Friendly Advice

When cooking/baking, clean as you go along. Mom told me this and it took me a long time to follow this advice out of pure persnicketyness. (Isn’t it amazing how smart your parents get as you get older?)

When telling a child to do something, make sure you let them know what will happen if they do not obey you…and follow through. A wise counselor taught me this.

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (NIV) God said this one.

Date for at least two years before considering getting engaged (this one is for younger folk). Then stay engaged for at least a year before getting married. This one is from me. I had found that relationships usually end after two years if they are not meant to be.

If you are going to be involved in a blog challenge whilst in the middle of moving write as many blog entries before the beginning of the challenge. Also mine!

Any good advice you can share?

3 responses to “Friendly Advice

  1. Haha love it! Gosh I have learned so much over the past several months from my friend who was also unemployed at the same time. I guess I would say the best advice I can give is to not offer adice to others unless your house is in order also. In other words, practice what you preach. I’ve learned to take things with a grain of salt particularly from older friends. I hope I don’t get to the point where I feel I have earned the right to say whatever and whenever.

    Thanks for clarifying the dating for 2 years is for younger folk. (My older friend still adheres to that advice. However she was pregnant and married young….I think 19 or 20. She’s now 61.) I think it is good for those younger folk who are single-never been married.

  2. If you are NOT a morning person, do as much as possible the night before. So you can ease into your day with as little strain as possible. 🙂

    The day really begins the night before…plan your sleep as diligently as you plan your day.

  3. I do SOME cleaning as I go, but mostly when I’m cooking, I find there are gaps that need filling and THAT is a good time… As to the dating and marriage–YES, absolutely. I would add the caveat that people should wait until they finish their last intended education to even START this 3 year period. Education makes us change and grow and it is very common to outgrow a partner. Especially if you find one intent on NOT growing. (my thesis advisor told me most marriages didn’t survive grad school and my observations since have confirmed it–at least if it is the woman being educated–men sort of LIKE feeling superior and women don’t bristle as much from it, so when it is the man, the woman is more adaptive as the lagging partner)

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