Healthy Relationships Week is a week dedicated to helping students make connections and strengthen bonds with each other.
“We cannot underestimate the importance of learning how to establish and maintain healthy relationships in all areas of life whether it be family, friendships or dating, engagement and marriage. When your relationships are good with others this creates a sense of well-being in all areas of your life. We want to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed and flourish in their interactions with others.”
Judy Duvall-Assistant Director of the Elrod Center
Chapel and Refuge will feature special speakers. Engaged and married couples are invited to participate in a special weekend retreat to conclude the week.
Reserve the dates: March 7-11, 2017.
Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m. Chapel- Guest Speaker, Dr. Guy Grimes. He will be leading a break-out session from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Elrod Center for those who wish to come.
Guy has taught New Testament and Foundations for Lasting Relationships at California Baptist University. He teaches and serves Golden Gate Theological Seminary southern California campus as the Director of Theological Field Education. Previously Guy served at CBU as the Dean of Spiritual Life. He pastored Shoreline Baptist for nine years and Orangeburg Avenue Baptist Church in Modesto California for 7 years where he was instrumental in expanding the Community Marriage Policy which has been credited for dramatically reducing the divorce rate. Guy has been an advocate of the marriage movement and was featured guest on 48 Hours and as a professional consultant for two documentary films; PBS Production “Children and Divorce” and “Marriage In America.” He holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and Doctorate of Ministry degrees. He has practiced as a Pastoral Counselor and Marriage coach for 25 years offering premarital counseling and couples counseling.
Thursday, March 9, 9:00 p.m.-Refuge Panel of Student Couples in different stages of their relationships (dating, engaged, married)
Friday, March 10, 5:00 p.m. to – Saturday, March 11, 1:30 p.m., Engaged and Married Student Couples Retreat at Wingate Hotel in Little Rock, AR. Speakers – Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace.
Chris serves full time as the director of Biola University’s Center for Marriage and Relationships and is also a professor of psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Grace and his wife, Alisa, are frequent speakers at marriage conferences and seminars. With professional training as well as practical experience they have counseled thousands of couples, sharing foundational and practical insights on enhancing intimacy.
“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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