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It is a rare sort of valour that causes soldiers and their families to sacrifice for their country. They live lives punctuated with uncertainty to defend the cause of freedom. ÃÂ Tony and Penny Monetti have known this uncertainty. Ã¢ÂÂIn twenty-four years of military service, we deployed for war. We experienced the fear of combat against an enemy and mustered the courage to fight. We refit the family puzzle pieces when their shapes changed with each mission, deployment, and reassignment.Ã¢ÂÂ ÃÂ Military families are constantly in transition, but transition does not have to be unmanageable. Honoured to Serve provides tools to deal with issues such as combat-related stress, financial hardships, wounded relationships, reentry into civilian life, and more. Written from the perspectives of a military service person and a spouse, this insightful book not only encourages military families but also provides a wealth of resources for soldiers and their loved ones. ÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂAt Focus on the Family we often hear from military families struggling with the realities of deployment, return to civilian life, PTSD, frequent relocation, and much more. I wish that all of them could read the MonettisÃ¢ÂÂ excellent book, which is filled with practical insights and the wisdom of experience.Ã¢ÂÂÃÂ Ã¢ÂÂJim Daly, president of Focus on the Family
With 24 years of accrued experience, the Monettis and their three children know military life. Lieutenant Colonel Tony Monetti (USAF, Ret.) is a Distinguished Flying Cross recipient and a former B-2 stealth bomber, B-1, and B-52 pilot who has written numerous articles for military publications. Penny Monetti is an inspirational author who speaks nationwide and is certified through the American Association of Christian Counselors and the American Counseling Association to help military families with post-traumatic stress. The Monettis have shared the message of their first book, Called to Serve, on television and radio programs, including Focus and the Family.
"At Focus on the Family we often hear from military families struggling with the realities of deployment, return to civilian life, PTSD, frequent relocation, and much more. I wish that all of them could read the Monettis' excellent book, which is filled with practical insights and the wisdom of experience." --Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family "A military family's ability to endure this transient and turbulent way of life is rooted in mastering two skills: a creative resourcefulness and a constant reliance on our unchanging Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Penny and Tony Monetti provide inspiring examples, memorable anecdotes, and practical tools that equip readers to excel at both."--Marshele Carter Waddell, speaker and author of Hope for the Home Front "Things break at the seams, particularly for military families in transition. Tony and Penny Monetti provide urgently needed guidance and strong encouragement as today's military families dip deeply into their wells of courage. This book should be in the 'rucksack' of every military family as they navigate and overcome the challenges of transition."--Bob Dees, Major General, U.S. Army, Retired "From its beginning to its appendixes, Honored to Serve is filled with engaging stories, practical applications, and educational resources. With experience and encouragement, the Monetti husband/wife team writes to military personnel and their families who are maneuvering through the demands of self-sacrifice."--Brenda Nixon, author and educator "Honored to Serve is an essential asset to help military families not just survive deployments, but thrive in the midst of service to their country. The Monettis' firsthand accounts provide practical advice needed to overcome military challenges and transform lives. It's a 'must read' for anyone who has signed up to defend their country, or pledged their love to that warrior."--Vicky Hartzler, US Congresswoman, Missouri's 4th District "The perfect companion for the military family in transition. Take a deep breath, grab a cup of coffee, and sit down with the Monettis through their inspirational yet down-to-earth book Honored to Serve. No matter where you are in your military journey, you'll be touched by their humor, compassion, and grace-filled encouragement, and strengthened by their biblically sound wisdom and practical advice."--Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives "Powerful! Practical! Personal! Tony and Penny Monetti know the difficulties and transitions of military life, and point you to the God who goes before you and stays with you in the battle for your marriage, your children, and your country. Learn from their experiences how to be a person of honor, integrity, and valor maintaining physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Every couple needs to arm themselves with Honored to Serve as their survival guide for military families in transition."--Elaine W. Miller, speaker and author of We All Married Idiots