Edie Melson

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Mother holding hands with son
Military Families

The Hands of My Son

A military mom’s memories of a son who grew from a boy to a Marine.

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Hidden military heroes in your community.
Military Families

Hidden Military Heroes in Your Community

If you don’t think you know anyone in service, here are 4 ways to take a closer look. You may be surprised.

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Helping military kids.
Military Families

How to Help Military Children

When a loved one serves in the military, don’t overlook the family kids left at home.

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Build spiritual strength by reading the Bible daily.
Military Families

Spiritual Strength Training

Like any commitment, daily practice makes you stronger.

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Finding renewed joy at Easter for a military mom.

Finding Renewed Joy at Easter

A military mom, missing her deployed son, still finds joy and promise of a new life.

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7 tips for military transitioning to civilian life.

7 Tips for Transitioning Back Into Civilian Life

Change is never easy. But for a military family negotiating life after service, it’s even more complex.

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How to really help your friends.
Military Families

The Difference Between Offering to Help and Helping

Don’t wait for a military family member to reach out to you. Make the first move.

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Honoring Gold Star Wives
Military Families

Unsung Heroes–Gold Star Wives

How you can help support the spouses of military servicemen and women who have given their lives for their country.

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Honoring a military calling
Military Families

Follow Your Calling

A military mom remembers the obstacles her son faced and overcame in his calling to serve.

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A military mom copes with her son being away on his birthday.
Military Families

The Birthday We Spent Apart

A military mom learns how to celebrate her son’s birthday when he’s deployed.

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