The Art of Marriage OPS and $20 Applebee’s GC Giveaway

Do you know anyone in the Military?  Have you wondered what you can do to support them,  their marriages,  their families?  Sometimes I feel at a loss as to how grateful I am to the men and women that sacrifice so much for my freedom.


I am privileged and humbled to be able to offer an awesome giveaway to you for helping to support and strengthen our Military Soldiers and their Marriages!

“The Art of Marriage Ops” and Faith Filled Food For Moms is offering a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to Applebee’s for getting the word out!


Spread The Word! Did you or someone you love serve in the military? Help us spread the word and share the app on your Facebook or Twitter!

  • Use hash tag #marriages ! The more people who realize this is an issue, brings us one step closer to helping more families!
  • Donate! Text OPS to 80888 and donate $10.00 to help our men and women in the military strengthen their marriage by attending an event showcasing The Art of Marriage! Less than the price of two cups of coffee!
  • Five Date Ideas! It’s not just military men and women who need help with their relationships. Here are five great inspirational date ideas that will help bring you closer to your partner!

The Art of Marriage is a 6 week video series put on by Family Life. That’s right Family Life..I know many of you have heard of Family Life and their awesome ministry to strengthen Marriages and Families! Well they would like to make sure that OUR FAITHFUL Military are strengthened in THEIR Marriages too.

Thanks so much for your support! And don’t forget to enter to win a $20 Applebee’s Gift Card!

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  1. Brianne says

    I think sharing a common faith can be very helpful. Also communicating through letters, phone, email, and skype whenever possible.

    • says

      Thanks Brianne! Yes those are all great ideas. I really like that they have skype these days..especially for families that have to be apart. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you!

  2. says

    This is a great program! My husband is a Veteran and we also have family and friends who are currently serving. One thing that I took from my grandparents…writing love letters helps! I think that sending soldiers and their spouses paper/cards and postage is a gift that has a lasting impact for generations to come!

    • says

      I LOVE that Carla! What a wonderful idea..LoveLetters..I don’t know how many people really think to do that these days. Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings to you and thank you to you and your husband for the sacrifices you have made for me and my family to live free!

  3. says

    Military & other marriages could be helped tremendously by the church’s involvement in weekly helping crews! Just something as simple as having others help out with the chores is a stress reducer!

    • says

      That is sooo true Cheri! Even to have a teen come over and help with being a Mothers helper can be of such great help..the church definately should be honoring our soldiers as much as possible by helping to take care of their families while they are away taking care of us :) Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings!

  4. says

    What a great thing to support! My best friend and her husband (who I grew up next to…) came right to mind on this. He served over sees a year or so ago and missed his middle child’s birthday and almost was going to be overseas for his youngest’s this year.
    Love to support those military men and women!
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    • says

      Hi Ginny! Families sacrifice so much along with the soldiers themselves..I’m so grateful..This is an awesome program and I’m proud to be a part of it :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Mellissa Hanks says

    I think the key to any marriage is communication :O) it can be harder as a military spouse but finding little ways like letters and facebook posts can really help.

    • says

      I totally agree Melissa..communication is sooo important and any way that that can be done is so important :) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings to you!

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    • says

      Hi Linda! I sooo appreciate your Critiquing!! I think it’s busy too! I really need to find time to “clean up my act” LOL :) One of my ads has to be above the fold…however the other doesn’t. I hate my little buttons all over the place too..being a newbie I need to learn how to get those straightened and and doubled up. I have totally given thought to a favorites page or something like that and you have given me the “push” I need! Thank you so much for your honest opinions!

  7. Holly Hook says

    I think that if two people truly love each other, they can pull through anything. However, it can be tough, especially when the husband (or wife) or overseas or on duty. I guess trying to keep communication open as much as possible is the best thing to do.

  8. loriag says

    I think it would be great to offer Military Marriages more services of free counselling and referrals to support groups, or material on-line that may just be the help a struggling couple needs.

    • says

      Hi Loriag! Yes I totally agree..that’s sort of what this “The Art of Marriage OPS” supports. I believe it’s an awesome Webinar put on by lot’s of church’s. I would hope they would offer lot’s of free counseling for struggling couples along with it. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. marci hurst says

    i think having family getaways is important–take a vacation and have plenty of one on one time with your spouse and kids :)

    • says

      Hi Marci! I love family vacations! I think that they for sure keep spouses and family connected..thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!

    • says

      Hi Julie! Most definately! I’m so grateful for your must be so proud of her! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings!

    • says

      That is sooo true Amanda..communication is key to a good relationship for sure! Thanks so much for stopping bye!
      Blessings to you!

    • says

      WOW Donna..fist of all THANK YOU so much for protecting our freedom and country! I hope everyone will be ever so thankful for your years of sacrifice for our country! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings to you!

  10. Ellie W says

    Keeping in contact through whatever method available is so important. I have letters and v-mail from my dad and my uncles that they sent to my mom during WWII. They were some of her prized possessions and she left them to me when she passed away.

    • says

      Oh that is soooo beautiful Ellie! Have heard that several times since posting this giveaway and I just think it’s wonderful! Thank you for sharing and stopping by!

    • says

      Your welcome Heidi! Communication seems to be the #1 suggestion for everyone! I think it’s so true too :) I did not know that military families could use coupons up to 6 months after they expire!! Thanks so much for this valuable info!! And thank you for stopping by!

  11. Mom's Thumb says

    I love this giveaway! Its great to find ideas on how to help those families who serve us with family members in the military.
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    • says

      Hi Mom’s Thumb! So nice of you to stop by!! Yes I loved this giveaway!! I hope they do more and can worthwhile! Blessings!

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