By its very name, a retreat suggests a time to withdraw and a place of privacy or refuge. And yet, we can unwittingly make our retreats a very busy time, where a tight schedule of teaching sessions, skits, activities and workshops are sandwiched between meals. And while women love the activities and the change from their daily routines, we are doing them a disservice if we fail to schedule into our retreats a time to be quiet with the Lord.
Quiet time at a retreat can be scheduled like any other activity. This is time that women are encouraged to spend in the Word and with the Lord, apart from other distractions. Often, we give them guidance for their quiet time, so that those who are new to the concept have (at the very least) a Bible passage to read and reflect upon. An hour is not too long to set aside for quiet time at a retreat!