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The Faith-Based Organization Fighting for Combat Vets and First Responders in a Powerful Way

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Anyone who has been, or loved, a combat veteran or first responder, knows the immense struggle that can come with the job.

Their everyday life can contain horrific, sometimes unspeakably tragic things the rest of us civilians are usually insulated from. The trauma that comes with handling such things can last a lifetime, but mainstream secular support systems usually only address the superficial struggles that come along with trauma.

One organization, however, is making a deep, powerful difference in the lives of those who have served their nation and communities.

REBOOT Alliance is an organization with a heart for our veterans and FRs, and offers these men and women “hope after trauma” with their incredible faith-based program, as their website explains.

“Too often, the first to respond to the needs of others are the last to seek help for themselves following a traumatic event,” they say, but REBOOT is dedicated to changing that in an incredible way.

REBOOT’s approach includes classes aimed at helping combat veterans “recover from the spiritual and moral wounds of war,” rather than pretending those wounds aren’t there. Since 2011, they’ve helped thousands do just that.

Their twin program for first responders addresses “the critical incident stress and trauma faced by those in the law enforcement, firefighter, EMS, 911 communications, hospital emergency staff, and corrections communities,” the website continues.

Of course, the backbone of REBOOT is that their private, peer-led programs which blend “clinical insight with Christian faith-based support” serves the entire family of the veteran or FR, and is offered at no cost to participants.

REBOOT first began as a small group meeting in 2011 in the home of occupational therapist Dr. Jenny Owens and her husband, Evan. Since then, it has grown to hundreds of courses, helping thousands of men, women, and their families across the United States.

“All of our courses are free…we provide meals and childcare and really take a look at…how we can heal our souls from the trauma that we may sustain when we go through traumatic experiences downrange on deployments,” Evan Owens said in an interview with PureFlix about their program for veterans.

“When any of us go through any traumatic experience…it’s really a catalyst for a conversation about faith,” Owens added, noting the failure of secular and mainstream options for vets and FRs to address the soul of the person, not just their body and mind.

“We’re a community first and a course second,” Owens explained. “We look at what can God teach us about the human spirit and the wounding and healing of that spirit.”

To learn more about how you or a loved one can seek help with spiritual recovery after combat or occupation-related trauma, visit REBOOT Alliance today.
Remember, God is never too far away to reach you where you are.

 

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Former Pope Blames ‘Swingin’ Sixties’ for Catholic Church’s Cesspool of Pedophilia

The Catholic Church is again attempting to blame their rampant pedophilia on the outside world.

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The high pontiffs of the Catholic Church would make fantastic dodgeball players. Given just how well they’ve avoided taking the blame for, or properly reacting to, the disturbing prevalence of pedophilia among their ranks, there is little doubt that these purposefully-ignorant would be able to dodge just about anything. The problem is obtuse, obvious, and ostensibly disgusting.  There are literally thousands upon thousands of young children who have been sexualized by Catholic priests over the course of several decades in all corners of the globe.  The problem is not isolated at all, and the only common factor between these horrific crimes is that they occurred at the hands of the Catholic Church. If the entire world got sick from eating a certain food, we would stop eating that food.  In the case of the Catholic Church, the children of the world are being undeniably harmed by their religious leaders in habitual and systemic acts of pedophilia, yet the leaders at The Vatican continue to ignore and obfuscate the truth. Now, one former Pope is even blaming the cultural revolution of the 1960’s for the issue. Emeritus Pope Benedict has emerged from his cone of silence to offer a personal analysis of the clerical sex abuse crisis, citing the sexual revolution, a corruption of moral theology, and the formation of “homosexual cliques” in seminaries as causes of the problem. Benedict says that he felt compelled to contribute to a response to the present situation “since I myself had served in a position of responsibility as shepherd of the Church at the time of the public outbreak of the crisis,” and so penned his reflections, obtaining the present pope’s blessing to make them public. In his new, 6,000-word bombshell essay, the former pope turns his gaze toward societal forces outside the Church as well as…

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This Husband Didn’t Want To Adopt, Then God Gave Him An Incredible Vision

When God has something in store for your life, you can’t run from it for long.

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Adoption is an incredible, God-mirroring feat for Christian families to undertake, but it’s not without its challenges and pitfalls. When God has something in store for your life, however, you can’t run from it for long. Jeffrey and Kristine Moore learned this lesson on their 10-year adoption journey, ultimately leading them to adopt four children, Elizabeth, Jhonatan, Mariaelena, and Talia, from Peru. Jeffrey, however, recalled in an interview with PureFlix Insider that he wanted nothing to do with adoption in the early days of their marriage—even after suffering two miscarriages. “At the time I had said, ‘I don’t think I could adopt, I don’t think I could love a child that wasn’t my own biologically,’” Jeffrey said. Soon after, God lovingly set Jeffrey straight with an incredible vision that he reveals in the video below: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1910950709034153 “The story of adoption began because God called us to it. I had a vision, and it was really, really powerful,” he said. “I was floating in the ocean at night. It was very calm and peaceful, and I was being carried by something in the water, like a current pushing me toward something.” Jeffrey remembered the water in his vision becoming shallow and leading him to a beach on a tropical island. It’s there that he saw something breathtaking. “There were all of these jewels or gemstones that were lying around in the sand, and every one of them was glowing with this internal fire,” he continued. “All these points of light…and I just felt compelled to reach out and pick one up.” His vision ends there, but Jeffrey says he believes God was giving him a very clear message about international adoption: “‘He said, ‘My son, are you willing to be carried by my spirit to a land far away to pick…

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