Serving Those Who Served

Biblical Counseling Coalition | 8/21/2019 | Donald Roy
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Editor’s Note: The following blog is sponsored by Fallen Soldiers March. To learn more about their ministry, visit www.fallensoldiersmarch.com.

When I was growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, every man I knew had spent time in the military. When sharing their stories, the men of that generation always referred to their time in the military as the time they spent “in the service.” The prevalent view among military men and women, then as well as now, is that their time in the military was the time during which they served the people of this great country. Military veterans are all around us. Some are members of our churches or members of nearby churches.

Combat - Service - Members - September - Toll

The non-stop combat that our service members have been involved in since September 11, 2001 has taken a significant toll on many. Dealing with the emotional trauma of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) can be every bit as difficult, and often more difficult, than dealing with physical injuries sustained in battle. However, as biblical counselors, we can help.

The Fallen Soldiers March (FSM) exists to take a hands-on, practical approach to help those who struggle. FSM’s vision is to serve those who have served us by providing the type of counsel that comes directly from God’s Word and is empowered by God’s Spirit. This is exactly what our veterans need to handle their PTS, and all “Consequences of War,” in a way that glorifies God and provides them with true, everlasting hope.

Veterans - Members - Issues - Return - Home

That both veterans and active-duty members struggle with emotional issues upon their return home is tragically demonstrated by the fact that every single day, over 20 veterans take their life.[1] A 2016 study showed that about 30% of veterans who committed suicide had been under the care of the Veterans Administration,[2] but the hope that secularists attempt to provide is...
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