God places people in our lives for a reason

From the outside Joe and Cindy looked like the perfect couple – involved in church and ministry, a happy family from all appearances. But inside the walls of their home things didn’t look so perfect. Once they were home, all communication ceased. Their relationship was almost non-existent. But they had learned to put on a… Read more »

Afraid to go home!

A couple who recently came to The Ravines expressed, “We’re afraid to go home!” We get that! The Ravines intentionally provides time away from the day-to-day stressors. No kids, work and minimal electronics. In addition to proven Christian counseling, we provide space for couples to reconnect. Many of us went to church camp as kids… Read more »

Is anyone listening?

  We live in a world which is fast-paced and loud. We have TV, social media, work, kids – we receive more messages in an hour than we can begin to process. When was the last time you sat face to face, looking your spouse in the eye, listening to what they had to say?… Read more »

Ripples of pain. Ripples of hope.

Hope for Troubled Marriages When a marriage breaks up, the ripples of pain seem endless. Beyond the couple, their children, extended families and circle of friends grapple with changes in long-term relationships. Our office gets phone calls almost every day from people in deep pain. They are struggling with addiction, infidelity, verbal and emotional abuse… Read more »

“What about the 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… Read more »