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Sacred Spaces Book Club Discussion August 30, 2016, 9 PM EST
August 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
Corie Weathers, author of Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage, will join Military Spouse magazine for a book club discussion Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 9 PM Eastern.
As the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, Corie traveled on an overseas holiday trip with US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in December 2015. She wanted to better understand her husband’s deployments and share her experience with other military spouses.
Like many military couples, Corie and her husband, Matt, an Army chaplain, accumulated significant unshared moments during Matt’s deployments. Matt lost friends and fellow soldiers to combat in Afghanistan. On the home front, Corie sat with bereaved military families and walked through dark days with new widows as a friend and professional counselor. When Matt returned, he and Corie began using the term “sacred spaces” for these and other significant moments they had experienced independently. After multiple deployments, sacred spaces were taking up a lot of emotional room in their relationship.
Corie’s trip brought her to Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf, where she spoke with military families stationed overseas and deployed troops on the ground, in the air, and at sea. As she sat in the belly of a C-17, where her husband had said goodbye to the remains of friends and fellow soldiers, as she touched with her own hands the memorial at FOB Fenty and reflected on her grief as a care team member following the battle of COP Keating, Corie realized this journey was about much more than the push-pull of duty away from loved ones.
Join in the discussion as Corie talks about her powerful experience, the impact of sacred spaces in any marriage, and how couples can strengthen their relationship by intentionally pursuing their spouse’s heart.
Register for the book club discussion.