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

I'm a step-father to three kids. I thought once the newness of our marriage wore off that the kids would warm up to me, but it's been rough. The little one likes to play, but my older step-kids give are often cold and resent any attempts I offer in discipline. I love my wife and I love these kids, but I'm about to burn out. What am I doing wrong?
You may not be doing anything wrong. It makes sense that the younger one seems to be warming up more quickly than the older ones. Parenting adolescents is one of the most difficult, challenging and confusing seasons of parenting. They are in the process of becoming adults, deciding who they are, what they think and trying to make sense of what they feel. This isn’t an easy time. We know many adults who are still working on those issues.
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