“Called to Freedom: Healing Our Wounds with Theology of the Body.”

Ruah Woods Luncheon Banquet/Fundraiser this year in May was a big success! Our keynote speaker, Dr. Matthew Breuninger delivered an insightful, stirring keynote address, “Called to Freedom: Healing Our Wounds with Theology of the Body.”

Dr. Matthew Breuninger is an associate professor of psychology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned an MA in Theology from Ave Maria University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Baylor University. Dr. Breuninger is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is the owner of Wellspring Counseling and Coaching–a group therapy practice in Steubenville, Ohio. His clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. His academic interests lie at the intersection of faith and psychology and include God attachment, the theology of healing, and virtue formation. Dr. Breuninger’s first popular book, Finding Freedom in Christ: Healing Life’s Hurts will be coming out this summer with Emmaus Press. When not teaching Dr. Breuninger can be found spending time camping, fishing, or watching movies with his wife and six children.

You may view his entire 48-minute keynote here: