Marriage for any couple can be tough, but the professional stress placed on military marriages often pushes them to the tipping point. These heroes put their personal safety on the line everyday in order to protect and serve our country. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been very hard on marriages, and the risk of divorce increases when deployments are longer and more dangerous. Many don’t make it, despite their best efforts. In fact, a 2013 Rand Corporation study confirmed that one in eight military marriages will end in divorce.
For over 23 years, Stronger Families has been working to reverse the trends in divorce and family breakdown. We have a vision of healthy marriages and strong families in every community. Our passion is fueled by a firm belief that the family is the birthplace of every child’s future. When the parents’ relationship thrives, their children thrive, too. That’s why we are launching OPERATION STRONGER FAMILIES.
A great country takes care of its warriors. We are asking the men and women of our armed forces to do more, sacrifice more, and fight more than at any other time in our nation’s history. These American heroes run toward the fight, engaging in battles that most of us never hear about. Your support will help save marriages – the young marriage struggling through repeated deployments, the family transitioning out of the military and adjusting to civilian life, or the wounded warrior couple who struggle to find a new normal. Let’s help our country’s heroes find victory in their marriages!