Strong Bonds Program for Couples
Virtual Relationship Education Course
Head Meets Heart
What if you could take the guesswork out of relationships?
Are you a single Soldier who has been unlucky in love?
Or are you currently in a relationship and want to make sure you don't mess up a good thing?
The JFHQ Chaplain's Office might have the solution for you!
HMH is an online course for Single Soldiers who are looking to make wise relationship choices by following their hearts without losing their minds!
How it works
After registering, registrants will receive an access code to the online HMH course. HMH provides six hours of self-paced online training. Chaplains are available to discuss personal applications and offer confidential pastoral counseling. While these mentoring discussions are not mandatory, they help to reinforce the training and identify personal applications.
Singles Enrichment Weekends
Have you ever heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? Strong Bonds Singles Enrichment Weekends are open to unmarried Service Members in the Army or Air National Guard. Service Members may bring a fiancée/significant other as long as there is no cost to the military and based on availability (check with POC noted below). Army and Air programs have separate funding.
ABOUT SINGLES EVENTS:
These events focus on developing healthy personal and relational habits so that you are better prepared to make that next big life decision. These life skills help attendees navigate transition times in life. Times of transition might include but is not limited to: redeployment, the beginning/ending of key relationships, or simply an up and coming significant life decision. The curriculums are designed to be highly engaging, fun, and meaningful for today's young adults. These events also offer single Service Members an opportunity to interact with other Service Members in a fun and interactive setting.
Each event includes a recreational outing compliments of the USO of Central Ohio. Past outings have included trips to: Dave & Busters, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours (zip lining), and go cart racing. The two curriculums currently offered are Head Meets Heart and The Speed of Trust.
NOTE: Enrichment weekends are on HOLD at this time due to COVID-19
BE NOTIFED ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS
Complete the survey in the link to be notified about upcoming events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Army Guard members will find registrations for upcoming events posted on this page. NOTE that registrations close 45 days before each event so register early! Air Guard members should check with their Wing for information on 2021 events.
IS THERE FUNDING FOR ORDERS TO ATTEND IN A PAY STATUS?
Service Members may attend Strong Bonds events in a pay status. Publishing of orders is dependent upon program funding.
CAN I ATTEND IN LIEU OF DRILL?
Some Army and Air National Guard units may allow you to attend in lieu of drill. Please check with your unit.
Lodging is available regardless of driving distance.
IT’S FREE. The total cost of this retreat including lodging, meals, child care, and workshop materials could easily exceed several hundred dollars. Thanks to Strong Bonds funding, this retreat is provided at no cost; though incidentals such as mileage reimbursement, room service, movies and food are not included.
“This event helped me think about what is going on in my life. It gave me a new perspective.”