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Created for Connection: Sex, Intimacy & Christ-following in Relationships

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
  • Chapel Sanctuary

How do I know if I’m ready for a committed relationship? What makes the difference in relationships that last? Spouses Curt & Kristin Kuiper share biblical and scientific insight on what makes relationships work, plus tested principles for growing more meaningful and satisfying connection in your life. All questions allowed. Sponsored by the Sexuality Series. Cosponsored by Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Broene Counseling Center, SAPT, and Psychology.

With over a decade of experience in clinical social work settings, Kristin Kuiper provides therapy exclusively to individuals and couples in her practice serving the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. A 2001 graduate of Calvin College, she earned a Masters of Social Work from Michigan State University and is certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy from the world-renown Gottman Institute in Seattle, WA. Kristin has enjoyed staying connected with the Calvin community by serving as a Project Neighborhood house mentor and as an adjunct instructor of social work. She is a regular presenter at workshops on relationship health to church, community, and college-based groups. You can learn more about Kristin at

Curt Kuiper is involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures including individual coaching and relationship consulting. As a Gottman Educator, he has a passion for helping couples build strong and vitalized relational connection. A graduate of Dordt College and Calvin Theological Seminary, he has served in a variety of ministry and business leadership positions in the greater Grand Rapids area for the past 15 years. Curt’s heart for college students has been evidenced in his involvement as a house mentor in Calvin’s Project Neighborhood program and in his work as area director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. You learn more about Curt at

Curt and Kristin have been married for 15 years. They enjoy time sitting around the campfire with their three children, running, cycling, and hiking with each other, and frequenting local restaurants with their friends. 

This talk is cosponsored by the Broene Counseling Center, SAPT, Psychology, Gender Studies, Campus Ministries, and Residence Life.

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