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 stay-at-home mom with two daughters, ages 6 and 5, and they’re driving me crazy with their whining and crying. I want to be an attentive mother, but it seems like what I do is never enough. They whine and cry when things don’t go their way, and they cry when the other one cries. I’m kind of sensitive myself, so I’m sure they were born with some of this, but it’s getting ridiculous. I really try to be consistent, but maybe I’m not doing it right. Please help!
It doesn’t matter who you are or how many degrees you have, the reality is that when you have young children it can be hard to be both compassionate and consistent. It’s hard to know whether the crying and refusing to go to bed at night is about an earache or just plain stubbornness. If it’s about a full diaper that’s an easy call but it’s not always that easy.
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