MARRIAGE & 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 Fullerton Free, 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
Enrichment for All: THRIVE!
A “menu” of five-week healthy relationship classes, meeting on five Friday nights, starting October 18th, with optional dinner and childcare. For individuals and couples. Five week class offerings include (you choose ONE class):
For Individuals or Couples:
- Enneagram & Your Relationships
- Healing the Wounds of Your Past
- Grace/Truth - Five Conversations about Faith, Sexuality & Gender
For Couples Only:
- Cornerstone Marriage: Essentials for Building Oneness
- Love and Respect
Optional dinner and childcare are available at a discounted price (partially subsidized by Fullerton Free). And if you use childcare for the five weeks, you receive an extra, bonus night of childcare on Friday November 22nd!
Engaged and Seriously Dating:
LOVE FOR LIFE
A nine-week class for SERIOUSLY DATING or ENGAGED couples who are considering marriage. Spring 2020 class dates: February 9 – April 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
- Nurturing your spiritual relationship as a couple
- Learning about your sexual and emotional intimacy needs
The cost of $150 per couple includes all materials and 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 are 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:
- Responsibility and Blame
- Power Struggles
- Personality Differences
- Childhood Issues
- Handling Anger
- Speaking the Truth in Love
- Control Issues
- Conflict Resolution
- The Hurt Spiral
- Rebuilding Trust
No need to register ahead of time. Meets Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm on North Campus in Room NC120, 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: We're sorry but childcare is not provided.
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.
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!
Restoration: HEALING HEARTS
Healing Hearts is an on-going therapy/support group for wives whose marriages have experienced any form of sexual betrayal. This confidential group is led by a licensed, CSAT certified* female therapist in an off campus location. To register, call Barb at 951-741-0015
*Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
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)