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Encouragement for military spouses.

Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military spouse support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage.

A military spouse of nearly three decades herself and the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen doesn't shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We're only stronger together.

Milspouse Matters Jen McDonald

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Encouragement for military spouses.

Military families make up less than 1% of the U.S. population, and the challenges they face are unique. Whether you're looking for military spouse support or simply want to learn more, join host Jen McDonald as we discuss it all: getting through the separations that go along with training and deployments, moving around the world, seeing the one you love leave for war, raising kids in the military, finding your own place as a military spouse, and strengthening your military marriage.

A military spouse of nearly three decades herself and the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen doesn't shy away from the hard topics, while providing a practical, humorous look at military life. Military life can be hard, but it’s also amazing in so many ways. We're only stronger together.

    Listener Q & A - Ep. 66

    Listener Q & A - Ep. 66

    Welcome to the latest Listener Q & A episode! Today, we’re covering questions like: 

    -What are your thoughts on planning weddings in the military?
    -How and when should you apply for military base housing? 
    -How do you practice OPSEC? Also, any suggestions for a wife who can’t really talk to her husband about work because he’s Intel?
    -Finding military spouse connections in Washington, D.C. 
     And more!

    • 34 min
    Afghanistan: One Military Spouse's Perspective - Ep. 65

    Afghanistan: One Military Spouse's Perspective - Ep. 65

    While most of us agree that it was time to be done in Afghanistan, we deserved a better ending. You know who else deserved a better ending? The people of Afghanistan and our allies. 

    On this episode, I talk about our own family's experiences with Afghanistan and we honor those who were wounded or died there. I'm also sharing some ways you can help right now and some resources to take care of yourself as a veteran, military member, or military family member.

    • 16 min
    Summer Hiatus & What's Ahead! - Ep. 64

    Summer Hiatus & What's Ahead! - Ep. 64

    I'm taking a little break this summer! On this episode, I’m sharing what’s been happening the past weeks, where I’ve been, and what’s ahead for the podcast. Interested in being a guest? Keep listening!

    • 12 min
    Trevor Romain Brings Hope to Military Kids

    Trevor Romain Brings Hope to Military Kids

    You are in for a treat! On this episode, I am so honored and thrilled to have Trevor Romain here to share with us what he does through his work with the Comfort Crew for Military Kids and also the Trevor Romain Company, the motivation behind it, along with some great tips for parents of military kids that he’s gleaned from decades of working with kids. He is a storyteller at heart, and I think you’ll be so encouraged and strengthened by what he shares.

    • 40 min
    Resources for Your Military Kids - Ep. 62

    Resources for Your Military Kids - Ep. 62

    April is the Month of the Military Child, so let's talk about resources for our amazing military kids! But first, a little history behind it, as well as the 10 ways my military kids have inspired me.

    • 27 min
    Tips for New Military Spouses - Ep. 61

    Tips for New Military Spouses - Ep. 61

    Are you a new military spouse or know one? This episode is for you! OR maybe you want a refresher yourself. 

    I’m reaching back into the vault of my own experiences from nearly 3 decades of life as a military spouse as well as sharing some great tips from friends and listeners (thank you to all who contributed!).

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

elaine noelia ,

A MUST LISTEN.

this podcast is so comforting and easy to listen to. i wanted to find a good Christian podcast, but also something that i could relate to on a personal level. so i got on google and this one one of the podcasts that popped up. i figured id give it a try, and boy was i surprised. i have been listening to them for two days while i cook, drive or work. it gives so much insight. even though my boyfriend thinks I’m goofy for doing research on how to prepare for the life of a military spouse, one day he will be thankful when I’m rocking it. thank you so much for creating such great content.

B-Smeet ,

So helpful!

This podcast made me feel confident to be a mil spouse! I am not one yet, but I feel ready to be one day! Thank you so much!

SulliGang Leader ,

Grateful MILSPO of 4

I cannot begin to express how incredibly grateful I am for the work you’re doing with this podcast. My husband has been in the USCG Reserves for 12 years and this year has transferred AD USA. He’s currently in OCS while I’m at what has always been our home, with 4 kids (one newborn) and a dog! I feel as though I’ve got one foot in the civilian world and one foot in the other. I just want to express my gratitude for being a bridge builder for me.

With love,

Ashlee Sullivan

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