, and does outreach to all areas of Lee County, including all college campuses.

Several young women who have graduated from the two-year residential program also will speak about their experience at the benefit dinner and how Lifeline Family Center made a difference in their lives.