Relationships

What Are You Not Saying?

What Are You Not Saying-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

As a spiritual mom, I’ve been writing about friendship over the last couple of weeks. While I thought I was done with the topic, today the words “What are you not saying?” are percolating in my spirit. I’m wondering how many friendships—relationships—end more because of what was not said rather than what was said. “The…

Friendships That End; Were They Really Friends?

Friendships-Broken-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

Last week’s article, How do I Move Forward From a Broken Friendship?  generated some interesting discussions with our readers. Pat shares, “Friendships have changed, slowed, distanced, churned. However, I don’t remember one ending. At least not a true friendship.” True friendship, what does that look like? In my own experience the definition of a true…

How Do I Move Forward From a Broken Friendship?

Broken Friendship-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

We’ve all been there. That moment when you realize there isn’t much more that can be said or done. It’s time to end this relationship. Your sense of loss is overwhelming. Your heart cries out, “What just happened?” You want to talk this out with a friend, but you can’t because that’s the issue. Your…

The Biggest Challenges of Modern-Day Relationships

The Biggest Challenges of Modern-Day Relationships

Relationships today are a lot different to how they used to be many years ago. The way we see and deal with relationships has changed in many ways as has the goals of each person within the relationship. Divorce rates are at an all-time high, and many people see falling in love as too easy,…

Five Wrong Ideas about Christian Dating Spread on the Internet

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship When Dealing with Infertility-Chispa Magazine

The internet has been an absolute revolution and it is truly a source of knowledge like nothing else. Nonetheless, not everything you find on the internet is true or reliable, unfortunately, as it’s also filled with articles, stories, and guides that only serve to mislead you. When it comes to searching for information about Christian…

Cool Tips to Avoid a Fight With Your Boyfriend

What to do When You're Struggling in Your Relationship-Chispa Magazine

Where there is love, there are fights. However, too many fights can negatively affect a relationship. Hence, it’s wise to act like adults and sort out the differences that caused the fight. Most of the times, these differences are trivial. What some people may be able to work on is avoiding discussions that lead up…

What Does It Take For A Relationship To Work?

Start the New Year Off Right Proven Tactics to Save Your Marriage-Chispa Magazine

Relationships take work. As much as we all may like them to be a breeze and be enjoyable all of the time, they’re not. They can be testing, they can be intolerable, but if you’re willing to work at them, they’re the best part of living. Being in love, finding your soul mate, and spending…