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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.

God of the Little Things

I'm in the middle of another move. My husband has gone ahead of us to start his job, and our children and I are waiting behind to try to sell our house. I have long lists of what I need to get to my husband ASAP, what I need to cancel here, and what I need to get started at our new home. Lots of details.

Is God Really Enough?

My husband was deployed. I was living thousands of miles from family with a three-and-a-half year old and an almost two-year old. And this youngest child was sick. Very sick.

Nothing to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is over and you breathe a sigh of relief. One holiday down, one to go. This season brings out the worst in you: anger, depression, loneliness, bitterness. Your mind fills with the thoughts of what could have been, what should have been. If only . . .

Deployment: Alone for the Holiday

In about a week, families all over the country will begin gathering. Turkeys will be pulled out of the freezer, menus will be planned, final shopping for the Thanksgiving holiday will commence. And some of you will sit at home, with family hundreds or thousands of miles away and your spouse halfway around the world.

From a Warrior’s Bride

If you follow me on Social Media, you may have seen this post: "Stories are starting to trickle in of the amazing work God is doing in people's hearts as they read The Warrior's Bride." Although I won't share names, I've been given permission to share one such story with you.

Freedom to Believe in Your Marriage

The current divorce rate is roughly ____. How many of you quickly filled in the blank with 50%? Would it surprise you to know that statistic is WRONG. As in W-A-Y wrong. What if I had some good news about marriage — like roughly 80% of you are HAPPY in your marriage, or your chance if divorce is closer to 20%? Seriously!

Imagine the difference to our collective consciousness if we say “Most marriages last a lifetime” rather than “Half of marriages end in divorce.”

My Marriage REALLY has a chance? Divorce doesn’t have to be in my future?

The Good News About Marriage from coverYes! Your marriage has a GREAT chance!

I know some of you are looking at the ridiculous level of stress your marriage is currently under and wondering if this could possibly be true.… Want to read more?

FREE Spouse Pre-Deployment Checklist

The deployment date is decided and the checklists begin. Your service member is given forms and training and packing lists, and everything must be signed off before he boards the plane. But what about you? Do you know what you should accomplish before take-off?

When It Doesn’t Seem Like God’s in Control

What do you do when you don't have any idea what is going on? Several years ago, I was in the midst of a terrifying situation, one where I felt I had absolutely no control. As author Jocelyn Green recorded the event, "One moment Carrie Daws was walking to the kitchen, and the next, she was on the floor, vaguely aware that her shoulder hurt and that she was having a mini-seizure."

Chance to WIN a FREE Book!

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