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Encouragement for military spouses.

Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military family support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage.

A military spouse of nearly three decades herself and the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen doesn't shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We're only stronger together. Tune in each week to hear a new personal journey.

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Mar 28, 2020

Coronavirus Info for Military FamiliesOn this episode, Jen shares encouragement and resources for U.S. military families as we navigate the “new normal” of life in the Coronavirus pandemic.

Maybe your PCS move is on hold, the military member has been called up or is on extra duty, you’re suddenly working from home (or you’re out of work), your kids...

Mar 8, 2020

Have you dealt with the emotional build up leading up to deployment? Have you wondered why the service member's homecoming isn't like what you see on TV or the movies?

Maybe you're struggling, and you think you're the only one.

Then take a listen to this discussion with experienced military wife Terri Laurent, who's...

Feb 12, 2020

Military love storiesWho doesn’t love a good love story? Recently, I put a callout on social media for military spouses to tell the stories of how they met their loves, and boy, did you come through!

On this episode, you’ll hear from other spouses in their own words about how they met, and even some well-earned perspective on how to...

Jan 29, 2020

This week’s episode is all about deployment resources and support! Whether you’re facing your first deployment as a military spouse or a recent rapid deployment, I’m hoping you’ll find some new ideas and support here. I’m sharing some of my favorites, as well as tips and resources from listeners.

Wherever in...

Jan 8, 2020

Military Spouse Mentor As you walk through military life, who do you look up to? How do you find someone who can help you navigate the nuances of the military world, answer questions, or be a support?

Finding a trusted mentor can be so important. And then, as you get more experienced, passing that knowledge on is so needed! On this episode,...