A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement

S4 Ep14 of The #staymarried Podcast: A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement with Phil and Amy BallardPhil and Amy have been together for 18 years, have six kids, one dog and don’t really remember what sleep or sanity is like. He is a pilot, she is a photographer and together, they homeschool their kids where ever the Army sends them. They currently live near Frankfurt Germany and if it was up to them, they would travel the world full time, always have friends and family with them to enjoy it and there would always be dessert.

Tony and I had a great time talking with this couple, learning how they “started out of order” and then navigated the early days of military life together all the way to their present day cycles of connection and disconnection and re-learning all the time how to properly apologize.

Please enjoy our first interview with a military couple, Phil and Amy…

 

 

S4 Ep14 of The #staymarried Podcast: A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement with Phil and Amy Ballard

S4 Ep14 of The #staymarried Podcast: A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement with Phil and Amy Ballard

S4 Ep14 of The #staymarried Podcast: A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement with Phil and Amy Ballard

S4 Ep14 of The #staymarried Podcast: A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement with Phil and Amy Ballard

 

In case you’re here for photo evidence of my pretty nightstand books that Tony asked about at the beginning of the episode…

 

 

Don’t these books look like they all want to be friends?
Links for your convenience (non-affiliate)
Modern Kinship – A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage – Constantino Khalaf and David Khalaf
Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution – Rachel Moran
The First 90 Days – Michael D. Watkins
#staymarried A Couple’s Devotional – What? like I wasn’t going to include it? it was honestly on my nightstand AND it color coordinates, so…
Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
Becoming – Michelle Obama

And here are the podcasts in Tony’s cue…

Podcast Screenshot

#staymarried – A marriage and relationship podcast (you probably already knew this one)
The Adventure Zone – Three brothers and a dad playing hilarious table top games
Reply All – Internet hijinks and confusions explained
The Way I Heard It – Mike Rowe reads short tales with twist endings
Shop Talk – All things web design
99% Invisible – Remarkable everyday design (usually architecture) that goes unnoticed
Wireframe – A podcast about design

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S4 Ep14 of The #staymarried Podcast: A Military Marriage has Different Rules of Engagement with Phil and Amy Ballard

 

 

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