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-- How to date when we honor those who served and are serving our country right now we -- reminded.
As of this soldiers who face trouble on the battlefield also face a lot of hardships your home as well divorce.
A among military couples unfortunately has become very common.
But there's one organization it's a Christian organization called family life and it's helping military couples stay together with us now.
The CEO of family like Dennis Rainey he's joined by lieutenant colonel Gregory.
And Kimberly -- welcome to both of you -- really good to see you I'm so happy guys are here.
Lieutenant but let me just begin with you how tough is it you can start an occupant to desert storm.
Not to mention tours in Iraq tell how tough it is on the relationship to do it is to -- it's -- -- Trouble because.
-- -- how our society most people always go to work for long hours when legal a long deployments.
-- our office could be in Afghanistan Iraq.
Or even Korea South Korea when where and when -- South Korea Japan we've traveled everywhere so.
When you talk as far as the in this house behind they have become dependent and pick up everything so they have to become your manager -- to a year.
Economic advisor -- raising children so -- can get.
-- heavy demand upon.
Her daughter Kimberly that we -- time.
My son is a marine they just moved to California after having spent.
All of their life on the East Coast they've got three kids it's real tough on the kids and you've got a deal that.
At the time step I -- you now just.
There's days when you just -- -- hand that you just.
Just keep -- and it's -- that you fight through it but Dennis obviously some people find -- so stressful that they get very close or they go all the way through divorce so what did you guys do to make sure that.
You can avoid something like that from happening.
Well our military personnel -- trained for the battle for a they they need -- for the home front and what we try to do.
Is bring practical biblical principles to help them around conflict resolution six finances communication the -- husband and wife.
And we do that -- -- weekend to remember marriage conference is we've had.
Almost 7000 couples trained since 1996.
From the military and we've trained a number -- personnel.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't know.
Any drill instructor that hasn't had some either a divorce for a major strain in their marriage same thing -- Navy SEALs.
There -- certain cases that to me he's seen almost -- possible to deal with have you seen.
Individuals that are in those roles that can't seem to work it out.
No matter what well you know that comes back to what.
Finish in his group of family life offer.
And it's worked that you cannot it's.
Joining us in this case he can't afford not to go try feeling like if you're married and go these weekend it's working it's it's it's -- going.
And and -- -- -- solved in your case for example what strained it well do we have that it helped out with I didn't.
Well for for -- it just helps to recharge things to refocus on each other you know especially coming back from say deployment.
I mean what better thing today than to just go to.
We -- to remember and reconnect at for a living and every -- great sport I would of action after somebody's been gone for months you have it helps you really focus back on each other.
You know you know very great -- has has suffered from PT SD post traumatic stress and he described that as a thief.
It's steals intimacy and its future emotion -- hope and what's happening to a lot of our military.
Is in the midst of a suffering lost -- battle lines.
They're bringing that back to their -- region there and their and their family and it's a family that suffers.
Suicide is up something like 70% this year.
And experts tell us a reason for this is because they they brought this -- back in their marriage in their relationships are working.
Well Fort Hood 75.
Soldiers have committed suicide -- -- that statistic and it was absolutely stunning but in the end.
I'll what's the what's the most important thing that you've learned from.
On -- staying together and dealing with these separations and and serving in the military.
-- -- commitment to each other.
And in like said the weekend to remember in our step we've just been committed and faithful -- beginning after twenty years in the military -- -- years of marriage.
And depend upon what he -- -- he's been dependent on each -- -- try and outreach to anybody -- in trouble.
And there was dirt all kinds of tools and resources -- that.
Family life provides tool and that that's all we're trying to get to -- please just.
-- -- the effort and give that a try -- how many combat missions you've been I have been there three times three.
The number three times.
Wolf thank you.
Thank you for -- and -- really really are great veterans to hold him Elaine thank you for being here wives fathers of servers people are a little -- -- would you say colonel holiday take care that's my.
It's back though right there are you -- shall run and drill sergeant off.
I yeah I stay away from Kimberly I think I play Atlanta right they're -- -- and gallant thank you.
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