How does a person bounce back after being beaten down personally, professionally, and emotionally? What impact do words, thoughts, and beliefs have in determining one’s level of happiness? Kristi Watts asked herself these questions after her marriage dissolved and she left a high-profile position as a cohost of The 700 Club. Initially excited to walk into a new season of life that she thought held the key to happiness, she soon stumbled into emotional pitfalls that left her discouraged, disappointed, and distant from God. Known as the upbeat host who was always filled with joy and laughter, she was anything but—yet she was determined to get her happy back! But how? By learning, as Kristi did, that true happiness is not simply acquired but rather cultivated.
When one’s words focus on faulty perspectives, faith is quickly derailed, but by remembering God’s blessings and verbally claiming His promises, hearts change. Using biblical principles, Talk Yourself Happy illustrates the importance of relying on God to tame our tongues and train our minds, and it exposes the hidden traps that keep Christians from living lives of happiness, empowering readers with the ultimate transformation of their hearts.
This book made me really happy, not just because of the title but its something that I have felt for so long that people need to understand. We constantly strive for happiness but it isn’t something that we can just grab ahold of. Happiness ultimately comes from looking to Christ in all situations, and from constantly reminding ourselves to guard our thoughts and heart.
The writing was very well done and I felt that the author was very to the point about everything she was trying to convey. I appreciate her writing something that must have been so very hard to put out there. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars mostly because there are a few chapters I felt didn’t close as well as they could have.
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