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    Strong Bonds: Laugh your way to a better marriage



    Courtesy Story

    181st Intelligence Wing Public Affairs

    By Senior Airman Willie Hodges

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - On Aug. 14, 2015, members of the 181st Chaplain team conducted a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, “Laugh your Way to a Better Marriage.”

    The retreat was designed to give couples graspable ways to connect and enjoy life together, and explore the underlying dynamics of male/female relationships.

    Over 20 couples from all over the base came together at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the three-day event.

    Activities during the marriage retreat included a session titled, “Tale of Two Brains,” which talked about the differences in how men and women process information and communicate.

    Couples were also treated to a seated dinner that allowed the couples to get away from others and talk about what they had learned so far, and to help couples reconnect.

    The last day was a session titled, “How to Stay Married and Not Kill Anybody.” The session was designed to help couples discover the power of forgiveness in marriage. It ended with a set of vows that left very few with dry eyes and a newfound sense of purpose in their relationship.

    The chaplain team has heard nothing but positive feedback about how the retreat helped couples refocus and strengthen their relationships. We look forward to hosting another in 2016 and hope to help more couples bond and become stronger!



    Date Taken: 08.14.2015
    Date Posted: 01.13.2016 08:27
    Story ID: 186173
    Location: TERRE HAUTE, IN, US 

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