"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? Jen McDonald is right there with you. For nearly three decades as a military spouse, she's been in the trenches of this unique military world and carved out her own rewarding life. In You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, Jen offers a helping hand and a whisper of "You've got this " as you make your own way. She celebrates the great moments with you, commiserates when it's not so easy, and points you to hard-won wisdom and helpful resources. Most of all, she reminds you that you're not alone on this military spouse journey. Each daily reading is written from the perspective of faith. In her warm, authentic style, Jen offers 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. "Jen McDonald's words often bring tears and laughter of reliability within the same sentence. For years, she has been delighting audiences with the knowledge that they are not alone on this journey. Once again, she does it here." - Kate Dolack, Editor-in-Chief, Military Spouse Magazine
About the Author
Jen McDonald has been "married to the military" for 25+ years, and is the mother of four, including one son in the military. She and her Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won't count how many houses they've lived in because that would be too depressing. She writes regularly for Military Spouse Magazine and has been published in numerous books and national publications including Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Family Magazine, as well as online sites such as Crosswalk.com and Focus on the Family's Family Talk Radio. An experienced editor, she currently serves as the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She loves to connect with and encourage other military spouses, whether it's through her writing or in real life. She regularly writes about military life, parenting, and homeschooling, while her Instagram is full of foodie pics and running selfies, as she believes in hobbies that complement each other. Connect with Jen at jenniferlmcdonald.com.