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PTSD and Marriage: How Counseling Saved Us

I want a divorce! For 12 months, this was the only sentence my husband and I could agree on. We came from 2 totally different backgrounds and blended our families for what we thought would be a great marriage. Neither of us took into consideration what our childhoods, adulthoods, or careers would do to harm

Local & National Support Resources for Fort Bragg Military Families

Fort Bragg is one of the largest military installations in the Army. It is home to over 50,000 service members and many of their families. With a base this large comes an abundance of resources and for that, we are very lucky here to have so much support. On the flip side of that, it

Review of “Rufus T. Rouse, Wee Mouse in the House”

Starting over, developing friendships, and saying goodbye are common themes in the military world. Rufus T. Rouse, Wee Mouse in the House examines these concepts throughout the story while intertwining scripture. Disclaimer: Strength 4 Spouses was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis Rufus T. Rouse embarks on

Top 6 Things Learned in the First Two Months as a New Mom

Being a first time mom at any age is tough. There are a multitude of transitions and adjustments that have to happen for not only you and your baby, but also your entire family. Motherhood has a huge learning curve. No matter how much you study and prepare for it, you will find that every

How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

‘Tis the season for thankfulness and gratitude. It sounds like a simple concept, but tell that to someone who has fallen on hard times, lost a loved one, is battling cancer, struggling through infertility, and the list goes on. It’s not always easy to see the positive and bright side of things when you are

How to Make Military Family Moves Easier On Children

*Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein. A military family move can be stressful for adults, but even more so for children. Uprooting your kids from their community can be challenging, especially when they must say farewell to close friends. Whether you’re relocating across the country or from a civilian community into on-base housing, there are ways

Keeping a Positive Mindset While Living With Cancer

*Guest Post by Antoinette Truglio Martin I come from a glass-half-full upbringing, where there was always a positive spin on life. The weather is partly sunny, a bad haircut grows out, and traffic will eventually end somewhere along the Belt Parkway. The Cancer Since 2012, I have been walking around with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic

WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour: Review of “Hug Everyone You Know”

Synopsis Attitude is everything, especially when you are fighting cancer. “Hug Everyone You Know” is a compelling memoir about the journey through stage I breast cancer. It details the entire story from diagnosis, to treatment, and survival. Instead of allowing her cancer diagnosis to defeat her, Antoinette Truglio Martin allowed it to develop an attitude