NFL Stars Share Their Spiritual Scars

 Former NFL stars Ray Lewis and Michael Irvin are scheduled to speak at the Mighty Men of Valor National Conference next week, and a conference organizer says they will not only share their successes but will also help men by sharing their struggles and "battle scars."

The theme of this year's event, "Battle Tested," is geared toward encouraging and equipping men to fight for their faith, their families and their communities. Lewis, who helped the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, and Irvin, an NFL Hall of Famer, will be featured as keynote speakers along with NBA analyst Chris Broussard and conference founder Clifford Ashe III.

"Over the years I've found that...most men would rather run and hide than stand and fight," Ashe, who is also the senior pastor of Dayspring Ministries in Middletown, Pa., told The Christian Post. He later stated, "I think a man cannot be helped until he comes out of hiding."