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Moral Injury Shows the Limits of Forgiveness – an article by Max Lindenman posted on Patheos

March 14th, 2017 Posted by Articles 1 comment

Max Lindenman explores the difficulty for veterans to experience forgiveness.

Richmond Times Dispatch – In rural Loudoun, a refuge for combat vets and their families

August 17th, 2016 Posted by Articles, Resources No Comment yet

The Richmond Times Dispatch highlights Boulder Crest Retreat, the nation’s first privately-funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to our nation’s combat veterans and their families.

FOX News Health: US veterans find combat-related stress relief in holistic-medicine retreat

December 9th, 2015 Posted by Articles, Resources No Comment yet

Ever since 47-year-old Andy Kaufmann retired from the U.S. Army in 2009, scenes from active duty in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Saudi Arabia and Kuwait border have rattled his body and mind— giving him hyper-vigilance, disrupting his sleep and memory function, and threatening his marriage of 21 years.

The Atlantic – Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

October 26th, 2015 Posted by Articles, Resources No Comment yet

Maggie Puniewska, writing for The Atlantic, provides an in depth look at moral injury and various efforts to help veterans heal.

The Huffington Post – Moral Injury

August 5th, 2015 Posted by Articles, Resources No Comment yet

A 3 part series of stories by David Wood on the HuffingtonPost focusing on moral injury

7 Practical Things the Church Can Do for Veterans

June 16th, 2015 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Christianity Today, 15 June 2015 shares in 7 Practical Things the Church Can Do for Veterans some specific ideas that churches can do as a spiritual resource for veterans. These ideas stem from a conversation with psychiatrist Warren Kinghorn.

Formed by War

June 16th, 2015 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

The cover story for 15 June 2015 Christianity Today, Formed by War,  Annalaura Montgomery Chuang writes, “While war is everywhere in human history, a clear sign that we live in a fallen world, only relatively recently have we begun to study the psychological trauma it can cause. Now, thanks to new research on combat trauma, veterans […]

Art Therapy, Gets to the Soul of the Matter

April 27th, 2015 Posted by Articles, Blog 4 comments

The “soul art” encounter began as Donna shared with the group her soul wound, making herself vulnerable to the veterans attending. This “confession” had the affect of tearing down walls between her and the group that opened the doors of trust. Donna shared with the group the significance of the art in her life as it has brought her healing. She opened her soul to us by sharing a story around each piece of art.

United Methodist Endorsing Agency: War and the Soul – Book Review

March 19th, 2015 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Edward Tick’s War and the Soul: Healing our Nation’s Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is filled with insight, information, sensitivity, and compassion. I recommend this book to veterans and any who desire to develop sensitivity to and ways of supporting the healing of the spiritual wounds many veterans bear.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry: From Warrior to Citizen

March 16th, 2015 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

Above all they will need a community that walks with them and their family long after the yellow ribbons fades away. A community that, though deeply conflicted by our nation’s war in Iraq, honors the sacrifice made by these unique citizen-soldiers. A community that challenges this, our newest, ‘greatest generation’, to continued selfless service by inviting these combat veterans to serve in leadership capacities in business, education, government, houses of worship and non-profit organizations. A community dedicated to bringing these soldiers all the way home, leaving none behind, and helping each to become the productive, healthy citizen we need each of them to be