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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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Feb 7, 2019

Lizann LightfootKeeping the lines of communication open during marriage can be challenging. Add in deployment, and it gets even trickier! This week, Jen's talking with Lizann Lightfoot, whose family has been through seven deployments. 

Lizann, also known as the Seasoned Spouse, offers helpful tips for managing expectations, creative ideas for staying connected during time apart from your service member, and helpful resources to support you as a military spouse during deployment. As she reminds us, there is no reason for you to feel alone...we want to come alongside and support you during this tough season!

Mentioned in this episode: 

The 5 Love Languages Military Edition

Deployment Masterclass

Seasoned Spouse Website

**NOTE: February only--free Deployment mini-Masterclass

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