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Pine Rest Offers Marriage Building Class

Pine Rest will offer a class for spouses who need to grow and strengthen their marriage. It’s called, Growing Intimacy, Finding Closeness. 

The class focuses on growing emotional intimacy in marriage, learning to identify your love language, and effective ways to resolve conflict. Other topics include recognizing how to be intentional with your marriage, and discovering the five main love needs in men and women. Finding and deepening the connection between you and your spouse is essential for a strong relationship.

Growing Intimacy, Finding Closeness will be lead by therapist Ryan LaRue, LMSW, ACSW.  The one-time class is offered on two separate dates January 26 or March 23 at the Postma Center, on Pine Rest’s main campus. The address is 300 68th Street SE in Cutlerville. The cost is $45 per married couple. To register, please call (616) 222-4584 or e-mail


About Pine RestPine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 20 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. The Pine Rest Foundation observes an important milestone as well, 50 years of service. A year-long celebration begins in fall 2010 – 100 years of innovation, countless healing moments.