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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 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 Chaplain Lonnie Barker's unexpected death while still on active duty.  

Candid and humorous, Chris always points us to faith and family as the answer to get us through the hard times of sorrow and loss, while providing hope and encouragement to those going through their own dark times. You won't want to miss her wise words and will also appreciate her practical advice about how best to reach out to families going through tragedy. 

Mentioned in this show: 

Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

One Fit Widow

A Single Rose

Christine's daughter's song: "Fire" by Fáire

Find more from Christine at Notes By Christine

See show notes and find even more content at jenmcdonald.net!  

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