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So, I’m kind of a bookworm. Now that I’m a mom, I don’t necessarily have as much time for reading as I’d like, but I still love cozying up with a good book.
My reading list is usually fiction – I love getting lost in different worlds and experiencing a character’s life second-hand. But, there are lots of good non-fiction books, too – and if you’re a police wife, there are so many good resources to help you cope with the challenges of LEO life.
Here are 7 awesome books that will help you do just that!
7 Must-Read Books for Police Wives
Snippet: “A Police Officer’s calling in life is to serve and protect, and he would willingly lay down his life for all. If he would do that for a stranger, imagine all that he would do for his wife. Our law enforcement husbands are our heroes, we love them dearly and we wouldn’t trade them for the world, but being a Law Enforcement Officer’s wife comes with its own set of challenges. Law enforcement wives from across North America share communal advice, wisdom, experience, insight and laughter with fellow LEO wives. We offer a peek into our world, “the heart of the badge,” to our husbands, families, friends and neighbors. *** To further the mission of the book, author proceeds are donated to police related charities”
Available for $12.99 on Amazon.
Snippet: Marriage is under attack – especially for the law enforcement family. Through this book, Kristi Neace brings to the forefront stresses not uncommon in a law enforcement marriage. Things such as lack of communication, rotating shifts, job stress, missed special occasions, fatigue, cynicism, alcoholism, and a host of other parasites that can plague a marriage. Without finding the “glue” to hold your relationship together, as she points out, the odds are not favorable. Yet, there is hope! Marriages do survive and can thrive with the proper tools in place. When your marriage comes under fire….be bullet proof!
Available for $14.99 on Amazon
Snippet: In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, he saw it all to be good except for one thing: man was alone. It was then that God created a suitable helper, a wife. Man would no longer be alone but the two would become one flesh. Being a wife is a journey of its own and being the wife of a law enforcement officer is a unique journey. As a wife on duty, whether it be through law enforcement, fire, or military, we share the protection of our spouse with our cities, counties, and country. Take a journey with a wife whose marriage had an uncertain future and see how God transformed her life once she surrendered it all. It was realizing that her role as a wife was prewritten and ordained by her maker which made her put her faith into action. With marriages falling apart every day in the law enforcement community, there is no better time than now to fight for our marriages with God by our side. Who better to seek council and guidance from than the one who created marriage in the first place?
Available for $11.95 on Amazon
Snippet: Melissa Littles, Founder of The Police Wife Life, is an advocate for Law Enforcement Officers and their families. Bullets in the Washing Machine, her first release, is a compilation of short stories and poems, focusing on seeing the positives through the daily struggles of living a life in Law Enforcement. Melissa hopes to not only bring encouragement to those in law enforcement but to bring awareness to the general public of the daily sacrifices and misconceptions related to law enforcement officers. Melissa Littles is married to Officer Bervis Littles of the Edmond Police Department, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Officer Littles is a Hostage Negotiator, Suicide Prevention Officer and a School Resource Officer.
Available for $14.95 on Amazon
Snippet: Nothing worth doing is easy–and that includes loving a cop. Being a member of the law enforcement community is a source of pride for officers and families alike. But long hours, unpredictable shifts, and the crisis-driven nature of the profession can turn life on the home front into an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Ellen Kirschman, a psychologist who’s worked with police officers for more than 30 years, gives you practical ways to deal with the challenges that come with the territory. Packed with stories from cops and their significant others, this book explains how to reduce spillover from on-the-job stress and cope with loneliness or worry during extended deployments. Dr. Kirschman acknowledges the tough realities of 21st-century law enforcement and offers frank, realistic suggestions for handling serious issues like alcohol abuse and domestic violence. She also covers special topics for women and minorities on the force. Whether you read it from cover to cover or reach for it when problems arise, I Love a Cop is an indispensable tool that everyone in your family can depend on.
Available for $10.68 on Amazon.
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement by Kevin M. Gilmartin
This one was added at the suggestion of a fellow police wife who commented she loved it! I’ve heard good things about it, as well – but wasn’t able to find a blurb for it. But trust me when I say I hear this title recommended all the time!
Available for $20.18 on Amazon.
The Safe Marriage Project by Leah Everly
That’s right – this one is by yours truly 🙂 It’s a little different from the others because it’s a weekly challenge with worksheets and action steps. It’s specifically geared toward making law enforcement marriages stronger, happier, and generally better.
This best-selling workbook is available here for $27.
What’s your favorite book for police wives?
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