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Quid Pro Quo: Contract Marriage in the Military

Somewhere in Seattle, a 17 year old high school student lives at home, goes to school during the day, and has a part time job in the evenings and weekends. He pays for the gas for his car, spending money for the nights out with his friends and, because of the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare),Continue Reading “Quid Pro Quo: Contract Marriage in the Military”

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Video leaked to TMZ of NFL player Ray Rice rendering unconscious his fiancé, now wife, Janay Rice has people asking, “Why would you stay with someone who abuses you?” Trending on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites is the hashtag- #WhyIstayed. Women and a few men, who’ve been subjected to domestic violence have takenContinue Reading “#WhyIStayed”

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Love Honor and Obey

You’d call me a traditional Army wife.  When I got married the minister asked if I wanted “love, honor and obey” left in my vows- of course.  My husband is the head of my household, and it is my duty as his wife to obey him just as it is his duty to obey hisContinue Reading “Love Honor and Obey”


The Blood and Guts of an Army Divorce

Whomever said “War is Hell!” could have been speaking of an Army divorce, as well. As an Army veteran and then later an Army spouse, the correlation between being a soldier and being a dependent are very similar. When a soldier “signs on the dotted line”, their life is no longer their own.  They transition-Continue Reading “The Blood and Guts of an Army Divorce”