CRE Partners with J.B. Hunt Transport for Marriage Seminar

Siloam Springs, Ark. (November 19, 2007) — The Center for Relationship Enrichment (CRE), in partnership with J.B. Hunt Transport, will offer the “I Choose Us: Growing a Passionate Marriage” seminar in Rogers, Friday, Nov. 30, 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required. The event will be held at John Q. Hammons Convention Center at the Embassy Suites, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, in Rogers. The two-day seminar will help equip married couples with eight hours of marriage enrichment education. Couples will leave this event with a personal couples’ assessment report and a discussion guide for ongoing couple interaction. “We are pleased that J.B. Hunt Transport has joined us in presenting another opportunity for couples in Northwest Arkansas to experience this life-changing seminar.” said Greg Smalley, director of Marriage Ministries for the Center for Relationship Enrichment. “It takes everyone working together to make a difference in the quality of marriages in our state. With Northwest Arkansas having the highest divorce rate in the state and Arkansas as a whole having one of the highest divorce rate in the country, it’s about time that we change that tragic statistic and see Northwest Arkansas become known as a place where healthy marriages thrive.” CRE recently finished the first year of a five-year, $2.7 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, to support research and development of healthy marriages in Northwest Arkansas. The grant covers the cost of the seminar, which would otherwise cost more than $200 per couple. This is the third event to be held in November, in Northwest Arkansas, to help counteract the growing trend of divorce. Couples can register for the event online at www.nwamarriages.com, or by calling 479-524-7444. Over 170 couples are already registered for this event, but some additional space is still available. The Center for Relationship Enrichment at JBU was founded in 1998. The Center’s mission is to educate, equip and enrich people for developing healthy relationships through consulting, education, enrichment, resources, research and assessment. The CRE offers marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, and relationships skills services to all of Northwest Arkansas. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked fourth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 2,000 students from 42 states and 49 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’s Independent Colleges & Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.