Soldier

A soldier is a defender of our freedoms, and he or she is deserving of all our respect, admiration, and gratitude for being willing to sacrifice so much for us every day.
Edie's son Jimmy with fiancée Katie after his first deployment.
Military Outreach Stories

Managing Post-Deployment Expectations

How to give your soldier–and yourself–time to readjust. 

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Guideposts: Most of Jeffery Powell’s more than 700 Facebook friends are soldiers he served with.
Military Outreach Stories

Veteran Suicide: How the Tragic Loss of One Life Was Averted

So many soldiers die by their own hands. Here's how Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell, a retired Army veteran, made a difference.

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Military Outreach Stories

Clay Hunt's Legacy

How we can all help returning military veterans avoid the tragedy of suicide.

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Military Outreach Stories

Be Battle Ready

When a loved one is deployed, how to fight your fears and come out victorious.

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Military Outreach Stories

Effective Prayers for Our Soldiers

3 tips for praying for our service men and women when fear threatens to overwhelm us.

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A faith community that is helping military veterans. Photo courtesy Edie Melson.
Military Outreach Stories

Serving Those Who Sacrifice

How faith communities can help military veterans adjust to life back home.

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Military Outreach Stories

The ABCs of Tax Time For Military Families

Financial expert Ellie Kay offers tips for navigating the income tax filing maze.

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Women who serve. Image courtesy Edie Melson.
Military Outreach Stories

Never Forget the Women Who Serve

Female members of our armed services face the same dangers as their male counterparts.

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Donna Engeman's now an administrator with the Army’s Survivor Outreach Services.
Managing Life Changes

The Knock on the Door

The moment every military family dreads can also be the moment when hope begins.

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Military Outreach Stories

God Knows the Way

A simple trust in God helps waylay the anxieties of a self-confessed control freak.

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