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.

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Come join us, and thrive!
Alexandra & Don Flecky

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

Short-Term Marriage Coaching:
MARRIAGE MENTORING

Five private meetings with a seasoned (not “perfect”) Christian couple to review an 18-page report about YOUR marriage. Marriage Mentor couples are not professional therapists, but are certified in the SYMBIS assessment (see SYMBIS.com). Your meetings are private and confidential.

Each spouse privately answers questions online, and a report is created about YOUR marriage. It will help you understand each other’s personality types, be encouraged by the strengths you have, and gain insights into next steps in “growth” areas. Plus, you’ll develop a relationship with your volunteer Marriage Mentors, who have a heart for helping marriages, and are here for you!

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  • 5 private, confidential sessions
  • Not professional therapists, but a seasoned Christian couple
  • Mentors are volunteers, and are Certified SYMBIS Facilitators
  • SYMBIS+ Assessment - 18 pages about YOUR marriage!
  • Cost - $35 per couple (paid directly to SYMBIS)

Engaged and Seriously Dating:
LOVE FOR LIFE

A nine-week class for SERIOUSLY DATING or ENGAGED couples who are considering marriage.

Spring 2023 Class Dates: January 22, 2023 - March 26, 2023

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.

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Marriage Coaches will walk 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 Sundays from 2pm to 4pm on our north campus, room 180, from January 22 through March 26.

Questions? Contact Cheri Ross at 714-257-4330.

Enrichment for All:
THRIVE

Join us for five weeks of healthy relationship growth! Choose from a "menu" of five-week relationship growth classes, each meeting in person on five Friday nights, starting October 7, 2022. You register for one five-week class ($20 per person registration fee). The Fall 2022 classes are:

Classes for Individuals or Couples:

  • Healing the Wounds of Your Past - understand and heal from past hurts
  • Grace//Truth - five conversations on faith, sexuality & gender

Classes for Couples only:

  • Cornerstone Marriage - essentials for building oneness
  • CoupleTalk - learn healthy communication skills

Also, we're bringing back low-cost dinners ($5/per dinner) and childcare ($8/week per child)!

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More details and registration are at the links below. Questions? Contact Cheri Ross at 714-257-4330.

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:

  • 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
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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.