Category: Chaplains

ENTITLED? A Personal Reflection on Life

The Problem (As I See It) What went wrong??? Things are definitely NOT as they should be in this world, or in my life. Funny how we start out in life expecting things to go our way. All our needs – and wants – to be met. Of course! We are entitled to that, right? […]

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9-11 and PTSD: Can We Still Be Traumatized?

It was bedtime as usual on the night of September 10, 2001. Little did we know that by the next morning, countless Americans would NEVER again be the same! And maybe you and your loved ones are more impacted than you realize. Since 9-11, an astounding number of people have been afflicted with or re-activated […]

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PTSD: Can You “Just Get Over It”???

“You have WHAT?!  How soon before you are back to normal?” In our modern age of quick fixes, high tech, and a plethora of pharmaceuticals, people not only don’t understand Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they are often uncomfortable with it and just want others to get over it. But is it curable? We all wish we had a […]

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10 Things People with PTSD & Their Loved Ones Need (From Church People and Ministry Leaders)

  Would it shock you to discover that someone at church is having flashbacks of blasts in Iraq during a worship song? Does it sadden you that people stay away- crippled by rage or fear – feeling utterly abandoned by God?  Would you be stunned to get a call from someone who is ready to […]

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PTSD: 3 Questions Loved Ones Ask

PTSD is rampant, and inevitably almost every counselor, therapist, ministry leader or anyone may at some point be sought out for help and support by a loved one of someone struggling with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  The needs and cries of the spouses, family members and all other loved ones are intense and unique, and unfortunately too often overlooked. […]

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Veterans Day: A Mix of Triggers and Honors

Veterans Day and other patriotic holidays can really catch us off guard. Ironically, the one day of the year set aside to honor our veterans is often one of the most difficult for many of them. Especially those with PTSD. And the sad thing is that most people do not get it. So how do […]

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PTSD: 3 Questions the Loved Ones Ask

I was recently asked by the Military Chaplains Association to write an article for their publication:   PTSD: 3 Questions the Loved Ones Ask   Inevitably almost every chaplain or ministry leader will at some point be sought out for help and support by a loved one of someone struggling with PTSD. The needs and […]

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