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Dating Etiquette 101

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, first dates are scary business. You are putting yourself out there, and even though you have probably texted them a bunch…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, first dates are scary business. You are putting yourself out there, and even though you have probably texted them a bunch or chatted with them in person, your first date is a totally different ball field. It is all about making a good impression and keeping your wits about you. Dating etiquette is much more than saying please and thank you and putting your napkin on your lap during dinner. Here are the basics on everything you need to know about dating etiquette to help you make a fab impression on your date.

Be on time: Please please pleeeease. There is no bigger annoyance than a late date. Be respectful and be on time, don’t keep them waiting! If you are running behind, text them and keep them updated on your status.IMG_3938

Put your phone away: Unless there is a big family emergency that requires you have your phone handy, put it away. Your friends will understand if you respond to their text in a few hours instead of right away. When you have your phone out during a date it gives off the message that they aren’t your main focus and they aren’t as important as what is going on on your phone.

Make eye contact: Giving someone eye contact lets them know you are interested in what they have to say and shows them respect. If you avoid eye contact they may think you are bored or aren’t into them.

Be attentive and ask questions: Really listen to what they have to say and try to give them your input. Also, ask them questions to keep the dialogue going. Feedback shows them that you’re really listening and want to hear what they have to say.

Manners are hard to come by these days, so when you show that you have good ones, you will be even more of a total catch! Plus, it will most likely knock the socks off of your date.

XOXO, Chels

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5 Signs Your Boyfriend is Too Clingy

Have you ever dated a guy that was, well, a bit too clingy? Are you wondering if your current BF is just that? First, let me define clingy. I mean,…

Have you ever dated a guy that was, well, a bit too clingy? Are you wondering if your current BF is just that? First, let me define clingy. I mean, he is jealous when you spend time with friends, he is insecure about your feelings towards him, that sort of thing. A clingy boyfriend is one that is not fun to be around. Here are a 4 signs your beau is a bit too clingy and what to do about it.

  1. He is always blowing up your phone: Even when you are at a friend’s house, out to dinner with family, shopping with your sister, he is always texting or calling you. When you are not together, your bf won’t leave you (and your phone) alone. This could be a sign that he is insecure and jealous. If he is always trying to keep tabs on you, that is a red flag!
  2. All of his friends have vanished: And now you are his only friend. He has given up all of his other friends just to be with you. He doesn’t want to spend time with anyone else but you. BEEP BEEP, red flag ahead!resized_y-u-no-meme-generator-clingy-boyfriend-y-u-no-leave-me-alone-938a07
  3. You constantly need to reassure him you like him: No matter how many times you say it, they want you to say it just one more time. We all need reassurance that our boyfriend/girlfriend has feelings for us, but not on a hyper-frequent basis. Like a few times every few hours. They feel insecure about your feelings for them and just want to make sure that you still like/love them. This is not healthy, and odds are, they will never feel reassured enough to feel secure in the relationship.
  4. He is more interested in you than you are in him: This is the icing on the cake. If your BF is needy or clingy, and it annoys the daylights out of you, odds are he is more into the relationship than you are. If your boyfriend texting you a few times a day to check on you is cute to you, then then this scenario isn’t the case! You are both mutually invested in the relationship. But, if you find the constant check-ins, and clinginess to be obnoxious and downright annoying, it’s time to cut him loose.

If any of these points sound like your boyfriend, then he is what we would classify as clingy. Like I said earlier, if you like your man to only want to hang out with you and text you constantly, then a clingy guy is right for you! But, if you like to have space and freedom to hang out with people without getting a million texts or being checked-in on constantly, then a clingy guy is not your cup of tea.

XOXO, Chels

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How Your Relationship With Your Mom Changes Through the Years

As you grow up, your relationship with your mom changes. She goes from being an authoritative figure to a friend. Once you move out of the house you start making…

As you grow up, your relationship with your mom changes. She goes from being an authoritative figure to a friend. Once you move out of the house you start making your own decisions and forging your own path, free from you mom’s care. You start to realize that all of the lessons she was trying to teach you were actually super relevant, and you wish you would have listened just a little bit harder. In honor of Mother’s Day I thought I would talk about how your relationship with your mom changes as you grow up. I think a lot of you can relate to these!

  1. You listen to her advice…and you take it: When you are a teenager it can be hard to take mom’s advice because you think you know best. Boy are we wrong! Mother knows best. Moms are some of the wisest people on the planet. Be willing to listen to their advice, and when you need advice, ask for it!FullSizeRender (57)
  2. You care about her dating advice: When we are younger it is easy for us to get defensive about who we are “dating” and don’t want to hear what they have to say about them because, well, they are totally right and you don’t want to admit it. As you mature you start seeking her advice about dating and ask for her opinion.
  3. You can agree to disagree: Odds are, you and your madre don’t always see eye to eye on everything. When you are younger, disagreements can quickly turn into crying fits and “you just don’t understand mom!!!”. Actually, girlfriend, she DOES understand. And as you grow up, you learn to pick your battles and disagreements no longer end with you slamming your door in angst.
  4. You do adult things together: Like going on walks in the park. Or going grocery shopping. Or going to lunch or getting coffee. See what I mean? You mom becomes more like a BFF. And that is awesome. You actually enjoy getting to clean up the kitchen and empty the dishwasher together because it is a time that you two get to talk.

My approaching college days are making me realize how much my relationship with my mom has changed over the years and how much more it will change after I leave. One thing I know is that my mom is one of my very best friends, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

XOXO, Chels

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The Importance of Finding a Christian Boyfriend

Dating is a tough process. Whether you’ve dated someone for a week or a year, you know how hard it can often get. I’ve always been told the importance of…

Dating is a tough process. Whether you’ve dated someone for a week or a year, you know how hard it can often get. I’ve always been told the importance of finding someone who is on the same page as you physically, mentally, but most important, spiritually. Being in a relationship that revolves around God is a priority that every Christian should consider.Chelsea Crockett - Christian Relationship

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 says, “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.” Then again in verse 7 it says, “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” There are so many verses in the Bible that give us direction on how love and relationships should be. Dating someone who is in the Word knows that your relationship should be patient, kind, free of envy, etc. Of course, another perk to seeking a Christian boyfriend is being on the same page physically. Setting boundaries is a very important step in a relationship. It saves you a lot of stress, pain, and temptation!  

I came across a quote online that “a Christian relationship is not the same thing as a relationship revolving around Christ.” This mindset changed my viewpoint on how a Christ-like relationship should be. Find someone who shares your values and wants to not only better themselves for you, but more importantly for God!

Love, Chelsea

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Teen Tips: What to Wear When Meeting the Parents

A short time ago I wrote a blog about beauty tips when meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time, and in the blog I promised to write another one…

A short time ago I wrote a blog about beauty tips when meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time, and in the blog I promised to write another one on what to wear when meeting the parents. Well, I aim to please! Here are my tips on how to make a good first impression with what you wear.

  1. Plan ahead: Your guy has told you when and where you will meet his parents, so now it is time to plan out your outfit! Planning ahead helps you feel more prepared and gives you time to pick the perfect outfit and try things on to make sure they look good together. Picking out what to wear a few hours before you are supposed to meet them is a recipe for disaster!
  2. Choose something new: This is a special occasion, so dress like it! Don’t wear your favorite shirt that your boyfriend always sees you in, pick something that is fresh and new. He will love seeing a different side of you, and wearing something fresh will make you feel stylish and confident.FullSizeRender (47)
  3. Wear statement shoes: Keep your outfit simple. Not flashy, not lots of patterns or prints, just simple. But, that doesn’t have to be the case with shoes! A good statement shoe is a great way to impress his momma.
  4. Colors are cool: If you have a colorful personality, wear color! You don’t have to keep colors muted if that isn’t your style, let your personality shine through! This can be something as simple as colored accessories or, like we said earlier, shoes!
  5. Keep it classy: This is the most important tip! Make the best impression possible on his parents by keeping your outfit tasteful and classy. Make them proud that their son is dating such a classy gal! Tight pants may make you feel confident and super fine, but they may not be the best choice for your first meeting. Pair them with a flowy shirt to offset them

Meeting the parents can be fun and exciting! Let your personality shine, and just be yourself!

XOXO, Chels  

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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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How to Handle Jealousy in your Relationship

When you are in a relationship, are you a jealous person? Meaning, when you see your dude talking to another girl in class, does it make you feel possessive of…

When you are in a relationship, are you a jealous person? Meaning, when you see your dude talking to another girl in class, does it make you feel possessive of him and maybe a bit mad at the other girl for talking to him? He’s yours after all, right? Wrong. Ladies, we need to keep our jealousy in check. Feeling a little jealousy is natural, but snooping his Instagram and checking his texts when he isn’t looking is NOT. That could ruin your relationship, plus it is just exhausting worrying about him talking to other girls. Here are 4 ways to help you become less of a jealous person.jealousy

  1. Be honest: Let your boyfriend know you that you have been feeling jealous. Open up to him! In healthy relationships, you two are a team! He should be open to hearing what is on your mind, and he should want to help you overcome these feelings and work with you on it.
  2. Ask friends for advice: Odds are, they have felt some jealousy themselves. Your gal pals will know how to be supportive and lend an ear to hear you out. They may even have some tips on what helped them overcome jealousy.
  3. Take a step back: Step back and look at your relationship. If time goes by and your feelings of jealousy don’t ease, your boyfriend might be the culprit. He may be acting certain ways that he shouldn’t with girls that make you suspicious or jealous. Your feelings of jealousy might not be your doing! Look at your relationship from another perspective and be honest with yourself on whether your relationship is still healthy and positive.
  4. Stop snooping: As girls, we are great social media stalkers. We can find out anything! But, once you start social media snooping on your bf, it is hard to stop. Stop playing detective! It isn’t healthy! You should be able to trust him and his behaviors and interactions on social media. If not? See step 3.

Jealousy is not a fun feeling! I hope this helps you overcome your jealousy, once you do you will feel so free!

XOXO, Chels

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Stress, Is It Really Worth It?

Unfortunately, stress is happening everywhere, all the time.  Whether it’s in your family, your friend group, school work, or in a relationship, stress can be hard to avoid.  Although it’s…

Unfortunately, stress is happening everywhere, all the time.  Whether it’s in your family, your friend group, school work, or in a relationship, stress can be hard to avoid.  Although it’s easy to come by, is it really worth our time?  Let’s investigate.

Think about that boy you were talking to at school.  You felt like things were going great, but he never seemed as interested as you did.  You constantly thought about what you were doing wrong, when in reality he wasn’t ready for a relationship.  Nothing you did was wrong, and yet, you spent sleepless nights stressing over it.  Is that guy really worth your happiness and time?Chelsea Crockett- Matthew 6 34

We spend hours a week worrying and stressing over things that may not even come true or weren’t even a problem in the first place.  Although it’s hard not to stress, keep it to a minimum and learn to move on quickly.  Life has too many amazing opportunities and caring people in it to worry about the people that aren’t worried about you.  Don’t give stress your time of day.  Instead, go for a run, have a long talk with friends, or do something to take your mind off the given situation.

Life is beautiful!  Kick stress to the curb, it isn’t worth your time!

Love,

Chelsea

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4 Ways to Pray for your Future Husband

Want to know the best possible thing you could do for your future husband? Pray for him. You may not meet him for many years, or you may already know…

Want to know the best possible thing you could do for your future husband? Pray for him. You may not meet him for many years, or you may already know him, but whatever the case, it is really important to keep him in your prayers. Wouldn’t you like to think that he is praying for you, too? Here are some ways that you can pray for your future husband to encourage and strengthen him, wherever he may be, because he is the future head of your house and the future father of your children. He needs some prayer, ladies!

  1. Pray for his relationship with God. Like I said, he is the future head of your house and father to your children, so you want a strong man of God in the position of husband.tumblr_m4c1guYyY81rvjm9wo1_500
  2. Pray for your husband to make wise choices. Pray that he is being smart with the decisions he makes right now in his teen years and that he is wise with where and who he spends his time with.
  3. Pray that he as the power to resist temptations, whatever they may be. At this time in our lives, there is a lot of temptations! Pray that he resists them now and throughout his young adulthood so that when he meets you he is wise and pure.
  4. Pray for him to pray for you! How would it be to have your future husband out there praying for you right this second? Praying for all of the things that you pray for him about? How encouraging!

It is SO important to pray for your future hubbies, ladies! Pray for him and see how God will bless your relationship when you finally meet.

XOXO, Chels

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Tips for Surviving a Long Distance Relationship

Are you in a long distance relationship? When I talk to my friends who have been in or are in one, they say that it is really tough. When you…

Are you in a long distance relationship? When I talk to my friends who have been in or are in one, they say that it is really tough. When you are dating someone, you want to be with them and spend a lot of time with them, but when you are in a long distance relationship, you only get to see your boo thang every once in a while. Here are some tips for my ladies who are strolling down the “long distance relationship” road.

  1. Forget the haters. Those people that tell you your relationship will never work? Don’t pay them any attention. Surround yourself with people who will bring you up and support you and help you through the times that you are missing your boy so bad it hurts.4f60dbba30514.preview-300
  2. Plan phone/Skype dates. Communication is important in any relationship, but even more so in long distance relationships. Make plans for a Skype date, like a time and day. Dress up, put on some makeup, do your hair, and act like you are really going on a date. Talk about any and everything with them.
  3. Have a life. What I mean is, don’t sit around the house and mope about missing your boy toy, and don’t not go out and have fun because you think that you can’t because you have a boyfriend. Trust is big, so trust your guy to be able to go out with his friends and have a good time. At the same time, he needs to trust YOU too.

You can do it, ladies! As my boy Hunter Hayes would say “Love don’t know what distance is.” You got this.

XOXO, Chels

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Ready for a Boyfriend…or Nah?

A lot goes into a relationship.  Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as some may think.  It’s important to make sure you and your significant other are ready and mature enough…

A lot goes into a relationship.  Unfortunately, it isn’t as easy as some may think.  It’s important to make sure you and your significant other are ready and mature enough before jumping into things.  You want the best relationship possible, right?!  Although I am no expert on relationships, I do have a few pointers to see if you’re ready for a boyfriend….or nah!

  1. If you feel like you need a boyfriend to make you feel complete, then you are not ready. You need to find out who are truly are before relying on another person. Knowing yourself is the first step to being happy.
  2. Sexual relationships are the wrong kind of relationships. A relationship should be based off a sense of friendship, making the other happy, and truly loving them for them! If your relationship is only based on sex, then you’re in it for the wrong reasons.
  3. It’s important to accept people for who they are. If you start to pick out everything that is wrong about someone, then you will eventually make yourself miserable in the relationship. Everyone has their flaws! No one is perfect!
  4. If you feel the need to always have a guy, then you need to take a moment and look at yourself. If you’re going from boyfriend to boyfriend, then you are not ready for a relationship. Wait until you find someone that really makes you happy and someone you could see yourself with for a long period of time.
  5. NEVER change who you are for a guy. If you feel the need to change yourself, then move on! There are plenty of fish in the sea. The right guy will come around who likes you for you.

Finding a boyfriend can be tricky, but finding the “one” is even harder!  It’s okay to be cautious when it comes to your next relationship…you want it to be a good one!

I love you all!

Chelsea

 

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How to be Friends with your Ex

Being friends with your ex can be a really great thing. It can also be a really hard thing to achieve! Here are a few pointers to help you become…

Being friends with your ex can be a really great thing. It can also be a really hard thing to achieve! Here are a few pointers to help you become friends with your ex.

1. Make sure that you tow are really interested in being just friends. If you want to start a friendship with an ex with hopes of getting back together, then you are not ready to be friends. Take some time to really think about if you are really ready to be just friends. An easy way to see if you are ready is to ask yourself how you would feel if you heard that your ex was dating someone new. If the thought makes you mad or insanely jealous, then you are not ready!chelsea crockett ex

2. Don’t rush. You may be eager to see your ex again, but keep in mind that you may still have feelings for them and feel emotionally tied to them. Wait to begin a friendship until your emotional feelings have lessened.

3. When you finally do start to hang out with your ex, dress appropriately. You want to look good in front of your ex, but you also don’t want to send the wrong message! Also, when you do meet with your ex, do so in a public place so that you can avoid awkward moments alone!

Like I said, being friends with your ex can be good! You just need to know the right way to go about it.

XOXO, Chels

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