LINKS-Lasting Intimacy through Nurturing, Knowledge, and Skills Couples Ret...
Whether you’ve celebrated one anniversary or twenty, as an Army couple you can anticipate more excitement — and expect more challenges — than the average civilian couple. Long separations, frequent relocations, and the stress of deployment can subject Army marriages to extreme hardship.
That’s why we developed the Strong Bonds Couples program. It’s our way of saying thank you for the sacrifices you and your Family make every day as members of the world’s premier fighting force. And, because we understand the stresses of military life, we want to serve you through an off‑post, Strong Bonds weekend retreat. You and others from different units will gain skills that fortify your marriage and enjoy a time of relaxation, recreation, fellowship, and fun.
"LINKS" (Couples) is one such couples retreat: "Lasting Intimacy through Nurturing, Knowledge, and Skills". Strong Bonds programs are offered by Army Chaplains with the full support of your Commanding Officer. All family members must be enrolled in DEERS (the Army database for dependents) to attend the event. We will start Friday evening, train throughout the day Saturday, and conclude Sunday by noon for a total of 12 hours of training. We pay for lodging, food, and materials needed for the weekend. Specific times and locations will be provided in the event agenda prior to the event. Childcare is available.
The "LINKS" couples program uses the Relationship Attachment Model to address specific needs, expectations, hopes and wants for couples. Presentations include interactive opportunities for participants to engage in a discussion about relationships to include trust, reliance, intimacy, understanding, and committment. Don't miss out on a great weekend of marriage investment-register today!