Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thanking Our Service Men............

Books for Soldiers

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 02:30 AM PDT

The Gottman Relationship Institute is having a fund drive to get their marriage book into the hands of solders. The statistics for divorce in the military are high. Let's help protect the marriages of those who protect our country.

Seven Principles - Books for Soldiers - click here to donate a book in English or Spanish

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work - buy a copy for yourself (aff link)

Your generosity could save a marriage. For the price of a book ($7.50) you could make a difference in the lives of a husband and wife (and their children, friends, co-workers - major ripple effect of the good kind). The Seven Principles book is one of the best marriage tools around. I can't think of a better book to send to our guys and gals in uniform.

God works in the coolest ways don't ya' think? The other night I was watching this documentary on Navy Seals. It was talking about how they are gone more than 200 days a year from their families and what that entails for their wives. At the end of the show it said that the divorce rate for special service men is 90%. 90%!! It broke my heart because I have a life long friend who has served since he got out of high school and it has taken it's tole on his marriage as well. I pray for he and his family all the time but God really gave me a sensitive spirit for them after watching this show. I was like,"God what else can we do to encourage them? I mean I can pray but what else?" Then I woke up the next morning to this email about donating books to the soldiers while they are deployed. It's so cheap and such an easy way to help them out and encourage them in their marriages. If you can, please take a minute to pray over and then donate a book. You never know who it could go to and how God will use it. It could be the thing a soldier needs that very day to keep his marriage strong and intact. It could change the hearts of wives who faithfully wait and struggle while missing their loved ones. Thanks for helping out! Please pass this on to others who might send a book as well. :)

I love how when we ask God,"What can we do?" He shows us. So fun!

1 comment:

France said...

Thank you 'Seven Principles' for starting to put my marriage back on solid ground. The book that completed the difficult task and ensures our longivity for now on is 'Loving Vows: Inspiring Promises For Building and Renewing Your Marriage' by Barbara Eklof. It took our wedding vows to a higher level by showing us how to KEEP each one during the day-to-day reality of marriage.