Strengthening Military Marriages

As the world marked the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks earlier this month, Samaritan’s Purse continues to strengthen the marriages of wounded military veterans and spouses who’ve sacrificed so much to defend the freedoms we enjoy.

The September 11 attacks are what led many to armed service, which included combat deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the world in the War on Terror. Countless veterans returned from battle with both visible and invisible injuries, and those wounds of war have affected many marriages and families.

Since 2012, Samaritan's Purse has welcomed over 1,500 military couples into their Operation Heal Our Patriots family. Through the project, they bring wounded veterans and their spouses to Alaska for a week of chaplain-led, Biblically based marriage enrichment training and once-in-a-lifetime adventures alongside other military couples.

After Alaska, couples have access to their lifelong Family Care ministry that includes an annual reunion, local training and fellowship events, ongoing access to regional chaplains, and continuing connection to Key Leader couples and fellow Alaska alumni. Couples also have the opportunity to serve on disaster relief deployments through their Team Patriot program.