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 don't approve of some of my teen's music. What's the best way to approach this -- do I forbid it or ignore it or what?
Welcome to the club. When I (Gary) was a teenager and then in youth work I just knew I’d never have a problem with MY kids music. In some ways I still don’t. I love a wide variety of music but the unique problem today is with the lyrics of some of the music. When we were growing up our parents had to contend with groups like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles. Today parents have to be concerned about artists like Eminem, Rob Zombie, 504 Boys, Bone Thugz-n-Harmony whose lyrics are so obscene, violent and demonic that they have to put warning labels on them.
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