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 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.
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.
by Lauren Kempfer
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