"The scientific evidence leaves little doubt
that love and intimacy are
scientific case for marriage and couples education,
Dean Ornish, MD, founder of the Preventive Medicine
Research Institute near San Francisco says that the most powerful
influences on health are love and intimacy. He also says he "knows
of no other factor - not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress,
not genetics, not drugs, not surgery, that has such a major impact
on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death
from all causes."
Did you know?
Poor social relationships are as damaging to physical
health as cigarette smoking. The mortality rates of individuals
with poor social relationships are higher than those who smoke cigarettes
for many years.
The Relationship Center approaches relationship health from
a wholistic and comprehensive model that begins with premarital
education and counseling to foster PREVENTION of relationship problems.
Counseling, education, and enrichment programs foster relationship
WELLNESS and healthy relationship skills that provide EMPOWERMENT
for both partners. Intensive personal and relationship counseling
to explore intergenerational, interpersonal, and individual needs
and patterns foster HEALING and growth. TRANSFORMATION and healthy
relationships foster relationship satisfaction, enjoyment and personal
achievement and fulfillment.
"For the first time in recorded history, men and women look to each other for love and romance, not survival and security. Happiness, intimacy, and lasting passion are now requirements for fulfilling relationships." - John Gray