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 three decades as a military spouse, she was in the trenches of this unique military world and carved out her own rewarding life, all while moving around the globe and raising four children.

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 of the 30 daily readings is written from the perspective of faith. In her warm, authentic style, Jen offers practical tips (“Basic Training for Spouses”), related Scripture, and journal prompts for further reflection. Whether it's a deployment, move, or raising military kids, you’ll find real-life inspiration and hope from someone who's been there.

“You Are Not Alone” makes a great study for a spouse group, book club, perfect gift to tuck into a military spouse’s welcome basket, or spouse care package! It is available for purchase on Amazon to get yours today or for someone else!


As a bonus, we are having a GIVEAWAY on Instagram!

Head over to It's a Military Life on Instagram, we are giving away a copy of “You Are Not Alone”!

✨For your chance to win:✨

1. Like and save the post
2. Follow @itsamilitarylife AND @milspousematters on Instagram
3. Tag a friend or someone that would be interested in this book in the comments! Each tag is a separate entry!
4. Share the post in your stories for an extra entry! Make sure to tag @itsamilitarylife and @milspousematters

Giveaway closes Sunday, February 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winner will be notified via direct message and announced in our stories. Must be following @itsamilitarylife and @milspousematters.

*This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Instagram, and was given as a donation to It's a Military Life Corporation.

About the Author:

Jen McDonald is the author of You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse and the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast. An experienced writer and editor, she's been published in numerous books and national publications and featured in major online sites such as Military.com, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Crosswalk, and more. She is passionate about strengthening and encouraging military spouses in the unique challenges they face.
Jen was a military spouse for 30 years and is the mom of four, including one son in the military. She and her Air Force husband were stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific.
Connect with Jen and get resources for your military life at her site, jen-mcdonald.com, and find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram as @jenmcdonald88 and @milspousematters.


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