Chaplain Spouse

Spilled Milk (& Kix)

By L.G. McCary   As a military spouse, I hear others complain about all the things that go wrong when their spouses are away. ER visits. Plumbing leaks. Car problems. Lost pets. Meteor strikes. But I’m going to complain for

White Picket Fences

by L.G. McCary   I don’t know if you’ve checked Instagram or Pinterest recently, but it appears that everyone has got this parenting thing figured out. You can barely scroll without a post about a fancy holiday dinner with extended

Humble Pie

by Andrea M   I love those moments when I turn on my inner Angela Lansbury (I think I just dated myself) and ask my husband if he’s been snacking instead of eating a real lunch because after two days

Law of Natural Convergences

by Rebekah Cochell   If I ever become famous, it will not be for my art, or my writing, or any other “work” I do. I am convinced my distinction will be from a scientific law I discovered. And as

Left Behind During Deployment

by Rebekah Cochell Left behind. That’s how I feel sometimes. And not in a “left behind after the rapture” type of way. This is a left behind out of the action, adventure, and glory. When my husband goes off to

Facing the Unexpected

by Andrea M Never in my life did I imagine that I would become a military spouse. When I was younger, I thought certain people were made for things like this and I was certainly not one of them. My

9 Months into the Adventure

By Mishi Harari It’s been nine months. Nine wholesome, challenging, rewarding, frightening, and exhilarating months. The months that have gone by have proven so much to me. They have provided me with great opportunities to bolster my faith in Gd

On Loneliness, Grit, and the Hard Work of Building Community

By Sarah Sandifer I shouldn’t have been surprised, really, when we got all of our boxes unpacked, and instead of putting them out on the curb with a “free” sign on them as we had said we were going to

Connecting the Dots

By Cindy S. (previously published) Sometimes I have a hard time connecting my daily ministry tasks to what God is doing in the lives of the people I serve and work with. Sometimes it feels like a lot of squeezing for

Deciding to Leave Active Duty

By Kristin T In February of 2012 I welcomed my husband home from his second tour in Afghanistan. I couldn’t have told you anything about Super Bowl that Sunday, but the energy inside that Fort Campbell hanger was tangible with

ALONE: A Chaplain Spouse Perspective

By Anonymous When my husband came home to tell me he had received orders for a year-long unaccompanied tour to Korea, I remember thinking how different life would be. I didn’t expect just how different. He had only been an

The Hello-Goodbye Continuum

By L.G. McCary Making friends isn’t the simplest thing for me. I have a quirky sense of humor influenced by British sitcoms, Shakespeare, Calvin and Hobbes, and my dad’s affinity for puppets. I contemplate the zombie apocalypse on a regular

Calling for Chaplain Spouse Contributors!

Are you a chaplain spouse? Do you love to write or is it something you’ve been interested in? Read on, my friend… A few years ago, I came across a dissertation paper that was studying officers’ spouses. The study found

A Glimpse into the Life of a Chaplain Spouse

by Dinah D. Our family recently PCSed. This, of course, brings a lot of changes and stress. Honestly, it is incredibly overwhelming physically, mentally, and emotionally. Especially the emotional part. I am an advocate for military families and I had

The Worst Chaplain Spouse Ever?

By Rebekah C I have considered writing a blunt and honest blog for quite a while. I thought about calling it, “The Worst Chaplain Spouse Ever.” (Hey, there is a “Very Worst Missionary” blog out there and people seem to