Inside Out 112: Needs of Military Families

06.29.11 | Martha Manikas-Foster

(Note: This podcast is a re-issue of "Insde Out 90: Military Families" that first aired on May 25, 2011)

Military families live with separation and stress even as the soldiers in their families face bullets and IEDs. I’m not going out on limb when I say that most of us--regardless of our denominational or political inclinations--take seriously the sacrifice of those in uniform. For many civilians it has become a core value that we will treat those who serve in today’s military better than the way the service men and women were treated upon their return from Vietnam.

That said, how can we treat soldiers and their families well if we don’t know their needs?

Today on Inside Out our guest is pastor and Army Reserve Chaplain Stevan M. Horning. Steve served as a Presbyterian pastor in northeastern Ohio for 27 years; for 23 of those years he also served in the Army Reserves in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. For about 8 years after the 9-11 attacks, Steve served in a series of assignments in Germany, Italy, and the Egyptian dessert.

Now retired from the pastorate and the Army Reserves, Steve now works as a writer-editor in the Director’s Office at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is also involved in providing conflict resolution services.

Join us for our conversation about the lives of soldiers and their families and how people who serve Jesus Christ can better both understand and pray for them.

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