Did you have the chance to attend UCAP last Saturday?
This year’s Conference was my favorite that I have yet attended, and here’s why.
1. Keynote Speaker Matt Fradd
Not only could I have listened to his Australian accent all day long, but I loved everything he had to say. Thank you to Matt for appealing to the best in all of us and the beauty of God’s creation to fight the battle on something so ugly.
No arguments, scary statistics, or threats of dying alone or rotting in hell needed. Just beautiful truth. If you didn’t get a chance to hear his insightful and philosophical approach to “The Essential Reason Porn is Wrong”, visit UCAP’s website and take a listen on your next hour-long car ride.
2. Ending Keynote’s Dawn Hawkins and Clay Olsen
Thank you UCAP for ending the Conference on such a positive and inspirational note! Listening to the passion of these 2 young people made me feel like I was a hipster, a rebel, a member of a rising movement that was not only pretty cool but also that was gaining traction in a world gone mad.
Ending the day with these guys made me feel like the trauma I have experienced wasn’t such a heavy price to pay to be a warrior on the front lines of this meaningful and fulfilling battle.
3. Sense of Community
I loved getting to spend time out at the booths and feel such a sense of community not only from the crowds browsing the floor and the brave individuals who shared some of their story with me, but also from the other organizations who were there trying to make a difference.
It felt so healthy and unifying to come together and feel that we are all out there trying to help people reach the same goal–healing from addiction and trauma.
Being out on that floor felt like I was standing where the rubber meets the road in the cause of creating a new generation of families with more emotional health, awareness, and power.
Sandwiched between these highlights were many powerful and informative presentations by some of the top experts in the field. Their video addresses will be up on the UCAP website soon, so don’t forget to check back and drink deep from all that was offered.
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