9 episodes

A podcast to encourage and strengthen your faith as a military spouse.

The Christian Milspouse Jen McDonald

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

A podcast to encourage and strengthen your faith as a military spouse.

    A Heart of Gratitude - Ep. 8

    A Heart of Gratitude - Ep. 8

    This week, we’re talking about having a heart of gratitude.
    As I record this, it’s November 1, and in the U.S. that means that Thanksgiving is coming! What a perfect time to think about gratitude. Being thankful doesn’t always come naturally, especially when you’re going through a particularly tough time.
    Let's talk about why gratitude is important, how to cultivate thankfulness, and what the Bible says about gratitude (and complaining!). God has a lot to say about gratitude... and also about the lack of it.
    Join me on Instagram for the gratitude challenge this month!
    Christian Milspouse Instagram Milspouse Matters Instagram See this episode's complete show notes. 
    More resources:
    Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group Listen to the Milspouse Matters podcast and find other resources for your military life!  Get your 5-day deployment devotional.  Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.  All episodes of the Christian Milspouse Podcast.

    • 7 min
    Trusting God with Your Children- Ep. 7

    Trusting God with Your Children- Ep. 7

    Let's talk about trusting God with our children!

    Whether they’re little or big, if you’re raising kids in military life, there’s plenty to worry about. You wonder what the impact of military service and having a parent in the military might be on them. You see them be the new kid repeatedly, worry over their parents’ deployment, struggle with another move.
    But you’ll also see them grow in so many ways. It’s easy to focus on the perceived negatives, but there are positives too: travel, confidence, closeness as a family and more. And let me remind you…God is not surprised by their circumstances. In fact, He loves them even more than you do. 

    Trusting God with your children's future may seem difficult. We're going to talk about ways to give it all over to God and learn to let go, as hard as it is.

    See this episode's complete show notes and find resources mentioned.
    Don't forget! Register for the completely free, all online PILLAR Deployment Retreat, taking place November 4-6, 2022. 
    More resources:
    Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group Listen to the Milspouse Matters podcast and find other resources for your military life!  Get your 5-day deployment devotional.  Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.  All episodes of the Christian Milspouse Podcast.

    • 7 min
    Choosing Joy - Ep. 6

    Choosing Joy - Ep. 6

    Let's talk about choosing joy as a military spouse!

    Did you know that in the English Standard Version of the Bible, the words joy, rejoice, or joyful appear a total of 430 times, compared with happy or happiness, which appear only ten times? God must think joy is important!

    As military spouses, we can struggle to find joy in some situations. I could make a list of all the challenges that go along with military life, and I’m sure you could add your own lengthy list. But I think contentment and joy tend to go hand in hand. If I’m content where God has placed me, then I can also find joy in knowing that He’s got it covered.

    Let's talk about it!

    See this episode's complete show notes and find resources mentioned.
    Register for the completely free, all online PILLAR Deployment Retreat, taking place November 4-6, 2022. 
    Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group Listen to the Milspouse Matters podcast and find other resources for your military life!  Get your 5-day deployment devotional.  Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.  All episodes of the Christian Milspouse Podcast.

    • 7 min
    Loneliness as a Military Spouse - Ep. 5

    Loneliness as a Military Spouse - Ep. 5

    This week, we’re talking about loneliness as a military spouse. 

    Whether it's due to a move, a deployment, or another reason, feeling alone is difficult. 
    God understands! We're talking about ways to get through the feelings of being alone, how to reach out, and finding ways that loneliness serves a purpose, even while it's difficult. 

    See this episode's complete show notes and find resources mentioned.
    Register for the completely free, all online PILLAR Deployment Retreat, taking place November 4-6, 2022. 
    Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group Listen to the Milspouse Matters podcast and find other resources for your military life!  Get your 5-day deployment devotional.  Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.  All episodes of the Christian Milspouse Podcast.

    • 9 min
    Trusting God with Your Future - Ep. 4

    Trusting God with Your Future - Ep. 4

    On this episode, we're talking about the importance of trusting God with our futures.

    One thing that’s certain about military life is that you realize how little control you have over what will happen in the future! But it’s another opportunity for God to show Himself strong to us.

    On this week's episode, we talk about the story of Ruth in the Bible and the application to our own lives, along with some of my favorite quotes and Scriptures about trusting God.
    God can handle your questions, and yes, your anger, your anguish, your confusion. Take it to Him! These are moments of faith, when you choose to trust Him.
    See this episode's complete show notes and find resources mentioned.
    Register for the completely free, all online PILLAR Deployment Retreat, taking place November 4-6, 2022. 
    Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group Listen to the Milspouse Matters podcast and find other resources for your military life!  Get your 5-day deployment devotional.  Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.  All episodes of the Christian Milspouse Podcast.

    • 6 min
    Finding Your Faith Community - Ep. 3

    Finding Your Faith Community - Ep. 3

    Finding a new church is one of the hardest things after you've just moved. Let's talk about finding your faith community!
    We need each other in this life! I love online resources, obviously. But it’s so important to also have that in-person connection. 
    Let's talk about why we need the church and how we can find a great fellowship. 
    See this episode's complete show notes and find resources mentioned.
    Register for the completely free, all online PILLAR Deployment Retreat, taking place November 4-6, 2022. 
    Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group Connect with Jen and find the Milspouse Matters podcast and so many other resources for your military life!  Get your 5-day deployment devotional.  Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.  All episodes of the Christian Milspouse Podcast.

    • 5 min

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