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Military Wives Plan Conference

Sara Horn of Wives of Faith sends word that the group will hold a conference on November 7-8 in Nashville, Tennessee for military wives.

Wives of Faith is a faith-based military wives support organization that was started by a Navy reservist wife and an active Army wife in 2006 to connect, encourage and support military wives who do not live near a military installation or lack the resources or knowledge they need to succeed as a military wife in their marriages, families and deployments when they apply. 

The group will hold its first weekend conference in Nashville, Tenn., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8.

Full press release with more details after the jump.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 17, 2008

Contact: Sara Horn, Executive Director          (615) 302-1932       , sara@wivesoffaith.org

MILITARY WIVES FIND SUPPORT FROM EACH OTHERMILITARY WIVES CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN NASHVILLE NOV. 7-8

Nashville, Tenn. - No matter whom Americans elect to the White House this November, military wives will still be coping with the ups and downs of military life, including deployments.

While many families throughout the United States will be welcoming their loved ones home soon, there also be those saying goodbye for year-long deployments. But they don't have to be on their own.

Wives of Faith is a faith-based military wives support organization that was started by a Navy reservist wife and an active Army wife in 2006 to connect, encourage and support military wives who do not live near a military installation or lack the resources or knowledge they need to succeed as a military wife in their marriages, families and deployments when they apply. 

The group will hold its first weekend conference in Nashville, Tenn., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8. The theme, "This is the Day," encourages military wives - active, reserve or Guard - to embrace the day God has for them now, instead of always looking to tomorrow for happiness.

"So often, we look at the next week, the next month, the end of this deployment, the beginning of the next one, and we never quite know what to do with today," said Sara Horn, a co-founder and the executive director for the organization, whose own husband was deployed for most of 2007. She said several wives from as far away as Washington state and Pennsylvania have already registered. "Military wives are often on an emotional roller coaster, and if you live far away from a family readiness group or your husband's installation, you can feel very alone and civilian friends don't always know what to say or how to help. Our goal is to bring wives together and connect them to help each other."

Whether military wives are going through deployment or not, the conference is open to all active, reserve or guard wives. Conference speakers include Babette Maxwell, founder of Military Spouse Magazine; Marshelle Carter Waddell, author of Hope for the Home Front; Carol McGlothlin, author of Medals Above My Heart; Judith Fuller, a Ft. Campbell Army wife; and Sara Horn, author of Weekend Warrior No More.  Sponsors include Military Spouse Magazine, Financial Peace University and the Milton Hershey School.

Registration is $55 for the Friday night and Saturday event, or attend Saturday only for $35. Both rates include a one-year subscription to Military Spouse Magazine and lunch on Saturday. A childcare option is also available. More information and registration is available at www.wivesoffaith.org, or contact the Wives of Faith office at          (615) 302-1932       .

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