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Relationship Red Flags

Relationships are fun. Having someone you can talk to and spend time with is always a great feeling. But, have you ever been in a relationship and felt a little…

Relationships are fun. Having someone you can talk to and spend time with is always a great feeling. But, have you ever been in a relationship and felt a little uneasy about it? Like, you have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that something is a little off or just isn’t right. Don’t ignore that feeling! It could be a sign that the relationship isn’t meant to be. Here are 5 red flags to look out for while dating.

  1. They don’t initiate hanging out: One of the worst feelings is when you have to initiate every time you guys hang out. He never asks if you want to do something, you always have to ask. Girls like to be pursued! You having to make every move is a sign that the relationship may be a little one-sided.5-relationship-red-flags-large
  2. They’re always “too busy” or “too tired”: We make time for the people we care about and want to see, and if they are always making excuses for why they can’t hang out, that’s a red flag!
  3. They never pay for anything: Splitting the bill at dinner is totally great, but sometimes it also feels great to be treated to dinner! If you are always splitting or even paying for your dates, things need to be re-evaluated.
  4. They take a day or two to respond to a text: We are all busy, and sometimes it takes me a few hours to respond to text messages, but there is a difference between being too busy to answer and taking forever just because you can. Texting games are no fun! If they can answer the text in a timely manner, they should.
  5. All they want to DO is text: This reminds me of me and my first “boyfriend.” All he wanted to do was text and never wanted to hang out! If you’re dating a guy and he is all talk (or text, for that matter) and no action, dump him. If he won’t hang out with you in person, just text you, that is more like a virtual boyfriend, and that’s not what you signed up for!

So, if you just started dating a guy, or if you have been dating them for a few months, watch out for these red flag warning signs. If your guy does these things, it might be time to show him to the door!

XOXO, Chels

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First Date Do’s and Don’ts: Part 2

A few months ago, I uploaded an article on first date do’s and don’ts. It was extremely popular (I even made a video off of it!), so I decided to…

A few months ago, I uploaded an article on first date do’s and don’ts. It was extremely popular (I even made a video off of it!), so I decided to make a part 2! Why not? There are always a few necessities, and a few things you should avoid, on a first date. Here they are!

  • DON’T rush anything. You might be secretly waiting for him to kiss you or wanting him to ask you out right there on the spot, but great things take time! Patience is a virtue. Just wait for the perfect moment that feels right.
  • DO be chill during the date. As girls, we like to overanalyze and over think everything that happens, especially with boys. Our heads may jump to the “OMG he definitely doesn’t like me” kind of thoughts. Just calm down and relax! And most importantly, be yourself!
  • DON’T only talk about yourself. Be engaged and interested in his life. Ask him questions and listen attentively. Yes, he is there to get to know you, but remember you are there to get to know him too!
  • DO be polite and considerate. Saying “please” and “thank you” might seem overrated to you, but I promise it’s not!
  • DON’T be on your phone the whole night. This is a big one. Our generation is obsessed with technology, but we need to know when to put our phones away. If you and your date both do this, there will be more time for getting to know each other, which is the main reason why you’re there!

What other do’s and don’ts do you suggest? Let me know below!

XO – Chels

 

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Bible Verses for Dating Couples

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great…

As a Christian, I strive to have God as the center of all my relationships, including my romantic ones. God’s word gives us great guidelines for growth and a great foundation for relationships and it outlines the core principals of godliniess, purity, and unconditional love in the scriptures. If you are a believer in a relationship with another believer, these 4 verses are great to study in order to strengthen your relationship.

  1. Respect each other: Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” This means that respecting each other’s boundaries, personalities, and thoughts gives couples the ability to humble themselves individually. This gives the relationship the opportunity to mature and for each person to give respect by demonstrating integrity, moral character, and devotion to God.f1cbb692e0c8b0738af1a392901ee2cc
  2. Encourage each other to grow spiritually: 2 Thessalonians 1:3 tells us to encourage our brothers and sisters to seek Christ and to grow spiritually. This shows maturity in relationships and strengthens them. A couple who prays together, goes to Bible study or church together, or fellowships with other believers is helping eachother flourish.
  3. Serve with each other: Hebrews 10: 24 says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” serving together in the community or in church is a great way to use your spiritual gifts to further God’s kingdom, AND to grow your relationship!
  4. Pray for each other and for others: Ephesians 6:18 encourages us to pray for each other and for others, because when we do, we will experience a greater closeness to God and each other.

The Bible encourages us to be in relationships where we are equally yoked, which means of the same faith. Being in a relationship with someone who holds the same beliefs as you really sets you up for success, and gives you a sense of confidence that you are both on the same page when it comes to issues of purity and what you believe.

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Be the Best Third Wheel

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and…

Have you ever found yourself in a room full of couples? Are all of your best friends getting into relationships? This tends to be a trend in high school and college, but don’t fret! It is possible to enjoy third wheeling and it can even be fun! Embrace the situation you’re in and become the best third wheel you can be!

A third wheel means hanging out with your BFF and their boyfriend or girlfriend. While most may seem uncomfortable, you’ve got to look on the bright side! Since your BFF now has a partner, you’ve just gained another friend yourself. It’s like the song says, “Two is better than one!” It’s also a good idea to take note of your friend’s relationship. You can learn the DO’s and DON’Ts of a relationship just by hanging out with them! This way, when it’s your turn to get in a relationship, you’ll know what and what not to do! This can save you from a lot of arguments!

There are a few scenarios to take note of before you third wheel. Avoid romantic dinner dates! If you’re going to tag along on a dinner, go somewhere casual and fun; the more people, the better. It’s also important to know when to dip out. If you feel like your friends want some alone time or you’ve been with them too much, just casually leave! Don’t make it awkward, just come up with something. There’s always a time and a place for this situation.

All in all, being a third wheel isn’t that bad!! Embrace your situation. When the right time comes, you’ll be the one in a relationship.

XOXO,

            Chelsea  

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Bible Dating Advice 101

When it comes to dating, the Bible isn’t the first place you’d think of when looking for dating advice. Usually your best friends or your sister seem like the perfect…

When it comes to dating, the Bible isn’t the first place you’d think of when looking for dating advice. Usually your best friends or your sister seem like the perfect people to get a lesson from on the subject. But believe it or not, the Bible is filled with hundreds of simple tips that all of us should take notes on. Here are three of my favorites :).

First and foremost, Chelsea Crockett - Bible VerseI think one of the most important things in a relationship is building each other up. If you’re getting to know a person that puts you down or isn’t a positive influence, get out of that relationship! 1 Corinthians 13:7 says, “Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preservers.” Live by it!

Romans 12:9 says, “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” This is so important, not just in the dating aspect of your life. If you and your boyfriend/girlfriend “cling to what is good,” your relationship will go much smoother. And for love to be sincere means that everything you do be honest and loyal. If that’s not good advice, I don’t know what is!

One of my absolute favorite verses in the Bible is 1 Corinthians 13:4. It says, “Love is patient, love in kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” Any relationship you have in your life, whether it be romantic or between friends and family, needs patience and kindness. If you live by this, you can’t go wrong!

Good luck :)! – Chelsea

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The Do’s and Dont’s on your FIRST DATE!

Here’s a video about what I’ve learned Not to do on a first date, or even first couple few dates! If you have any other tips for this subject leave…

Here’s a video about what I’ve learned Not to do on a first date, or even first couple few dates! If you have any other tips for this subject leave them below!

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Verses to Pray for your Relationship

When you are dating someone, it is important for Christ to be the center of that relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are in middle school, high school, college or…

When you are dating someone, it is important for Christ to be the center of that relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are in middle school, high school, college or beyond, having a Christ-centered relationship is super important. Here are a few verses to pray to strengthen your relationship, protect it, and to give you hope for the future.

1 Corinthians 12: 4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1-Corinthians-13-4-8

Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, baring with one another in love.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

1 John 3:18 Let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth. (AKA, actions speak louder than words!)

James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry.

Proverbs 14:29 The one who is slow to anger has great understanding, but the one who has a quick temper exalts folly.

1 Corinthians 13:5 [Love] keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as your are doing.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I hope that these verses help encourage and strengthen your relationship! Like I said earlier, keeping Christ the center of your relationship is crucial if you want the relationship to succeed!

XOXO, Chels

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Winter Date Night Bucket List

Sometimes finding date ideas in the winter time can be tedious. You want to stay warm and out of the cold air, but you also want to do fun things…

Sometimes finding date ideas in the winter time can be tedious. You want to stay warm and out of the cold air, but you also want to do fun things with your honey. Here are some fun date night ideas for your and your sweetie for this fall and winter!

  1. Have an indoor campout: Build a blanket fort, roast marshmallows over candles, and watch a movie under the fort! Sounds like a blast to me.tumblr_mau80wRxBp1qgl7lko1_500
  2. Go ice skating: holding hands and slipping all over the ice together is the best way to have a good laugh with each other.
  3. Have a movie marathon
  4. Play board games and eat junk food
  5. Have a hot chocolate party with friends: have each person bring a different kind of hot chocolate to the party. You will all have a blast trying out new flavors and enjoying sweet hot chocolate!

Do any of these ideas sound like fun to you and your beau? Comment below and let me know which ones you plan on doing!

XOXO, Chels

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First Date Dos and Don’ts!

Most of us girls are at that age, beginning high school, starting to drive, etc., and we can’t forget dating!  First dates are a big deal, and I know I’m…

Most of us girls are at that age, beginning high school, starting to drive, etc., and we can’t forget dating!  First dates are a big deal, and I know I’m not the only one that can’t control their nerves when asked out on a date!  Whether you’re secretly crushing on your classmate or making plans with your soon-to-be boyfriend, here are a few quick dos and don’ts for your date!Chelsea Crockett - Dating

  • DON’T be too serious.  Everyone wants to have a little fun!  Make sure you loosen up and don’t be nervous!  I’m sure he’s just as nervous as you are, so keep the conversation alive and going.
  • DON’T bring up past relationships!  If you’re thinking about an ex, maybe you’re not ready to move on just yet.
  • DO be yourself!  Don’t try to be someone you’re not.  If you’re not yourself from the start, then they won’t like you for the real YOU!
  • DO be open to creative date ideas!  Just because your guy’s not the basic “dinner and a movie” type doesn’t mean he can’t come up with a sweet, cute date for the two of you.  Usually those turn out to be the ones you remember!
  • DO dress appropriate for your date.  Just because others girls don’t, doesn’t mean you need to follow in their footsteps.  Wearing a nice outfit will show you have respect for yourself!

Next time you’re asked on a date, remember we’ve all been there!  Keep these tips in mind and you should be just fine!

Good luck! – Chelsea

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Dating in the 21st Century: What’s Your Opinion?

Okay, so picture this. A boy pulls up to your house, walks up your sidewalk, and knocks on your door. Your dad answers the door, the boy shakes his hand,…

Okay, so picture this. A boy pulls up to your house, walks up your sidewalk, and knocks on your door. Your dad answers the door, the boy shakes his hand, and you greet him with a smile. You take his arm and walk to his car, where he opens the door for you. He takes you to a nice restaurant, where you two have a lovely conversation about your likes, dislikes, hopes and dreams. After the meal, he pays the bill and takes you home, where he walks you to the door and you part with a warm smile and a “goodnight.” This routine is repeated a few times and may lead to courtship, and then possibly marriage. Does this scenario sound totally foreign to you or like something out of an old movie? This is what your grandparents called dating.download (1)

Isn’t it crazy how drastically the action of dating has morphed over the years? Now dating is considered texting someone at all hours of the day, and making them your “Man Crush Monday”, and posting cute pictures of you two on Instagram. Staying in and watching movies is a typical date, and going to nice dinners is reserved for birthdays or your “six month anniversary”. We put so much attention on “relationship statuses” on Facebook and Twitter “subtweets”. If we said any of these phrases to our grandparents, they would have no idea what we were talking about, and probably think you were talking in some kind of secret code or language. So, I am curious, what do you wish was different about our dating culture? Do you long for the dates like the one above, or do you enjoy our version of dating?

I know that sometimes I get frustrated with society’s definition of dating, and the expectations that is put on it. Sometimes, society’s view seems so shallow, does it not? Here is what I think, straight up and to the point: Don’t fall into the trap of conforming to any set standard just because it is what society says you should do. We need to set our own relationship standards based on something that doesn’t trend or move, and that is the standards that God has set. Don’t let your views be compromised by popular opinion.

So, like I said, I am curious to hear your point of view. Comment below and tell me your thoughts, because I want to know what you think!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Fun Free Date Ideas

  Are you a little strapped for cash, but long to go on fun dates with your boo thang? Most high school and college kids don’t have money to throw…

 

Are you a little strapped for cash, but long to go on fun dates with your boo thang? Most high school and college kids don’t have money to throw around, so when you find a way to save money and still have fun, you take it! Here are 5 super fun date ideas that are totally free and totally awesome.

  1. Make a blanket fort: Let the inner child in you break free! If the weather isn’t ideal, stay indoors, grab a few blankets, and make a blanket fort! You will both have a blast trying to assemble it, and you can even bring your laptop in there with you to watch a movie in your blanket fort!images (2)
  2. Buy flowers or balloon and give them to random people who need cheering up: Okay, so this one isn’t quite free, but the impact you will make on people’s day is priceless. Run to the dollar store, pick up some balloons and flowers and hand them out to people who are looking down in the dumps. You both will be so happy when you see the looks on people’s faces when you bless their day.
  3. Do touristy things in your own city: A lot of people don’t really explore their home town, which is a shame! Take a free trolley tour, grab a free city map and explore, or research free attractions in your city!
  4. Make a bucket list together: The items you come up with don’t even have to be things that you want to do with each other, but a bucket list can also be a great way to come up with new date ideas! And, you will learn a lot about each other’s hopes and dreams.

Go out and have a blast! Who says dating has to break the bank?

XOXO, Chels

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5 Guys You Should Never Date

Everyone has a type. Maybe your type is “tall, dark, and handsome” or maybe yours is “outgoing and funny”. Although everyone has a “type”, there are certain types of people…

Everyone has a type. Maybe your type is “tall, dark, and handsome” or maybe yours is “outgoing and funny”. Although everyone has a “type”, there are certain types of people you should steer clear of dating. Here are they 5 types of guys you should avoid dating:

1. The Flirt: This type of guy love to get chatty with anyone, from strangers to friends. You want a guy who gives his undivided attention to you, and flirts with JUST you! The last thing you want is to be dating someone who, not only flirts with others in front of you, but also flirts with them behind your back. guys to not date chelsea crockett

2. The Partier: Stay. Away. From. Him. Partying boys are a recipe for disaster. He may seem fun and outgoing at first, but with parties comes bad mistakes and regretful decisions. You want to date a guy who is mature and doesn’t need to go to parties to feel good about himself.

3. The Negative Nancy: He is the guy who can find something negative to say about everything! Living life with someone who is always negative will just bring you down and put a damper on your happiness!

4. The Slacker: He’s the guy who has no dreams, vision, or passion to get up and do anything. Dating this kind of guy is NEVER wise!

5. The Jerk: This one is a given. You deserve more than this kind of guy can offer you! Look for someone who is kind, generous, selfless, and chivalrous. That last thing you want is to be embarrassed about bringing your man in public because you are afraid of how he will act.

So, ladies, who do we steer clear of? Jerks, negagive Nancies, partiers, flirts, and slackers.

XOXO, Chels

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What NOT to Wear When Meeting His Parents

Hold on folks, because here comes…what NOT to wear when meeting his parents! Okay, ladies. Let’s start off with the makeup. Do NOT cake on the makeup. Don’t wear crazy…

Hold on folks, because here comes…what NOT to wear when meeting his parents!

Okay, ladies. Let’s start off with the makeup. Do NOT cake on the makeup. Don’t wear crazy colors or super thick eyeliner, you want them to see you for you! Wear makeup that accents your natural assets. When choosing what shades to wear, neutrals are ALWAYS safe. Go for a light smokey eye and brush on a little blush! Next, do NOT wear a mini skirt or booty shorts. I know that this is a “duuuhhh” for most of you, but I just wanted to point it out! Modest is hottest 🙂Chelsea Crockett

Wear bottoms that come just at or below your knees. Bermuda shorts or ankle pants are always a safe bet! Also, don’t wear items that make you uncomfortable. You don’t want to be fidgeting with your bra strap or pulling your skirt down, you want to be focused on his parents! And finally, do NOT wear low cut shirts. Your boyfriend’s mom does not want to see down your shirt, trust me! (Plus, how totally awkward would THAT be! Im just lookin out for ya!)

Just remember ladies, be confident! Show them the real you. What’s not to love!?

XOXO, Chels

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What to Wear to Meet His Parents

Meeting your boyfriend’s parents can be super nerve-wracking. You want them to like you and you want to make a great impression! Today I am going to tell you what…

Meeting your boyfriend’s parents can be super nerve-wracking. You want them to like you and you want to make a great impression! Today I am going to tell you what to wear when you meet the parents. If you are confident in how you look then your body language will show it!

Now, to be completely honest with ya, I think you can never go wrong with a sweet, conservative look when you meet the parents. Going the classy route is a smart, safe choice. You want to show them that their son is dating a respectable young lady! Wear something that you are comfortable in and that won’t make you fidget. Wear a top with a high neckline or a cute collar! That does

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n’t mean to break out that dusty old turtle neck you hide in the back of your closet, it just means to wear something that doesn’t display your chest (if ya know what I mean). Peter pan collars are always a great idea! They add class and taste to any outfit. If you are meeting them in a warm climate, make sure that your skirt/dress/shorts are an appropriate length. Add pieces to your outfit that reflect your personality! If you are super spunky, throw a cute leather jacket over your ensemble. If you are a vintage sort of girl, toss some retro jewelry into the mix. You want to give his parents a glimpse of who you are!

Here’s a summary of what I would wear: If it were warm outside I would wear a cute casual dress and my combat boots. Simple but totally adorable! I would dress it up with some simple accent  jewelry.

So there you have it! Just remember to be yourself when you meet the parents. You want them to like you for you! Show them your awesome personality. Let your beauty and personal style be the added bonus that gives you confidence and makes you feel good about yourself. I have faith in you! 

XOXO, Chels

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What Does The Bible Say About…Dating?

Dating can be a blast, especially if you are in a Godly relationship, because you are making Jesus look good! Sometimes, in our world, it can be hard to date…

Dating can be a blast, especially if you are in a Godly relationship, because you are making Jesus look

good! Sometimes, in our world, it can be hard to date God’s way, because God’s way isn’t always the

popular way! But I believe in you ladies, and when you are setting a Godly example with your dating

life, others around you will notice and want to be more like you! Here are some tips on what the bible

says about Godly dating.

1. Stay away from temptation. I think you all can catch my drift when I say “temptation”. It means

keep away from things that threaten your purity. Corinthians 10:13 encourages us when it says “No

temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be

tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you

may be able to endure it.” This means that, although you may be tempted to do things you know you

shouldn’t do, God knows you are strong and can overcome them! He is always on your side!

2. I heard this quote once and absolutely loved it, and that is why it is my next point. The quote

says: “A girl’s heart should be so lost in God that a guy must seek Him to find her.” The point that I am

trying to make is that a guy should seek God to find you. Want to know something funny? I pray for my

future husband. Kind of crazy, right? Not really! When you pray for your future spouse, pray that they

are staying strong in their faith and that God is preparing their heart for you, that way when you finally

meet your prince, you will know God has prepared him for you!

3. Take it sloooooooooow. Don’t have a boyfriend? Don’t worry! God’s timing is all his own. When he

wants you to meet someone, you will! In Psalm 37:4, God says “Delight yourself in the LORD, and

he will give you the desires of your heart.” Use the time when you are by your self to try and find

who YOU are, so when you are in a relationship, you know that no one can change you. God works in

mysterious ways, and he will drop your man into your life when you least expect it. Go and enjoy your

life! God has everything under control.

XOXO, Chels

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