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Do Veterans Need Marriage Retreats?

Posted by on September 1, 2011 in For Families

We discovered that 90% of the combat deployed, married Marines on our Army

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and Marine bases were going getting divorced. We had already been hearing from the Marine MP’s how almost all they were doing is driving around the bases and breaking up marital fights. Something had to be done immediately to reverse this terrible trend, so we took action.

These wonderful American patriots enlisted after 9/11 and many have endured multiple combat deployments. The stress that it puts on every member of the family is tremendously heavy. It breaks loving relationships.

Fortunately, Bill Horn, our San Diego County Supervisor is a former Marine. We told him about this dilemma and he also took immediate action, just as every Marine would.

He had already given us $25k with which we held 7 job fairs for Marines and sailors, with over 100 companies attending each. So he knew that he could trust us and our non-profit, Patriotic Hearts. — So Supervisor Bill Horn gave us $20,000 to help save the marriages at Camp Pendleton. God bless him!

We held 3 day, all-expenses paid marriage retreats for the Marines, sailors and veterans in San Diego for several years. We based them on a Bible verse, “Husband love your wives. Wives respect your husbands.” — It worked fantastically!

Our counselors who were assigned to each couple reported that not one couple has divorced since we first began. — At the end of our retreats, couples were photographed throughout the weekend. And then after our last meal together, each couple was photographed cutting a wedding cake. — Large frames of that picture were given to each couple with multiple pictures of them during the retreat surrounding it. — On the back are all of our counselors names and contact information. In case they got in a fight, they were instructed to call a counselor. This has been very effective.

Unfortunately, Bill Horn and San Diego County cannot foot the bill for these critical marriage retreats anylonger. Now we must turn to patriotic citizens.

Do you believe that we should make an effort to keep the marriages and families of our 9/11 veterans together? Do you believe that they have earned our caring and assistance?

Please donate so that we can continue. It is tax deductible. Donate

We need to raise $5000 for each Military Marriage Enrichment Retreat.

Click here to see more pictures and to read more about HirePatriots wonderful marriage retreats for our great US veterans:http://bit.ly/cjRHpc

Mark & Tori Baird
CEO HirePatriots.com &
Patriotic Hearts 501 c3 non-profit

Past Chairmen: CA Economic Council
Past Secretaries: United Veteran Council

From President Bush: The Congressional Medal of Merit
From President Obama: The Call to Service Medal
From San Diego: The Visionary Award for Creating Economic Development
From the Chamber of Commerce: The Extra Mile Award
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Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. Find more information about our military programs at PatrioticHearts.org. And please make a contribution of any kind. Thank you.

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