Ladies Retreats/Conferences… Are They Worth it?

ByAngie

Ladies Retreats/Conferences… Are They Worth it?

I’ve heard a few people state over the years that they don’t understand the point of a Ladies Retreat. Some said it was an excuse to get away. Others that it was just “play time” and not truly spiritual. A few times I’ve heard “It’s nothing that I can’t find spiritually at home or at church on Sunday.”

While it is true, it is not necessary and that some might not “need” this time of interaction, I believe there is no harm in attending a retreat or conference without your husband/children to distract you. No nagging worry over what needs to be done around the house. No rush to leave once the service is over to get to the long list of errands that need to be done… Just time with God and others who are looking for bonding time with Him also.

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that there is something “different” about getting away for the sole purpose to be completely focused on the Lord. Something happens spiritually, a connection, that doesn’t seem to happen in day to day life. A refreshing of the soul, a closer bond, and the added benefit of time with “the girls”.

There are always going to be those who disagree, and there will always be reasons that keep some from attending now and then… But overall, the time spent with my Savior in a fellowship hall filled with women who are also seeking for His presence. Nothing can beat it.

I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone. The next time your church or an organization you admire holds one of these functions: ATTEND! You will NOT regret it. God really moves, you really are blessed, and everything at home will be waiting for you when you get back.

P.S. I’m attending a retreat this weekend. I can’t wait to share my experience with you all when I get back!

About the author

Angie editor

Angie, a mother of 5, currently lives in the Inland Empire area of Southern California with her husband of 19 years, Bobby, & 4 of their children. She is a non-custodial mother of 1 that lives with her during the Summer. Angie is a stay at home mom, homeschooling all 3 of her younger children. (She plans to homeschool her children through high school graduation.) She’ll be the first to admit she is human & full of flaws. Every day she praises God for His grace & mercy on her life. She’s lived in 5 different states, loves to craft & sew, and is what you would call a “Disney Geek” since birth. Dreaming of one day returning to school, her free time is spent studying and attempting to play piano. If you have any questions or for any other reason need to contact someone about this blog, she is the one to contact. You can email her at Angie (at) RaisingStickyHands (dot) com.

  • Okay, you and all your church ladies should load up and come to ours at the end of August. Pleeeeeaaaaasssssssseeeeeee!!!!!