David’s Heart: A ministry to former military and their loved ones


– People prepared to listen to veterans wrestling with spiritual and moral questions, and what Saint Augustine called heartfelt grief that follows combat

– Spiritual direction, guidance and accompaniment for military, former military, and their families

– Information on upcoming retreats, veteran listening circles, pilgrimages and other resources for those returned from combat and their families

Reach us by telephone at (574) 232-2811 or (574) 339-1100
or by email at davidsheartministry [at] gmail [dot] com


David’s Heart Video Playlist

This is a series of short, engaging interviews with theologians who speak of life in the Church after combat:

Jo Bailey Wells On the Psalms of lament and resources for healing

Sam Wells On healing in community and the phases of forgiveness

Jeremy Begbie On the arts as a resource for healing and reintegration

Richard Hays On scripture’s resources for healing

Anathea Portier Young On the Old Testament as a resource for healing and lament

Stanley Hauerwas On moral fragmentation, formation, and repair

We also offer and recommend videos of extended presentations from The Hidden Wounds of War: A Community Response, a conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan which David’s Heart Ministry co-sponsored:

Keynote Address by Dr Jonathan Shay

Herman Keizer, Jr.& Rita Nakashima Brock Lecture

Dr Stephen N Xenakis