Growing Healthy Relationship

The University Counseling Center will host the Growing Healthy Relationship Retreat on October 13-14 and tentatively November 17.

This retreat is for OC students and their significant others who are seriously dating, engaged or married. For more information or to register please contact Rachelle Goodin at 405-425-5250 or Space is limited to the first 25 couples to register!

What is the Growing a Healthy Relationship Program?

The Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) Growing a Healthy Relationship program is biblically sound and is based on the unique work of relationship experts Dr. Gary J. Oliver and Dr. Greg Smalley, who have over 50 years of combined experience in ministry with couples and college students. Specifically, the CHR Growing a Healthy Relationship program is a 2-day enrichment retreat for seriously dating, engaged and married couples that is focused on transforming the “whole” student—spiritually, emotionally and relationally.

The retreat is focused on equipping students with the knowledge and skills that will increase their ability to build and sustain healthy, satisfying and lifelong marriages. Transformation, however, does more than just give couples good information over a retreat weekend; it leads them to actually apply what they learn. This is why the true power of the CHR Growing a Healthy Relationship program lies in the small group follow up sessions. Couples coming away from the sessions inspired, challenged, and motivated need to act on that “retreat high” or much of what they receive at the event will be lost. The small group follow-up sessions serve to help couples personally apply the information long after the retreat is over. This transformation strategy is not just about attending an event, it’s about helping couples be “doers” and not just “hearers” of the word (Matt. 7:24). Information without application leads to frustration. On the other hand, information with application leads to transformation.

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