Marriage and the Military

Episode

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

How can you feel loved through physical touch if your spouse is gone for months?  Dr. Gary Chapman describes a military couple who found a solution. Listen to the full program here.

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Episode

The Impact of PTSD on Military Families (Part 2 of 2)

A panel of guests discusses what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, how it impacts individuals and families, and where they can turn for help. (Part 2 of 2)

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Episode

The Impact of PTSD on Military Families (Part 1 of 2)

A panel of guests discusses what post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is, how it impacts individuals and families, and where they can turn for help. (Part 1 of 2)

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Series

Coping With Deployment

A military marriage may seem appealing to newlywed service members and their spouses: a ticket to see the world on Uncle Sam's dime, be stationed in exotic places and experience rapturous homecomings akin to the infamous LIFE photograph "Kissing the War Goodbye," taken on V-Day, 1945, in Times Square.

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Series

Post-Deployment: The Long-Term Reality

Conditions that have haunted war veterans since the beginning of mankind have more recently been assigned labels: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), survivor's guilt, situational depression, compassion fatigue.

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Series

Post-Deployment: The Short-Term Reality

You've waited weeks, months or possibly over a year for your spouse to return from a mission or deployment. You've fantasized day and night about the picture-perfect reunion – passionately running into your spouse's open arms with reckless abandon.

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Series

The Chain of Command in Marriage

Mark and Vanessa Hart have been married to each other – and to the military – for 12 years. They share a love for God and country and do their best to follow the Bible's teachings.

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Article

Marriage Sitemap

Focus on the Family website Marriage channel sitemap

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Devotional: Military Marriages

Focus on the Family

We so long to find or to create certainty in our lives. There is but one certainty in life, and that is the presence of our loving God.

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