Strong Bonds

Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program, for commanders, which builds relationship resiliency. The Strong Bonds mission is to increase Soldier and Family readiness through relationship education and skills training.

Strong Bonds Singles

The Strong Bonds Single Soldier program is designed to help you establish relationship goals and gain essential skills to help you make a good choice prior to picking a partner for life. A supportive mate is extremely important so the Army is committed to helping you learn how to make good relationship choices by offering the Strong Bonds Single Soldier program. With this program, you and other Soldiers from your unit will attend training off site for a retreat weekend. In addition to relevant teaching and skills training, Strong Bonds weekends include time for relaxation, recreation, fellowship, and fun.

Strong Bonds Couples

The Strong Bonds Couples weekend retreat is designed to strengthen relationships, inspire hope, and rekindle marriages even start the journey of healing for relationships under fire. In small groups, you'll participate in activities that renew bonds with your peers. And, as a couple, you'll practice communication and relationship building skills, as well as share intimate moments.

Upcoming Strong Bonds Events

  • December 9-11 Families
  • February 17-19 Couples
  • March 17-19 Singles
  • April 28-30 Singles and Couples

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Privacy and Disclosure: New Jersey National Guard Family Programs respects your right to privacy; however, the staff members DO NOT have privileged communication. New Jersey State Family Programs Staff is required by law, with or without your consent, to contact proper authorities if they believe you intend to harm yourself or others or if family member abuse, child neglect or drug use is suspected.