Growing a Healthy Relationship Retreat

Growing a Healthy Relationship Retreat
Date Friday, February 9, 2024
5:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2024
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
FeaturingGary J. Oliver, M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Location Brushaber Commons - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsPlease park in the West Lot and follow signs to BC 468. Overflow parking will also be available in the East Lot.
Registration Registration is now closed. 
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 Healthy Conflict: The Key to Intimacy. The cost covers retreat sessions, two meals and a light breakfast, and all materials. The retreat also includes a required follow-up "Date Night" event, which includes a subsidized dinner out and a $40 Walmart gift card!

Friday, February 9

5:45-6 p.m. | Check-In
6-6:45 p.m. | Dinner
7-8:30 p.m. | Session 1

Saturday, February 10

9 a.m. | Light breakfast available
9:15-10:30 a.m. | Session 2
10:30-10:45 a.m. | Break
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. | Session 3
Noon-12:30 p.m. | Lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Session 4


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.