Posts in Military Families
Hope for the Service Marriage

Corie Weathers shares her own marriage struggles as a the wife of a military chaplain in this conversation. She describes intimate, sacred moments where her understanding of how she realized that when she said goodbye to her husband when he was deployed to Afghanistan, she was actually saying goodbye to life as she knew it. Corie doesn’t leave listeners without hope or a path forward.

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Vietnam: We Remember

Total American Lives Lost in Vietnam: 58,253. As of 1973 Missing In Action and Prisoners of War: 2, 646. As of 2010 – 1,698 MIA/POW are still unaccounted for. The average infantry saw 240 days of combat in one year. The average age of a G.I. in ‘Nam was 19 years. Each one represents a man or woman and their families who have lived with the consequences of unresolved stress and anguish over the excruciating sacrifice our country made for a war America did not win.

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

This resource addresses and honors the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women on behalf of our nation, for us! Dr. Chuck Betters and his wife, Sharon, interview Richelle Hecker who lost her husband and Burt and Donna Kephart who lost their son when each made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind beloved casualties of the war in Iraq. These interviews tackle the most provocative challenges of losing a loved one in battle and will profoundly impact you as you experience their “walk through the grief and pain.”

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The Demons of War

The impact of war on individuals and families often goes unnoticed.   Dr. Chuck Betters and his wife, Sharon, engage in some of the most down to earth dialog in this series. . . These veterans respond with specific solutions and real answers that will surely benefit those struggling with the “Demons of War.”   The Demons of War resource addresses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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War and the Family

This 2-part resource is designed to help families prepare for, and deal with the challenges of separation during war-time deployment. In Part 1 one, the Betters interview a husband and wife whose marriage was severely tested by stress of the husband’s deployment. In Part 2, war-time a 20 year career officer, his wife and their teenage daughter share their thoughts and feeling on how war-time deployment effected the family.

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