Corie Weathers, licensed professional counselor (LPC), is a sought-after speaker, consultant and author of Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage. Corie has focused her career for the last 15 years as a counselor specializing in marriage, divorce, women's issues, PTSD, and substance abuse. Together, she and her husband, a US Army Chaplain, have worked together to support service members and families involved with the War on Terrorism. In 2015, Corie was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® where she advocated for mental health issues and served as a media correspondent writing online and print publications, consulting for command teams, and speaking to groups on issues like PTSD, grief, and marriage. She traveled to Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to visit troops and see deployment conditions. Today, Corie continues to encourage others through her inspirational blog and podcast. She also co-hosts marriage retreats with her husband and offers an online marriage program designed to improve intimacy and connection.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Colorado
Certified in Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy for use in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Department of Defense Center for Deployment Psychology
Certified Gallup Strengths Finder Faith Advisor
7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families, taught by John and Jane Covey
Couples Communication, taught by Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc
Podcast & Publications
Corie is the founder and host of Lifegiver Military Spouse Podcast, available on iTunes. Her podcasts are packed with counseling advice on how military families can improve their marriage.
Working as a power-couple, Corie and her husband, a US military chaplain, have provided countless weekend marriage retreats for military couples and relationship retreats for single soldiers. As a part of an initiative to encourage more marriages to develop and maintain healthy, balanced marriages, Matthew and Corie have written a free marriage study titled ENLIVENMarriage found at www.enlivenmarriage.com. Couples of all backgrounds and maturity level, from around the globe, have joined the free study and have gone on to find great improvements in their intimacy and connection. This curriculum was written during their own deployment and is perfect for military couples who face separation frequency.
Corie and her husband co-own Insightc2 (Insight Care & Connection), a marriage ministry that provides encouragement and resources for marriages.
Corie was the Care Team Coordinator for the 3rd Squadron 61st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO. Jake Tapper's New York Times Best-Selling Book The Outpost: the Untold Story of American Valor, documents the squadron's historic involvement in Operation Enduring Freedom X in teh Kamdesh Valley of Afghanistan, now known as the "Battle of COP Keating". Eleven soldiers were lost during this one deployment. Since then, Corie has served Gold Star families and consulted military command and their volunteeers on issues of grief, the notification process, and Care Team development.
Honors & Awards
Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (May 2015), Military Spouse Magazine, Armed Forces Insurance
The Honorable Order of St Joan D-Arc (Aug. 2010), United States Armor Association; The Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher (Dec. 2011), United States Field Artillery Association; Commander's Award for Public Service (April 2011), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO Department of the Army; Commander's Award for Public Service (Aug. 2010), Department of the Army; Columbine Award of Excellence (May 2010), 3rd Squadron 61st Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th ID
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