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Joy Eggerichs Brings Discussion of Faith, Life & Relationships to UMobile Chapel

Joy Eggerichs, director of Love and Respect Now and creator the small group study “The Illumination Project,” will discuss issues of faith, life and relationships at the University of Mobile on Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Eggerichs will address UMobile students during two sessions of the monthly First Wednesday chapel at the Christian university, beginning at 11 a.m. and noon in Ram Hall on campus. Limited seating is available for the public and admission is free. For information, call the UMobile Campus Life office at (251) 442-2429.

Eggerichs said she saw a need to focus on building strong relationships among her generation, ages 18-35, while serving as conference coordinator for Love and Respect Conference. That marriage and relationship conference was founded by her parents, internationally known speakers on the topic of male-female relationships, Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs.

Eggerichs aims to bridge the gap between generations and help her peers think about relationships now, as opposed to 20 years into marriage.

“In 2005, when I began working for Love and Respect, I directed the live conferences where my parents would speak,” Eggerichs wrote on her website “During that time, I would hear attendees say over and over again, ‘If I only knew then what I know now!’

“That got me to thinking very seriously, and I asked myself this question: ‘How can I help my generation know themselves, communication, and what it means to be obedient to God’s word now, as opposed to two years or 20 years down the road when they are disillusioned and wishing they were better prepared?’”

Eggerichs draws on wisdom from her parents’ generation for her talks, small group study and new book. In 2013 she released a six-week small group study called The Illumination Project. Filmed in front of a live audience of 1,300 18-35-year-olds, Joy and her father candidly discussed faith, life and relationships.

She is in the process of publishing her first book, “Permanent Vertigo – How life and love cause us to question our own sanity and God’s goodness.”

The monthly First Wednesday series is part of university’s focus on bringing to campus national speakers and artists who challenge and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders. During the first few weeks of fall semester 2014, the university has hosted Christian hip hop and spoken word artist and poet Propaganda, modern folk/worship duo All Sons & Daughters, and Fermi Project founder Gabe Lyons.

About the University of Mobile:
The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. More than 1,600 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music, Center for Adult Programs and Graduate Programs.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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