Healthy Relationships Week is a time dedicated to helping students make connections and strengthen bonds with each other. It includes special chapel and Refuge services dedicated to the topic of relationships as well as special Noonday sessions, panel discussions, breakout sessions and more. Engaged and married couples are invited to participate in a special weekend retreat to conclude the week.
Healthy Relationships Week 2014: “Relating Well in All Areas of Life”
We were created to be in relationship with others. We are children, friends, classmates, neighbors, colleagues, husbands, wives, parents. We are in relationship with our Heavenly Father. Every human being needs to be in relationship. Much of our success in life depends on whether our relationships are healthy and strong.
Part of being a well-rounded person is knowing how to relate well to others. We don’t automatically know how to do this but we learn by practice. It is also important to learn from individuals who are a little farther down the road; from those who have some life experience. These mentors are not perfect people. All of them have stores to tell. Our sessions for the week will be led by individuals who have experienced joys, successes, disappointments and failures and through their life experience have learned how to love others well.
Our hope is that this week will be a time of listening, sharing, learning and growing in this very important area of life.
“The Elrod Center was established to highlight the importance of community and the need to be fully engaged in it. At the heart of community are the relationships that people enjoy with each other. Those relationships can be the source of the greatest joy when they are healthy and the source of the deepest pain when they become dysfunctional. Our goal for the week is to make sure that we remain lifelong learners in managing our relationships.” –Ian Cosh, vice president for community and international engagement and director of the Elrod Center
For more information
Judy Duvall, assistant director of the Elrod Center
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