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Christian Resilience & Posttraumatic Growth (PTG)




Psychological trauma affects the brain. When brain function is impaired, the heart is key to finding rest and moving forward.

The Journal

The Journal of Christian Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth offers a Christian perspective on recovery and growth after trauma.

Imagine you are a Christian and you want to grow. You want to follow Jesus Christ. You want to align your growth with His directives. You know what the Bible says.

Now imagine you read expert advice on growth after trauma. The advice does not align with what the Bible says. In some places, it conflicts. 

The journal aims to provide a theologically sound, theoretical framework for the encouragement of Christian resilience and posttraumatic growth.   

Coming Issue

As a Christian, I have difficulty reconciling the idea that a body, dead because of sin, can be or become healthy (Romans 8:10). God made us alive together with Christ (Ephesians 2:5), and the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16).

If humans are dying, can a human be healthy? Eternal life is a gift from God for Christians and the only condition I can see as truly healthy.  

The inaugural issue of The Journal of Christian Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth will focus on defining what it means to be Christian.

recent articles

by Lauren Kempfer

Christian Growth is Sanctification

Christian Growth is Sanctification

When you think of growth, what comes to mind? It may surprise you to consider the number of different definitions that exist. Generally speaking, most people would agree that growth is a positive concept. However, Christian growth and secular growth are not the same....

Images by Aaron Burden

Images by Aaron Burden

The images on this blog are predominantly by Aaron Burden. He describes himself as a hobbyist photographer, but I see him as a provision from God for the work before me. I would love to take photographs, and one day I might. For now, I am a writer because God has...

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