CRE to Host Engaged Couples Workshop

Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 20, 2008) — The Center for Relationship Enrichment (CRE) will offer the “I Choose Us: Laying a Foundation for a Passionate Marriage” for engaged couples Wednesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 12, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. each night. The workshop will be held on the campus of John Brown University. The event is free, but reservations are required. The two-day seminar will help equip engaged couples with eight hours of marriage enrichment education, a personal couples’ assessment report, and a discussion guide for ongoing couple interaction. Attending this event also qualifies engaged couples for a covenant marriage license, if married in the state of Arkansas. After a recent seminar, a young couple commented that they can “walk away feeling and knowing that we can now handle and work through our differences, work as a team, and create a loving and safe marriage.” Couples can register for the event online at www.nwamarriages.com, or by calling 479-524-7444. The CRE recently began the second 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 $150 per couple. 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.