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Military Families, Especially Children, Separated By Duty

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I started writing this story as a way for my children and I to be closer, but it became much larger than the four of us. Thank you all for your sacrifices. http://thebestdarndaddy.wordpress.com "Togetherness In Our Apartness" Gene Kramer

PTSD - What Not To Do for Families

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PTSD: What to Avoid – Tip #421

There is a lot of information out there about what PTSD looks like, feels like and strategies for how a person with it can try to cope but there isn’t a lot for family members, friends and colleagues who are trying to support a loved one. Here are my top ten tips to try to avoid. They are easy pitfalls and I really believe just knowing what they are will help you.

1) Avoid criticizing – it may be constructive but they hear judgment, lack of understanding and dissatisfaction

Wilderness Trips for Women Spouses and Partners of Vets

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The Women's Wilderness Institute is offering 4-day backpacking trips in the Utah desert specifically for women spouses and partners of veterans, April 24-27. Transportation is provided from our Boulder office to/from the trailhead, or participants may choose to meet in Grand Junction. The fee for participation is $100 per person; scholarships are available to those in need. Participants must provide their own transportation to/from Boulder or Grand Junction.

1001 Tips to Support Military Families - #417

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Unexpected Absences - Tip #417

Unexpected absences are a reality of military life but they can also feel like trying to run a marathon when you haven't trained a day in your life! There are a lot of things that you can do to make it a little easier for yourself and your family

Newbie Here

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Hiya, folks! Just wanted to drop a line to say hi to everyone on here. A friend of mine recently came back home to the states and has been a little "off" lately. Thought I'd come on here to see what I can find and figure out ways to help him. He really means a lot to me . . .and to my family.

Anyway, God Bless you all...to the families of military families and to the ones who have sacrificed their comfort to protect us. Take care, guys. Hope to meet you all soon.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Happy New Year to everyone! Today marks the beginning of a fresh, new year and many have already made their list of New Year's resolutions. I've decided on just one....to not give in to the temptation to give up. "To those of you whose dreams have been denied thus far in your life, hang on....To those for whom the future looks blank and empty, do not roll over and die....Whoever you are, what ever your situation, do not give up. Do not stop short of the Lord's plan for your life.

HANDLING THE HURT & THE LOSS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God! (I John 3:1) "...the Christmas season can be so very overwhelming for any number of reasons.......the most difficult challenge at Christmastime is for those of you with loved ones who have died. Their absence has left a huge hole in your life, and during this holiday season your sense of loss is magnified." But be encouraged! "God knows your feelings.

1001 Tips to Support Military Families - #401

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To Don't List - Tip #401

New Novel About Families Struggling With PTSD

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Pleases check out Nothing Left To Lose by Allan G. Johnson --

RECON TO RESTORATION

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Ministry helping those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and intervention for those considering Suicide. Share this resource:
http://www.recontorestoration.org

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