Enriching Relationships for a Lifetime    

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

  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 a year. When we’ve had differences, we start discussing our feelings to sort them out, but we end up blaming each other and we’re worse off than we started. I don’t know what to do or say where I won’t be blamed!
We had a similar struggle when we were first married. I (Carrie) thought I was a great listener and Gary thought he was a great listener. We both heard what the other person said but we didn’t understand what they meant. That’s because we weren’t really listening.
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