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About the book
We’ve heard that marriage is a land of endless bliss and the “honeymoon” years are sunshine and rainbows.
What if that is not true? (at least not the whole truth)
What happens when we walk into marriage expecting bliss without effort?
How do we escape the trap of wheel-turning in blues land – the sometimes painful adjustments and challenges of early marriage – and break into enduring bliss?
My book “Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-ever-after in the Early Years” seeks to answer these questions in a Biblical, practical way that will impact and change your marriage!
I share from my own marriage, sharing how God changed my focus; from trying to change my husband and control my marriage, to desiring a depth and fulfillment that comes from doing marriage His way.
I wrote this book for the imperfect wife married to an imperfect husband. My prayer is to see her transformed so God can use her to change the dynamics of her marriages, from blues to bliss.
As a wife, you will be encouraged and challenged to overcome mindsets and attitudes that stop you from becoming all God created you to be in your marriage.
Take a journey through tough marital subjects like intimacy, submission, communication, finances, among others, and navigate all this and more to help you build a foundation for a marriage that will last.
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Kind words about Blues to Bliss..
“This book by my friend Ngina Otiende has just jumped into first place of all my favorite books on marriage for several reasons: 1) it’s immensely practical with lots of examples, 2) it’s written by a woman so it includes so much of the emotional journey that is missing in some of the books written by men, even though I like the books by men as well, 3) it’s fun to read with lots of examples – I laughed out loud in some spots, and 4) Ngina keeps directing us back to God again and again for help with our marriage problems. I highly recommend it! ” Barb Raveling, Author & Blogger
“A great read conveying the reality of being in a God centered marriage! More often than not, the journey to a happy fulfilling marriage seems long and windy, full of many disappointments and unmet expectations. Ngina shares her experience on this journey in this book with unmatched freshness, clarity and insights. It is a must read for all newlyweds!” Dr Anne Kamau
“I will be celebrating 14yrs of marriage in December and I know it’s gonna be different this time round. Blues to Bliss is helping me look at marriage in a different light. I love it!” Ruth, wife
“Thank you for taking a step of faith and writing this book! It has impacted me greatly. I am very encouraged about what God is doing in my heart since I began to read the principles in the book. Total mind-shift for me.” Wanza, wife.
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