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5 Ways Church Retreats are Rewarding for Families

Posted by Retreat Planning on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

5 Ways Christian Retreats are Rewarding for Families

Are you looking for a way to bring your family closer together? Consider participating in a church retreat. This is an opportunity to enjoy shared time and activities away from the screens, homework, work and other responsibilities. An overnight retreat provides your family with a legitimate bonding opportunity that has the potential to pay dividends that last a lifetime.

1. Retreats Help You Focus on Your Family

Embark on a retreat with your loved ones and you will be freed from the confines of daily life. You won't worry about work, commuting, cooking, cleaning and so on. Your focus will be on your family, sharing experiences, growing closer to God and enjoying life. All of that stress will melt away as you redirect your energy toward strengthening family bonds. Your family will emerge from the retreat with a newfound sense of identity and mission.

2. Enjoy Quality Time With One Another

Think of all those instances in which the demands of work, school or other obligations caused you to cut-short interactions with family members. Perhaps the entire family has not enjoyed a meal, or conversation, together in days or even weeks. There is simply too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. Everyone will benefit from putting away the electronic devices, getting away from work and spending meaningful time together. A retreat provides the perfect setting to enjoy a wide array of family-friendly activities. This is the quality time your family needs to feel closer to one another.

3. Retreats Get Your Family Away From the Screens

The smartphone screen, computer screen and TV screen intrude on family time now more than ever. It seems like everyone is glued to the screen, whether it is for homework, video games, Netflix marathons or something else. Though your family can bring their smartphones to the retreat, the other screens will be left behind. The retreat focuses on group activities away from the screen. This is the shared time your family needs to fortify your bonds, be proactive and get closer to God as well as your loved ones.

4. Church Retreats Provide a New Perspective

Family members who have lived with one another for years sometimes fall into the trap of under-appreciating their siblings, parents or other relatives. A retreat will reinforce your appreciation for one another as it lets you appreciate your family's love in a new setting and experience them outside of routine. Take away the hustle and bustle of everyday life and you really will gain a renewed appreciation for your caring and loving family. Complete a retreat and your entire family will feel that much closer to one another and God. Everyone will return to everyday life feeling refreshed, renewed and thankful for the support and care of their loved ones.

5. Retreats Can Give Your Family the Chance to Solve Problems in a Positive Manner

If there are any conflicts between family members, or problems communicating, a retreat just might be the solution you have been looking for. Family members who disagree with one another stand a good chance of finding common ground during a Christian retreat. The change of setting makes it that much more likely for the disagreement to be dealt with in a positive manner. The individuals involved in the conflict won't feel nearly as stressed out when they are enjoying the tranquility and beauty of an overnight retreat.

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