Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Emotionally Healthy, Spiritually Healthy, USAR
Hosein, Ricardo, "A Strategy for Developing Emotionally Healthy Chaplains in The United States Army Reserve" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3081.
United States Army Reserve Chaplains who serve in a dual ministry role spend countless hours tending to the needs of their congregants and the needs of soldiers and their families. They are pulled in two different directions and struggle to balance the demands of civilian and military ministries. The demands of ministry leave chaplains doing more for God but not being intimate with Him. This constant doing negatively impacts the spiritual and emotional health of these chaplains. Through a biblical understanding of how Jesus practiced emotional health, a literature review of key themes, the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data collected from surveys, inventories, and personal interviews of seventeen participants, and two focus groups, this author created a strategy for developing emotionally healthy chaplains in the USAR.