Gary Thomas Smalley
September 16, 1940
|Died||March 6, 2016 (aged 75)|
Magnolia, Texas U.S.
|Years active||1962 – 2016|
|Spouse(s)||Norma (1964 – 2016, his death)|
|Children||Kari Gibson |
Gary Thomas Smalley (September 16, 1940 – March 6, 2016) was an American family counselor, president and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center and author of books on family relationships from a Christian perspective. Among other issues, he taught about the four temperaments in a format based on well known animals, the otter, lion, golden retriever, and beaver.
In 1979, Gary and Norma Smalley started an organization focused on helping families. After the formation of a board, they launched the CMI organization out of Waco, Texas. A few years later they moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Gary co-authored two books with Steve Scott during that time titled, If Only He Knew and For Better or For Best. In 1985 the organization was renamed Today's Family.
In 1988, Gary partnered with American Telecast's Steve Scott and they launched a nationwide infomercial with Dick Clark as the host of a half-hour television program. That infomercial was re-introduced in 1990 and 1992 through John Tesh and Connie Sellecca and then Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford.
- "1991 Gold Medallion Book Awards Winners". Christian Book Expo. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
- Smalley, Gary; Smalley, Greg; Smalley, Michael; Robert S. Paul (2007-09-10). The DNA of Relationships. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN 978-0-8423-5532-2. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
- Smalley, Gary (2008-01-01). Change Your Heart, Change Your Life: How Changing What You Believe Will Give You the Great Life You've Always Wanted. Thomas Nelson Inc. ISBN 978-0-8499-1964-0. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
- The Smalley family website
- Freedom Begins Here featuring Dr. Gary Smalley
- Gary Smalley and Dr. John Trent: Right brain/left brain pseudoscience.
- Gary Smalley: General Teachings/Activities