In the summer of 1975 reveals the relationship of two black teenagers (Carlos Slaughter and Virginia Cottingham) who go from friends, to lovers, to holy matrimony. Carlos Slaughter joins the United States Army during that year which changes his quality lifestyle forever. In the novel Til Death Do Us Part: A Marriage Survives the Stress Of Military Life, Carlos faced many challenges as a husband and soldier that could have cause him to lose the most valuable treasure of life due to his substance abuse. You will discover how Carlos beat the odds of substance abuse and became a loving father, grandfather and husband improving his quality lifestyle living. Carlos Slaughter was man who opens his mind and heart to resourceful guidance which encouraged him to embrace his challenging battlefield encounters.
In December 1991, the Slaughter family received orders for an assignment in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Sergeant Slaughter orders to Fort Jackson, South Carolina were deleted and Carlos received new assignment orders to Fort Riley, Kansas. Their children Carlene and Junior are teenagers brings many unfolding adventurous challenging family issues. Carlene discover her mothers past relationship with Teddy. Virginia discovers the truth about Carlos and Ellie.
As a couple, Carlos and Virginia marriage was stronger than ever as they continued their journey among the military community adjusting to change as they begin their transitional lifestyle as retirees among society. Their vision of change becomes a reality because of their undying love; trust and faith in God making all their dreams come true.