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Growing Intimacy, Finding Closeness Marriage Workshop Offered At Pine Rest

The Growing Intimacy, Finding Closeness marriage workshop will be led by outpatient therapist Ryan LaRue, LMSW, ACSW, at Pine Rest’s main campus. This one-time class will take place May 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered include developing and growing emotional intimacy, learning to identify your love language, effective ways to resolve conflict, and recognizing how to be intentional with your marriage. The five main love needs of men and women will also be discussed, as well as finding ways to improve the passion and sexual intimacy within your marriage. Couples of all ages will take away useful information from this workshop.

LaRue has more than 15 years of social work and counseling experience. He now manages three Pine Rest clinics.

The cost is $45 per married couple. The class will be held in the Postma Center on Pine Rest’s campus, 300 68th Street SE. To register, call (616)222-4584 or email




About Pine Rest

Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics.

In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa. Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community.