The Ravines Retreat Center - Summer 2016
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If only
If only there was a place for couples when they reach an impasse. Nothing is working ...

The Ravines exists for couples who are in crisis, or just struggling to get back to a healthy relationship. Sometimes the struggles are caused by an issue - an affair, or an addictive behavior. But sometimes it’s simply because no one is paying attention to the relationship. Children, parents, work, money, yes even church can eat away at what was once a great relationship.

For all these reasons and more, The Ravines was established.

Time away can sometimes help. But time away with clear direction with a Christian counselor can make a long-term difference for your family. God is the creator of marriage and He wants yours to thrive.

If this scenario defines your marriage (or the marriage of someone close to you), give us a call at The Ravines. We’re here to help.
219. 864.5063
Join The Ravines Team
Does the idea of The Ravines spark something in you? Would you like to be involved in the mission of providing a safe place where couples can focus on God’s healing for their marriage?

We could use your expertise. Current needs are for:
  • Host couples to spend a weekend at this beautiful facility, providing meals, coffee and friendship to attending couples
  • Occasional airport runs
  • Gardeners to help keep the grounds beautiful
  • Grocery shoppers
The Ravines would not exist without the help of our faithful volunteers. They bless this work with the generosity of their time. To ask about joining this vibrant team, contact Sharon Vree at or call Sharon at 219.864.0300, ext. 195.

Interested in more info about hosting? Contact us about our August 23 Hosts Gathering.

Out of time, but still want to help?
Your financial gift to The Ravines will help us maintain the facility. Gifts can be sent to:
The Ravines, 100 81st Ave. Dyer, IN 46311
Or call 219.864.5063 to give a credit card gift.
Your financial support is making a difference in families.
Words matter
“Kind words are like honey; they are easy to accept and good for your health,” Prov. 16:24.

When was the last time someone said something encouraging to you? We remember those words.

When was the last time someone slayed you with their words? We remember those also.

Read more

September 18, join us!
Join us for a chance to see The Ravines on Sunday afternoon, September 18, from 3 to 5 p.m.

March 9, 2017 Please mark your calendar for The Ravines banquet at The Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake, IN.


God at work
“The Ravines was our last hope. How effective could the counseling be, given our complicated issues?

"We are now equipped to do more than survive, but to thrive. With God’s blessing and strength, we are moving toward a Christ-centered marriage.” March 2016

God uses time at The Ravines to heal on many levels - individuals, marriages and families ...

“I was surprised by how much our family life has improved after coming to The Ravines. It was an eye-opener to see the positive changes in our kids." May 2016

“Jesus was here. He gave us His peace in this place.” June 2016

“You got to the root of our problems in love.” June 2016

"I'm so grateful. I can't believe a local church would do something like this  - care about my marriage."  July 2016


2016 half-way mark
As of June 30, we had 227 couples inquire about The Ravines and 29 couples attend in 2016.


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The Ravines - 100 81st Avenue - Dyer, Indiana 46311 - USA

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