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

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!
Tea & a book!

Novel Tea & a Free Book

The weather is cooling down and the drinks are warming up. Blue jeans and cute boots are being pulled from closets. Autumn is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than a quick giveaway! Interested? You've only got to wait a little over a week to find out if you've won.
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?