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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, 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!

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Aug 30, 2018

Christina YoungbloodChristina Youngblood is an Army veteran and Air Force spouse. At the age of 20, she was sent on a 15-month deployment to Iraq and went through experiences that later culminated in a diagnosis of PTSD. Christina is very open about her journey dealing with PTSD and how she has gotten to the point where it doesn't control...

Aug 23, 2018

Christine Barker AndersonChristine Barker Anderson ("Chris") is one of those people who lights up a room with her smile and warmth. She shares with us about her family's military life of over two decades, including moving around the world with her husband and four children and going through several deployments, until her husband Air Force...

Aug 23, 2018

Tara HowesThis week Jen's chatting with Tara Howes, a retired Army spouse who's gotten through military life with lots of laughs and facing challenges with flexibility. Tara is the mother of four and the cohost of My Military Life Radio.

Over the years of her husband's Army career, she’s become in her words, a "professional...

Aug 20, 2018

Join Jen McDonald as she shares the stories of military spouses, both past and present. With less than 1% of our country serving on active duty, we're highlighting the stories of military families so you can hear from them firsthand.

We’re going to talk about it all: getting through the separations that go along with...