Center for Enriching Relationships offers counseling support for Point Loma Nazarene University’s Center for Justice Reconciliation and their Beauty for Ashes Recipients
The Center for Justice Reconciliation (CJR) supported five students this year with the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship for survivors of human trafficking. Rebuilding your life after the trauma of being trafficked means facing the damage of your exploitation. When CJR staff Kim Berry Jones met a psychologist from the Center for Enriching Relationships (CER) in 2016 a partnership began to form. The CER now works with the CJR to offer greatly subsidized counseling to the students receiving the Beauty for Ashes scholarship. Thanks to their generosity our students now receive the additional support of counseling, a benefit that is bringing life changing results.
Publication of this article has been granted by the Center for Justice Reconciliation and the original article can be found here.
CER is committed to preparing a new generation of Christian therapists through a partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University's Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling program. Listen to the following video:
VIEWPOINT: A Partnership That Changes Lives: The Center for Enriching Relationships and PLNU
"San Diego is incredibly blessed to have the Center for Enriching Relationships. Not only does it have a long history of offering the highest standards of psychotherapy, it does so with a passionate Christian perspective. We are particularly impressed with how the CER invests in helping couples launch lifelong love."
"I have been aware of and involved with helping the Center for Enriching Relationships in San Diego since its inception. I applaud the work they are seeking to do to strengthen marriages and families by providing quality ministry for churches and others who want to see marriages and families become all that God wants them to be."
Dr. Gary Smalley
Smalley Relationship Center
Dr. Don Welch and his team at the Center for Enriching Relationships provide an excellent service to the community. The advice from CER is useful, insightful and biblically sound. I recommend their counsel wholeheartedly.
David I. Levy MD. Neurosurgeon, Author of Gray Matter: A neurosurgeon discovers the power of prayer...one patient at a time.
"We highly recommend the caring, professional, practical and Biblical counsel of Dr. Don Welch and Associates. We have seen the wonderful healthy fruit in people's lives as a result of solid wisdom shared."
- Pam and Bill Farrel, authors of 45 books including bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti, Co- Directors of Love-wise.com
An advisor to The Center for Enriching Relationships wrote to the founder of Prison Fellowship Ministries, Charles "Chuck" Colson, asking for an endorsement of what CER was doing in the San Diego area to strengthen marriages. Colson wrote back the following endorsement:
"Three cheers!... I have been familiar with his work from the beginning and endorse it with enthusiasm. The preservation of marriage, rooted as it is so profoundly in the creation covenant, is one of the highest priorities for Christians today."
Chuck Colson, Founder
Prison Fellowship Ministries
"I have the highest regard for the professional Christian therapy you and your wife offer through your ministry. A ministry such as yours, mainly to pastors, is both unique and tremendously needed. You have my, and my wife Kathleen’s, continuing prayer that your ministry can be helpful to many pastors."
Dr. Archibald Hart, M.Sc., Ph.D., FPPR.,
Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology,
Fuller Theological Seminary