Male Chaplains and Female Soldiers: Are There Gender and Denominational Differences in Military Pastoral Care?

Abstract: 

In this study, 15 United States Army chaplain men described the practices they engaged in when providing pastoral support to women soldiers. Many engaged in creating safe spaces for women and themselves, particularly in regard to avoiding perceptions of impropriety. Other clergy did not consider gender a factor in counseling. Some chaplains placed limitations on the amount of support they would give. This study did not determine the degree to which chaplain men were effective.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Roberts, D. L.
Kovacich, J.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
Volume: 
74
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
133-140
Date Published: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Publication Language: 
English
DOI: 
10.1177/1542305020922825
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