When Veterans Come Home
Family and Community Ministries
This article examines biblical/theological perspectives related to veterans with combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) After a review of the basic symptoms of combat-related PTSD, the authors suggest that for some veterans, their bio/psycho/social symptoms could reveal a deeper existential crisis in which veterans are struggling to incorporate the experiences of combat with previous understandings of God, self, and others The article concludes with specific suggestions to help clergy and church members offer positive support for returning veterans
Church work, veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, spiritual life, Iraq War
Taylor, T. Andrew and Sherr, Michael E., "When Veterans Come Home" (2008). Social Work Faculty Publications. 37.