Who We Are
Spousehood was created by military spouses for military spouses to provide unique resources, inspiration, and entertainment for our community. Everything about this site springs from our heart for serving the community that took us in and made us family. From our free devotionals to our efforts to support military spouse-owned companies and blogs, we want to create something that meets needs in our community.
Our content covers the following topic areas:
- Faith, Marriage, Parenting, Military Life
- Military Moves, Assignments, and Finances
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- Health and Beauty
- Career Searches, Education, and Professional Life
Our goal is to feed your spirit. We want to help you connect with God through this crazy military lifestyle. We want to make all the challenging elements of military life a little bit easier with practical advice. We want to make life more fun by living it in a positive community. We want to be your friend. Let's do life together.
Statement of Faith
We Believe in God
God: God is a spiritual and personal being who has revealed himself to mankind as a Trinity. The Trinity is comprised of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in whom there is no difference in nature, but there are differences in attributes and roles. God is creator of all, eternal, almighty ruler, redeemer, and author of salvation. He is self-existent, self-sufficient, and unchanging. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present. He is holy, just, righteous, good, loving, gracious, and merciful. (Ex 3:14, 9:27; Deut 6:4, 32:4; 1 Kings 8:27; Job 36:26, 41:11; Ps 50:9-12, 90:2-4, 93:1, 102:25-27, 139:1-13; Is 6:3, 46:9-10, 66:1-2; Jer 23:23-24; Mal 3:6; Jn 8:58, 10:30; Acts 7:48-50, 17:24-25; Rom 8:28; 2 Cor 13:4; Eph 2:8; 1 Tim 1:17, 6:16; James 1:17; 1 Peter 1:3; 2 Pet 3:8; 1 Jn 4:8; Rv 1:8, 4:8, 19:6)
God the Father: Exercises divine care and involvement in and over the world. Grants those who have placed faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, eternal forgiveness of sin and the status as children of God and co-heirs with Christ. (Jn 1:12, Rom 8:17, 1 Jn 3:1)
God the Son: Jesus Christ, who existed before the world began, came into the world born of a virgin and conceived by the Spirit of God. He was both fully God and fully man. He lived a life of perfect obedience, meeting all the requirements of the divine law. He became a voluntary substitute for our sin and was crucified. Being completely sinless, his death satisfied the wrath of God toward sin for all those who trust in him. Through Jesus alone, all can enjoy eternal life with God. He died a physical death, was physically resurrected, and will physically return at the end of times in judgement. (Is 53:5; Mk 10:45; Jn 1:1-18; Acts 1:11; Rom 3:25-26, 4:25, 5:19, 8:3-4; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 2:8; Col 1:13-23; Heb 1:1-4, 4:15, 9:28; 1 Jn 4:10)
God the Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the wholly divine spirit of God. Ever since Jesus ascended into heaven following His resurrection, the Spirit has been given to those who place their trust in Christ. The Spirit fills someone completely upon belief and seals them as belonging to God forever. Believers are commanded to walk in the Spirit and to be filled by the Spirit continually. The Spirit came upon certain people at certain times in the Old Testament but now is available for all people who place trust in Christ for salvation. The Holy Spirit draws people to salvation and equips, convicts, guides, and encourages believers. He empowers believers to live as Jesus did. (Ex 31:1-3; Num 27:18; Judg 3:10; 1 Sam 10:10, 16:14; Jn 3:5, 14:17, 15:26, 16:7-14; Acts 2:1-4; Gal 5:16, Eph 1:13-14, 5:18).
We Believe in Saving Grace
Salvation: Jesus Christ was sent to die in our place for our sins and give us his righteousness before God (substitutionary atonement). His death on the cross satisfied God’s wrath towards sin (propitiation). God’s saving grace is available only through faith in Christ, not by works, moral standing, the religion of one’s parents, etc. Those who place their trust in Christ are given Jesus’ perfection and no longer have their sin counted against them in judgment. Salvation is completely the idea and work of God who has offered us mercy and love by pursuing mankind and sending Jesus to die in our place. There is only one way to God and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. Those who trust in Him will not perish but have eternal life (Jn 3:16, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom 4:3-5, 4:22-25, 5:8-9; Eph 2:8-9; 1 Jn 4:10)
We Believe in the Bible
The Bible: The Bible is a collection of writings spanning centuries, which was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is without error and is the supreme authority in matters in faith and conduct. The Bible provides everything we need to know God in truth and the instructions we need to live a life that is pleasing to him. The whole of Scripture points to and testifies to Jesus as the long-awaited deliverer and instrument for mankind’s salvation. (Deut 29:29; 2 Sam 7:28; Ps 12:6, 19:7-9, 119:42; Prov 2:1-5, 30:5; Matt 5:17-18, 24:35; Jn 17:17; 2 Tim 3:15-17; Titus 1:2; 2 Pet 1:20-21)
Man: Each person is created in the likeness of God and is comprised of body, soul, and spirit, and is an eternal being. All mankind has descended from our physical and spiritual forefather, Adam. Every man, woman, and child has inherited a sin condition from Adam and are sinners both by nature and by choice. The consequence for sin is spiritual death and eternal separation from God. Because sin separates us from being able to have a relationship with a perfect and holy God, each person is in need of reconciliation to God. The Bible says that all people are either dead in sin and under God’s wrath or are alive through faith in Christ. (Gen 1:26-27, 3:1-7; Rom 3:1-23, 5:12-21, 6:23; 1 Cor 15:22; Eph 2:1-10).
We Believe in the Church
Church: The universal Church is comprised of all those who have expressed genuine faith in Christ from all generations, races, and ethnicities. The local church is a part of the universal Church but is a local body where followers of Christ gather together regularly to have community, worship, teach/learn, pray, encourage one another, hold each other accountable, take the Lord’s Supper, and baptize others who want to become followers of Jesus Christ. Christ is the foundation and the head of the church. Through His Spirit He has given gifts to individuals in the church for the building up of the body in truth. Men and women are equally gifted for service in the body but the office of elder is restricted for men, according to biblical direction. (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, 2:42; Rom 15:14; 1 Cor 11:23-26, 12:12-31; Eph 2:19-22, 4:11-16, 5:23-30; 1 Thess 5:11-22; 1 Tim 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Heb 10:25; 1 Jn 3:11).
We Believe in Eternal Life
Heaven: Eternal life can be experienced now. The Bible says that eternal life is knowing the one true God through Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Everyone who has placed their trust in Christ for salvation are promised joy and fellowship with God and all other believers for eternity. Believers will be freed from sin, sickness, and sorrow. At the end of the age, the literal, physical heaven will descend upon the new, regenerated earth. In addition, with Christ as our example and His resurrection as the pattern of what will come, Christians will also enjoy heavenly existence with resurrected physical bodies (Is 25:6-9; Matt 6:9; Jn 14:2-4, 17:3; Rom 6:5; 1 Cor 15:42-56; 1 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Pet 3:7-13; 1 Jn 5:11-12, 5:20; Rev 7:13-17, 21:1-22:6).
Hell: All those who have rejected Christ’s sacrifice and offer of salvation will experience separation from God for all of eternity. There will be no second chances, way of escape, or ability to pay one’s way out. Hell is symbolized in the Bible by fire, burning, and death, and is a place of everlasting punishment and torment (Ps 9:17; Prov 15:24; Matt 10:28, 13:40-50, 25:41- 46; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thess 1:9; Jude 1:7; Rev 19:20, 20:13-15, 21:8)
We Love God
The Point of Christianity: The Bible attests God’s loving pursuit of mankind. He has always pursued mankind and has always desired a relationship with people. Christianity is not about church membership, religious requirements, or even memorable spiritual experiences. It is about having an ongoing and vital relationship with the eternal God through Jesus Christ in whom God most clearly revealed himself. Through knowing Jesus as our Savior, we can be freed from the effects of sin and walk in truth, freedom, and love toward God and others.