Helping Your Family through PTSD by Greg E. Gifford



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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is everywhere. It is increasing in regards to those who are being diagnosed with PTSD and those whom are ministering to ones with PTSD. The good news is that God speaks into the complexities of PTSD through Scripture and helps us orient ourselves and our families towards his purposes in PTSD. As you will see, God offers us a perspective on how we should view PTSD and the trauma that started it all.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Any good Christian counselor knows that trauma assaults the life of those who experience it and people can be deeply marked by such a life-shattering experience. Often PTSD is the diagnosis. Greg Gifford has done an outstanding job in both breaking down the complexity of this problem and demonstrating how the Bible provides substantive and lasting answers. This book is a valuable help for both the counselor and the sufferer! I highly recommend it to those who want real answers.”
—John D. Street, The Master’s University & Seminary, President, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)

“Placing PTSD in the broader context of suffering, Greg Gifford skillfully balances compassion for the sufferer with a relentless commitment to Truth. This thoroughly biblical work draws on the wisdom of the full breadth of the canon to set the reader’s sights on a much higher pursuit than that of simple recovery: namely, growth in Christ. Focused and refreshing! It’s a must-read for anyone seeking to serve those suffering through PTSD.”
—Greg Smith, US Navy Chaplain and Lead Pastor of Grace on the Ashley, Charleston, South Carolina

Helping Your Family through PTSD, Greg Gifford shares a biblical understanding of the experience of trauma, engages in a biblical analysis of PTSD, and shows how to move toward traumatized people with the care and wisdom of Jesus. This is biblical counseling at its best.”
—Heath Lambert, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida
Greg E. Gifford is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. He is a PhD student in Biblical Counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University, and a BA in Pastoral Ministry from Baptist Bible College. He has worked as both a full-time biblical counselor and associate pastor before joining the TMU faculty—counseling in both non-profit and local church settings. Greg also served as a Captain in the United States Army from 2008-2012 after which he transitioned to counseling ministry. His research interests are the influencing role of habits to desires and also Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. 

He is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), ordained pastor, and a student member of the Evangelical Theological Society. When not teaching, Greg enjoys counseling for Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center, serving as an elder in his local church, wrestling with his two boys, and eating good food with his wife. 

Educational Background:
B.A., Baptist Bible College
M.A., The Master’s University
Ph.D. Student, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary