Relationships

5 Things to Do Before Saying: I Do

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When you’ve found that special someone you want to spend the rest of your life with your first instinct will be to start hinting which ring you like best. There are, however, a few things to think about before you start making wedding plans, especially if you want your relationship to be a solid one.…

Accepting Admonishment

Accepting Admonishment-Chispa Magazine-Ashley Trammell

One defining characteristic of the millennial generation is the overall unwillingness to be challenged. You have experienced this yourself more than likely, or someone just came to mind. And it grates at you, remembering how hard it is to approach someone who is in the wrong or headed down a wrong path. As Christians, we…

5 Tips for Caring for the Elderly

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Whether it’s a close friend or a relative, caring for the elderly can present some unique challenges. It isn’t always easy caring for the elderly, but the more you know going in, the easier you will find it. With a relatively small amount of guidance, looking after your elderly relatives will be much less difficult.…

For Men: Plan The Perfect Proposal

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Getting married is a very big decision indeed. Of course, you won’t be able to get married if your partner doesn’t agree! So, to find out whether they are also ready to jump into married life, you are going to have to ask them by proposing. I’m sure that we all have a very stereotypical…

Who I Was Writing About All Along

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This coming Thursday, my husband and I will celebrate our fifth anniversary. Officially out of newlywed territory, although we have felt like veterans for most of our time as husband and wife. We had our first baby just two months shy of our first anniversary. We feel like old pros sometimes. See, we’ve covered a…

Caring Well for Elderly Parents

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The role reversal of caring for your parents after they spent so many years caring for you, can be a shock to the system of all involved. Some elderly people will not admit that they need help and this can make the situation even worse. Not everyone is suited to caring for others and if…

How to Start Family Conversations About Money and Wealth

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Money is tough to talk about. For many families, it’s a taboo subject, along with politics and religion. Others feel it’s fraught with emotional complexities that make it awkward or difficult to discuss, often resulting in outright avoidance of the topic. But to have a healthy relationship with money and wealth, it’s necessary to overcome…

The Importance of Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly

Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly-Chispa Magazine

Our relationships with other people can be one of the most wonderful, joyous aspects of life. Connecting with and sharing our lives with others is one of the most human experiences we can have. As we get older, we have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of relationships in different contexts, from romantic partnerships…