They guard our freedom and our families...Let us help Them guard Their marriages.
As Iowans, we’re fortunate to wake up every day knowing we have dedicated first responders and military personnel ready to act on our behalf. They serve to protect our homes and properties. They’re first on the scene to treat us in emergencies. And many risk their lives defending our freedoms. But the daily pressures and risk they encounter can be an emotional roller coaster that may lead to acute stress, depression, anxiety and marital problems. It’s time to give back to those who’ve given so much to us.
Due to increased tragedies both locally and nationally, we're launching our Iowa First Responder and Military Marriage initiative to coach our heroes closest to home. Throughout the years, with our Honoring America's Heroes program, we’ve seen a similar need rise up in the marriages of the First Responders’ community (police, firefighters, EMS, dispatchers and volunteers) as we have with military couples.
In September, Barb and I will be conducting our inaugural weekend getaway for these heroic couples to equip, encourage and coach them in their marriages. We’re partnering with corporations, families and fellow citizens to show our thanks and offer the support these brave men and women deserve. The event will be recorded for distribution to more couples. The getaway will be September 29 and 30 at the West Des Moines Marriott. It will include an hors d'oeuvre reception, entertainment by comedian Kenn Kington, an overnight stay, breakfast, lunch and a full day of marriage coaching by Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg.