Beyond the Yellow Ribbon : Ministering to Returning Combat Veterans

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Abingdon Pr
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Welcoming with yellow ribbons is only the first step to bringing combat veterans home. Helps pastors and church members think creatively about ministering to soldiers and military families in their communities.

Author Biography

David A. Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who assists deploying and returning soldiers and their families. He and his family have experienced several deployments with both the Navy and Marine Corps and know the challenges of coming home after war. David is an ordained minister with the Free Methodist Church of North America and, while active duty, was endorsed by the Free Methodist Church and the United Methodist Division on Chaplains and Related Ministries. Darlene F. Wetterstrom is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with extensive experience working with children and families in a variety of settings, including the military. Darlene is a member of Woodbury/Peaceful Grove United Methodist Church in Woodbury, Minnesota, where her husband serves as senior pastor.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Soldiers and Their Families in Our Midst: Who Are These People?p. 1
The Soldier's Life: Why Is It So Hard to Come Home From War?p. 13
Military Family Challenges: Living in a Warrior Culturep. 37
The Wounds of War: Unique Challenges for Wounded War Veterans and Their Familiesp. 61
Comforting Those Who Mourn: Ministering to Families of Military Casualtiesp. 75
Onward Christian Soldiers: Moral and Spiritual Issues Facing Soldiers and Their Familiesp. 89
Putting Feet to Our Faith: Creating a Military Family-friendly Churchp. 103
Referencesp. 117
About the Authorsp. 119
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