Join us for this 5-day virtual summit featuring 40 speakers sharing real stories about their recovery and healing journeys from sexual integrity and betrayal trauma healing. The summit will help you identify your stage and how to move from Hopeful to Heroic, from Recovery to Redemption. Join us for this unforgettable 5-day virtual summit.
The Hero’s Journey Virtual Summit
The Hero's Journey Summit, presented by BraveHearts, will take a close look at the 4 stages of sexual addiction recovery and betrayal trauma healing.
40+ speakers! (with thousands of years of experience)
The Hero’s Journey Summit
Frustration, despair, or hopelessness may have worn you down. But somehow, you summoned up the courage to fight and not give up on yourself. And now you’re here, Hopeful and looking for solutions. You’ve come to the right place.
On your Hero’s Journey, Gutsy is where the hard work and heavy lifting of recovery and healing happens. Expect to be here for a while because recovery is a marathon, not a sprint.
Braveful is a beautiful place to be. While there’s still more recovery work to be done, you now look forward to it as you shift your focus from repair work to growth work.
Congratulations! You’re now living a redemptive life. As you continue to use the recovery tools and resources to maintain your recovery and healing, your focus is now on serving God and helping others.
The Hero’s Journey Summit
From Recovery to Redemption
- Get 24/7 access to 50+ hours of faith-based advice from 40 experts in our critically-acclaimed, previously held 10-day virtual summit.
- Ideal for sexual strugglers and betrayed partners, an All-Access Pass is also a great resource for counselors, mentors, and coaches.
- Collectively, our experts have 1,500+ years of personal recovery experience and 2,000+ years of recovery ministry experience.
- Our goal is to educate, encourage, and support you while you’re on this healing journey. You’re not alone. We’re here to help.
There was a lot of healing that took place in my heart while listening to all of these stories because it validated my own experiences and how they impacted me and what I have been trying to help my husband understand but he couldn't.S.L.Breaking Free Summit Attendee
There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that everyone should buy an All-Access Pass to any of your Summits when available. Now we have all of the material forever, review what we need, digest what we can and put it all to good use in our recovery.L.L.Breaking Free & Restored Summit Attendee
I am so thankful for you both and very encouraged by you all. I'm still sober and have now reached 205 days which is unbelievable. Much of which I attribute to Breaking Free Summit.J.O.Breaking Free Summit Attendee
Day one was great! Looking forward to this supper lineup of 40 top Christian experts on breaking free from the sin we're dealing with. The interviews with Stephen Arterburn (New Life Ministries) and Nate Larkin (Samson Society) are worth more than the price of an All-Access Pass.G.F.Breaking Free & Restored Summit Attendee
I feel like this summit was so informative and soothing at the same time. It was the immersion in the truth that I needed. It validated me in my grief, hurt, and pain.C.K.Breaking Free Summit Attendee
The Hero’s Journey Summit Topics
Gain expert insights and wisdom on these key topics.
Guilt & Shame
Shock & Grief
Denial & Delusion
Discovery & Disclosure
Managing Feelings & Emotions
4 Stages of Recovery
”There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that everyone should buy an All-Access Pass to any of your Summits when available. Now we have all of the material forever, review what we need, digest what we can, and put it all to good use in our healing and recovery journeys.Larry & LindaSummit Attendees
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Meet Our Experts
We interviewed 40 faith-based experts in betrayal trauma, partner support, and sexual addiction for the Hero’s Journey Summit. Click on any image below to learn more about them.
In 2022, Matt's first book, Porn Free: Becoming the Type of Man Who Does Not Look at Porn, was an Amazon bestseller, hitting #1 in eight categories, including Men's Health, Men's Christian Living, and Sexual Addiction & Recovery. From his home in suburban Chicago, Matt podcasts and runs a professional coaching practice.
He is happily married to his wife, Janice, with whom he has been friends since college. Together, they have two teenage sons. Matt is a diehard Chicago Bears fan, a coffee enthusiast, and a lover of old-school hip-hop.
A nationally and internationally experienced speaker, Christine’s past speaking engagements have included story-based evangelism events on college campuses, Masters of Ceremonies for the United States Army Birthday Ball, and narrator/presenter for a multi-million dollar tour production of the Army’s history called Spirit of America before arena audiences typically exceeding 15,000 people.
Her extensive education includes acute stress, grief, and trauma, the Community Resiliency Model, the HEART Model, assessment and treatment of PTSD, compassion fatigue, and compassion stress management. She is a member of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
In addition to being a popular speaker in churches and at church conferences, Michael was one of Cru’s top evangelistic speakers on college campuses for nearly a decade. In his critically acclaimed “Porn Nation” and “Exposed” campus evangelism events, Michael used his expertise and personal redemption story to educate and share the Gospel with over 100,000 students on hundreds of college campuses worldwide, resulting in thousands praying to receive Christ.
He also served on the Board of the International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists (IACSAS) for five years, is a Certified Pastoral Sexual Addiction Specialist (CPSAS), and managed the development of IACSAS’ pastoral care counselor certification program.
Michael pioneered the creation and development of professional mentoring as a new approach to providing quality mental health care for those who struggle with sexual addiction and betrayal trauma. Hundreds of men and women, most of whom have successfully navigated their way through their own recovery journey, have received world-class training to become Certified Professional Mentors™ through Bravehearts’ critically acclaimed Launch Your Mentoring Ministry™ mentor training and certification program.
In addition to working directly with the addict & their family, we are dedicated to helping churches and civic organizations reach out to their local communities by educating and equipping them to offer a path to freedom from addiction to those in their neighborhoods.
Because we are a faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry, whenever possible, we utilize a sliding fee scale for groups, 1-on-1 Mentoring, speaking, and training. The ministry belongs to God; He graciously allows us to manage it.
His passion is to guide others from their brokenness to redemption. He has experience with clinical and residential treatment and years of recovery work specializing in sexual addiction and trauma. He works with men and couples and is available for 1-on-1 mentoring, intensives, speaking engagements, group mentoring, and wilderness trips. If you're looking for a trauma-informed mentor with personal experience with sexual addiction and recovery, contact Trent to begin the journey to hope and healing.
Gary struggled for 23 years with his porn and sex addiction before getting into recovery. During this time, he lost his reputation and ministry as a youth pastor due to his addiction. After years of successful recovery, he began working in the sexual integrity ministry, helping other men who struggled in his local church.
In 2019 he received his training through BraveHearts University and became a Certified Professional Mentor™. In 2021 he received his certification as a certified sex addiction recovery coach. Gary also speaks at local churches in his area to share hope and raise awareness of the growing problem of pornography in the Church. He organizes an annual men's retreat for sexual integrity in the New Orleans area.
A musician/songwriter, Kim enjoys playing the piano, singing, and writing & producing her own songs. She also enjoys golf, vacationing in the mountains, and playing with her granddaughter.
Kim is a Certified Professional Mentor™, has completed Professional Life Coaching coursework, and is in the process of receiving the Certified Christian Life Coach credential through the American Association of Christian Counselors. Her passion is guiding betrayed spouses of sex/porn addicts along their healing journey. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Christian Coaching Association.
Married 33+ years, we own a small ranch where we raise Angus beef. I enjoy travel, gardening & camping.
Lynn utilizes a one-on-one discipleship model to address the behavioral, neuro-chemical, and spiritual challenges that Christian men face with unwanted sexual behaviors.
His experience includes a Christian based 12 Step Recovery Program geared toward Sexual Addiction recovery, Childhood Trauma training, and Church & Missions Leadership. That, coupled with 10 years of recovery experience, is the foundation of his recovery ministry.
Focusing on supplying a safe space that is partner and trauma-focused, filled with genuine compassion, and Christ-focused, Stephanie has professional qualifications as a Master Certified Life Coach, Certified Professional Mentor™ enabling her to equip women with resources to support their healing and growth through a trauma-informed model. She is an APSATS Trainee in the process of ERCEM and Full Disclosure training.
She has acquired extensive training in Sexual betrayal, Partner Trauma, Trauma Crisis Response, Stress Management Coaching, Women's Coaching, Mental Health Coaching, Treating Affairs-Sexual Betrayal, Sexual addiction, Compulsive Sexual Behavior, Cognitive Behavior, Rational Emotive Behavior, Emotional Intelligence, and Cognitive Emotional Processing.
When Karen experienced betrayal trauma in her marriage over twenty years ago, support for the traumatized spouse did not exist. As a result, she used alcohol to numb her pain. Time was her healer, and painfully she went through it alone. Now after walking in freedom from alcohol addiction for over 10 years, her mission is to help women avoid using unhealthy coping mechanisms to heal from the pain of betrayal.
Karen is also a Certified Mental Health Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors. The combined training and coursework have equipped her to help partners overcome triggers, resentment, addiction, shame, and anxiety.
She provides private and group mentoring. Contact her today to schedule your FREE Confidential Consultation so that together, you can discover the hope and healing you deserve.
Chris is a BraveHearts board member with six years of sexual addiction recovery experience. His heart aches for men and families broken by addiction and he has a strong desire to help them find hope, healing and forgiveness.
She has experienced healing from divorce from her first marriage with physical & sexual abuse and betrayal and deception as a spouse of multiple addictions. As well as healing from her current husband’s betrayal with sex/porn addiction, intimacy, anorexia®, and multiple addictions.
She has received various harmful advice through the years and is passionate about getting women the specific help they need to heal from the crisis they are in.
Allison works with betrayed partners, abused women, partners of addicts, and partners of intimacy anorexia®. She will meet you wherever you are in your healing, faith, and relationship and is available for 1-on-1 and group mentoring.
Connection is the opposite of addiction, where we find healing through the love and caring of each other. Sharing our deepest hurts and hopes relieves the awful burden of isolation, and the connection is the first step in establishing a foundation for healing life's traumas.
An avid outdoorsman, he loves being in nature and experiencing the beauty and wonder of Father God's creation.
Sadly, many women still get the same counsel. As a result, Mary founded Ragged to Redeemed, a mentoring ministry devoted to helping women heal from the hurt and trauma of sexual and emotional betrayal. A former pastor's wife, she understands firsthand the feelings of grief and desperation. Her passion is to walk with women to hope and healing, particularly those whose husbands are, or have been, in ministry leadership positions.
Mary is a retreat and special events speaker and author of the award-winning book Joseph: Beyond the Coat of Many Colors, as well as articles for Focus on the Family, Voice of Truth (Women World Leaders), and other publications.
David has been married to his wife, Amy, since 1999. They have six kids and live in central Missouri. He loves soccer, movies, and traveling.
Jay and Lori currently live in Michigan. He likes to run, talk about his cats, and canoe/kayak (when the weather is good).