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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 her anymore. 

Along with resources and advice for military members and family dealing with the fallout of PTSD, we chat about her family's recent return from an overseas tour in Belgium, "reverse culture shock," how veteran and active duty military spouses are viewed in the milspouse community, and her upcoming projects for military families. 

Mentioned in this show:

Military OneSource (free confidential counseling) 1-800-342-9647

The PTSD Breakthrough

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