The Center for Healthy Relationships

Transforming Lives through Transformed Relationships

Vision Statement

The Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) exists to encourage and enrich relationships through the transforming power of biblically-based principles.

Mission Statement

The Center for Healthy Relationships equips people for healthy relationships through biblically-based consulting, education, enrichment, resources, research, and assessment.

Primary Goals

  1. Provide innovative resources that promote healthy relationships by increasing Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERQ™), teaching healthy communication and conflict management skills, and encouraging the development of a growth-focused mindset.
  1. Provide informational and training events designed to instill Christ-centered principles of healthy relationships, with an emphasis on marriage relationships, not only in the JBU and CCCU communities, but also locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  1. Provide programs and resources for premarital, marital, and workplace relationship programs and educational opportunities across the life-cycle and socio-economic spectrum, in ways that strengthen churches, schools, community agencies, and corporations.
  1. Consult with pastors, church, and parachurch leaders to assess (Church Relationship Assessment) and increase the effectiveness of existing marriage ministries and programs, to develop new courses and/or programs, and to equip leaders to facilitate the implementation of those programs.
  1. Continue our work with institutions of higher education to help leaders assess (Student Relationship Assessment) the degree to which their efforts are making a measurable difference in the emotional, relational and spiritual lives of their students.
  1. Expand our ongoing efforts to increase the awareness of the personal and corporate value of healthy marriages and relationships, and help Northwest Arkansas become a place that is known for healthy marriages and families.

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