(AP) — With husbands deployed or off preparing for war, some young wives at this sprawling Army installation have spent much of their marriages so far alone.
Faced with long periods of separation and worry over the next combat tour, a group of wives mostly in their late 20s and early 30s are drawn together weekly to seek spiritual support to bolster the strength of their marriages.
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.
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“The military, because of the complexities of the deployment, can have more uncertainties,” she said. “The reason God is the answer is because Scripture says that he has never changed. From the beginning of time to the end of time, he is unchanging.”