Growing a Healthy Relationship Retreat

Growing a Healthy Relationship Retreat
Date Friday, February 1, 2019
5:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
FeaturingGary J. Oliver, MDiv, ThM, PhD
Location Seminary Chapel - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsPlease park in the Seminary Commuter Lot just past Scandia Chapel.
RegistrationRegister by January 27. Space is limited! Register
SponsorsBethel's Office of Formation and Professional Development and John Brown University's Center for Healthy Relationships

Event Description

This two-day retreat is open to Seminary, CAPS, GS, and CAS students who are married, engaged, or seriously dating. This year’s theme is Communication: Key to a Healthy Relationship. The cost covers retreat sessions, three meals, and all materials. The retreat also includes a required follow-up "Date Night" event, which includes a free dinner and special event plus a $30 gift card just for attending!

Schedule for Friday, February 1

5:45-6 p.m. | Check-In
6-7 p.m. | Dinner
7:15-8:45 p.m. | Session 1

Schedule for Saturday, February 2

9 a.m. | Breakfast available
9:15-10:30 a.m. | Session 2
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. | Session 3
12-1 p.m. | Session 4
1-1:45 p.m. | Lunch
1:45-2:15 p.m. | Retreat assessment

About the Retreat Speaker

Dr. Gary Oliver is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Relationships. He is also a Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Oliver has more than 40 years of experience in individual, premarital, marital, and family counseling. In addition to his extensive, nationwide teaching ministry, he serves on the executive board and national speaking team of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has authored more than 20 books and more than 300 articles on marriages and families.


Contact Lori Matchefts at or 651.638.6711.


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