The Ravines January 2018
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"What about your children?"
“How are your kids dealing with what's going on in your home?” is a question we often ask couples considering The Ravines. Some call us as they are trying to decide if they want to stay in their marriage. "Have you thought about how this decision will affect your kids?"

In 2017, we know 193 children were impacted when their parents made the courageous decision to come to The Ravines for help. One Dad said, "I knew it would help our marriage, but I was surprised at the difference it made in our children."
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What does it take?

Several years ago God placed the vision of this ministry on the hearts of several people. With lots of hard work from the board, Executive Director and many friends of the ministry, The Ravines Retreat Center was born. The right facility was found and repurposed, and months of legal and government paper work was completed. Since the 2009 opening till the end of 2017, The Ravines has served 334 couples. We estimate that 75-80 percent of our "grads" are still together and working on their marriages.

Our team (volunteers and staff) is committed to serving our couples. We often tell them, "It's a beautiful place for you to do some very hard work."

It requires about 60 volunteers to keep The Ravines running, from host couples to grocery shoppers to airport drivers. Our host couples are the key to the couples' experience. They serve, pray and are available if the couple wants to engage with them. Winter is an especially difficult time to fill our hosting gaps. It's a very busy time for The Ravines. Maybe just "getting through" another round of holidays convinces couples to do something about their issues. It's also a time when our counselors are more available. Add those two issues to the fact that many of our hosts like to escape the winter weather to go to Florida for a time, and we have our own "perfect storm."  If you've ever considered hosting, please contact us to have your questions answered. You will be part of something very special.

"Our experience at The Ravines saved our marriage. We found healing in our relationship and we are continuing to improve."  May 2016 
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Celebrating God's Work

If you are local (and even if you're not), we'd love for you to join us for our annual CELEBRATION BANQUET. Please call our office to reserve your space for this evening of celebration of God's good work through The Ravines.

Thurs, April 12, 2018
Lighthouse Restaurant
Cedar Lake, IN 6:30 pm
Please consider joining us.

Meet the Team
YOU are a big part of our team. We count on you to pray, serve and give.

(L-R) Gary Meyer is our Operations Manager. Gary oversees the facility, coordinates our hosts and comes up with amazing menus to serve our guests.

Marilyn Miller walks with our clients through the process of coming to The Ravines.

Dana Smith is our new Business Manager. Dana is refining office systems and using her creative talents to help get the word out about The Ravines.

Patti Jabaay oversees all facets of the ministry as Executive Director.
Questions about joining  the Team?
We continue to need host couples, airport drivers, grocery shoppers and people who want to help keep our grounds beautiful. 

For more information, email Gary Meyer 
or call him at 219.864.0300, ext. 195.
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