Held and Healed Retreat 2022

Thank you for sponsoring a scholarship for the second annual Held & Healed Retreat!

September 9-11, 2022

At Lake at Cedar Hill
4631 Wengers Mill Road
Linville, Virginia 22834 

Your gift will allow a survivor to attend the Held & Healed Retreat. Held & Healed began as a Facebook community on September 12, 2020. This group has grown to over 2.300 members and we are healing, learning, loving and growing together. The first annual retreat concluded on the one year anniversary of our start date and I cannot wait to see what God has for us in the coming year.

The retreat is hosted by Heather Elizabeth of Held & Healed: Christian Women Rebuilding After Abuse.  (www.HeatherElizabeth.org)

Our guest speakers include Joy Forrest (Called to Peace Ministries), Rebecca Davis (Untwisting Scriptures book series), Clara Hinton (Speaking Out on Sex Abuse Podcast), and Faith Ingraham (Speaking Truth in Love Ministries). 

During our weekend, we will hear stories of how God has held and healed many. We will give you tools to help you on your healing journey. While we place a lot of emphasis on healing from domestic violence, we also address childhood abuse, sexual abuse and spiritual abuse. Survivors and advocates are welcome. 

Each speaker will share a variety of resources she chose on her healing journey. 

Participants will be invited to speak words of love, life, and affirmation over yourself and others as we focus on praiseworthy character traits. 

What words did they need to hear when you were a little girl?

What words did they need to hear as a young woman?

What words did they need to hear as you were faced with betrayal and heartache?

Our hope and prayer is that they will feel seen, heard, loved, validated, and affirmed during our time together. 

We will create community as we meet other women who understand the journey. We will gather around a firepit in the evenings. The retreat venue is a rustic indoor/outdoor setting near a lake. The beauty of creation is so healing for broken and weary souls. 

Cost is $175 until July 1 ($225 after, if space is available). Registration is non-refundable, but is transferable as a scholarship. 

The retreat will kick off at 6:30 on Friday evening, and resume from 10-10 on Saturday (there will be free time with a variety of optional activities between 1-5), and will finish up Sunday from 10-3. 

Lodging is not included in this fee. There are many hotel and Air BnB options nearby. Registration includes three meals (Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday lunch). 
Meet Our Speakers 

Rebecca Davis 
Joy Forrest 
Clara Hinton 
Faith Ingraham

Untwisting Scriptures Author
Here's the Joy Blog
Founder & Director of 
Called to Peace Ministries 
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THANK YOU for giving generously so that a dear survivor can be blessed.