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. Contact us and we’ll direct you to the support and resources that will help. 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
Engaged and Seriously Dating:
LOVE FOR LIFE
A nine-week class for SERIOUSLY DATING or ENGAGED couples who are considering marriage.
Fall 2022 Class Dates: September 11, 2022 - November 6, 2022
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.
The class will meet on Sunday afternoons, from 2pm to 4pm, September 11 through November 6. Classes will meet in person, if social distancing allows. If not, classes will switch to Zoom.
Questions? Contact Cheri Ross at 714-257-4330.
Enrichment for All:
A "menu" of various five-week relationship growth classes, meeting on five Friday nights, starting on October 7th, 2022. Classes vary each session; some classes are for individuals and others for couples. Childcare is available for a low cost (partially subsidized by Fullerton Free).
The Fall 2022 classes are not yet finalized. Previous classes have included:
- Healing the Wounds of Your Past
- Cornerstone Marriage—essentials for building oneness
- CoupleTalk—Communication and conflict resolution skills
- Boundaries—Setting healthy relationship limits
- How We Love
- The Art of Marriage
- Love and Respect
Year-Round Practical Support:
THE THIRD OPTION
Attend IN-PERSON or ONLINE (on Zoom)
Every Tuesday night | 6:30 - 8:30pm
The Third Option is a weekly relationship skills program that is good for anyone in any stage of relationship—dating, engaged, married, or separated. It offers help and hope for those in healthy relationships, as well as those in distressed ones. Both spouses don’t have to attend—it will help even if only one person wants to work on the relationship. This class is open to all—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 topic per week. Topics covered are:
- 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
IN-PERSON MEETINGS: Located on North Campus in Room 120, 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. No registration needed for the "in-person" class - just show up!
ZOOM MEETINGS: Register here to get the link to attend online.
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.
Attend alone or as a couple. You can join on any Tuesday night; there is no start or end date. If you have questions call Don (714-240-4245 for men) or Alexandra (714-240-4046 for women).
So if you could use some help (learning useful skills) and some hope (a support group, and by hearing actual couples tell their stories of overcoming tough marital struggles), then we invite you to join us at The Third Option.
Couple Communication: COUPLETALK
(Online, on Zoom) - CoupleTalk is an interactive, online class for couples that teaches skills for healthy communication and resolving conflict. All couples – happy, hurting, dating, engaged, married – will benefit from these practical skills.
Each session of CoupleTalk includes brief teaching, demonstration of the skill, and then couple practice time where the new skill is applied and new healthy habits are built. It is taught live by the authors, Don and Alex Flecky, and comes in two five-week segments.
*This class is ONLINE, on Zoom. For more information, please contact Cheri Ross, 714-257-4330.
Part 1 – Communication Skills – Saturday, January 29th - Saturday, February 26th, from 5pm to 6:30pm (Pacific Time) each Saturday. You will receive an interactive Part 1 workbook in a PDF format. Cost is $45 per couple.
Part 2 – Handling Conflict – Saturday, March 5th - Saturday, April 2nd, from 5pm to 6:30pm (Pacific Time) each Saturday. You will receive an interactive Part 2 workbook in a PDF format. Cost is $45 per couple.