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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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Dec 20, 2018

Courtney WoodruffHave the realities of life as a military spouse ever...scared you? Whether it's starting over in a different country or simply the overwhelm at all the details and the strange little world that is military life, you're not alone. 

On this episode, Courtney Woodruff joins Jen for an honest talk about learning to give up...


Dec 13, 2018

Lindsay SwobodaIf you've ever felt the pull of "military spouse denial," as guest Lindsay Swoboda so aptly words it, you'll relate to this episode! Maybe you've been there, too? It's that mindset of refusing to believe that military life will define you, change your life, or otherwise affect you. Lindsay's been there/done that! She...


Dec 6, 2018

 Milspouse Matters PodcastWhat an amazing season it's been so far! It's hard to believe that the Milspouse Matters podcast is already coming up to episode #15. I'm so thankful for all the wonderful military spouses who've come on the show so far this season to talk about all the different aspects of military life. 

On this episode, we're taking...


Nov 19, 2018

Milspouse Matters Podcast Holiday Episode

So excited to share this special holiday episode with you!

Are you torn between traveling to see your extended family and staying put to create your own holiday memories? Alone over the holidays due to deployment or just moved and don't know a soul? This week, Jen is teaming up with Sheena Arting of the Dear MilFamily...


Nov 15, 2018

Angie DrakeTravel and overseas life as a military family? We're talking about it in this episode!

Jen starts off with some tips for overseas moves from her own family's four overseas assignments. 

Then, she's talking to Angie Drake, who shares about her family's unique moves to South America (twice!), and how she's taken those...