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
Enrichment for All: THRIVE!
A "menu" of various five-week relationship growth classes, meeting on five Friday nights, starting on October 1st.
- For singles or couples
- All classes are IN PERSON this session
- 6:30pm to 8:30pm each Friday
- Cost is $20 per person – covers five weeks of classes, and materials
- Childcare is available
- Dessert and drinks provided (no dinner options this session)
Links to detailed descriptions of each class are found to the right. Choose one class. Each class lasts for five weeks:
For Individuals or Couples
- Dealing With Difficult People (choose In-Person or Zoom)
- How We Love
For Couples only:
- Cornerstone Marriage
- The Art of Marriage
If circumstances change and our fall classes cannot meet in person, all classes will be held on Zoom.
Join us for five weeks of healthy relationship growth! 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 2021 Class Dates: September 12, 2021 - November 7, 2021
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 12 and ending November 7. Classes will meet in person, if social distancing allows. If not, classes will meet on Zoom.
Questions? Contact Cheri Ross at 714-257-4330.
Year-Round Practical Support: THE THIRD OPTION
IN PERSON | Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | North Campus, Room 120
ZOOM |Tuesdays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Register here and get the link to the online class.
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
In person meetings are located 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 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.
Couple Communication: COUPLETALK
(Zoom Class) - CoupleTalk is an interactive 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. CoupleTalk is taught live on Zoom by the authors Don and Alex Flecky, and comes in two five-week segments:
This class is on Zoom. For more information, please contact Cheri Ross, 714-257-4330.
Part 1 – Communication Skills – Sunday September 12th - Sunday October 10th, from 5pm to 6:30pm (Pacific Time) each Sunday. You will receive an interactive Part 1 workbook in a PDF format. Cost is $45 per couple.
Part 2 – Handling Conflict – Sunday October 17th - Sunday November 14th, from 5pm to 6:30pm (Pacific Time) each Sunday. You will receive an interactive Part 2 workbook in a PDF format. Cost is $45 per couple.