Ministering to PTSD


The horrors of war, traumatic events, and the evil in this world produce fear, anxiety, and a desire to fight or flight. These God-given responses are designed to help protect us from danger or harm. Yet occasionally, when the danger subsides and the threat no longer exists, some people continue to relive the devastation. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can affect men and women who have served in the military, but it may also touch the life of anyone who has endured a shocking or frightening experience.

How does the Bible speak to this overwhelming condition? Liseten as Curtis Solomon and Greg Gifford discuss how God’s Word graciously ministers to those who suffer with PTSD.

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Curtis Solomon

Curtis serves as Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master’s University and an M.Div. in Christian Ministries from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling. As an Air Force veteran Curtis is passionate about his dissertation topic which applies the truth of God’s Word to help those struggling with PTSD.

Greg Gifford

Greg is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. He is a PhD candidate in Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University. He has worked as both a full-time biblical counselor and associate pastor before joining the TMU faculty. Greg also served as a Captain in the United States Army from 2008-2012 after which he transitioned to counseling ministry.  His book, "Helping Your Family through PTSD", was released in August of 2017.


Demystifying PTSD

Receiving the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be scary or even debilitating to a person. It can also be intimidating to a biblical counselor who wants to help. The goal of this session is to pull back the shroud of mystery that makes PTSD so scary for both counselor and counselee, and offer the assurance that God’s Word does address this challenging issue. 

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