Dick Purnell has addressed audiences throughout the United States, Canada and eleven other countries. He is on the national speakers team of the FamilyLife Marriage Conferences and founded Single Life Resources, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ.
Dick is the author of twelve books. His most recent book is Finding a Lasting Love. Some of his other books include:
Becoming a Friend and Lover (awarded the "Book of the Year" award by the Network of Single Adult Leaders)
Building a Relationship That Lasts (awarded the "Book of the Year" award by Campus Life Magazine)
Free to Love Again
Growing Closer to God
Making a Good Marriage Even Better
Building a Positive Self-Image
He received his B. S. degree from Wheaton College, a Masters in Education degree(specializing in counseling) from Indiana University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity International University.
Many of Dick's articles have appeared in magazines, such as Decision Magazine, Worldwide Challenge and Living Solo. In addition, he has written chapters in Chicken Soup for the Single Soul and Pastoral Leadership for Manhood and Womanhood.
Dick has been featured on many TV programs, including The 700 Club, Coral Ridge Hour and Talk of the Town in Nashville, TN. He has also been a frequent guest on many national radio programs, such as Moody Broadcasting, America's Family Counselors, The Singles Connection and Truths That Transform.
Single for 42 years, Dick is now married and has two daughters. He is sensitive to the concerns of singles and married couples because of his own personal experience and communicates biblical truth with honesty and humor.