In this episode, Jason interviews Dallas “GAR” Bozeman.
Gar was born in Northwest Alabama, but in 2002 his family moved to Katy, TX where he graduated from James E. Taylor High School. Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. In 2004, he graduated from the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School. His military career has taken him all over world, serving in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over all, he served four combat tours, one to Iraq, and three to Afghanistan. His military career also allowed him the privilege of working with the 1st Royal Canadian Regiment, Afghan Commandos, and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan.
Unknown to even those closest to him, Gar’s journey wasn’t as it appeared. His years in combat had left him riddled with Post Traumatic Stress and physical injuries. More significant than any of those wounds, Gar was deeply wounded spiritually. The suffering and death that he constantly saw, left him doubting God’s sovereignty and confused him as to where it all fit into God’s bigger picture. He began turning to alcohol and also abusing the pain medication that was prescribed to him for his injuries. He soon found himself hopelessly lost and barely holding on to what remained of his young family.
That’s all I’m going to tell you … you’ve gotta listen to hear the rest of GAR’S incredible story.
I will tell you that he’s been married to his wife Kimberly for over 10 years, and they have three children: Brooks, Isabella, and Brody. His notable recognitions include: The Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.
My brothers, what you’re about to hear is one of the greatest stories of God’s sovereign protection, mercy, grace, forgiveness, reconciliation, and transformation that I’ve ever heard in my entire life. The first time I heard it, I was in tears (good tears). If you’re needing some hope and encouragement in your faith-journey … hear ya go!
In this episode, Jason updates us on what’s going down in his life and then he continues to talk to us about DEPRESSION (the FUNK) … he specifically talks about the possible CAUSES of DEPRESSION …
Cause #1 … Total Depravity (this is the root cause of all causes of depression).
Cause #2 … Pent-Up Anger/Bitterness/Unforgiveness.
Cause #3 … Wrong View of Self.
Cause #4 … Not regularly Connecting with your Brothers from other mothers.
Cause #5 … Lack of Intimacy with God (your Heavenly Father).
Cause #6 … You’re the OCD/Perfectionist type.
Cause #7 … False Guilt.
Cause #8 … True Guilt.
Cause #9 … PTSD (Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder).
Cause #10 … Way too much Stress and Anxiety in your Life.
Cause #11 … Not getting enough Rest/Sleep.
Cause #12 … Not Enjoying the Good Pleasures in Life.
Cause #13 … Personal Loss.
Cause #14 … Medical/Biological Issues.
Cause #15 … Poor Diet & Fitness.
Cause #16 … Demonic Oppression/Attack.
Cause #17 … The Unknown Reason.
If your depression is so bad that you’re thinking suicidal thoughts, then today (TODAY!!!), you need to reach out to a trained and licensed Christian counselor or therapist. There’s no shame in that. Jason has been there and done that and it’s helped him BIGTIME!
If you have any input, feedback, or questions on this topic, you can leave a comment or you can email Jason at Jason@narrowtrail.com
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In this episode, Jason starts out by sharing a little of what’s been going on in his personal life and also with his itinerant speaking ministry … BUT THEN … he gives us the MEAT … and he talks about the fact that DEPRESSION is more prevalent among Christian dudes (even Christian leaders) than most people realize.
If you’re dealing with DEPRESSION, then the first thing you need to know is that …
YOU’RE NOT ALONE!
In this episode, you’re going to discover that you’re actually in great company with some of the most extraordinary men who’ve ever walked this earth. You’ll be shocked at how many great leaders (past and present) have battled DEPRESSION throughout their life.
This episode will definitely help bring you HOPE …and we also learn that HOPE is an acrostic for … Hang On Pain Ends!
Also, check-out the book STRONGER by Clayton King that Jason mentions in this episode.
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