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Military Wives, Page 3

While much of what a military wife faces is universal to all wives, some aspects of her life is very different. This is where military spouses can find encouragement. You will also find all posts related to my book The Warrior’s Bride here.

Other Military Spouses

When Kathy and I were discussing the topics to include in the Beyond Warrior’s Bride series, I asked several active-duty military spouses stationed around the world what they saw as the biggest challenges to thriving in the military. One of the overwhelming responses we got back: other military spouses.

The Key to Being a Great Friend

Who's heard this or something like it before? If you want to have friends, you have to be a friend. Growing up, I heard it quite a lot. The problem most of us have is that we were never really taught what that means.
The Secret to Winning Big

The Secret of Winning Big

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.  ~Zig Ziglar

Money is important. And it’s desirable—proven by the mass purchase of tickets for the January powerball lottery. News reports covered such critical topics as which Hollywood stars bought Zig Ziglar quotetickets, and the science behind picking winning numbers. And then they had to report on the winners and their plans for the money, of course.

I get that it was a record amount of money; I get that it was a lot of money. But I also read in CNN Money that the odds of winning were 1 in 292,000,000. Two hundred and ninety-two million, y’all!

Do you realize you are more almost four times more likely to die from an asteroid strike?… Want to read more?

Finances

[Giveaway] A Book Launch and an Incredible Prize Package

Things are hopping around my writing zone, although you probably haven't noticed. Trust me, though, I'm working hard to bring you great value—more books, freebies, and giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, I'm so excited about what I can offer you today!
Remembering Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

The Star Spangled Banner. Lee Greenwood's God Bless the U.S.A. The U.S. Air Force. Anchors Aweigh. The Army Goes Rolling Along. Marines Hymn. Semper Paratus.
I need your help. It's easy

I Need Your Help

I need your help. It will only take two or three minutes of your time, but it could affect the family tree of another woman just like you for generations. Imagine: one simple action on your part affecting generations. That’s the kind of thing that excites me! Okay, I know … you want to know what that action is.

I need your help. It's easyReady?

I need you to pray. More than that, I need you to pray for the spouses of soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Can we get even more specific?

Please? This is important, so let me tell you a story to help it all make more sense. The lady in the story probably isn’t new to you as I’m not the first to tell it.… Want to read more?

Warriors Bride FINALIST

Big News! An Award and a New Release

Wow! That's my most descriptive word for last week. I kept spontaneously breaking out in Snoopy dances around my house because the news I received was that big. And I'm excited to share it all with you!
Kindle Fire

Win a Kindle Fire AND Four Books!

This is the biggest giveaway I’ve ever offered! But I wanted to make it more exciting, so I asked some friends to join me. Between us, we’re giving away a FREE Kindle Fire PLUS four books to get you started reading on it!

The giveaway is open to all US mailing addresses, including APO/FPO addresses, and it end at midnight, Friday, July 3, 2015. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, July 4th. Here are the details of what’s included:

Kindle FireKindle Fire HD 6, a six-inch tablet by Amazon. It is available in black, white, magenta, citron, or cobalt–and yes, you get to choose the color! It will be purchased from Amazon and sent directly to you, so you will have all paperwork you need to exchange it if something happens to it during shipping.… Want to read more?

More than we can handle

More Than I Can Handle

How many of you grew up hearing that God won't give you more than you can handle? I did! Even Mother Teresa said, "I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish God wouldn't trust me so much." Is this concept really biblical?

Newest Member of My Family

At long last, the newest member of my family is here. If you receive my monthly newsletter, then you’ve expected it, but it may be a surprise to the rest of you.

front cover of Your Extended FamilyThe first book in the Beyond Warrior’s Bride series is available for purchase! This first book talks about dealing with your family, at least the ones outside your marriage and children.

Isn’t that a great cover! The five icons surrounding the family tree give you insight into what topics are coming next!

Why start with extended family? Well, for several reasons. This is what I wrote in the book:

I’ve heard horror stories from sobbing women because their siblings or parents are demanding more than they feel like they can give. I’ve loved on heartbroken women whose family simply didn’t understand that vacations within the military are not asked for and granted as easily as they are in the civilian world.

Want to read more?