Encourage – Military – Separation
Recognize the importance of staying connected with your spouse during this deployment and continue to work at it. Read any of the online articles listed in the resource guide it with your spouse or a mentor. Memorize one of the scriptures of help and hope in this guide. Choose a chapter from one of the […]
Joe Stowell, When the Going Gets Tough, p.30
“Counting trouble a thing of joy does not require that we feel happy about our difficulties but that we understand that ultimately and finally God’s good hand will make the experience worthy of joyful praise and thanksgiving. This mental outlook keeps our focus not on the moment of pain but on the culmination of the […]
Bekah, “Waiting…Waiting…Waiting,” ww...
“It’s so okay to be sad about deployments or infertility or any kind of disappointment. But it’s not okay to drown in them. We have to help our kids learn how to lean on Jesus. And we have to be willing to share our hearts a little when they’re heavy so that our friends can […]
Shellie Vandervoorde, Separated by Duty, Uni...
“Separations are the times that will make or break your marriage. They are the times you will be asked to be the ‘selfless giver.’ Your service member may ask you to sacrifice your career, schooling or friends and being close to family—the list could go on. Mostly, you will be asked to give of yourself […]
Linda Montgomery, 40 Days of Deployment Dare...
“Wise counsel can be found in those who have weathered the storms of life and can steer you away from bad decisions. They can pray with you and for you when you feel discouraged. They can encourage you not to give up when all seems hopeless. They can be your cheering section—your “fan club”—to encourage […]