“Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.”
– Mark 6:31
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
– Matthew 11:28-29
Retreats are a sacred time to remove yourself from the circumstances of your life in order to more fully encounter God and hear His voice in the quiet of solitude. Grief presents additional challenges because the ordinary circumstance of daily life is quite extraordinary. New and often disorienting emotions bombard the mind and heart, making it even more difficult to navigate life.
The Immaculate Hope Couples Retreat is designed for couples who have experienced the death of their child at any point during or shortly after pregnancy.
Explore and Understand Grief
During the Couples Retreat, we will explore stories throughout Sacred Scripture where people have suffered the death of a loved one, distinguish the different types of reactions of these Biblical characters, and demonstrate how God meets each of them in their grief.
Communicate Needs & Emotions
Separate group time where mothers and fathers can discuss their grief in the context of being a women and mother or a man and a father, followed by couple dialogue time where each couple can open up lines of communication about the details specific to their loss.
The retreat ends by exploring the unity God has designed the human person for, and how each person and couple can obtain deeper unity with one another and with God by turning to Him in Prayer and allowing Him to bring healing and restoration from the inside out.
There are currently no scheduled Couples Retreats. If you are interested in hosting a Couples Retreat or would like to learn more about bringing an Immaculate Hope Couples Retreat to your area, please fill out the contact form below.