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Two Greedy Institutions

[…]officers were male except one woman who was both reserve officer and spouse. She met with the spouses. The spouse group was all female, but one USAFA cadet was not married. All who were married had children. From the spouses:  We understand that life in the military is a calling from God, and that we are a part of it. We need [especially from our spouse] recognition of the sacrifices we make as spouses of an officer-Christian. Examples: The cost to us of separations, temporary single parenting, sharing of the officer with his/her soldiers, the stress on the officer and […]

Speak my language

[…]tells us to. Marriage is far richer when we know how to love each other effectively! And when one spouse makes it a priority, the vast majority of the time the other spouse will follow suit. Jocelyn is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction whose titles include Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front, and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition.    Order your copy today! The 5 Love Languages Military Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts By Gary Chapman with Jocelyn Green / Moody Publishing The 5 […]

The Role of Faith

[…]separated from the ones they love may make people think about what life would be like if the spouse didn’t come back, especially if the spouse is in harm’s way. The complete lack of control over the situation produces feelings of anxiety. David Paap says that “The only practical escape from this vicious cycle of anxiety is a spiritual one: trust in God. . . . Faith and trust differ from human optimism or self-confidence in that they are not the result of human effort or reliance upon anything within ourselves.”3 Paap is convinced that faith is the most important […]

Getting Intentional in Your Marriage

[…]Scripture memory, extended time alone with God, fasting… Ask yourself: How am I serving my spouse today? Is he or she on my “calendar” or “to do” list? Extend grace- daily. Forgive and ask for forgiveness. Think the best of your spouse’s motives and intentions. In the Book of Acts, we are introduced to a married couple that moved in tandem, seamlessly serving others with humility and excellence-Priscilla and Aquila. “When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately” (Acts 18:26). They worshipped, studied, encouraged others, and […]

Professional Perspectives for Senior Officers

[…]for counsel, even if you must do this by longdistance communications. Your relationship with your spouse GENESIS 2:24. (also quoted by Paul in Ephesians 5:31) Upon marriage, God looks at husband and wife as one flesh. This is the next most important relationship after their relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Marriage partners should continually reflect on the dimensions of: 1) leaving, 2) cleaving, and 3) being one flesh. This relationship needs constant attention in the demanding environment of senior leadership. EPHESLANS 5:21-33. How are we to love our spouses? This Scripture sets forth some of God’s primary commands for […]
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