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I am so excited to release my book, Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years today!
I have poured my heart and soul in to this book and my prayer is that it will help change the dynamics of your marriage.
Why the book
I was only a few months married and I was ready to quit.
Not quit my marriage but quit working on our young marriage blues – the irritating, frightful challenges and stretches of new marriage.
I thought my husband and I were the only newlyweds who couldn’t see eye to eye on everything.
Other couples looked happy. In fact everyone had this expectation that newlyweds are on a love-fest every.single.moment of their new life.
So when when Tommy and I hit the blues, I believed we were the crazy newlyweds in town.
When you feel so alone, you want to quit trying because your little hopes are beyond crushed.
Now all this time, I had a finger determinately pointed at my husband as the main cause of our blues.
If only he could change, do everything like he’s supposed to (read, like I wanted him to), we could be happier.
If only he was a little more like me – and less like himself – this girl could be happy!
And so we continued to turn wheels in blues-land.
We walked with mentors and I still couldn’t “get” why I was not completely satisfied in marriage.
At some point, all weary and broken, I told God “I quit” – my trying, my manic efforts.
And I think God smiled and said “What took you so long?”
You see, Tommy was not responsible for my happiness.
I could not fix my marriage. Or Tommy.
Our mentors could not fix us.
Fixing our marriage, setting us on the path of grace & agape love, only God could do that.
But for Him to instruct our hearts and teach us how to do marriage His way, we had to let him have us first.
In my book Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years I talk about how God began to change my focus, from wanting everything to go my way so I could be happy, to allowing transformation to start from within.
My desire is that in reading this book, wives will begin to allow God into every angry frustrated broken corner of their hearts.
That they will know there’s hope and redemption for early marriage squabbles. As long as they refuse to quit.
God is more interested in healing and restoring our hearts, more than He is in serving up sappy marriage bliss.
Yes He wants us to have rocking relationships that glorify His name.
But that joy, that peace, that bliss, is not found in having our way, but in doing marriage God’s way.
In my book, I go in depth and explore different early marriage hotspots and how to navigate and find success and healing – from communication, to expectations, to sex, boundaries, finances and many more.
I pray that Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years will be a blessing to you and your marriage!
Purchase the Book
I wanted to give away something special to everyone who grabs their Valentine’s gift early!
Yes, Blues to Bliss book is a great Valentines gift to give yourself, your friends or family and brides-to-be!
So I also wrote The 7 Day Devotional for Wives and A Love Check!
To get the Devotional and Check List, simply buy my book, Blues to Bliss, and email me your receipt at blog (at) intentionaltoday (dot) com and I will send you information on how to access the gifts.
Again these two sweet bonuses are available to those who buy the book this week and email me their receipt.
Purchase the book
Read more about the book by clicking here.
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