10 Things I Have Learned in 5 Years as a Military Spouse

It’s been a while since I have reflected upon military life in retrospect of being married to a service member. This life has taught me a lot. In fact, the last time I reflected upon what I was learning as a spouse, I was approaching my third year in marriage. Now, my spouse and I

A Prayer of Hope for Couples “In the Wait” This Christmas

The holidays can be such a tough time for couples waiting for a positive pregnancy test. The magic of the Christmas season can be overshadowed by grief and emptiness for many families who have endured the tragedy of pregnancy and infant loss. My heart aches for all of these families and the pain they are

Review of “Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert”

One of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to live among the people. That’s just what Dr. Erica Eliott did and she recounts that experience in her memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People. She paints very vivid images of what life was like as

5 Military-Affiliated Life Coaches You Should Know

Have you ever needed a cheerleader during a tough journey in your life? What about a professional that can see the BIG picture and guide your steps in the process to a goal? What if you want to make improvements in your life, your career, your relationships, or in yourself and you need some strategies

The Time America Closed for Business & 10 Things It Taught Us

I never imagined that we might live through anything like the Coronavirus Pandemic in America. It’s truly apocalyptic and something we might see in a Hollywood movie, but in real life? It’s almost as if we have been de-sensitized in this digital age as many of us truly did not believe this could happen here.

6 Ways Military Spouses Can Invest in Wellness

At the beginning of each year, wellness seems to be in the forefront of everyone’s goals. As life gets busy, it doesn’t always stay on the top of the priority list. A savings account grows when you make “deposits” into it over time. The same is true for your wellness. You have to make intentional

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

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