We asked our 2018 Retreaters, "What was your biggest benefit from attending the retreat?"
Sandi from Minnesota... "During one of the reflective exercises, I had an aha moment that gave me more compassion for my challenging person and saw something about myself that was preventing me from having a more intimate relationship with God. I had learned some of the skills last year, but they didn't sink in as well the first time. So I guess maybe that's two things, but they are both hugely important."
Kathy from Missouri... "I consider that I am at the beginning of (emotional) healing, so (I'm) re-learning God's love for me as an individual, plus the support/tools I now have from the retreat and this group gives me such peace and hope."
Attendee from North Carolina... "The shame cycle broke! I saw things about myself that I needed to see but this time was different. I didn't spiral down that path of shame but instead felt God's gentleness and love in the midst of it. That's HUGE! And I felt compassion for my challenging person as I realized we both tend to operate from the same insecurity, we just demonstrate it in different ways. God did big things in my heart. I know I'm different now than when I arrived, I just don't know how to put it all into words. I think it's trust. I experienced God in a very healing way and that deepened my trust of Him. He is so good.
Cindy from Michigan... "I was able to wrap my head around the fact that things might never change but I could change how I talk and respect my challenging person."