What would happen to our marriage when we were separated by an ocean for a year?

"We made the decision to buy our first home in part because we thought deployment would be at least two years off. It was a few weeks after we were settled in our new home that Nathan received word that deployment was imminent. We were doing so well and were so connected. What would happen to our marriage when we were separated by an ocean for a year? How would we stay connected? I called my friend Ellie. I’m not sure why, since her situation was the total opposite of what I wanted for my marriage, but Ellie told me about Awesome Marriage and all the things they offered online for couples to connect. She said that she believed Awesome Marriage would have made a difference for them, but she only learned about it a couple of months ago. I took her advice, and by the time Nathan left, we were locked in to everything Awesome Marriage. During the year of his deployment, we didn’t just stay connected; our marriage actually grew!"

-Charlotte