At every retreat, we schedule an hour of “quiet time” for our ladies. We ask that the ladies make this a sacred and quiet time alone with the Lord–no other entertainment or fellowship allowed. Often, we schedule it after lunch. In order to give them some direction, we give the ladies a Bible study that is related to the theme. The Bible study is written with the understanding that perhaps there will be women who have never really done a Bible study on their own, as well as those who are experienced students of the Bible. The point of this time is to guide the women in reading the Word and to ask questions that will cause them to reflect on how God is speaking to them. It would be tragic if a woman attended a retreat and was so busy interacting with others that she spent no time seeking the Lord on her own.