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Honorably Wounded [Paperback]

By Marjory F. Foyle (Author)
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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.88" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.86"
Weight:   0.64 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2001
Publisher   Monarch Books
ISBN  0825460239  
EAN  9780825460234  

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It's always been tough...serving the Lord on the front line, whether you're an office worker, missionary, evangelist, doctor or teacher. If you put your head above the parapet you will get shot at. Sometimes you will get hit. After initial chapters on the current challenges of Christian work around the world, and on the nature of stress itself, Dr. Foyle explores: * Depression * Occupational Stress * Interpersonal Relationships * Parental and Home-country Stress * Stresses in Singleness and Marriage * Stress and Children * Burnout * Caring for Christian Workers This deeply practical, compassionate book was widely acclaimed when first released in 1987. This new edition is expanded and fully updated.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marjory F. Foyle worked for thirty years as a medical missionary in India and Nepal, initially in general medicine and surgery, and for the last ten years as director of a leading Christian psychiatric center in India. She now has an itinerant ministry among the missionary community in more than forty countries.

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A Classic  Nov 7, 2007
Marjory Foyle, psychiatrist and career missionary, presents an overview of the current missions environment. She cites four major changes from the previous missions milieu:

(1) The impact of generational psychology (more relational and more mobile)
(2) Changes related to the duration of service (shorter terms)
(3) Growing importance of holistic member care worldwide (church and agency accountability)
(4) Change in social backgrounds of new personnel (many from troubled families)

She also provides a chapter detailing the nature of stress. Three major components involved in stress are described: The event itself, appraisal of the event, and coping methods. The natural reactions to stress, fight or flight, are examined as to whether they are healthy or unhealthy in nature. A discussion of anger as constructive or destructive is also given.

What follows those introductory chapters are other ones on topics particularly relevant to the interplay of stress and cross-cultural ministry. The chapter titles are as follows:

Dealing with Depression and Discouragement
Adjustment and Culture Shock
Occupational Stress
Interpersonal Relationships
Parental and Home-country Stress
Stress and Singleness
Missionary Marriages
Stress and Missionary Children

Each of those chapters offers research findings, vignettes from cases illustrative of the respective topic, and practical advice on how to cope in light of that particular stressor.

She then concludes the book with two chapters suggesting specific ways clinical and pastoral missionary care providers can best serve missionaries. An overview of selection, assessment, continuing care, and reentry issues are examined.

Dr. Foyle is among the premier voices in the development of the emerging missionary member care field. When she speaks others should listen. She has impeccable credentials: career missionary, medical doctor/psychiatrist, PhD in psychology, researcher, practitioner, and student of the Scripture. Her writing is like her speaking: pointed, clear, grounded in experience and research, no nonsense, and practical. I highly recommend this book to any missionary, member care provider, or other interested party. Honourably Wounded is a seminal work in the field of missionary care. It is a classic.

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