Monday, March 18, 2013
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home by Marshele Carter Waddell
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home is really a must read for any military family. The premise of the book is that war hurts service men and women, and their families. PSTD and TBI (traumatic brain injury)is silently breaking apart families, and ruining lives. This book addresses the many facets of these disorders from a christian, biblical standpoint. The author has first hand experience, as she is married to a RET. navy seal who suffered these disorders, and this dramatically affected their family. The author is candid about her past struggles and really shows the reader the emotional toll that war and military life can inflict upon not only those who serve but their loved ones also. I was fascinated by her accounts of situtations that happened in her relationship with her husband, and how she managed to lean on God, the bible, and her counselor to get through her ordeal. This book is real, raw, and much needed in our society. Too many people are affected by war, and they should not suffer silently. If you want to learn more about PSTD and TBI, or are concerned about a family member or friend you must read this book. This book is not boring, it is not preachy, but it does speak to the heart and it does weave biblical truths to ultimately direct the reader to God as the master physician (along with seeking necessary medical help by a licensed practitioner). I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 :"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".