You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse
Need some encouragement for all that military life throws your way? I've written a book just for you.
"If the military wanted you to have a spouse, they would have issued you one." -Uncle Sam
When you marry a military member, your life is suddenly no longer your own. You not only marry the one you love, but also a whole new way of life--one filled with separations, moves, deployments, and other challenges.
How to cope with this ever-changing life? I don't have all the answers, but I'm right there with you. For nearly three decades as a military spouse, I've been in the trenches of this unique military world and carved out my own rewarding life.
In You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, I hope to offer a helping hand and a whisper of "You've got this!" as you make your own way. I celebrate the great moments with you, commiserate when it's not so easy, and point you to hard-won wisdom and helpful resources. Most of all, my goal is to remind you that you're not alone on this military spouse journey.
Each daily reading is written from the perspective of faith, and offer practical tips, related Scripture, and journal prompts for further reflection. Whether it's a deployment, move, or raising military kids, find real-life inspiration and hope from someone who's been there, too.
You Are Not Alone is an Amazon bestseller in several categories, including Christian Devotionals and Military Families. Thank you!
What others are saying about You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse...
"You will relate. Have you ever experienced one of those, “He/She is so me!” moments in a book? They draw you in as you find yourself laughing with, crying with and nodding your head alongside the protagonist of the book. After reading the book, I shared the “relatable test” with a friend and she completely agreed!
Even though my friend and I have drastically different military spouse experiences and our spouses serve different branches, we still found ourselves relating to her words, her stories and finding ourselves in some of her more challenging moments and those uplifting, as well."
From Tara Howes, Army spouse and co-host of Military Life Radio
"It is not often that a book can reach the new military spouse as well as ones like myself whose spouses are nearing retirement, but You Are Not Alone has done just that. The author does a fantastic job of drawing you in with very transparent examples of her journey, has you ask yourself how you can grow or change, and closes with relevant Scripture and a thoughtful prayer."
From Courtney at Home
"It was as though we were sitting down to have coffee together: the confused, scared, bitter 20-something year old me...and Jen, a wise, loving military spouse who’s been there, done that, and walked away from it all with the strength and poise to use her valuable experiences to help others.
Whether or not you have faith, if you have ever felt invisible or forgotten in military life, this book is for you. It would also make the perfect gift for a new military spouse or addition to a deployment survival kit. I only wish I’d read it … oh, half a decade ago!"
From Heart & Stripes
"I am telling you, it doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned military spouse or a new one, this book is bound to help you get through some (or all) of your daily struggles. Being a military spouse is NEVER easy. Most of the time you feel like no one understands what you are going through but I promise, we have ALL been there or will be there.
Being a seasoned military spouse doesn’t mean this life is easy to live because I have been around MANY seasoned spouses who struggle just as much as a brand new one. This book is for any and every military spouse, so go pick it up today!"
From Cindy Burlingame, Marine Corps spouse
"Reading You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse touched me in a way few books do. As I read page after page, I kept thinking, 'Oh my goodness, she is living my life!' or 'Yes! That is EXACTLY how I felt!' "
From Penny Everett, Navy spouse (retired)
"I found the daily readings so relatable. Jen McDonald was able to take these little situations and experiences in life and make them teachable moments! The 'Basic Training for Spouses' area is wonderful. I found the simple exercises and challenges easy to apply to everyday life to better yourself and your marriage.
The encouragement of these daily readings is priceless. As a 'seasoned' (maybe over seasoned) spouse, it was easy to forget the little things you can do to stay encouraged. Being able to gain encouragement and strength from your experiences is a gift! Thank you for sharing your years of knowledge and experience."
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