Christian women’s retreats come in all sizes and shapes. Some are exciting with music, speakers, dance, pageantry, and games.  Still others are quiet, intimate, or very personal.  There is a myriad from which to choose.  You alone are the one who can best determine what suits your spiritual needs.  It is well worthwhile to invest a little time and effort in researching the Christian women’s retreat offerings.

First of all, determine what your needs are, and what you’d like to gain from attending a retreat.  Are you in need of inner peace? Or do you long for deep interpersonal connection with other ladies? Perhaps you are hoping to get some guidance for a particular issue in your life.  Knowing what you are searching for is of utmost importance when choosing a Christian women’s retreat.

Once you have identified your personal desires, you will want to research the many venues that are available in your area.  Consider doing an internet search for “Christian women’s retreats.”  You can also contact local churches for information on upcoming events.  Investigate the many nonprofit organizations that focus on women’s issues.  Often, they sponsor annual retreats which feature highly esteemed female leaders.  

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you may want to consider traveling across the country or even, across the globe to find a Christian women’s retreat that is world-renown.  Of course, time and money can be possible factors that will determine if this is a plausible option for you.  However, it can be life-changing and one of the best experiences you will ever have.

“A friend in need is a friend in deed.”  If you are experiencing particularly difficult inner turmoil, you may want to consider inviting a friend to attend the Christian women’s retreat with you.  Sometimes a friend can bring vision and hope to you as you process through the issues that arise at the retreat.  If you have a small circle of close friends, it can be very rewarding to experience a retreat together.

Mark Dubler is the Executive Director of Otyokwah Camp & Retreat Center and a Christian Women’s Retreats expert. Check out our great discounts for first-time groups at Camp Otyokwah.

Mark Dubler has been a leader, host, and participant in camps and retreats for the last twenty years.

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