Deeper Still - Living Alternatives - Illinois & Indiana

Deeper Still Retreat

We offer a free 3-day retreat called Deeper Still to provide you with a safe, confidential, and secure place to work through the emotions and realities of living with a past abortion. Many who attend this retreat report being able to find the healing and restoration they are looking for.

Upcoming Retreats:

  • April 12 – 14, 2024
  • July 26 – 28, 2024 (Women Only)
  • October 11 – 13, 2024
We believe in a higher power. That higher power we define as God. We believe that God can bring healing to people in a variety of ways. We have found that the retreat setting is one of the most tranquil and peaceful settings available to help both women and men experience the peace and healing their soul seeks.

The Retreat Advantage

Do you have an abortion wounded heart? Our heavenly Father is full of mercy, grace and compassion. He longs to see the wounded and grief-stricken healed and set free from their captivity. The Bible teaches in Isaiah 61:1-3 that God has anointed us, His people, to bring good news to the afflicted, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and to bring freedom to the prisoners. Further it says that we are to comfort all who mourn, to give a garland of beauty instead of ashes, to anoint with the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and to place a mantle of praise where there has been a spirit of fainting.

This scripture is the backdrop for our Deeper Still retreats.

God can bring healing to people in a variety of ways, but we have found that a retreat setting is one of the most conducive venues to help women go to deep places of healing in a short amount of time.

  • You get away from familiar routines & responsibilities for a whole weekend
  • You can stay focused on the necessary healing tasks without disengaging
  • You join a small community of women on a similar journey
  • You can relax in a beautiful and comfortable setting
  • You experience a Christ-centered spiritual make-over
  • You are part of a safe and confidential community
  • You are well fed from God’s word
  • You are well fed from the wonderful food we serve
  • You receive deeper levels of healing and freedom
  • Your destiny in God is re-ignited
  • You go home a different person than when you came

So, what’s not to love?

Here are a few comments made by other participants who have attended our retreat:

“There are no words to describe the overall experience. I am still experiencing so much freedom, so much joy. I’ve been set free by the grace of God. Bless you all for helping me to find this freedom!”
“Before that retreat, I didn’t know if I could stand to live another day. Now, every day truly is a gift from God, beautifully packaged and full of surprises that are custom designed to bless my life. Experiencing this new life makes me want it for everyone, but especially for women who have had so much stolen from them, as I did.”

Attend a Retreat

You can find more information in our Registration Packet including a retreat schedule and description of what takes place each day, as well as answers to other Frequently Asked Questions.  You will need to read through all of these documents but the 2 forms that you will need to print off, fill out and mail back or fax in, are the Confidential Intake Application and Participant Release Form.

There is no registration fee to attend a Deeper Still retreat.
When we receive your Application and Liability Release Form, we will send you a confirmation letter to complete your registration.

For more information about DeeperStill Retreats or to Submit your forms, please contact:

Laurie Haynes, Retreat Facilitator 
Laurie has been involved with Living Alternatives since 2002.  She is the Director of Post Abortion Services for Living Alternatives and was one of the founding team members who brought Deeper Still to Central IL.  Laurie attended her own Deeper Still retreat in October 2013 and experienced an even deeper measure of healing than she had previously.  She is passionate about helping others find lasting freedom from the guilt, pain, and shame of a past abortion.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (309) 212-1442
Address: 127 N Williamsburg Drive, Bloomington, IL 617040

Retreat Testimonies