Semper Parents: Supporting Your Marine and Sharing the Journey Releases July 12, 2022

Friendly guide helps parents of US Marines understand military life, celebrate USMC traditions, nurture changing relationships, and more

(St. Paul, MN, July 2022)—Many parents have mixed feelings when their young adult child decides to become a United States Marine. Some families share a long history of military service. For others, the military lifestyle is a new experience. Each answer may lead to more questions, and parents can feel unsure of their role as their new Marine serves far away from home.

Semper Parents: Supporting Your Marine and Sharing the Journey by Mary Regner, releasing in paperback and ebook July 12, 2022, from Elva Resa Publishing, welcomes parents to the Marine Corps extended family, offering a ready resource for navigating the uncertainties and supporting their Marine.

Author Mary Regner, a Marine mom and spouse, shares practical tips and perspective from Marines, spouses, and parents with a variety of USMC experiences to help new Marine parents understand more about military life and nurture changing relationships.

“As a Marine spouse, I had nearby resources to support me regarding day-to-day activities,” says Mary. “But as a mom, communication was more challenging and information not as available or complete. I wrote Semper Parents to reassure parents that they play an important role in supporting their Marine throughout their time in service, from basic training through retirement. In addition to information about Marine Corps life, I wanted to share experiences and stories from other Marine families to serve as inspiration and encouragement.”

Comprehensive and comforting, the friendly guide informs and reassures parents, covering many aspects of a Marine family’s journey, including:

  • an overview of the Marine Corps structure and common terms
  • basic training, duty station assignments, and deployment
  • long-distance relationships
  • parenting and grandparenting as Marines grow their family
  • coping with concern and worry
  • getting involved in the military community
  • celebrating USMC customs and traditions
  • leaving the Corps

About the Author
Mary Regner is a passionate advocate for military families. As a Marine Corps mom and spouse, she understands the questions and concerns that arise for a parent when their child makes the decision to join the Marines. She and her husband, Major General Mike Regner, USMC (Ret), have supported their son and his family through two decades of service, multiple combat tours and deployments, and many moves.

25th Anniversary Celebration
The July 2022 release of Semper Parents is part of Elva Resa’s 25th anniversary celebration. Elva Resa’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Its authors and team members actively advocate on behalf of military families. The company partners with organizations around the world to support military family programs.


ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an award-winning, mission-driven, traditional independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, specializing in quality resources by, for, and about military families.

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Semper Parents: Supporting Your Marine and Sharing the Journey releases July 12, 2022, available everywhere books are sold.
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Title: Semper Parents: Supporting Your Marine and Sharing the Journey
Author: Mary Regner
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing
Publication Date: July 12, 2022
Distributed by: Military Family Books; INscribe Digital
ISBN: 978-1-934617-64-9 (pb); 978-1-934617-69-4 (ebk)
Format: 6″x9″ paperback, 176 pages; ebook
Retail Price: $19.95 (pb); $9.99 (ebk)
Case Quantity: 40

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Semper Parents is the best guide I have ever seen for any family member or friend who seeks a deeper understanding of Marine Corps life in order to provide greater support … for their Marine.”
—Michael McNamara, president, All Marine Radio

“… this book should be read by every American servicemember, their parents, and their grandparents! … the lessons on relationships, deployments, transfers, and even tragedy have broad application across all services …”
—General James Conway, (Ret), 34th Commandant, US Marine Corps

“… an invaluable guide to help navigate the trials, tribulations, and beautiful victories of those serving and the family members who endure the journey of service with them.”
— Robin Carpenter, mother of Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Kyle Carpenter

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