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Healthy Relationships Week

Healthy Relationships Week is a week dedicated to helping students make connections and strengthen bonds with each other. 

  “We cannot underestimate the importance of learning how to establish and maintain healthy relationships in all areas of life whether it be family, friendships or dating, engagement and marriage. When your relationships are good with others this creates a sense of well-being in all areas of your life.  We want to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed and flourish in their interactions with others.”

                                     -   Judy Duvall-associate director of the Elrod Center 

2019 Healthy Relationships Week Schedule

 Monday, March 4 
12:00 p.m., Berry Chapel - Noonday with Jillian and Colin Battaglia - Marriage

5:00 p.m., Alumni Room - Pruet Sisterhood meet with Counselor Haylee Garland

7:00 p.m., Elrod Center - Bio Med Scholars meet with Dr. Bob Wilson for coffee and dessert

Tuesday, March 5
8:30 a.m., Berry Bible Building, Preaching Lab
- Dr. Matt Pryor is guest speaker for Dr. Terry Carter's class 

10:00 a.m., Jones Performing Arts Center, Chapel Service
- During chapel, a panel of three OBU graduates, Dr. Robert Wilson (family practice physician from NW Arkansas), Haylee Garland (counselor), Dr. Matt Pryor (senior pastor of Manilla First Baptist) will be talking about what it takes to be a healthy Christian individual—body, mind, and spirit.  Our theme this year on campus is “Living Lives of Meaningful Work” so our speakers will be autobiographical in their comments and talk about their own calling and what they do to be a healthy individual. 

Wednesday, March 6
12:00 p.m., Berry Chapel - Noonday with Tyler and Anna Rosenthal - Dating Takeaways
Thursday, March 7
9:00 p.m., Second Baptist Church - Refuge, James and Amy Taylor - "How did we get here? Life lessons from 17 years of friendship and marriage."

Friday, March 8
12:00 p.m., Berry Chapel - Noonday with Nancy Harrell - Friendship: Lessons, Mistakes, and (kind-of, finally) Getting It

 Friday, March 8 - Saturday, March 9
Friday 3:00 p.m. - Saturday 1:00 p.m - Couples Retreat at The Wingate in Little Rock.
*Retreat for engaged and married couples.

Tuesday, April 9,
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Elrod Center - Great Date Night for those who attended the March 8-9 Couples Retreat in Little Rock

"The Elrod Center was established to highlight the importance of community and the need to be fully engaged in it. At the heart of community are the relationships that people enjoy with each other. Those relationships can be the source of the greatest joy when they are healthy and the source of the deepest pain when they become dysfunctional. Our goal for the week is to make sure that we remain lifelong learners in managing our relationships."

Ian Cosh, vice president for community and international engagement and director of the Elrod Center

For more information contact:
Judy Duvall, associate director of the Elrod Center // (870) 245-5320


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