Unique stressors of the military family

2018-03-02T15:35:04+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: Family|

Like you, my husband, Steve, and I know what it’s like for our marriage to have to go into survival mode during extended periods of separation. We know the pressure of caring for children in the midst of huge transitions. We know the challenge of supporting each other when our own personal resources are depleted.

When PCSing, build a RAFT for teens

2018-03-02T12:19:48+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: Family|

When PCSing, the most common strategies teens use with one another involve simple avoidance, picking a fight to create distance so it’s easier to leave, disconnecting through moodiness or hyperactivity, or adopting the “It’s all cool” act. This is why we need to build a RAFT.

Speak my language

2017-02-28T12:31:40+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Categories: Family|

Marriage is hard enough for the everyday civilian. But add in the unique challenges of deployments, frequent moves, and high-pressure situations, and it’s no wonder military marriages are under stress.

Of Trash and Treasure

2010-11-23T00:00:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Family|

Things that I plan to leave for my children seem petty compared to the enduring legacy my heavenly Father has left to me.

Keep the End in Mind

2009-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: Family|

Looking ahead motivates us to live, work, and plan while we wait--and it is the key to living in the present with energy and hope.