Thriving Relationships

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.


Come join us, and thrive!
Alexandra & Don Flecky

Don, 714-240-4245
Alexandra, 714-240-4046

BLENDED FAMILY BLUEPRINT: Learn key strategies to renovate your relationship!

You were in love! In spite of hearing that Blended Families are often difficult, you knew you would make this work, but then…

  • You had your first fight about how to parent a child or step-child,
  • Or, what the rules should be,
  • Or, who disciplines when rules are broken,
  • Or, how do deal with an Ex
  • Or wondered, “Will we ever be intimate again?”

Join Nancy Landrum, M.A., a nationally-recognized blended family expert, as she explains the difference in strategies from a first-family. This free two-hour event will meet::

  • Sunday, March 18th
  • 10am to 12noon
  • North Campus room 135

Childcare is available on main campus. Come get the information you need to transform your blended family, and meet others in blended families like you. You’re not alone!

Enrichment for all: THRIVE!

A “menu” of five-week healthy relationship classes, meeting on five Friday nights, with optional dinner and childcare. For individuals and couples. Classes vary from session to session. Previous class offerings include:

  • Love and Respect
  • Sparks—creating a vision for your relationship!
  • Boundaries—setting healthy relationship limits
  • Blended and Blessed (blended families)
  • Foundation for a Healthy Marriage
  • CoupleTalk—communication and conflict resolution
  • Plus, parenting and single mom classes

There are Fall and Spring sessions.

The next THRIVE! session will start on October 12th. Check back for upcoming classes.

For more information, please contact Cheri Ross, 714-257-4330.

Engaged and Seriously Dating: LOVE FOR LIFE

A nine-week class for SERIOUSLY DATING or ENGAGED couples who are considering marriage. Fall 2018 class dates: September 9 – November 4.

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
– nurturing your spiritual relationship as a couple, and
– learning about your sexual and emotional intimacy needs.

The cost of $150 per couple includes a personalized relationship 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.

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Marriage Coaches will walk with you through several important in-class conversations, and remain 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 50 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
  • Handling Anger
  • Speaking the Truth in Love
  • Control Issues
  • Conflict Resolution
  • The Hurt Spiral 
  • Forgiveness
  • Rebuilding Trust

No need to register ahead of time. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm on North Campus in Room NC180, at 2904 N. Brea Blvd., Fullerton. North Campus is on the northeast corner of Rolling Hills Drive and Brea Blvd., behind the "Cigarette Plaza" stores.

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 for children thru 6th grade. However we cannot accept children in diapers or pull-ups. For more information about childcare call Irma at 714-501-9910

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

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 overcoming tough marital struggles), then we invite you to attend The Third Option!


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)


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)