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How To Prepare For Life’s Challenges

Dealing with changing family dynamics and aging parents are things we forget to plan for.

When it comes to these very important and personal areas, preparation can make all the difference.

Whether are facing the care of aging members of your family or you’re a military family before, after and during a military deployment, take it from the experts that if you get the right support in place now, you can prevent headaches and heartache.

On this February 8th WSA-TV episode our Premier Experts their stories and implore you to take the action that will save lives, families and support your loved ones at the highest level.

Featuring: Lisa Phillips & Helen Justice


Advice from our WSA Experts

We asked our featured guests to share some of their valuable wisdom with us.

Lisa says “Disunity in the family can leave the military couple feeling as though they are drifting at sea. By striving to instill a spirit of unity in the family it becomes a family’s anchor. Family unity means it should function like the military. It leaves no member forsaken. Family unity builds resilience (the ability to bounce back after a crisis or trial), Unity includes investment and commitment – the family partakes in the good and the bad together. Unity makes pleasure greater while lessening the heartache of despair. Family unity is like the sweet-smelling ointment or the morning dew as described in Psalm 133. It freshens and moistens our parched hearts. Without it, the family withers.”

Helen reminds us to “Prepare ahead of time for crisis. Have legal documents reviewed for language needed to apply for public benefits. Especially, if your parent is loosing mental capacity. Power of Attorney and Advanced Health directives at a minimum for applying for public benefits.”

Planning for life's challenges


Lisa Phillips works with military families/couples as well as non-military. She is passionate about bringing awareness of the need for spiritual well-being, particularly unity in the military family. Too many military marriages fail in the first ten years. One of the reasons for this is a lack of unity. Unity has several components that benefit military marriages. Overall, military marriages can be strengthened by the thread of unity. Learn more at

Helen Justice works with adult children caring for aging parents. She helps them plan for elder care and receive public benefits.She’ll help you navigate options, develop care plans with options and choices. Learn more at

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