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Overcome the attacks and be strong

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Most people think of the soldier returning from war when you say post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Some people may hyperventilate when the clock strikes 3 p.m. because they know “he” will be home soon, raging.

They may tremble at the smell of any alcoholic beverage on someone because their man is always stinking drunk when the beatings start.

Some have flashbacks, where for a moment you are plunged from this time and place to another time and place, where the horrific is happening to you again.

Triggers initiate flashbacks. Everyone’s triggers are different.

You can overcome and be joyful again. Get into a safe environment; counseling will help specific to PTSD. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ can give you strength, peace and victory through it all.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you, let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

Be strong. You are loved.

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