One of the Country's Best Known Authors and Speakers on Family Relationships
Gary Smalley is one of the country's best known authors and speakers on family relationships. His is the author and co-author of 14 best-selling, award winning books along with several popular films and videos. He has spent over 30 years learning, teaching, and counseling others. Gary has personally interviewed thousands of singles and couples and has surveyed thousands of people at his seminars asking two questions: What is it that strengthens your relationships and what weakens them?
Gary received his Bachelor's degree in psychology from Long Beach State University in California and his Master's degree with an emphasis in counseling at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has continued his education by attending numerous educational and professional seminars. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Educational Counseling from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.
Gary's books combined have sold close to 4 million copies. Serveral of them have even been translated into different languages. The Blessing and The Two Sides of Love have won the Gold Medallion Award for excellence in literature. The Language of Love won the Angel Award as the best contribution to family life. All other titles have been top-five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award.
In the past two years Gary has spoken to over 500,000 people. His national infommercial "Hidden Keys To Loving Relationships" has appeared to television audiences all over the world. This 18 video tape series has been ordered by more than 750,000 people.
Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 33 years and live in Branson, Missouri. They have 3 married children and 5 grandchildren.