Chelsea Crockett

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

We all desire good friends. Positive people to do life with, lean on, and walk alongside throughout this life is something God has always intended for us. Even God had…

We all desire good friends. Positive people to do life with, lean on, and walk alongside throughout this life is something God has always intended for us. Even God had his disciples that cared, prayed, and looked out for one another.

Good friends are hard to find. Growing up, I found it hard to realize if someone’s intentions were what I was looking for in a friend or not. I recently saw a post on Pinterest that had an acronym for the word “friends,” listing seven different attributes you should be looking for in true, godly friendships!

Forgiving

We all make mistakes from time to time, no matter how perfect we try to be. The Bible calls us to be forgiving toward one another, no matter how many times we mess up.

Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”Forgiveness is important in every relationship and is crucial to making a friendship work. We all fall short and disappoint each other at times, but the key to moving forward is true, genuine forgiveness.

Respectful

Being a good friend means being respectful of each other’s’ time, space, privacy, etc. Everyone needs alone time to recharge, some moreso than others. If your friends are making you feel bad or guilty for not spending enough time with them, not sharing enough information about your life with them, etc., then maybe you need to talk to them about what you need from them as a friend!

Involved

A good friend is involved in your life and wants to be there for you, even through the hard times. Are your friends curious about your life and what’s next for you? Or do they let you deal with things on your own, without making sure you’re okay with whatever it may be? You want friends to be involved in your life, and vice versa!

Encouraging

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

I think as human beings, we draw toward the people who are encouraging, kindhearted, and supportive. The friends you have in your life should be encouraging you to reach your fullest potential and pushing you to be the most genuine version of yourself.

Nurturing

Whether we admit it or not, we all like to be cared for. A nurturing friend makes sure we’re okay after a rough day, after a breakup, after a failed test… We all need to be checked on every once in a while. Notice the people that ask if you’re okay when you feel a little off. We should be doing the same when we notice this about our friends, too.

Dedicated

Being a dedicated friend means sticking with each other through an argument, a bad day, a rough season of life… Would your current friends be by your side through anything and everything? Dedication is needed in any relationship, but having committed friends through the best and worst times of your life is so important! 

Supportive

 Lastly, having supportive friends to encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and be yourself is one of the best feelings in the world. Every relationship needs support and encouragement to push you to do what you think is best for yourself!

These are only a few of the many attributes a good friend should have. God designed friendship to be each one of these things I mentioned above. I hope your friends are genuine companions to do life with and lift you up, just as God intended them to be!

– Chelsea

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How You Can Tell He is Not the One, Right Away

First dates are definitely not my favorite. They are nerve wracking! Plus, it is hard to tell if the person sitting across from you on a first date is going…

First dates are definitely not my favorite. They are nerve wracking! Plus, it is hard to tell if the person sitting across from you on a first date is going to be the person of your dreams, or just a short relationship that will last two weeks. But one thing you can tell is if you actually like the person to begin with. Here are some warning signs that a date is going badly, and that the person across from you so isn’t the one.

  1. Something is just “off”: You can tell within a few hours if you are really “feeling” the other person. If you have a feeling in your gut that it just isn’t working, then trust that feeling.
  2. There is a bad first impression: If you notice them exhibiting characteristics that you know you don’t vibe with (from past experience), then don’t forget those lessons you learned. If you know you don’t like a certain “type” of guy, then don’t make the same mistake twice. Best to cut it off as early as possible to spare feelings.
  3. They put you down: When you are talking, do they listen and make you feel like they are interested? Thumbs up! Do they make you feel like your hobbies and interests are lame? Thumbs down. No one needs to be made to feel like they are less than important on a first date. Even if you have had a crush on this person for a while and then finally go out on a date with them, when you see their true colors it can be disappointing. But don’t make excuses for them. Cut them loose.
  4. They don’t respect your boundaries: If they make jokes about your morals, that is a huge red flag. If they try to question or compromise them, that is an even BIGGER red flag. People that don’t have respect for boundaries can also foreshadow other issues.

Trust your intuition, it is probably steering you in the right direction!

XOXO, Chels

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Respect Yourself

In high school and college, the word respect is a big deal. Between finding yourself, the pressure of boys and friends, and the need/want to look good and feel good,…

In high school and college, the word respect is a big deal. Between finding yourself, the pressure of boys and friends, and the need/want to look good and feel good, it can be easy to slide into the temptation of the world.  What’s most important is respecting and staying true to yourself no matter what.Chelsea Crockett- respect

What is respect? Respect is admiring someone deeply as a result of their abilities, qualities, and/or achievements.  If you’re changing your image, letting boys walk all over you, and doing wrong things to your body, how do you respect someone to respect you?  When you respect yourself, you’ll receive respect in return.  If you believe something is right, even though the “cool” kids aren’t doing it, do not conform.  In the long run, you will be rewarded.  Saying “no” can be tough and even make you feel out of the loop, but once you find a group of friends that respect the same values that you do, suddenly everything that the “cool kids” are doing becomes completely uncool.

No matter what the situation, always respect yourself and do what you feel is right. I promise, you will be thankful you did one day.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Be a Good Sport!

Odds are, some of you beautiful Insiders play sports. Sometimes, sports can bring out the best in you! Then again, sometimes they can bring out the worst. When you are…

Odds are, some of you beautiful Insiders play sports. Sometimes, sports can bring out the best in you! Then again, sometimes they can bring out the worst. When you are really into the game, you may become really aggressive and not really think about what you are doing or saying. Today I am going to fill you in on the importance of being a good sport and how influential being a good sport can be.

When I say being a good sport, I mean that you are respectful of other players. When you are a good sport you are not only showing them that you are a mature person, but you are also witnessing for Jesus! You are showing them love, just like Jesus showed YOU love. When the ref makes a call that you do not agree with or you are accused of something that you do not believe you did, do not blow up and get angry. I know it is hard! Just chelsea crockett good sportsmanshiptry and keep your cool. If you are calm and approach the ref and tell him that you think the call was incorrect, they will be a lot more willing to listen to you if you are calm and respectful. They might even side with you and realize that it was the wrong call! Also, if you are being scouted for scholarships, you always want to be mindful of who is watching you and act accordingly. If a scout sees you act like a crazy lady and freak out at the refs or other players, they will not be impressed with you or your character. You also want to always be respectful to your coach and the parents of your teammates. I am sure you are all lovely young lassies and are prefect angels, but I just wanted to make these points to refresh them in your noggins! 

Keep your cool darlings!

XOXO, Chels

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Think Like A Lady, Act Like A Lady!

            Hey ladies!              Growing up comes with a lot of hard work, responsibilities, and expectations.  As us girls grow into adulthood and even our teenage years, we’re expected to…

            Hey ladies! 

            Growing up comes with a lot of hard work, responsibilities, and expectations.  As us girls grow into adulthood and even our teenage years, we’re expected to be “prim and proper.”  Although we’re still young and shouldn’t grow up too fast, there are a few tips on becoming more lady-like but still acting our age.

  • Use Your Manners!  Saying please and thank you is a lessonChelsea Crockett - Lady Article that should be learned from a young age.  As we grow up, we can’t forgot our manners!  Being polite is a rule all girls and ladies should follow.
  • Respect Yourself!  Having respect for yourself is a must.  Don’t think you don’t deserve any respect for yourself, you do!  Dressing, speaking, and acting appropriately is something we should all consider doing.  Don’t degrade yourself for anything or anyone!
  • Present Yourself.  How you present yourself to the world is something we should all work on!  Sitting and walking upright is good, lady-like posture.  Using your manners at the table is also another good habit to take in. 

            These tips will also give you a little help on finding a good gentlemanWink!  Good luck ladies!

                                                            Love, Chelsea

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