Chelsea Crockett

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How to Nurture Your Long Distance Relationship

As most of you know, I am in a long-distance relationship. My boyfriend lives down South, and I live in the Midwest. Long-distance is not easy. At all. When you…

As most of you know, I am in a long-distance relationship. My boyfriend lives down South, and I live in the Midwest. Long-distance is not easy. At all. When you miss your boo, you can’t just drive over to their house and hang. Sometimes we go months at a time without seeing each other in person. Facetime and social media keep it way easier to keep in touch, which is awesome, but there are other ways to keep your relationship strong despite the distance. Here are a few tips, from one long distance-er to another.

Make plans and keep them: This isn’t just plans to travel and see each other. This can be plans to have a Skype date, plans to make dinner together while on the phone, plans to start and finish the same book. This keeps us from feeling like it has been a long time since we saw each other and helps make the time pass faster. It is always fun having something to look forward too! And when you make plans, keep them, just like you would with an actual date.

Be as open and honest as possible: We all know how easy it is to misinterpret messages. When you are feeling sad, lonely, hurt, confused, or just missing your guy, tell him! And make sure he feels he can do the same to you. It is easy to feel neglected or put on the back burner when you are both so busy and have two separate lives. That is why it is so important to be intentional about having meaningful conversations and opening up to one another.

Give them something to remember you by: Whether it is a little note that you stick in his wallet that reminds him how you feel about him, or an item that he can use all the time and remember you by, like a watch. Little reminders of your affection will keep the spark alive and be great reminders of how much you care.

Long distance is tough, but it is also worth it.

Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? How did YOU make it work? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

 

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5 Signs that You’re in the Right Relationship

It’s a pretty terrifying thing to know when the person you’re dating isn’t the one for you.  You know they’re too different from you or that you both are going…

It’s a pretty terrifying thing to know when the person you’re dating isn’t the one for you.  You know they’re too different from you or that you both are going down two totally different paths.  BUT when you meet someone that’s perfect for you, there are certain signs to assure you that you’re in the right relationship!  They do say you know when you know right? 🙂

  • You’re on the same page.  It’s so good to have the same beliefs, morals, and plans as each other.  I’m not saying you can’t differ on things but it’s better to have similar wants and mindsets as one another!
  • Trust.  If you can’t trust the person you’re dating, maybe you should reevaluate why you can’t trust him in the first place.  Maybe something in your past makes it hard for you to trust, but if you truly can’t trust what he’s saying, that’s a major red flag!
  • Openness.  Openness and honesty are two of the best things to have in a relationship.  It’s nice to be with someone that you can tell everything to and rely on them to do the same! 
  • God is the center of your relationship.  This may not be the case for everybody, but for my relationship, I like to keep God in the center.  If you glorify God with your relationship, you’re most likely on the same page and everything else will fall into place!
  • You have fun together.  Nothing’s better than kicking back and laughing till you cry, especially with the person you’re dating.  As important as it is to have those serious moments, it’s just as important to have the fun ones, as well!

Are you in a relationship?  What do you think about these signs?  Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Get Your Life Back On Track!

Life can get pretty crazy at times and it’s easy to lose yourself amongst all of the chaos.  Unfortunately, too many people let themselves get more and more out of…

Life can get pretty crazy at times and it’s easy to lose yourself amongst all of the chaos.  Unfortunately, too many people let themselves get more and more out of hand instead of doing something about it!  Whether it’s in a relationship, with your group of friends, school, work, or your home life, taking control of your life is very important. Chelsea Crockett- stay off social media

Staying off social media for a while can be a healthy cleanse for the mind.  Between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., it’s so easy to get caught up in all the drama.  Try deleting the apps from your phone making it easier to stay away from them.  It’s important to tune into the real world and focus on what’s really going on in life.  Another great way to get your life back in order is to be honest.  When something is bothering, don’t hold all that frustration in.  Talk to others about what is going on.  It’s better to get your feelings out than to hold a grudge.

When it comes to school and work, the best way to stay sane is to be organized.  Write everything down, keep a planner, and do not hesitate to ask questions.  Too many people are afraid to ask their boss or teacher questions to point them in the right direction.  DON’T!  It’ll make your life so much easier!

You’re the boss of your life, so make changes that’ll make yourself happy!

I love you all!

Chelsea

 

 

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Build Up Your Friendship

Knowing you have friends that you can trust and will be by your side no matter what is one of the best things in the world.  I know I’ve had…

Knowing you have friends that you can trust and will be by your side no matter what is one of the best things in the world.  I know I’ve had trouble with finding a group of friends that I really fit in and get along with and can be myself around.  Luckily through church and school, I’ve found some amazing lifelong friends that build me up instead of tear me down.  Not only did it take them to step up to the plate, but also for me to be the best friend I could be to them.  Through that, I’ve learned some helpful tips to being a friend that’s there 24/7.Chelsea Crockett - Friends

  • Listen.  If your friends have had a bad day, take time to listen to them.  Whether it’s a break up with a boyfriend, a bad grade on a test, or a fight with their parents, let them know that they can talk to you about it.  Everyone needs somebody to lean on!
  • Build Them Up.  There’s nothing greater than having someone that believes in you and keeps you on a positive note.  A negative vibe is never good in a friendship.  That only leads to bickering and a not-so-great attitude.
  • Honesty and Trust.  We all know girls are known for gossiping and telling secrets.  Make sure your friend knows she can trust you with anything.  Be as loyal as you can and keep every promise you make.  Trust and honesty are the biggest things in any relationship.
  • Pray For Them.  Prayer is key.  God will never fail you or forsake you.  Telling a friend that you’re praying for them will lighten up their day.  Knowing God is with me and on my side always brings the biggest smile to my face.

Love, Chelsea

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Do angels have hearts?

If you’re asking whether angels have feelings, the answer is yes.  Angels have feelings just as people do and just as God does.  Many Bible passages tell of angels rejoicing…

christian_cross_fish_150If you’re asking whether angels have feelings, the answer is yes.  Angels have feelings just as people do and just as God does.  Many Bible passages tell of angels rejoicing whenever someone first believes in Jesus.  Other tell of angels singing songs of gladness and praise to God.

Angels can also think.  The Bible says they can tell the difference between good and evil.  Satan and his demons used to be good angels, but they choose to do evil.  The Bible also says that angels care about us and that they helped Jesus.

But angels don’t have real hearts because they don’t have physical bodies.

Key verse:  Luke 15:10

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Being a “Noticing Parent” in the midst of Struggling Teens

One of the things that I’ve noticed as a mom with teens is the amount of  pressure that teens are under.  Society tells them that  they have to dress the…

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One of the things that I’ve noticed as a mom with teens is the amount of  pressure that teens are under.  Society tells them that  they have to dress the best, have the best grades, or be a part of a particular group of kids or organization.  As a mom and teacher, I realize that we have the power to encourage the unrealistic ideas or foster healthy, realistic ones.   What can we do to empower kids to be all that they are called to be?

One of my personal goals, as a parent, is to maintain a life of honesty.   Many adults stay away from telling kids about their past.  They think that kids will possibly make the same poor choices they did.  But telling them the truth is not enough.  They need to know that you have grown or learned from the experiences.  Remember, just because you shared a particular mistake with them, as well as what you learned doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t go through the same problem.  Ultimately, their decision-making is their own. 

How can we empower kids and teens to live a life of honesty and good-decision making?  Modeling honesty is important for them to see.  If kids live with dishonest parents, then dishonesty will show up in a kid’s life at some point and on some level.  Also, give kids a foundation for their spiritual development.  Kids need to know that there is a higher purpose for their lives and that there is life after death.  It gives them a peace and a hope for their future. 

Communicating with your child or teen on a regular basis helps them feel that they are not alone.  Kids and teens are under a lot of strain these days.  Be their support and someone they can talk to.  That way, when they do have problems, you will be the one they come to.  You may wonder what you will talk about.  Start with your own experiences.  Their may be some surprising common ground that will begin the process of open and honest communication.  

 If you are a parent who is struggling with the past and present, don’t lose hope.  It is never too late to change your course of life.  While forgiving people that hurt us seems next to impossible during periods of your life, hang in there.  Let yourself process the events and begin finding ways to heal.   Being reactive is a natural response to things that surprise us or catch us off guard.  Being angry and bitter can be an initial response and a coping mechanism for many.  However, anger and bitterness can begin to turn into a poison in your life, if you let it. Take the bitterness and anger and turn it into a passion for change.  Surely, we can celebrate the good that sometimes comes from the bad things that happen.

  I am praying for you today, if you are a parent who is struggling with your past and your present. I have been in that place, myself.  It is when we embrace both, that we can see our future in a new light.  Believe me, if I can kick habits, gain new perspective, and develop a plan for thinking differently, ANYONE CAN.

 

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