Seven Resources to Empower Parents

By , Communications Resident| September 6th, 2019|

Having kids is one of the greatest joys, but not every day, as a parent, is roses and daisies. In fact, most days look like cheerios and snot, which is a reality we might forget about when dreaming about parenthood. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned mom or dad, having kids can be [...]

10 Budget-Friendly Date Night Ideas

By , Communications Resident| August 30th, 2019|

When was the last time you went on a date with your spouse? Has it become even harder to set aside money and time for date night since getting married?  We understand how difficult it can be to schedule a date night (especially after having kids), but we also know how important it is to [...]

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 [...]

How to Care for Loved Ones with Depression

By , Contributing Writer| August 1st, 2019|

How Depression Affects Families Caring for a loved one with depression is all about love and grace. Growing up, I struggled with fear and low self-esteem. I was a child adults admired since I could play by myself for hours. My sensitive character developed at an early age. And it continued to be shaped by my mother. [...]

Fears That Keep Millennials From Going Deeper in Relationships

By , Young Professionals Resident| July 26th, 2019|

As a young adult, I have found that, the more I seek out friendships and desire connection, the harder it is to create those so-called organic relationships. We were designed for that, right? That’s God’s will for us. It shouldn’t be this hard. We are designed for community, but we also need to put effort [...]

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Finding Connection and Community in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

We were created for community. We were not meant to journey through life alone. But sometimes, finding connection and community can be difficult because it can be hard to find people with whom we can connect and build authentic, healthy relationships. During the season of Love Does The Unexpected, Chase Oaker Ginny Andrews took a [...]

Five Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with God

By , Contributing Writer| February 21st, 2019|

If you Google “ways to deepen your relationship with God,” you will discover that there are 15,100,000 results. That is a large number. This number shows that there are a lot of people who think they know the answer and a lot of people who are searching for it. Of course, all of these are [...]

Three Myths About Sex in Marriage

By , Pastor of Pastoral Care| September 19th, 2018|

Disclaimer: The following blog is written using generalities. It may not apply to every man, woman, or couple. Further, it is written with a typical, emotionally, and physically safe marriage in mind. If you are in a sexually or physically abusive relationship, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or National [...]

Three Ways to Build a Firm Foundation for Your Kids

By , Women's Groups Pastor| September 14th, 2018|

My husband, Tom, and I have had the privilege of raising three amazing daughters. We started “parenthood” in our early 20s and made plenty of mistakes along the way. To say we didn’t have a clue of what we were doing is a fair statement, and we remain in awe of the amazing women Brittney [...]