Even seasoned spouses have a fear of the unknown when PCSing.
Deployments are hard. I’m not going to sugar-coat it for you. Suddenly, no matter how long you have prepared for it, you are both Mom and Dad, husband, and wife. His chores become your chores, not as a replacement, but as an add-on to things you already do. If you work outside the home, youContinue reading “Deployments: The Bane of Military Spouses”
Military members have fraternization rules. Spouses do not.
Installation Education Centers can help military spouses navigate further education.
Looking forward, not behind.
Overseas moves can be incredible for military families.
It’s that time of year again when military families all over the world are moving, what we call a PCS or permanent change of station. Many moves were delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it appears that they are picking up steam now. After 18 moves in 35 years of marriage, I’mContinue reading “Moving Time: Some Things for Military Spouses to Consider”
Looking for employment as a military spouse can be tough.
Social involvement, to me, is essential for a chaplain’s spouse. Or any military spouse for that matter. Back in the day, some activities were “required.” Mostly those involving the base commander or other higher-ups. Today, the amount of socializing you do is up to you, but there might be some “expected” events to attend. ToContinue reading “It’s Party Time: The Social Life of a Military Spouse”
Role Expectations Expectations of the the chaplain’s spouse haven’t changed much over the years. For instance, the primary role is still to support the chaplain and his/her career. What that support looks like has changed in the past several years. One young wife asked me what I expected of her, since the Good Chaplain wasContinue reading “The Changing Expectations of the Military Spouse”