My husband and I have been in full-time Christian ministry for 18 years now with nearly 10 years overseas, and raising 4 resilient MKs who are a bit unorthodox (to some) but who still love Jesus. Having little prep help from our sending church or our previous organisation, God led us into working with leadership training and preparing of Australian missionary families who serve oveseas in parts of Asia, Africa & South America, as well as helping returning missionary families with re-entry. I WISH I had known of this book in our early days. Most resources, sad to say, tend to be American with a very American bent and little consideration to other Western cultures sending out. Marion's book written from both an American AND a UK understanding, helps us communicate to our trainees in a way they can relate. It deals with most issues missionary families face with a down-to-earth helpful honesty that is easy to read and doesn't come across as "having all the answers"--for we serve a creative God who likes to do things different on each of our individualized journeys of service for Him.
Worth the investment.