Marshéle Carter Waddell

Marshéle Carter Waddell served with her husband, CDR (ret) Mark Waddell, a career U.S. Navy SEAL, for 25 years around the world.  Her first two books, Hope for the Home Front: Winning the Emotional and Spiritual Battles of a Military Wife and its companion Bible study, Hope for the Home Front Bible Study, arm other military wives with God’s promises of  His presence, power and protection.  She is also co-author of When War Comes Home: Christ-centered Healing for Wives of Combat Veterans. Together with their three children, the Waddells have endured many lengthy separations and frequent deployments for combat duty, special operations training and real world conflicts for more than two decades.  Today, her husband is a disabled combat veteran with PTSD and multiple TBIs. For information on When War Comes Home retreats, visit:

Marshéle is an advocate for veterans’ issues at the national level, speaking with U.S. senators and congressmen as well as health councils and organizations regularly on behalf of combat veterans and their families. She has been featured in international, national and local television and radio programs including National Public Radio (NPR), the BBC, LA Times, Washington Post, Fox News, CBN’s 700 Club, Focus on the Family’s daily radio broadcast, Canada’s 100 Huntley Street, the Armed Forces Radio Network and the K-LOVE radio and Internet webcast.  She is a consultant and spokesperson for Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group in Colorado Springs.

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