About Us

Making a Difference in NW Arkansas!

We are so glad you have chosen to take some time to explore the valuable information and resources we have to offer premarital and married couples desiring a healthy vibrant marriage. We are working hard to make this website the premier marriage preparation and enrichment resource for our NWA community.

Established in 1998, the Center for Healthy Relationships exists to educate, encourage and equip individuals, couples, families, churches, colleges and corporations to experience healthy relationships. Our goal is to provide residents of Northwest Arkansas with resources and information that is based on the latest research on marriages and relationships. Our team includes psychologists, researchers, ministers, teachers, social workers and family life educators. The diversity on our team helps to make sure that the information we provide is robust, reliable and accurate. 

NWA Healthy Marriages is a community service of the Center for Healthy Relationships on the campus of John Brown University. Through this program, CHR is working to provide high-quality, research-based, and locally appropriate resources to help couples form safe, healthy and lasting relationships. When the families in our community start with healthy marriages, we see better outcomes for our children, our neighborhoods, our communities and our state.

But don't just take our word for it - read what other people like you have said about our educational programs and events.

"It was wonderful.  My husband and I have not stopped talking about it.  I highly recommend it."

"I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful weekend.  My wife and I had such a great time along with setting goals for new challenges in our marriage.  Everything about your conference was top notch.  We will always be a work in progress but I am so happy that we were able to agree that we are on the right track with our marriage.  Many things you talked about hit home for us."

"This was absolutely amazing!  Thank you so much for everything.  We can’t even begin to name every detail.  You all have given us so much and taken in so much and have delivered what God wants us to have.  DO NOT stop what you all are doing.  We related to every situation that has been mentioned and will apply the experience and information we have learned into our lives."