You know how hard it can be to fight the good fight of faith when everyday troubles seem larger than life. I know what it is to fight against emotional, mental, and spiritual battles–it is from this perspective much of my writing comes. We’re mothers, ministry leaders, married women, working women…all trying our best to […]

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Clean Home, Messy Heart

About the Book Motherhood can be a confusing time of turbulence for women losing the fight for contented peace in Christ. With our mouths we bless the Lord, but with our hearts we curse the tantrums, rebellions, and arguments with our children. This inner turmoil and bitterness can leave us feeling guilty, isolated, depressed and […]

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Speaking & Teaching

  Are you searching for a Christian women’s speaker/teacher for your next event? I’m available for speaking at conferences, bible studies, groups, workshops, and virtual/pre-recorded conferences. Where Am I Located? I currently reside in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina. I am available for travel, presuming scheduling is not a conflict. I am also available to […]

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“That Upcycled Life” | New YouTube Series

Coming to YouTube Spring 2018! That Upcycled Life is a new YouTube show which invites viewers into the workshop of host Christine Chappell (owner of Carolina & Country) as she walks through the trial and error process of upcycled design. From thrift store find to home decor treasure, viewers will watch the process from start […]

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Walking Through the Dark Part 2: Live Video Series on Depression

May 25, 2018 | No Comments

Can real Christians experience real depression? Could being depressed be a sign that they aren’t a child of God? Is the Christian’s ultimate goal wellness and recovery, or is there something deeper God is doing through our pains? (click here to watch Part II on YouTube) In this session of Walking Through the Darkness, I […]

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Walking Through the Dark Part 1: Live Video Series on Depression

May 24, 2018 | No Comments

Have you ever been guilty of jumping to conclusions about the cause of someone’s depression? Do you feel a sense that your companionship during that time requires your ability to know how to fix the other person? If you haven’t experienced the darkness of depression yourself, is it possible to soften your heart to the […]

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Brief Biblical Counseling Overview & Resource Audio

April 7, 2018 | No Comments

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/426135360-christine-m-chappell-brief-biblical-counseling-overview-resources-talk-at-jc-cares-april-2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this audio, I give a brief overview of biblical counseling to a group of Care Coaches at JC Cares (jccares.us) in Easley, South Carolina. The talk aims at encouraging the Care Coaches to desire to grow in their ability to administer Christ-centered, biblically […]

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Finding Freedom from Mom-Envy (Seeking the Still Video)

March 22, 2018 | No Comments

In this Facebook LIVE recording, I share a message on the topic of “mom-envy,” exploring what it is, what the Bible calls it, ways it manifests itself in our lives, and how we can work in tandem with the Word and the Spirit for lasting heart change. This video was hosted by Laura Fleetwood, author/podcast […]

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How to Handle Walking Through Depression (Thrive Moms Video)

March 19, 2018 | No Comments

Walking through depression can be a dark, deep, lonely season of life–especially for mothers. It’s a topic I’ve written about in a number of ways, and a battle I continue to fight against by faith with every ounce of strength I am afforded by the Spirit. In this most recent video feature at Thrive Moms, […]

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Overcoming Anger by Grace

Overcoming Anger by Grace (Thrive Moms Video)

March 15, 2018 | No Comments

Do you struggle with your anger? I know I do. Anger is something we all battle against in our daily lives, and can often be a tremendously destructive wrecking ball in our personal relationships. But more than that, our anger can signify more dangerous issues at hand: a desire to “play God.” The truth is, our […]

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My Name is Beloved: Finding Identity in Mental Illness by Christine Chappell

My Name is Beloved: Finding Identity in Mental Illness

January 7, 2018 | No Comments

I was privileged to share a piece of my heart at John Piper’s website DesiringGod.org last September, after a traumatic hospitalization and diagnosis of bipolar disorder II. If you or a loved one battles the weaknesses arising from mental illness, I would invite you to take a moment to read and reflect upon God’s mercy, compassion, and […]

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4 Life-Changing Truths About God that Move Us from Chaos to Courage

July 5, 2017 | No Comments

If you find yourself in a season of chaos, let me first tell you that I understand completely. I have found myself in such a season, and it is not for the faint of heart. Yet even in these challenging times, we have an unique opportunity to put our faith into action. There is something about […]

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5 Steps to Fighting Emotional Strongholds | Christine M. Chappell

5 Steps to Fighting Emotional Strongholds (I Choose Brave Feature)

June 19, 2017 | No Comments

Thankful for the invitation to write for Katie Westenberg and her powerful blog I Choose Brave. This article dives into a message I delivered at the Made Well Women’s Conference last year as well as a podcast interview I recorded with Tiffany Milligan Castleberry of A Mom’s Mission Field. If you’re accustomed to saying you […]

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When Mom Falls Away from Grace (Thrive Moms Feature)

May 1, 2017 | No Comments

This article originally appeared at Thrive Moms on April 25, 2017. Christine M. Chappell is a contributing writer for the Thrive Moms blog, the author of “Clean Home, Messy Heart: Promises of Renewal, Hope, and Change for Overwhelmed Moms”, and is currently pursuing her biblical counseling certification. She stood in the dark doorway sobbing over an […]

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“Stop Struggling, Start Fighting” A Mom’s Mission Field Podcast Interview

March 31, 2017 | No Comments

Having a hard day of motherhood? Walking through a dark spiritual valley? Finding yourself in a fall/winter season of marriage? I’m so thankful for the opportunity to talk about REAL & HARD things with Tiffany at A Mom’s Mission Field in this new podcast episode. In the episode, I share a bit of background about my book, […]

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Knowing When to Walk Away (Thrive Moms Feature)

March 22, 2017 | No Comments

This article originally appeared at Thrive Moms on March 21, 2017. Christine M. Chappell is a contributing writer for the Thrive Moms blog, the author of “Clean Home, Messy Heart: Promises of Renewal, Hope, and Change for Overwhelmed Moms”, and is currently pursuing her biblical counseling certification.   I couldn’t remember the last time I had bent down to feel velvety […]

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