The Art of Marriage and $20 Applebees GC #Giveaway #marriageops

While I am so grateful for the men and women who serve my country through our military, I was surprised to see such numbers of just how much they sacrifice:

  • Did you know that military divorces have increased 42% since 2001? With the The Art of Marriage Ops blog app, we can help the men and women who have defended our country strengthen their marriages.

My grandfathers and my dad all served in the military. It makes me proud!

  • Did you or someone you love serve in the military? Help spread the word and share the app on your Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #marriageops! The more people who realize this is an issue, the closer we get to helping more families

There’s something we can all do to help these dedicated soldiers:

  • Text OPS to 80888 and donate $10.00 to help our men and women in the military strengthen their marriage by attending an event showcasing The Art of Marriage.

Let’s face it, even for those not in the military, relationships are tough. Need some inspiration to put some “spring” back into your relationship? Gett five great date ideas from the widget below. Who knows, it might be the very inspiration that brings you closer to your partner.

One Mommy’s Memorandum reader is going to get some help with date night with a $20 Applebee’s gift card! Enter below using the Rafflecopter form: Ends April 17
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*This post is brought to you by The Art of Marriage. I received no compensation for this post. All opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor.


  1. Patrick says

    I would take my wife out for a hard-earned date night (without the two kids for once!).

  2. shirley pebbles says

    With my hubby of course.

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  3. mary gardner says

    i’d share with my daughter – she has new twins and works full time – she needs a break

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  4. Kelly Britton says

    I would share with my brother in law, since my husband passed, he’s taken me out to dinner numerous times. 🙂

  5. Ellie Wofford says

    Definitely my husband! Though we’d probably take a young couple out to dinner with us, too!

  6. Chris burd says

    I would take my daughter out to lunch when she returns for a visit from her peace corps assignment in Jamaica

  7. Paula Tavernie says

    I would take my husband out for lunch on his lunch break!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  8. Gina Honrath says

    I would share it with my boyfriend and my friend Kenny when he comes home from deployment.

  9. michelle says

    I would send it to my daughter and her husband. He actively served in Iraq. They are expecting their first child in may. It would be great to send them on a date before baby is born

    • says

      Thank you to your son-in-law and your daughter for their sacrifices to defend our country. Congratulations on the new arrival!

  10. Jill says

    I would be taking my hubby. We get to go out every couple weeks. This would be a nice treat.

  11. Woodrow Winters, Jr. says

    My wife and I just had a little girl and this would be perfect for a date night.

  12. adelle medberry says

    I would take my neighbor who is always helping me to do things, she takes me to the store and drives me to appts. I would love to do something in return for her. She recently lost her job but still is always there to help others. (I’m not the only person she does these nice things for:))

  13. says

    Id share the Applebees gift card with my husband of 9 years We’ve known each other over 11 all together and I can’t believe how long we’ve been married. He is my soulmate. We can tell each other our thoughts. He is such a romantic and so am I.

  14. Avon Shay says

    I’d use the card to take my 10 year old granddaughter to lunch. We always have a nice time. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Debbie C says

    I would share the gift card with my Mom. She has never dined at Applebee’s.


  16. Michelle C says

    I would share with my husband. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  17. sherry gilland says

    I would share it with my grandson,thanks for a great giveaway
    sherrya1210at yahoo dot com

  18. Susan Ladd says

    I would take my husband out for night out. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!

  19. sarie sophie says

    My love! We both have May birthdays and it would be a nice treat for the two of us. we havn’t been on a date since..who knows really lol.

  20. kelly nicholson says

    In the comment section below, leave a comment about who you’d share the gift card with if you win

    nobody…i want desert


    I would share with my husband nothing better than spending alone with with the hunny

  22. Rebecca Orr says

    My fiancee! We could use a night out without the kids. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  23. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    I would share this (of course!)with my Honey/Hubby! We used to go to Applebees back when we we dating (before we got married!)

    It would be fun to surprise him and take him there to relive and enjoy old memories (and make new ones!)

  24. Steph Litzau says

    My husband, we’d love to have a date night, but it gets too spendy sometimes.

  25. stephanie miller says

    id love to take my daughter, we have been thru a lot this past year, my husband walked out on us in october after an affair. it was very hard on her. we are in a healing process now.

  26. Pamela Halligan says

    I would share with my grandma, who loves Applebee’s. Thanks for the giveaway.