Chelsea Crockett

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How to (Happily) Travel with Friends

Traveling with friends can be fun! Heck, me and the ChelseaCrockett.com team just took a trip to LA and had a blast! But, traveling with friends isn’t always a walk…

Traveling with friends can be fun! Heck, me and the ChelseaCrockett.com team just took a trip to LA and had a blast! But, traveling with friends isn’t always a walk in the park. Face it, even your closest BFF can sometimes drive you batty. Here are a few tips on how to stay sane when traveling with friends!

1.      Pick wisely: Be smart when picking a travel companion. Pick a friend who you really get along with and who you genuinely like spending time with. A bad pick can end in an even worse trip!

2.      Communicate: Before the trip gets underway, talk to each other about what you want to get out of the trip that way no one ends up disappointed or feels left out. You want to make sure you both have the best time ever!IMG_9774

3.      Be considerate: Make sure you keep an eye on how your friend is doing aka their mood. You want to make sure you are both energized and happy to explore!

From short road trips to week-long getaways, any type of trip with a friend is a good one! The memories you make together will last a lifetime.

XOXO, Chels

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Dear Future Husband…

Have you ever made a “Future Husband” list? A list of all of the qualities and quirks you want your future husband to have? I know I have. During a…

Have you ever made a “Future Husband” list? A list of all of the qualities and quirks you want your future husband to have? I know I have. During a church retreat, one of our small group activities was to make a list of qualities you hope your future spouse to have. They said to keep these items on the list in mind when you are dating someone to see if they are future husband material! Here is a guide to making your very own “future husband list”.

  1. Keep your values in mind: The very first item on my list is “has to be a Jesus lover” because that is something I am absolutely positive my future husband will have to be. A few other good ones are “respects my morals”, “respects me and my family”, “is honest”, qualities like that.tumblr_mat9ehtV5R1r9k0q3o1_500_large
  2. Think of common interests: Do you like to travel? Then you want to marry someone who does too, or your family vacations will be miserable. Do you like to lead an active lifestyle? Then you might want to add “values fitness and a healthy lifestyle” to your list.
  3. Add in a few fun ones: I remember when I made a list when I was in middle school “blonde hair and blue eyes” was an item on my list! Have fun with some of the items! For instance, “has to be a pro snowboarder” miiiiight be on my list ;).

Have fun making your list, but you also need to take it seriously. Like I said, you can use your list as a test to see if the dude you are dating is hubby material. Also, when you are married some day it will be fun to look back at what qualities you wanted your future husband to have when you were a teenager and to see how many of those qualities your hubby has!

Happy listing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Pros and Cons of being One of the Guys

To some girls the thought of hanging out with a group of boys leaves them in a cold sweat. Boys? As friends? No way. That’s foreign territory. To others, having…

To some girls the thought of hanging out with a group of boys leaves them in a cold sweat. Boys? As friends? No way. That’s foreign territory. To others, having a group of guy friends is second nature and even preferable to a group of girlfriends. There are some pros and cons to being the girl that is considered “one of the guys” and we are about to explore them together.e6ac499e098b5b52d6da68acbfd284ef

Pro: No Drama. Bros tend to be drama free. Boys think of drama as a disease, they do everything to avoid it. Where there is no drama, there is a good time to be had.

Con: You are literally seen as a “bro”. Once you are considered a “guys girl”, the dudes you hang out with won’t see you as a female. Sort of. If you are looking for a relationship with one of your dude friends, you may want to reconsider your status as a “bro”. Beware of the friend zone!

Pro: Boys can be strong and intimidating. If you need someone to walk you to your car, pretend to be your boyfriend so the creeper in math class will stop bugging you, or pump your gas when it is freezing outside, it is always handy to have a bro.

Con: You might have to listen to bro talk. When hanging out with a bunch of dudes, you might have to listen to some shenanigans that only bros understand. A pro to this one is that their bro talk can sometimes be quite amusing.

Pro: Get more perspective. Once you get comfortable with a group of dudes, you can start asking them about their perspective on things. Need guy advice? Who better to ask than a guy himself?

Some girls are intimidated by guys, and that is totally understandable! They are a totally foreign species. All you have to do is be confident and be yourself around them, I promise they don’t bite.

XOXO, Chels

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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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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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What Guys Look For In Girls!

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a guy’s brain? Well, I picked apart the brains of a few of my guy friends, and I have some answers to…

Have you ever wondered what goes on in a guy’s brain? Well, I picked apart the brains of a few of my guy friends, and I have some answers to a very important question: What do guys look for in girls? Want to know? Read on!

1. She has morals and sticks to them.

The boys said that a girl who has a sense of right and wrong and knows what she stands for. They like a girl that sticks to her faith and what she believes in.

2. She has Inner beauty.6122149462958582_6bIj0GJ8_f

The boys say that a girl who has a beautiful, genuine personality is the most attractive girl of all. They told me that a girl who has a great personality is more fun to be around! They also make you feel good when you are with them and they make you want to be a better person.

3. She gives you space and freedom.

The guys said that they love a girl that can give them some space! They like a girl that can trust them and let them chill with their friends and give them space. Needy girls are a no-no according to them! They also say that they like girls who are flexible with plans and go with the flow.

4. She is faithful and doesn’t flirt with other guys.

The boys told me that the most annoying thing that a girl can do is to flirt with other boys while they are dating. They told me that “If you are in a relationship, then don’t flirt with other guys! Duh!”

5.She takes care of herself.

This is the last piece of insight the boys gave me. They said that they like a girl that knows how to take care of herself! They like a girl that can dress up for a date, but can also dress down when hanging out and watching movies. They like a girl that can feel confident about themselves!

 

I hope that this info gives you a little insight into the male mind!

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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How To Get Over Your Ex

Some ex’s are just tough to get over. Sometimes you can even be tempted to go back to go to them! Don’t fall for that trap! Here are some ways…

Some ex’s are just tough to get over. Sometimes you can even be tempted to go back to go to them! Don’t fall for that trap! Here are some ways to get over those tricky ex’s.

1. Exercise the blues away

Exercise is a great way to boost your endorphins and get out of your depressed state! When you are happy, you aren’t feeling down and won’t be so tempted to go back to your ex! Just 10 minutes of moderate exercise is enough to improve your mood. Not only does exercise boost your mood, exercise helps your body look and feel better, which boosts your self confidence! When you are happier and more self confident, you are in the right mindset to leave your past relationship in the dust and explore new horizons!

2. Take time to rebuild your relationship with yourself and God

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A lot of times, when you are in a relationship you often put the other person’s needs and wants above your own. Sometimes this can cause you to lose a little bit of yourself. That is no bueno! Often when your relationship comes to an end, you may find it difficult to remember the things that you enjoyed or liked to do because you were so wrapped up in what HE wanted. Pray about it. Lose yourself in Jesus and become so close to Him that all of your relationship blunders will fade into the past. Rebuilding your relationship with yourself and God is the first step to moving on

3. Find a new hobby

Now that you are single and free, find something that you love to do! You may have pushed aside a hobby of yours while you were in a relationship, but now that you are single you are free to do as you please! Immersing yourself in a hobby will not only keep your mind off of your ex, but it will also bring you joy! Pick up painting or photography or even reading! Anything you like!

Kick those ex’s to the curb, ladies! Show ‘em you are strong and resilient.

XOXO, Chels

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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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