Original Print Date: April, 2009
A Review From our Founder, Tracy Della Vecchia
Souls Under Siege is another fantastic book from Dr. Bridget Cantrell and once again I read from beginning to end in a short amount of time, devouring every word. I highly recommend her new book.
Most combat Marines will experience at least two and often three or four deployments. How does this impact your family? What does this mean for your Marine? You need real answers and real help. Souls Under Siege: The effects of multiple troop deployments and how to weather the storm by Dr. Bridget Cantrell holds the answers.
The need to stay sharp and battle-ready doesn't dissipate when your Marine returns home from combat knowing he'll soon be doing another overseas tour. It's tough for them to feel like they're "home" when they need to stay sharp. Your Marine may pile the guilt of wanting to be in one place or the other instead of where he is at the moment on top of the mounting emotions of the deployment cycle. It's a tough world for our Marines and Souls Under Siege can help.
This is not a gloom and doom book; it's filled with real-life examples and tools for making the best of deployment vs. home emotions in this un-ending cycle. There are tools for transitioning back and forth between the civilian world and the deployed world, for you, for your Marine, and for the spouses of married Marines. This book will help you sort out the emotions and understand what YOU can do to help YOUR Marine.
You need to buy two of these books if you can. Buy one to read and pass it around to every member of your family. Buy a second copy for your Marine to read and pass around to his or her brothers in arms. No military family in today's society should be without this book.