Veterans & Retired
Veterans and Retirees
Transitioning to civilian life can be a daunting task. You have answered the call of duty, and served your country well. As you re-enter the civilian world, we recognize the need for spiritual support and guidance that addresses your specific needs.
Through small groups, biblical resources, and partnerships with Chaplains, and church-based ministries, Cru Military helps develop you spiritually throughout your career. We provide resources and lay counselor training for recovery from PTSD and combat trauma, as well as resources and seminars to develop and maintain strong covenantal marriages and godly families. Find encouragement and faith in God while facing difficult battles at home as you did while in defense of our country.
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2 ESV You can create opportunities for new hopes, new goals and new dreams at any time. However, if you wrestle with PTS, a new year may also bring new fears, anxieties and […]Read More
“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life” (Prov 4:23 NCV). The Army has a plan for training its soldiers to have self-confidence, courage and mental toughness so they can courageously face fear and adversity in combat. It’s called “Battlemind Training.” This training involves a mindset that helps them survive and succeed […]Read More
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2 ESV A new year typically offers us opportunity for new hopes, new goals and new dreams. However, a new year may also bring new fears, anxieties and many negative emotions – particularly for those who wrestle with […]Read More
Most of these suggestions come from combat veterans who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Others come from friends and family who love and care for these veterans.Read More
“Is that present what I think it is? The box looks about the right size. I sure hope so. I’ve really been wanting it. It is hard to wait until I can open it.” “I hope I am selected for this new job.” “I hope my husband comes home safely from deployment.” “I hope my […]Read More
God created us for community, so no matter where we are, we need to get plugged into a group of believers whom we can serve shoulder to shoulder with, and who will help us in our growth and walk. Below you will find links to resources to help you connect with like-minded believers in your […]Read More
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have […]Read More
This is a general guideline put together by former Sergeant Andi Westfall, who served with the National Guard as a medic during Operation Iraqi Freedom and who suffers with PTSD. These tips will be useful when interacting with a veteran and should not be considered absolutely true for every veteran. Each Soldier, Marine, Airman, Sailor […]Read More
This manual offers spiritual solutions for your struggles with PTSD.
It combines the latest insights of the medical and counseling communities with the timeless principles of God’s Word.Purchase
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The Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma Certificate Training Program Workbook is no longer available. The videos are available on Vimeo and you can purchase the Care & Counsel for Combat Trauma Workbook for Audit Only. We no longer provide certification for this course.Order the audit version (no tests) of the workbook. Information on CCCT on Vimeo Read More
Scott and Karen Clark share their amazing story of how God inspired Scott in an unusual way. One of the key elements is that he did something and he didn’t stop with just himself. He realized there were other people who could benefit from doing that and he invited them. “One day a friend of […]Read More
“Oh God, I’m dead!” Allen Clark graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1963. He volunteered for a tour in Vietnam where he sustained injuries in a mortar attack that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees. For his military service, he received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. “For some […]Read More
The definition used by the military says that “spiritual fitness” is about core values, beliefs, and the source of one’s meaning in life. The U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program lists five domains in which each soldier needs to be established: PHYSICAL – EMOTIONAL – SOCIAL – FAMILY – SPIRITUAL. It is particularly important to the Christian […]Read More
A Chinook helicopter down. Surrounded by al-Qaeda. The ultimate fight for survival. Army Ranger hero, Nate Self tells the complete account of the battle he led in Afghanistan to rescue a Navy SEAL who had fallen into the hands of al-Qaeda fighters. It’s the story of a hero who fights two wars—the fight in Afghanistan and the […]Read More
Lauren’s Journal… “Where is my husband? Who is this man that they sent home to me? There must be some mistake! I pick up the morning paper and read the names of the fallen. Jason’s name is not listed among the dead, and for this I am eternally grateful. Yet, I ache for myself. My […]Read More
Have you ever wondered if God really cares about what happens to you as you live life? Quite frankly, the thought had never entered my mind while living some of life’s most difficult experiences. Instead, I was thinking, “Now what?” It wasn’t until later in my life after truly taking the time to reflect was […]Read More
If you are suffering from PTSD, every day can provide a new surge of fearful thoughts that threaten to shut you down and turn you into stone. This condition exists not because you are weak or cowardly, but because you are wounded, and your brain is not processing incoming stimuli properly. But with God’s help, […]Read More
Most people have good intentions when they reach out to a combat veteran and want to help and support. But sometimes they respond with questions or comments that should have been left unsaid. Perhaps they did not really think the comment or question all the way through. As concerned Christians, we want to offer the […]Read More