Each year around Independence Day, I like to post something to raise awareness of the sacrifices our Military Families make for our freedom. Last year was a A Tribute to Military Family Life featuring seven amazing families I've come to know a little through their blogs. This year I'd like to encourage you to look at the needs of the families who are welcoming their soldiers home from deployment. While any change or transition in life can cause stress and difficulty adjusting, I know some men who have struggled most of their adult lives with the scars of conflict.
"When a veteran suffers from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury, every member of his or her mediate family experiences the effects and, in many cases, suffers what is known as secondary acute stress. This secondary traumatic stress resembles the universal and potentially complicate process of grief. Spouses, parents, and children of warriors pass through phases of shock and confusion, hurt, anger, guilt, fatigue, fear, and finally acceptance.
Even with faith, courage, and the discernment to apply God's promises to a very dark situation, the results of war can be emotionally scarred homes, major depression, addictive behavior, substance abuse, divorce, or suicide. However, accurate Biblical guidance, targeted prayer, professional Christ-honoring counseling and resources, informed community and church support, theses same individuals and families can find hope, healing, and wholeness.
What they need is Heart to Home for military wives/retired military wives/first responder wives." 💕💕💕 Laura @ Raising Soldiers 4 Christ