“Growing Through Adversity” premiere - release of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps’ first Strong Bonds film

By Eric JorgensenJuly 28, 2020

Growing Through Adversity poster
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As a part of celebrating this month’s centennial of the establishment of the Office of the Chief of Chaplains, on July 15, and the 245th birthday of the Army Chaplain Corps on July 29, the Corps will premiere its first-ever Strong Bonds Film on Friday, July 31, at 8:00 pm EDT. Anyone who is interested will be able to view the film on the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Facebook page, where it will premiere on Facebook Live @ArmyChaplainCorps. Following premiere time, the film will also be available for viewing and downloading on the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps’ “One Stop 56” webpage, at https://os56.army.mil, and on DVIDS, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, at https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/24536.

“Growing Through Adversity” is a documentary in which several couples share their personal, often challenging, marriage experiences, to provide encouragement to others who want to build strong marriages. Senior Chaplain Corps and Army leaders, as well as other special guests, open up their lives to the audience, to share a path forward during these difficult times.

Special guests in the film include Tim and Demi Tebow, Tony Dungy, James Woods, Blair Underwood, Johnny Gill, Vanna White, Sam Elliott, Jeff Daniels, and Drew Carey.

The film is designed to encourage the Army’s Soldiers and their Families, by creating spaces where couples are encouraged to grow stronger together. The Chaplain Corps is releasing the film with the attached “Discussion Road Map,” to help viewers explore 10 topics that are woven throughout the film.

Please contact the Chaplain Corps’ Strong Bonds experts, if you have questions regarding your use of the film and other “Growing Through Adversity” resources.

- Strong Bonds office: usarmy.pentagon.hqda-occh.mbx.strong-bonds@mail.mil

Growing Through Adversity Poster final.pdf [PDF - 2.6 MB]

Growing Through Adversity Discussion Road Map final.pdf [PDF - 1.6 MB]