Simply Living for Him Retreats

Simply Living for Him Retreat 2017: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus


“As an attendee from last year, it was an encouraging balm and at the same time an iron sharpening to my soul. I was so thankful for Karen’s complete openness and her deep desire to see Women focusing on, serving, and walking with God alone. I was so encouraged in my walk with Christ, and I am praying that I get the opportunity to attend again! Such A Blessing!!!” ~ 2016 attendee

We are thrilled to announce registration is OPEN for the 2017 Simply Living for Him Retreat!

July 13-15, 2017

The Lodges at Gettysburg

Gettysburg, PA


/>please note: there are no refunds on tickets, but you can transfer your ticket for a small fee in the event you can not make the retreat.

This summer we held our first ever Simply Living for Him Retreat. It was far beyond our expectations, and God worked in amazing ways that weekend.
We are so excited to return to The Lodges at Gettysburg in July 2017 for our next retreat! This was the most perfect setting and the perfect place to get away from distractions. The Lodges at Gettysburg has breathtaking views, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and is surrounded by beauty all around. You will not be disappointed!

“Can’t recommend this enough!
Going into it with my thoughts and
left it with His thoughts!
Forever changed!”
~ an attendee from 2016 retreat

“This was amazing today, 30+ ladies. We weren’t focused on things like race, denomination, job status, marital status or who we were voting for. We were focused on one thing, Him, God our father, the only thing that truly matters. Thank you, Karen, for helping me get back to the feet of Jesus. And thank you God for loving me enough to hand pick me to be here.”

~an attendee from 2016 retreat

This weekend was so much more than a ladies getaway. It was a knitting together of 30+ ladies together that would never have crossed paths otherwise.

It was a glimpse of God’s glory and what can happen when we let Him totally lead us, obeying even when we are fearful, and how it looks when women come together for no other purpose but to seek Him.

It didn’t matter where we came from or what we’ve been through….nothing mattered, but Jesus.

I recently did a Q& A here all about the retreat:


Retreat Q&A! Come ask questions and chat about our women’s retreat in July! ALL THE INFO—>

Posted by Simply Living For Him on Monday, January 30, 2017


  • SUPER Early Bird (Only 10 available): $99 until (until August 31st or sold out)
  • Early Bird: Register September 1-December 31, 2016: $109

  • Regular Price Ticket: Register January 2017-May 31, 2017: $115

  • Last Minute Ticket: Register after May 31st  (CLOSES June 30th): $125

    If you would like to attend after June 30th please email to be on the waiting list

Read all about what God did this year by clicking below:

This year our theme will be ‘Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” We will learn how to stay focused on Him in this world that is constantly looking to distract us. 

At the Simply Living for Him Retreat you will:

  • Spend time with other women tired of what this world offers, and want what He offers
  • Get away from the everyday distractions of life and connect with the Lord in a gorgeous setting
  • Learn about living more simply in a complicated world
  • Learn about ways to reduce clutter-both physical and mental
  • Dig into the Word together
  • Worship with other ladies
  • Pray with other ladies
  • Spend time in quiet and rest
  • Fellowship

Included in Your ticket:

  • All retreat sessions, optional sessions, and other group times
  • Worship and prayer times- Robin Miller will be leading us again!
  • An evening by the bonfire
  • Some meals (all lodging at The Lodges provide kitchenettes for other meals) and snacks are provided throughout the retreat.

Retreat runs from Thursday evening until Saturday morning


About Karen DeBeus:

Karen is the author and owner of Simply Living for Him, a blog and ministry committed to encouraging readers to live simply while seeking more of Jesus. She is the author of three best-selling homeschool books and speaker. She founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat in 2016 which gives all women time away from distractions of this world to seek Jesus while learning about living more simply in a complicated world.


Karen DeBeus

Worship with Robin Miller

You will be abundantly blessed by the beautiful voice and heart of Robin Miller who will lead us in worship. Her humble service and voice are truly a gift.


Jackie Foster

Jackie is first and foremost working out her identity and salvation as a beloved daughter of the living God. Brokenness and blessing mark her path of abiding in Christ. In keeping with Romans 8:28, all this works for good in God’s economy as she is given opportunity to share the Word and God’s love with her sisters in Christ.




*Please note: Lodging is not included but The Lodges are giving us a group discount for all of those choosing to stay onsite.

Discount Lodging Available if you stay on site!

As you know lodging is not included in your retreat ticket, but you have plenty of affordable options.

First, The Lodges at Gettysburg is offering a discount (even bigger than last year!) to all our attendees.


You can also choose to stay at a location of your choice- you can still enjoy the retreat with us and stay at a site of your choosing that fits your needs and budget. There are plenty of options in the Gettysburg area that suit all budgets!

The Retreat is just for WOMEN but you may even want to bring your family- there is so much to do in the Gettysburg area that they can enjoy while YOU enjoy the retreat! My whole crew will be there and perhaps the families can even hang out while the ladies are retreating 😉

If you do choose to stay onsite, you can see what The Lodges offers by visiting their website.

Lodging at The Lodges will range from $135.00(Corporals Quarters – sleeps 2) per night, up to $295.00 per night (North/South Lodge sleeps up to 8 using the sleeper sofa). Basically, the more ladies staying in a lodge, the more affordable the rates are.
This works out to just approx. $75 total for lodging for the whole weekend per person with eight ladies sharing a lodge and $135 per person for just two ladies sharing a lodge.

All lodges are gorgeous and include kitchenettes- refrigerators and microwaves- so you can even save $ by bringing food for meals that are not included. (Remember your retreat ticket includes snacks throughout the retreat, refreshment reception and dessert Thursday evening, lunch on Friday, and breakfast on Saturday.)

View all of your options at The Lodges at Gettysburg website.


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There are also plenty of lodging options nearby in Gettysburg for all budgets. You do not have to stay onsite at The Lodges to enjoy the retreat. Some women chose to stay offsite last year and joined us for the retreat only. It is entirely up to you!*Please note the retreat is for women only. All ages welcome (older teens) and this is not just for homeschoolers, moms, or otherwise. All women in all seasons of life are welcome– the only thing you need is a heart seeking Jesus!A glimpse of the 2016 retreat:


  • SUPER Early Bird (Only 10 available): $99 until (until August 31st or sold out)
  • Early Bird: Register September 1-December 31, 2016: $109
  • Regular Price Ticket: Register January 2017-May 31, 2017: $115
  • Last Minute Ticket: Register after May 31st  (CLOSES June 20th): $125


*Please note we do not issue refunds. In the event you can’t make it, you may transfer your ticket for a small fee to another attendee.

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