Retreats Aim to Help Save Military Marriages
An article at MSNBC notes the emphasis the US military has placed on protecting marriages, particularly those under the strain of combat deployments. Divorce rates have increased in the military, and the home life directly impacts a servicemember’s professional readiness:
Retreats are an effort to reverse this trend. Organizations around the country are making it their mission to offer military couples and families places to have fun, bond and prepare for life on the home front through classes and counseling. These retreats are provided by nonprofits such as Project Sanctuary, Project New Hope, Coming Home Project, Operation Purple, Operation Oasis and the Army’s Strong Bonds.