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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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Nov 16, 2020

For whatever reason, you and your spouse have delayed having children or won’t ever have any. As far as the military goes, are you still a family? Do you often feel left out of military family oriented activities? Do the little jokes and comments about ‘when are you going to have a baby’ sting?

Today, I’m being...

Nov 12, 2020

On this special bonus episode, I’m speaking with Amy Palmer, the president and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels, who’s sharing what Soldiers’ Angels offers and how you can support them or even request services.

Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid, comfort, and resources to the military,...

Nov 9, 2020

On this episode, I’m talking to Kaci Jones of Yellow Ribbon Box. Kaci is a veteran and also the spouse of an active duty Air Force member. When she decided to separate from active duty herself in order to spend more time with her daughter, she knew she wanted to continue to give back and serve. That's when she decided...

Nov 2, 2020

Milspouse Matters Episode 53 Embracing Life as a Military Spouse with Bryce LangleyWas military life not something you'd planned on? Has it taken a toll on your marriage? Then you'll want to tune to this week's episode.

Today, I’m joined by Navy spouse Bryce Langley, who’s sharing some great thoughts and wisdom about military spouse life, military marriage, tips for getting through deployments,...

Oct 26, 2020

This episode is for parents of military members. If you’re not one of those, I think you still might find some helpful resources, and at the least you can pass it on to your OWN parents and in-laws.

My husband had served on active duty for over 25 years when our oldest son announced that he’d decided to join...