Enriching Relationships for a Lifetime    

Dr. Gary Oliver
Gary J. Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D.
Executive Director

Graduate Fellowship:

  A relationship is like a pebble—when it hits the water it creates a ripple that has an impact way beyond where it entered. Research tells us that the greatest source of joy in life is healthy relationships and that the greatest source of frustration and pain is unhealthy relationships. Like the little pebble dropped in the water, the quality of our relationships ripple across our lives, the lives of those around and even impact future generations.

CHR exists to educate, encourage and equip individuals, couples, families, churches, colleges and corporations to experience healthy relationships. Liferelationships.com is a collection of unique resources to encourage healthy relationships ranging from articles to questions and answers, to seminars and workshops, to books to links to other excellent relational web sites.

Regardless of where you are in your important relationships know that you can enjoy stronger, healthier, more vital, vibrant and effective relationships—and we're here to help.

Question of the Day

My husband and I have been married for about four years, and for the past several months we’ve been going through a rough patch in our marriage. But lately my husband has been suggesting we should start having children soon. I’d like to have kids one day, too, but don’t you think we should work through some of our issues first?
"Your life will never be the same!" These were the words we kept hearing after the day we found out that we were pregnant. Everyone from the Lamaze instructor to the grocery check out clerk seemed compelled to remind us that things were going to change. You know what—they were right! However, they were very wrong as well. When we had our first child, our lives did change but it wasn't the negative type of change others were talking about. People had us so worried that life was over as we knew it. We clearly remember driving home from the hospital thinking, "Yesterday was our last day of freedom!"
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