From Disaster to Awakening
I Am the Problem in My Marriage—and I Can Fix It.
In 2003, after more than a dozen years as a Navy SEAL, I found myself in a fierce battle on a mountaintop in Afghanistan.
My daughter had been born the month before, on February 24, and the Navy gave me leave for the birth. The day I returned, I stepped off a CH-47 at the forward operating base and was welcomed by the guys. We had a little get-together to celebrate the birth. The next day, we were supposed to go shooting with some Afghan soldiers. We woke up early and spent the whole day firing rounds.
At the end of the day, we received intelligence that a checkpoint about an hour away was going to be overrun by Al Qeida that night. We immediately loaded up and started on the drive.
We arrived at Checkpoint 3, on the Pakistani border, as the sun was nearly setting. The light there can be weak and diffuse, but this evening was extremely clear...