Growing Healthy Relationship

The Univeristy Counseling Center will host the Growing Healthy Relationship Retreat on October 24-25 and November 20, 2014.  This retreat is for OC students and their significant others who are seriously dating, engaged or married. For more information or to register please contact Lisa Hancock at 405-425-5250 or

What is the Growing a Healthy Relationship Program?

The Center for Relationship Enrichment (CRE) Growing a Healthy Relationship program is biblically sound and is based on the unique work of relationship experts Dr. Gary J. Oliver and Dr. Greg Smalley, who have over 50 years of combined experience in ministry with couples and college students. Specifically, the CRE Growing a Healthy Relationship program is a 2-day enrichment retreat for seriously dating, engaged and married couples that is focused on transforming the “whole” student—spiritually, emotionally and relationally.

The retreat is focused on equipping students with the knowledge and skills that will increase their ability to build and sustain healthy, satisfying and lifelong marriages. Transformation, however, does more than just give couples good information over a retreat weekend; it leads them to actually apply what they learn. This is why the true power of the CRE Growing a Healthy Relationship program lies in the small group follow up sessions. Couples coming away from the sessions inspired, challenged, and motivated need to act on that “retreat high” or much of what they receive at the event will be lost. The small group follow-up sessions serve to help couples personally apply the information long after the retreat is over. This transformation strategy is not just about attending an event, it’s about helping couples be “doers” and not just “hearers” of the word (Matt. 7:24). Information without application leads to frustration. On the other hand, information with application leads to transformation.

The previous statement is from the Center for Relationship Enrichment website: for more information about the Growing Healthy Relationships program please visit: