Love the Way You Lie


Hey Guys!

So a lot of changes are going on in my life right now but I am not about to forget my lovely blog readers. Therefore I decided to write a blog about relationships. After all I did right a book on the subject =] I was listening to the song ‘Love the Way You Lie’ by Eminem and I have to admit its an awesome song but no matter how catchy the tune is I can’t help but think about the underlying message.

If you’ve listened to the song then you know the song is about two people staying in an abusive relationships but if you haven’t listened to the song, you can take a listen below. I also have to warn you that there is cursing in the lyrics and the video is pretty intense.

So now you know what the song is about. For me the chorus sums it up, they lyrics to the chorus are ‘Just go stand there and watch me burn but that’s all right because I like the way it hurts. Just gonna stand there and hear me cry but that’s all right because I love the way you lie. I love the way you lie.’

The video has been viewed 55 million times since it was posted two weeks ago. That means 55 million people have watched the video but I wonder if everyone understands it. For me it’s showcasing an abusive relationship that the two people are choosing to stay in because they are in love with the idea of each other. This is an unhealthy relationship and that’s why I wanted to discuss this video. With so many kids watching it I wanted to voice my thoughts and while the song is beyond catchy it’s also important. I believe people should look at this video and not be like oh this is cool but understand that its showing how a relationship shouldn’t be.

We shouldn’t stay in a relationship because of the way things were or because of short moments of bliss. A healthy relationship is good 80% of the time and difficult the other 20% or around about that ratio. Anyhow the point is that a relationship should be respectful, loving and healthy most of the time not the other way around. A hot flash of passion doesn’t sustain a relationship. You have to marry passion with respect and love. As you go through your relationships please remember that.

Let me know what you think and what you think of the video/song and as always of this post,

Until next time be blessed, stay strong and never give up,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author

Bet You Didn’t Know I Could Paint


Hey Guys,

How are you this beautiful day? I hope you are having a great day and remembering that sometimes the little problems that pile up are simply distractions from the big picture God has given us. Anyhow I wanted to write this quick post to let you know that as well as being a best selling author I am also an artist.

In fact I am going to college to study art and creative writing. So after years of waiting I decided heading to college was a good as time as any to start selling my artwork. So I set up a shop on Etsy where I am selling my original acrylic paintings. My store on Etsy is called GraceHoneyBun (the reason for the name is because its my name plus the nickname my sister calls me). You can take a look at my most recent listing and get to my store by clicking the fancy widget just below

Buy Handmade

But if that doesn’t work you can click here to go to my store as well. All the proceeds from this store go towards my college education. So if you are into art please check out my shop and if you like my work why not purchase it? If not just let me know what you think, I love feedback. I am very happy with the fact that I finally got the guts to put my work out there and I hope you enjoy it,

Let me know what you think and until next time be blessed, stay strong and never give up,

God Bless,

Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author