Welcome to Thriving Relationships!
We believe marriage can be awesome! But getting there and staying there takes intentional effort. Would you plant a garden and then ignore it (no watering, fertilizing, or pulling of weeds) and expect it to be healthy and growing? In the same way, our relationships need regular care and nurturing in order to grow and thrive.
At EvFree Fullerton, we regularly invest in our relationships. We offer fun events, helpful classes, and other resources to keep your relationship alive and healthy. If your relationship has grown stale or even needs some special restorative help, we’ve got what you need. We’re thrilled to be a part of helping you have the kind of marriage that God designed.
Enrichment for all: THRIVE!
Five Fridays for Building Healthy Relationships!
Join us for five Friday nights. Fall 2017 class dates: October 13–November 10.
Each five-week class is $15 for individuals, $30 for couples. Childcare and a catered dinner are available for a very modest extra charge (the cost is supplemented by EvFree). Dinner is served in the Commons starting at 5:45pm.
Come have a family meal, or take the kids to childcare and have a quiet dinner yourselves before your class. You can pre-pay online for any, or all, of the five dinners at a discounted price.
Childcare is available for children 6th grade and under. Sign up and pre-pay for childcare at a discounted price. You can pre-pay for all five weeks, or for any individual weeks.
Plus there’s a bonus—get FREE CHILDCARE for a date night on November 17!
You choose ONE of the following five-week classes:
• The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted
• Foundation for a Healthy Marriage
• Blended and Blessed
• Dealing with Difficult People
For more information, please contact Cheri Ross, 714-257-4330.
Engaged and Seriously Dating: LOVE FOR LIFE
A nine-week class for SERIOUSLY DATING and ENGAGED couples who are considering marriage. Fall 2017 class dates: September 10–November 5.
In this class you will build skills in:
– communication and conflict resolution,
– handling finances together,
– roles and expectations in marriage,
– understanding the influence of family of origin on your relationship,
– nurturing your spiritual relationship as a couple, and
– learning about your sexual and emotional intimacy needs.
The cost of $150 per couple includes a customized couple assessment. This printed report identifies personality strengths and differences in YOUR specific relationship, based on your answers to a group of questions, and provides personalized suggestions for your ongoing growth together.
Marriage Coaches will walk with you through several important in-class conversations, and will become an ongoing resource for your relationship even after the class has ended. In our final session, we will hear from a panel of married couples, married from 1 to 60 years—and you’ll be able to ask them any questions you want to ask!
Questions? Contact Cheri Ross at 714-257-4330.
Year-Round Practical Support: THE THIRD OPTION
The Third Option is a weekly relationship skills program that is good for all couples in any stage of relationship—dating, engaged, married, or separated. It offers help and hope for healthy as well as distressed couples. Both spouses don’t have to attend—it will help even if one person wants to work on the relationship. This class is open to all—church attenders, general public, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and extended family. All participants make a commitment to confidentiality within the group.
The class cycles through 14 different relationship topics, one per week. Topics covered: Respect, Responsibility and Blame, Expectations, Power Struggles, Listening, Personality Differences, Childhood Issues, Anger, Speaking the Truth in Love, Control Issues, Conflict Resolution, the Hurt Spiral, Forgiveness, and Rebuilding Trust. So if you could use some help (in the form of learning useful skills) and some hope (in the form of a support group, and by hearing actual couples tell their stories of how they came through tough marital struggles), then we invite you to attend The Third Option!
Each person or couple can join on any Tuesday night; there is no start or end date. If you have any questions call Don (714-240-4245 for men) or Alexandra (714-240-4046 for women), or visit www.USrelationships.org.
No need to register ahead of time. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm at Maple Elementary School, 244 E. Valencia Drive (corner of Lemon Street), Fullerton. Cost: The first two weeks of the class are free; after the first two weeks there is a suggested donation of $10 per person per week. If finances are a concern, please come anyway; no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. Childcare: Free childcare offered for participants.
Serious Growth for Your Marriage: MARRIAGE BUILDERS
A deep, intense, 20-week, interactive workshop for couples who, in spite of their best efforts, cannot seem to experience the intimacy that they intuitively know should be theirs. This class includes a support group environment, and mentoring from couples who have “been there.” You will have exclusive use of an authorized, but unpublished, workbook that utilizes The Marriage Builder by Dr. Larry Crabb as the primary resource. (Couples only, faith content: moderate) CLICK HERE to read the eNews article about Marriage Builders.
Call Bruce Harney, 714-293-4844, to sign up and for more information about the next session.
Restoration: HEALING HEARTS
An on-going, continuous support group for wives whose marriages have experienced any form of sexual betrayal. This confidential group uses a Christian curriculum and is led by trained and experienced facilitators. Contact the church: 714-529-5544 ext. 484 and a facilitator will return your call. (Ongoing, women only, faith content: moderate)
Restoration: MEN OF MORAL INTEGRITY
A confidential, life-building, shame free, ongoing and continuous support group for men struggling with sexual temptations and addiction. It is a group of men, led by men, to support other men; and at the center of it will be Jesus, who can be trusted above all others. To join, simply call the church office: 714-529-5544 ext. 614. After being transferred to a voicemail recording, leave a number for a return call. You will be contacted by the group’s facilitator for a brief appointment and group meeting location. (Ongoing, men only, faith content: moderate)