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Preparing with God's help
Military Outreach Stories

Preparation in Partnership with God

A military mom loves to prepare but knows that she's not doing it alone.

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10 New Year's resolutions for a military family
Military Families

10 New Year’s Resolutions for a Military Family

Some resolutions take time to put into place. But here are quick ways you can make positive changes in your family.

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Military family
Military Outreach Stories

5 Things for Military Families to Remember, Even in Good Times

How not to lose your footing no matter what’s going on around you

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Blue Star Mothers of America
Military Outreach Stories

What Is a Blue Star Mother?

For a military mom, an organization that is a safe place and answers hard questions.

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Finding light in the dark of winter
Military Families

Finding Light During the Darkest Time of Year

A military mom struggles with a son’s deployment at Christmas before letting in God's warmth and love.

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Finding peace through pain
Military Outreach Stories

Finding Peace through Painful Experiences

God allows difficult—and sometimes unthinkable—things in our lives. But He doesn’t leave it there.

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Evergreen faith
Military Outreach Stories

The Evergreen Faith of a Military Mom

When a deployed son goes missing, faith helps steady a family's fears.

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How military families can fight stress during holidays
Family Problems

6 Healthy Swaps for Military Stress

When a loved one serves in the military, it’s a perfect time to learn some new behaviors to deal with life.

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Family watching TV
Military Families

7 Lessons from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

A military mom shares how a favorite family television special brought home some important truths about the season.

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Decorating the Christmas tree
Military Families

How a Christmas Tree Tells a Story

A military mom cherishes all the ornaments on the family tree, a chronicle of her sons’ lives.

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