Q Commons 2019: Create a Better Future

By , Copy Editor| September 19th, 2019|

What is Q Commons? Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for [...]

Three Tips for Creating Positive Connections With Adult Children

By , Contributing Writer| September 17th, 2019|

When I was pregnant with my oldest son, I remember many well-meaning people telling me two things: You have 18 years to teach, guide, and develop this baby into a young man. The next 18 years will fly by, so make the most of every day. The time did fly by, and 18 years is [...]

LIFT: A New Way for Students to Connect at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| September 12th, 2019|

What Is LIFT? We know how much of a struggle the middle school and high school years can be for students and parents. Life pulls teens in so many different directions, and it can be challenging to guide them in the right one. That’s why we have created a new way for students to connect [...]

From Cultural Collisions to Success: Third-Culture Teenagers

By , LPC-Intern at Lifeologie Counseling| September 4th, 2019|

Being a teenager is so hard. Really, being human is hard, period. Whether you are a teen or involved in a teen's life, you can attest to the fact that teen years are some of the most difficult to navigate. Being the parent, teacher, mentor, or even friend of a teenager has unique challenges. There [...]

Five Ways You Can Transform Your Relationships at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| August 29th, 2019|

Relationships take a lot of effort. And even when you put the work in, they can be hard to navigate. But no matter where you and your family have been or where you are, there are opportunities to transform your relationships at Chase Oaks. Here are five ways you can transform your relationships this season! [...]

10 Resources to Strengthen Your Marriage

By , Copy Editor| August 25th, 2019|

We always hear how hard marriage is and how there is a great chance that you will experience divorce in your lifetime. Although marriage can be hard, it can also bring great joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment. To help you and your spouse experience this gift, we have put together 10 resources that will strengthen your [...]

Finding Connection in Groups at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| August 8th, 2019|

Being a part of a healthy community can have a positive impact on our lives. At Chase Oaks, one of our DNA statements is “we don’t go it alone.” We do life together in groups where we feel we can become the best versions of ourselves. Groups at Chase Oaks are spaces where we can [...]

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The Jennifer Schmitt Story: Loving Our Neighbors in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| August 3rd, 2019|

In the spirit of #LoveDoesTheUnexpected, people in our community are loving our neighbors in unexpected ways. Sometimes, loving our neighbors requires us to get out of our comfort zone and do something we didn’t even expect to do. Chase Oaker Jennifer Schmitt found an unexpected way to love her neighbor, starting with a bottle of [...]

Three Toxic Effects of Shame We Can Overcome

By , Copy Editor| July 25th, 2019|

Oftentimes, we put guilt and shame in the same boat. But researchers have found there is a vast difference between guilt and shame. One of the biggest differences is the toxic effects of shame. According to Dr. Brené Brown, guilt is focused on behavior and can be helpful and adaptive as we grow and mature. [...]

Seven Common Questions About Baptism

By , Copy Editor| July 13th, 2019|

If you grew up in the church, you have probably heard or experienced some type of baptism—whether it was watching a Christ-follower be immersed in water or attending a baby’s christening. But if you are new to Christianity or you just recently came back to church, you might have a lot of questions about baptism, [...]