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The Warrior’s Bride: Biblical Strategies to Help the Military Spouse Thrive

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!
Who did I think I was?

Why Not You?

In January 2012, my publisher released my first book, Crossing Values. I sat, uncertain. Would anyone buy it? Once they bought it, would they read it? If they read it, would they recommend it to others? Or read my second book? What was I thinking releasing a book? Who did I think I was?
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?

Reintegration

Another Book Releases!

Exciting news! Reintegration, the second book in the Beyond Warrior’s Bride series, is NOW AVAILABLE!

ReintegrationThe first book in this series, Your Extended Family, is available here for Kindle and here for Nook. It talks about dealing with family members outside your marriage and children, like your parents and siblings. Whether you live geographically close to them or on the other side of the world, it has some great tips for establishing good boundaries. I also offer some ideas for dealing with loneliness and medical appointments if you live far away from family.

In this second book, Reintegration, Kathy joins me to talk about setting up your family for success before, during, and after deployments. We discuss the mindset of the deploying member, and how you can best prepare for homecoming.… 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?
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Book Giveaway!

Remember Winnie the Pooh? I love the characters from Hundred Aker Wood and find a lot of great quotes in the pages of A.A. Milne's books. For example, Winnie the Pooh said, “Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

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.

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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 Holidays

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.