Liz Giertz is a Staff Writer and Editor for Planting Roots and an Army Veteran who traded her combat boots for a pink ID card and a craft apron. She, her husband, their two boisterous boys, and one crazy shelter pup call the hills of West Virginia home, at least until her soldier retires from active duty. A contributor to Free to Be Brave, she is passionate about gathering women around her craft table and encouraging them with God’s Word. In addition to editing Free to Be Brave and Beyond Brave, she also writes at and has published a pair of workbooks aimed at helping military couples reconnect after deployment: Marriage Maintenance: Tune Up After Time Apart for Him and For Her. 

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