Former cohost of The 700 Club Kristi Watts reveals the pitfalls that keep Christians from true joy and demonstrates the transformational power of speaking the words and promises of God.
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.
Watts, former cohost of The 700 Club, uplifts with this account of how speaking positive, life-giving affirmations in the midst of life's most harrowing experiences can lead to deeper faith and confidence. Watts begins by detailing the events surrounding the unraveling of her marriage, her role as a single parent, and her ongoing search for a job to support herself and her son, and how these turbulent times challenged her overall happiness. She also shares with a tender transparency her struggles with inadequacy, failure, discouragement, and struggles with her faith. Waiting upon God and getting only silence forced Watts to reexamine her spirituality, a blessing in disguise that allowed her to renew her bond with Jesus. Readers will appreciate Watts's candor as she allows outsiders to examine her inner life throughout what felt like interminably dismal circumstances. In this moving book, Watts reveals how simply speaking God's words aloud (often and with conviction) can transform unhappiness into genuine faith-infused happiness.