The Relationship Resource Group exists to honor God by challenging people
to attain positive family and personal relationships and personal growth
by providing resources that encourage, instill hope, and promote growth
while celebrating the fullness of life, relationships and caring communities.
In a global society with increased information, increased numbers of
relationships available through the Internet, and increased opportunities,
there seems to be more loneliness and pain. Relationships often struggle
for a lack of models, teaching, and hope. For forty years, the Relationship
Resource Group and its predecessor, Family Concern, have been committed
to promoting growth and encouraging hope in relationships. We continue
to assemble resources and produce tools that challenge people to positive
family and personal change.
Dr. J. Allan Petersen began traveling in the mid 1940s as an evangelist
speaking in churches throughout the U.S. and Canada. His concern for the
people and vision for the church compelled him to focus on understanding
God’s intentions and principles for marriage, family life and relationships.
As a nationally recognized marriage and family life specialist, he conceived
and directed the 1975 Continental Congress on the Family, which brought
together 2,500 leaders to address marriage and family issues and form
national strategies to support and encourage marriages and families and
prepare leaders to do so as well.
J. Allan published a family information and enrichment bulletin called
Happiness is Home Made as an extension of his speaking. The name was later
changed to Better Families.
By his retirement, J. Allan had traveled extensively, speaking to over
9,000 audiences in over 50 countries. He had spoken to religious leaders
at the White House, was one of the founders of the Family Research Council,
and in 1995, the International Family Congress awarded him the Lifetime
Achievement Award for his dedication to preserving the Christian family.
Dr. Petersen passed away in October of 2000.
The Relationship Resource Group
In 1998, Dr. Petersen’s youngest son, Paul, and long time employee,
Jorrie Muniz, partnered together to form a new company—The
Relationship Resource Group, Inc (RRG) to continue the work begun by J.
Allan. In January of 2006, Jorrie bought The Relationship Resource Group
and is now the president and publisher of the company. With new leadership
comes new vision and Jorrie is no exception. The RRG has expanded its
reach to Spanish speaking churches with a Spanish download version of
the bulletin Better Families and offer a FREE Kids Rock! bulletin for
grade school children with all paid
subscriptions. (Currently available in English only)
J. Allan Petersen mentored Jorrie for seven years of her career with him,
and like her mentor, Jorrie has entered the speaking and training arena,
inspiring and motivating audiences on the monumental value of relationships
in churches, corporations, and other groups, at retreats, workshops and
seminars. Jorrie also has an extraordinary seminar for woman called Women
by Design! Women by Design! is an exclusive seminar that challenges women
to embrace who they were created to be and learn that the traits usually
attributed to women—concern for others, nurturing, communication,
creating community, flexibility, creative thinking—are all essential
elements in any successful endeavor. It helps direct everyday thinking
into possibility thinking!
The Relationship Resource Group is committed to continuing and building
on their rich legacy through the publication, assembling and distribution
of resources for personal and family relationships. We continue to publish
Better Families to encourage and enhance healthy relationships. The title
Better Life! was added to communicate inclusiveness of content and its
practical application for people in all stages of life. The bulletins
have identical content with an option in title to best fit the customers'