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Monday, February 2, 2015

Blues to Bliss Book Review

I’m happy to announce my blogging friend, Ngina Otiende, has released her new book—Blues to Bliss:  Creating Your Happily-ever-after in the Early Years.

I wish I’d had this book before I got married (or shortly after I was married)…it would have hugely impacted my life, and marriage, in a GODLY way!

Our world, and society, view marriage from a vastly different standpoint than God does.

No matter if you grew up with a Christian example of marriage in your home or not, this book is for you because worldly standards for marriage influence us all too some degree.

The first few years of my marriage were rocky for two main reasons:

1.       I didn’t have a Biblical understanding of marriage. In fact, I liked to skip over passages of Scripture that dealt with marriage because I didn’t like to think about being “submissive” to my husband. My view of marriage and love was skewed by the world. I felt wives were undervalued in the Bible. This came because I didn’t understand God’s love for me.  Therefore I didn’t understand the love a husband and wife have and how our roles are to relate.  MY relationship with God was off and this made my relationship with my husband unstable.

2.      I wanted my husband to fill a place in my life that only God is meant to fill. I unknowingly placed on my husband a burden he was never meant to carry. He is not my savior and he cannot fill the role of God in my life. Again, MY relationship with God was off and this affected my marriage.

All of this confusion and heartache could have been avoided if I’d read Ngina’s book.

She does an excellent job of helping women realize these truths. Her book aids them in seeing their life with God, and with their husbands, from GOD’s POINT OF VIEW.

Whether you’re looking to be married soon, are a newlywed, or have been married 50+ years, this book has something to offer the Christian woman. 

As a bonus, if you purchase Blues to Bliss between February 2nd - February 6th 2015, you will receive two free gifts (in digital format) as thank you from Ngina Otiende:

1. A brand new 7-day Devotional for Wives 

2. A Love Check List - Scriptures on areas of struggle for earlywed wives.

To get the Devotional and Check List, simply email Ngina your receipt on blog@intentionaltoday.com and she will send you information on how to access the gifts. 

This is book would also make a great gift.
You can pick up your copy on Amazon by clicking here!

 "The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”" Gen 2:18 NIV

"Ngina Otiende is the Author of the newly released book, "Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years". In the book she talks about her early marriage challenges and how God transformed their relationship through intentional effort and grace and how wives can change the dynamics of their marriage. Ngina blogs at IntentionalToday.com where she equips the early-wed wife with tools and resources to create intentional happily-ever-afters. Connect with Ngina on Facebook, and Pinterest "

Disclaimer: As part of the launch team I was given this  book and asked to give an honest review, which I have.

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