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 husband and I were both sexually active before we were married. In fact, I have a child from a previous relationship. When we married and became Christians, we realized premarital sex was wrong and we asked God for forgiveness. The problem has been that my husband has not been so forgiving. Although we started our marriage very wrong, we’re trying to live by God’s standard. Our past has brought tremendous stress to our marriage: my husband suffers from anxiety and we both suffer bouts of depression. We just want to get through this and feel God’s blessing on us. We don’t have the money to seek a counselor and our pastor is new so my husband isn’t comfortable discussing this with him. Do you have any advice?
Have you ever used one of those little electronic calculators? One of the things I like about them the most is that if I get my information confused or make a mistake the only thing I have to do is push the "clear" button. Automatically all of the information is eliminated from the calculator. Then I can begin again. I don't have to go back and try to sort out the previous mistake. In fact, there is no record of the previous mistake. It is lost forever.
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