Moving Time: Some Things for Military Spouses to Consider

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”

It’s Party Time: The Social Life of a Military Spouse

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”

The Changing Expectations of the 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”