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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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Apr 17, 2019

Renee Walker My Letter to DaddyFor young children with a military parent, deployment can be a confusing and scary time. The more resources you have to help them, the better!

This week, Jen's talking to children's book author and Air Force spouse, Renee Walker, who initially wrote and illustrated her picture book, My Letter to Daddy, in order to help...


Apr 4, 2019

Judy DavisFor parents of military kids, it can be difficult to know how to help our children cope with the stresses of military life: constant changes, moves, deployments, and separations from one or even both parents. So much advice is geared towards younger children, but how to help an older child or young adult who's...


Mar 28, 2019

Elaine BryeIf you have a family member serving in the military and especially if your own child has decided to choose a life of military service, this episode is for you.

Elaine Brye, author of the book Be Safe, Love Mom, shares her hard won wisdom and experience with other military families on this episode. She’s an “Army...


Mar 21, 2019

Milspouse Matters podcast

This week, we're talking about military marriage!

Keeping your marriage healthy is a challenge. Add in the stresses of military life, and it can be even more difficult!

Whether you're a newlywed or have been married a long time, it's always a good time to work on your relationship.

While my only "expertise" is 30+...


Mar 14, 2019

With all the changes, moves, and challenges that go along with military life, it can be difficult to settle in and find your people. 

On this episode, Jen's talking to Claire Wood about finding community, what to do when you just can't seem to make friends, and so much more. We discuss her book, Mission Ready Marriage,...