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A Self-Esteem Civil War – A Matter Of Life & Death.

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

In June of 2010 the war in Afghanistan became the longest war in our nation’s history, surpassing the 103-month conflict in Vietnam.

On January 24, 2011 a Congress.org article revealed “For the second year in a row, the U.S. military has lost more troops to suicide than it has to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

“The reasons [for the suicides] are complicated…”, yes, life is complicated.  Being far from home, friends, family, and familiarity must take an incredible tole on all military personnel.

While we may never have been deployed, you and I have been in a conflict for much longer than 103 months.  It may not have had the same cost in terms of human life but we are truly in a war; a war within.

See if this sounds as much like you as I think it sounds like me: “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.”  {Romans 7:15]

We may not always understand the enemy, but we know the enemy.

We may not always understand, but we know where the enemy stands; in our shoes.

We are all in a civil war, a self-esteem civil war.

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