The Center for Healthy Relationships

Transforming Lives through Transformed Relationships

The CHR vision is a world where everyone is equipped for a lifetime of healthy relationships.

The CHR mission is to provide individuals, couples, families and organizations with practical and innovative resources that encourage and empower the growth of healthy relationships in personal and professional settings.

The CHR goals include:

  1. Design, develop and deliver “whole person” resources that encourage emotional, relational and spiritual growth and maturity in a person’s mind, will and emotions—whole men and women with a growth-focused perspective living in abundance and reflecting the reality of God’s power and presence in their lives.
  2. Provide informational and training events designed to instill Christ-centered principles of healthy relationships across the life-cycle and social economic spectrum in ways that strengthen marriages and families, churches, schools, and corporations.
  3. Provide innovative resources that promote healthy personal and professional relationships by increasing Emotional and Relational Intelligence (ERQ™), teaching healthy communication and conflict management skills, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  4. Partner with community agencies through the CHR RelationshipsMatter Project to provide relationship programs and resources for underserved populations (generational poverty, lower-income, prisoners and parolees) and other special-needs groups.
  5. Through the CHR ChurchStrong program actively support pastors, church, and parachurch leaders in assessing, through the CHR Church Relationship Assessment, the emotional, relational and spiritual state of a congregation, identify growth opportunities, provide education and enrichment to increase the effectiveness of existing marriage and other relationship ministries, and to equip leaders to facilitate the implementation of new and existing ministries.
  6. Partner with institutions of higher education to help colleges and universities identify, through the CHR Student Relationships Assessment, the degree to which their efforts are making a measurable difference in the emotional, relational and spiritual lives of their students, and help them design ways to more effectively meet those needs.
  7. Expand our ongoing efforts to increase the awareness of the personal and corporate value of healthy relationships, and help Northwest Arkansas become a place that is known for healthy marriages and strong families.

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