Hope + Help Podcast

Hosted by Christine Chappell

Hope + Help for Post-Traumatic Stress with Curtis Solomon

About the Episode

In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Curtis Solomon on the topic of post-traumatic stress. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:

• What is PTS and how are its various symptom clusters defined?
• Why do people suffering from PTS sometimes withdrawal from relationships and/or isolate themselves from society?
• How does the gospel offer hope and help to those struggling with questions about guilt, shame, responsibility, and forgiveness in the wake of a traumatic event?
• What biblical narratives can we turn to in order to connect the Scriptures with the sufferer’s experience?
• What does it mean to help sufferers move from “post-traumatic stress” to “post-traumatic sanctification?”
• How can we help sufferers approach and process their “Where was God when this happened?” questions?

About the Guest

Dr. Curtis Solomon is the Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. His passion for biblical counseling was sparked in 1999 when he took his first biblical counseling course at The Master’s College (now University) where he went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. Curtis has developed and applied his passion for biblical counseling in church, parachurch, and academic contexts. He holds several advanced degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary including Master of Divinity, Master of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Curtis is an Air Force veteran and former employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. His military background inspired his doctoral research on Post Traumatic Stress. Curtis is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and serves as Adjunct Professor at Boyce College, visiting professor at various institutions, guest lecturer, trainer, and conference speaker. He and his wife, Jenny, were married in 2003 and have two delightful sons.

About the Podcast

The Hope + Help Podcast offers interviews with seasoned biblical counseling professionals and ministry leaders on a variety of topics regarding life’s challenging problems. Listeners can expect to receive biblical wisdom as well as practical steps for facing suffering, struggling, and sin with courage and grace. Hosted by author/writer Christine M. Chappell.

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