Military Wives Find Comfort in God
At the base in Tennessee, a group of young military wives are gathering together to seek comfort and guidance from the Bible.
Mya Parker, 27, saw both sides of the average military marriage and the strain that years of combat duty can do to a relationship. She served in the Army for four years on active duty before helping to start the Lantern, a nondenominational faith group for military wives and girlfriends outside Fort Campbell, Ky.
Parker said group members come from a variety of faith backgrounds, including Mormon, Catholic, Church of Christ, Pentecostal, but she said the group is open to all faiths. The group also does public service projects that Parker said aren’t faith-focused and are open to anyone who wants to join them.
“My number one piece of advice, even if someone didn’t grow up in the church and isn’t a believer, is to really take the time. Deployment is an amazing time to pursue a relationship with God for maybe the first time,” she said.