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 mother-in-law comes to our house unannounced several times a week. After several conversations and many months, I was finally able to convince my husband to ask her to call before she comes to make sure it’s a good time for us. But she drops by, and then he invites her to stay for supper! I realize this is his mother, but it’s frustrating me. I’d like some peace and privacy. What should I do?
It is clear that you want to deal with this lack of boundaries in a way that is helpful while maintaining your relationship with your husband and your mother-in-law. Your husband does seem to be getting the message for your need of privacy and boundaries, but very slowly! Here are a couple of options that you may want to try at this point.
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