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Jolene Philo

Jolene Philo, MEd, has written several books about caregiving, special needs parenting, and childhood PTSD including: Sharing Love Abundantly with Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities, which she co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman. She speaks internationally about caregiving and parenting children with special needs. Jolene and her husband live in central Iowa. To learn more about Jolene, visit

Contributions by Jolene Philo

Jolene Philo Special Needs Families Marriage

Sharing Love Abundantly: Threats to the Emotional Glue of a Marriage

Jolene Philo offers helpful insight for parents raising special needs children – especially through foster care and adoption….
Intro to Five Love Languages

Sharing Love Abundantly: An Introduction to the Love Languages

Jolene Philo offers an introduction to the five love languages for children with disabilities and special needs….
Jolene Philo Children with special need

Sharing Love Abundantly: How to Adapt the Love Languages for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

Jolene Philo offers helpful insight in how to adapt the five love languages for children with disabilities and…
Jolene Philo Love Languages with Spouse and children

Sharing Love Abundantly: Using the Love Languages with Spouses and Siblings

Jolene Philo offers helpful insight for special needs families using the love languages for your spouse & typically…
Special Needs Families working with professionals

Sharing Love Abundantly: Communicating About the Love Languages with Professionals

Jolene Philo offers helpful insight for special needs families – especially when you are communicating with professionals….
Focus on the family broadcast jolene philo

Focus on the Family Broadcast: Applying Love Languages in Families with Special Needs

We’ll help you discover how to use Love Languages to express love to your child with special needs,…