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Milspouse Matters is the podcast dedicated to encouraging and supporting 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 spouse 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, living overseas, raising military kids, 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!

Learn more at Jen McDonald's site

Sep 14, 2022

A military marriage is not the same as a civilian marriage, and conventional wisdom doesn’t always apply. From advice like you have to have a weekly date night to you must communicate about everything, how does this work in keeping your military marriage strong? It just doesn’t apply if you're apart a lot or have...

Aug 24, 2022

Welcome back to a new season! On this episode, I'm answering listener questions and talking about what's coming.

Some topics we cover: 


  • Is it ok to call yourself a milspouse or military spouse?
  • What's been the hardest (and best) part of being a military spouse?
  • How much should I share with my spouse when...

Jun 23, 2022

On this episode, I'm talking to Julie Tully, the author of the upcoming book, Dispatches from the Cowgirl: Through the Looking Glass with a Navy Diplomat's Wife. 

Julie is the spouse of a Foreign Area Officer and has spent the last 18 years living overseas in different countries in Africa and Europe. In fact, Julie...

Jun 7, 2022

On this episode, I'm talking to Jen Pasquale from Pride & Grit. 

Jen is a 15-year active-duty Army spouse, mom of two, and champion for seasoned military spouses. In 2018, Jen founded Pride & Grit as a support community, resource hub, and as of 2021, host of an annual personal development retreat for seasoned military...

May 25, 2022

This week, I’m talking to Mary Monrose and Candus Griffin, military spouses, mothers, and hosts of the Shine Sis podcast.

I first connected with them on Instagram, where I saw their posts and loved the positive message they were sharing.

When I realized they were also military spouses, I knew we had to talk!