Monthly Archives: June 2012

Suicide Among our Military and Job’s Survival II

As I look at Job’s longing for death, I note three important safeguards, which may have kept him alive long enough for him to recover. 1. Job’s family. Although she chided him at the beginning, Job’s wife stood by him … Continue reading

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Suicide Among our Military and Job’s Survival I

According to recent media reports, military deaths from suicide this year surged to an average of 1 per day. That rate exceeds previous years by many percentage points. As a result, our ¬†military leaders have expressed concern. “He was so … Continue reading

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Who Comforts the Grieving Doctor? II

When a doctor holds “hard knowledge” of a patient’s true condition, he or she feels a burden.¬†“Sometimes I’ll take a chart and look at the imaging and everything’s worse and the numbers are worse,” one doctor said. “I have to … Continue reading

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