"A soldier doesn't fight because he hates what is in front of him. A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind." - unknown

"God is our refuge and strength. He will protect us and make us strong" (ps 46:1). For those who will fly today, for those who are there now, and for those who will soon join the fight, Lord, shield them from all evil, strengthen their hearts, and bring them home safely.

Different Perspectives

******I am currently looking to update this list!! If you would like to be featured, please email me with your blog address and a bit about you. :) *******

This journey finds us in and takes us to many different paths in this life. And while we can all relate - sometimes we just want to know someone else walks a road a little more like our own. I have been working to find other blogs that can help others to understand and to thrive in this life. Somedays it is easier to be positive than others but somedays it is easy to want to pull up the covers - and we all know that. Those are the days that a little encouragement from someone in our shoes goes a long way! So here are some wonderful writers whose journey may be just a little bit more similar to yours. I would love it if you checked them out and joined in their story as well.

Military Moms:
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

Female Service Members:
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

OCONUS Spouses:
It is almost eerie to me how similar certain aspects of Stephanie's journey are to mine. But she has much more personal experience in this life than I do. It seems between having a husband deploy six hours after you give birth, battling through 5 deployments, living the enlisted side as well as the officer side, and making it through every little moment in between - the only thing that makes sense is to add an OCONUS location to it! Hello, Japan! Follow this seasoned spouse as she prepares to move her family of four around the world to enter the next chapter of her life - offer advice, takes notes for the future, or just laugh along with her. Welcome to her journey!

Seasoned Spouses:
Paige is an Army Wife and Veteran and a mother to an 11-year-old. With four duty stations under her belt, 3 combat deployments, and one year-long Korea tour she has a bit of experience under her belt. After just welcoming her husband home again, Paige is now preparing for their next duty station - Germany! Maybe you can relate to her as she prepares for this journey!

Air Force Spouses:
Meet Shannon: “I'm an Air Force wife of 9 years. We have four amazing children, and a little girl due this summer. When she is born, my husband will be serving his second deployment. We cry and complain over some of the sacrifices that military life demands, but at the end of the day, we know we have been called to this form of service, and we are grateful and proud to be walking this road. Above all, we know that we serve a great God, who loves us and provides for even the unseen and unvoiced needs. HE enables us to fulfill this calling, often through the prayers, care, and support of others. My hope through this blog is to share our life--the ups, downs, successes, and failures--and that you will be able to see God's grace sustaining us through it all, see Him magnified, and be encouraged along the way in whatever trials and blessings you may be facing. Welcome to our journey!”

Navy Spouses:
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

Marine Spouses:
When Beth first sent me her blog(s) my head was spinning as to how much she has accomplished and is currently taking on. As a PhD student (you read that right), a mommy, and a Marine spouse her plate is more than full - OH, and she makes time to blog! Like my husband, her Marine joined the service at the age of 17. Follow her as she figures out how to balance her education, career possibilities and mommy-hood all while bending to the demands of the Marine Corps. Be inspired by her determination - I know I am. Welcome to her journey.

Coast Guard Spouses:
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

National Guard Spouses:
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

Reserves Spouses:
From Erika:
I live in Chambana, a flat Midwestern college town -
hence the name of this blog.
I'm a mama to two, a soldier's wife, a college student,
and I love to write in between it all.

(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

The Calling: For those Considering this Life
Meegan offers a very unique perspective on this life. Like so many of us, she never thought this would be her path. When her husband spoke to a Navy recruiter they hadn't even been married a year. She didn't walk into this, this life walked into her and about knocked her over. She believes, as I do, that those who live this life are meant to do so - that it isn't necessarily just up to us. Join her as she begins her blogging journey sharing her husband's journey through the Navy OCS process. Offer her encouragement, advice, and your own story to help her through. 

Gold Star Families:
In this life, there are very few who have been asked to give the greatest sacrifice - we honor them, we pray for them, we mourn with them. They are our Gold Star Families. Tiffany's story was shared with me by a fellow Campbell wife. Her soldier - Matt - will not be coming home. In speaking to Tiffany and in reading her posts I have been deeply humbled by the grace of this young woman as she embarks on this unimaginable change in her journey. Please honor her husband as she does. There is only honor.  

A Wounded Warrior Spouse
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

Recruiter Spouses:
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

A Civilian Contractor's Spouse/Girlfriend/Fiancee
(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

(Still looking! Email ToLoveASoldier with suggestions or with a link to your blog.)

 Canadian Army Spouse

In the words of Kim: "Yup, we totally have an Army here."
Kim is one of my favorite bloggers. She is real, funny, honest, and unafraid. 

I hope her blog becomes one of your favorites too.

If you don't see a category that you are interested in please post it in the comments. If you would like me to check out your blog (even if it falls into a "filled" section) email ToLoveASoldier with the link and anything you want to tell me about yourself and I will most definitely check it out!


  1. How about wives of Recruiters?
    Jen Moorman

  2. Great idea! You writing?? Ha! I will add it!

  3. Flip Flops and Combat Boots is a Marine Wife and she is AMAZING!!! (and I'm a new follower) =)

  4. Thank you, Bonnie!! I really appreciate that! I am going to check her out now. Welcome to the blog!

  5. I see you have a newlywed section, but what about new to the army. My husband started his officer basic training in may and while I love reading about seasoned wives because they provide me with some insight into what's to come, its hard to find many people who are just starting out and trying to figure out this life just like we are!

  6. Great Idea! If you know of a blog that addresses that please let me know!

  7. Oh, I read a zillion- The Adventures of Mr. Superman and Mrs. S., Goodnight Moon, No Model Lady...

    I'm a National Guard spouse, btw.

  8. I justed started my blog. My husband and I have been married for 6 years. But he just joined the Army in October. I would love for anyones input. I am writing about being a new army wife, and how my family is adjusting to it.


  9. Hi! I'm a new reader! I just wanted to say I love your blog and you certainly tell it like it is. I'm the girlfriend of an Army guy and I love reading other blogs- great ways to learn about care packages and other fun things and also to find support when you have your bad days.

    Anyways- just wanted to pop in and say hey!

  10. Dana! Thank you! I am so glad you found it! I hope you comment on posts. There are so many girlfriends that read and I know they would love to know there is one more reading along!! I look forward to checking out your blog.

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog an your sweet words! I could fit under your newbie category :)



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