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Military spouse

Safe Spaces: 3 ways to improve communication with your spouse and children

Do you remember the last time your spouse or kid felt frustrated, annoyed, or irritated by your response? How did he/she respond? Did he withdraw his heart? Did you find yourself reacting instead of responding? Creating safe spaces where those we love want to talk often starts with the environment we create. When our spouse and children feel that they are in a relational safe space, they are more likely to talk about their emotions, hopes and fears. Improving communication with your spouse and children[...]

Wife life: 3 prayers that changed my marriage

As young wife, I focused on so many wrong areas.  I focused on wanting God to change my husband and I missed the changes that needed to happen within me.  When I started saying these prayers for my marriage, my heart changed and I became a better wife. Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for a long time, praying for your marriage and praying for your husband are essential to cultivating a healthy marriage. When marriage gets tough even when your marriage is doing well, taking time for prayer h[...]

Navy wife, navy life: 3 lessons about gratitude I’ve learned being a military wife

I will never be with anyone in the military. Those were my words as a single woman over 16 years ago. Growing up with my mom in the military, the last thing I wanted was to continue living the military life. I was tired of being the new girl AGAIN after yet ANOTHER military move. Just when I would put down roots and build friendships, it was time to go. I had enough of that life. But when my hubby entered my life, all those thoughts went out of the window. With him, I saw a future and hope. So here we ar[...]

Healthy Marriage: 3 lessons about celebrating holidays as a military wife

Being a military wife is already hard, but celebrating special days without your spouse can be particularly tricky. Sometimes, I just want to climb in my bed and just sleep the day away, but I know that is not a healthy response. Instead, I have learned a few healthy lessons that have helped me focus more on what I have in my relationship beyond a date on my calendar. Sign up here to receive your own 20 days to a healthy marriage. Lesson 1—The status of my relationship is not defined by a date Throughou[...]

Taking care of me: 3 ways to create a self-care routine

Wife. Momma. Educator. Friend. Volunteer. Are you like me? Life is busy, and my list could go on and on of all the ways that I pour out into others. Most days I don’t even give much thought to how what I am doing for others impacts me because I enjoy what I do and it is fulfilling. That is until I find myself running on fumes. Immediately, I start to notice that my conversation and tone are short, and my patience is thin. All of this happens when I fail to take care of me in the process of taking of e[...]