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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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Oct 21, 2019

Life as a military spouse can be so amazing and exciting, but also isolating at times. What do you do when you just feel…alone? It can appear that everyone else has it together, but guess what? They don’t, either!

One of the biggest themes of my military spouse life has been lack of control. Just when I think I've...


Oct 2, 2019

How to Make Friends as a Military Spouse

The traditional PCS season is winding down, so let’s talk about making friends! Whether you’ve just moved or you’re the one left behind, getting yourself out there and connecting can feel challenging.

On this episode, I’m joined by Tara Howes (who was the first guest on the podcast on Episode 1!) and between...


Jun 14, 2019

Ashley GammonAs military women and wives, our own health can sometimes take the back burner, especially in light of other pressing issues, like an impending PCS or deployment. This is your reminder that you're important, too!

Join Jen as she talks to Ashley Gammon about giving ourselves permission to take time to refuel, ask for...


May 30, 2019

Stacy TaylorThis week, we’re talking about the importance of military friendships! If you don’t know Stacy Taylor, then hang on, because you’ll grow to love her! You may be familiar with this longtime Army spouse and her family from hearing the viral story of how the military spouse community rallied around and helped throw...


May 16, 2019

What role does faith play in your life as a military spouse? Are you tired of “church shopping” every time you move?

This week, Jen's talking to Rebecca Alwine, Army spouse, mom of three, and freelance writer. They discuss finding your "tribe" and how important a faith community can be in your marriage and personal...