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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.

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About the Author

Kristi Watts is best known for her role as a former co-host on the award-winning television program The 700 Club and for her in-depth interviews of authors, celebrities, and public figures such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and movie mogul Tyler Perry. She recently launched Kristi Watts Ministries to provide Bible study tools, video blogs, and speaking engagements. Today, Kristi lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her son.

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Kristi gets vulnerable and shares her heart with a healthy dose of humility and humor. I cried with her and laughed within the same page. Sometimes you think you need to have it all together but reading Kristi’s testimony of how she let go and let God take her faith to an even higher level was a spiritual shot in the arm to me.
— Sherri Shepherd, actor, comedian, talk show host (former cohost of The View)
Common everyday happiness can disappear in an instant, especially when life comes at you hard... The happiness that Kristi has found is not the common kind. She has found the happiness that heals, restores, and gives hope for the future; the happiness that comes from going through the hard times and coming out on the other side. In Talk Yourself Happy, Kristi shares her deeply personal journey of holding on to God’s promises and then discovering that God’s promises hold on to you.
— Gordon Robertson, CEO, the Christian Broadcasting Network
When you talk, speak God’s words. If you do, you and those around you will gain an eternal perspective that will surpass your circumstances. As a teacher, counselor, and dad who has lost a child I know how important it is to speak the right words . . . and to receive them. This book is not a fluffy pep talk. It’s a recalibration of you in relation to God. Get joy here.
— Ron Deal, speaker, therapist, and bestselling author of The Smart Stepfamily
Talk Yourself Happy is more like a conversation with a dear friend who knows where you really live. Kristi Watts keeps it real about the struggle to find a place called happy when life is making you otherwise. Practical, humorous, and honest, she gives convincing answers for the questions we ask in the midst of our pain.
— Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of Get Over It and On with It

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