New Season. Same Reason.

September 23, 2023 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Change is upon us. Just as nature transitions from the vibrancy of summer to the contemplative hues of autumn, our lives often undergo similar shifts. We understand that life’s challenges can leave us feeling broken, uncertain or in need of direction. But here’s the beautiful truth: just as the leaves transform, so can we.

Maddox and Rose

This first weekend of fall, embark on a journey of self-discovery, growth and faith. This women’s retreat explores how brokenness can birth positive change when remaining rooted in faith.

Connect with like-minded women who share your spiritual journey and delve into the power of faith and how it can fortify us during times of change. Through uplifting discussions, a shared meal, a unique creative therapy experience and more, discover how brokenness can become a catalyst for growth and transformation.

You can’t control life’s seasons. But when your roots are grounded is His soil, your reason never waivers.

During this half-day retreat, you will...

Join Stephanie and Shannon for a Broken and Beautiful half-day retreat where together they inspire, empower and help women transform into the beautiful and restored people God calls them to be. Dive into Scripture, let your creativity spark during a memorable creative therapy session, enjoy a shared meal and meet other women who are navigating new seasons but determined to remain rooted in the same reason.

New Season. Same Reason.

September 23, 2023 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Louisville, Kentucky

New Season. Same Reason


New Season. Same Reason. welcomes any woman who is looking to deepen in their faith journey, embracing their brokenness and finding beauty in it! On the first weekend of fall, join us as we embrace life's seasons but remain rooted in the same, consistent reason.

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The half-day retreat takes place in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky at Maddox + Rose, 900 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40206. Parking is available for attendees and both the retreat and optional Candle + Coffee experience will take place on location.

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Our half-day retreat allows you to connect and grow alongside fellow Christian women in our community. Enhance your experience by adding the optional Candle + Coffee morning session, creating an even more enriching start to your day.

Retreat Package Options

Embark on a journey, where brokenness pivots to change and faith strengthens your resolve. Mark your calendar for an unforgettable experience that will leave you refreshed and ready to embrace the new season ahead.

Half-Day Retreat

September 23 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Join us for 4 hours of reflection, laughter, creativity, and connection as we welcome our new seasons with strength and determination. Attendees will:

Candle + Coffee Experience

September 23 | 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

$45 (Optional Add-On)

Maddox + Rose is known for their handmade candles. Attendees who’d like to include the optional Candle + Coffee Experience will:

Meet Stephanie + Shannon

Two women who seek to remain connected to the vine, Stephanie and Shannon met by Divine Appointment at a retreat themselves (a writer’s retreat, that is). Through their mutual love for Jesus and joint passion for writing, a budding friendship emerged, creating a new season in both of their lives… one that helps other women embrace their brokenness and embark on a journey to beautiful wholeness. Together, they bring wisdom, authenticity and a genuine desire to help women grow through their Broken and Beautiful Retreats. 

Stephanie Feger

Stephanie Feger

Stephanie has had quite the journey to discipleship. A woman of faith her whole life, it was in middle of the night moments when God called her to a deeper conversation with Him. In the thick of pregnancy insomnia and work stress, Stephanie found her fingertips on the keyboard, typing through a conversation that God begged her to have with him. She didn’t expect her writings would be the beginning of a book, that book the beginning of a business, and that business the beginning of many relationships, including the one that invited her to meet Shannon.

Shannon Carroll

Shannon Carroll

A woman of faith, Shannon grew up in a Christian family and the church. But it took the broken experiences of miscarriages, PTSD and her husband’s bizarre, stress-induced amnesia to bring her through to a place of beauty and purpose. Shannon serves as a pastor’s wife and homeschool mama and approaches life often through her lens as a registered nurse and wellness educator. Be inspired by her love for the Lord and her raw vulnerability in sharing. Shannon knew from the first time she met Stephanie that God had something super special planned for their relationship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every woman who attends a Broken and Beautiful Retreat becomes an active participant in a truly transformative experience. This half-day retreat includes two God-centered sessions, a delicious lunch, a creative therapy experience and individual and group reflection time. 

Stephanie loves calling her God-given talent creative therapy, but rest assured she is no therapist. Stephanie deepened her relationship with God through creating wreaths that funded her book dream. Out of it came a passion for teaching others the power of creativity. Now, her workshops integrate creative elements, and she connects the final takeaway to the full experience of the retreat. Each retreat has a Creative Therapy element, but artistic ability isn’t required! Just you, an openness to hear God working in your life and a willingness to try something new is. 

Our goal is for you to be comfortable, so feel free to dress casual!

Maddox & Rose is known for their custom-made candle experience. For ladies who are looking to include an additional morning experience to their half-day retreat, this is an option. From 9-10:30 a.m., those who register for this option will be able to enjoy coffee and pastries while selecting (or creating) their own scent from over 80 scent options and making a candle! This add on option is limited to 30 ladies. 

This half-day retreat begins promptly at 11 a.m., so plan to arrive around 10:45 a.m. so you can park and grab your spot. 

For those attending the Candle + Coffee experience, plan to arrive at 9 a.m.

Due to the intimate nature of the retreat, we do not offer refunds. 

Well we are delighted that you are interested! Yes, there are other ways that we are supporting women in our community and we’d love for you to take part. In fact, our signature 2-night retreat is taking place November 10-12 and it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. Here’s a link to learn more! We are working on the 2024 retreat schedule so be sure to use the link below to connect with us an be the first to know about forthcoming experiences.

Stephanie and Shannon would love for you to explore their backgrounds and offerings. Visit their websites to learn more about each of these women who will be pouring into you at the retreat.

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