Happy for the Rest of Your Life: Four Steps to Contentment, Hope, and Joy-and the Three Keys to Staying There

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Whoever said happiness was a pursuit wasn't kidding. We search high and low, spend money we may or may not have, engage in all kinds of behaviors for good and ill, and still come up short in the happiness department. Happiness becomes a destination we're supposed to teach, but we never seem to get there. If happiness is a destination, who has the directions? In Happy for the Rest of Your Life, Dr. Gregory Jantz will use scriptural truths and personal examples to teach, ...
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Overview


Whoever said happiness was a pursuit wasn't kidding. We search high and low, spend money we may or may not have, engage in all kinds of behaviors for good and ill, and still come up short in the happiness department. Happiness becomes a destination we're supposed to teach, but we never seem to get there. If happiness is a destination, who has the directions? In Happy for the Rest of Your Life, Dr. Gregory Jantz will use scriptural truths and personal examples to teach, enlighten, encourage, and motivate as he explains:
• Our misconceptions about what happiness is and where to find it
• Dead ends on the road to happiness
• Why God is really the author of "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599793948
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 1/14/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory Jantz, PhD, is a nationally certified psychologist and licensed mental health counselor, a certified eating disorder specialist, and a certified chemical dependency counselor. Author of more than sixteen books and popular speaker, Dr. Jantz brings his whole-person vision of hope to audiences around the country through speaking, seminars, conferences, radio, and television.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Detours on the Road to Happiness 7

2 Make sure to Use MapQuest 22

3 The Detour of Depression 49

4 The Detour of Worry and Anxiety 71

5 The Dead end of Addictions 90

6 Choose Your Station Wisely (Emotional) 123

7 Don't Give Up the Wheel (Relational) 137

8 Make Sure to See Your Mechanic (Physical) 154

9 God as Your Navigator (Spiritual) 173

10 The Role of Optimism in Being Happy 194

11 The Role of Hope in Being Happy 208

12 The Role of Joy in Being Happy 220

Afterword-the Road Less Traveled 232

Resource List 236

Notes 238

Index 241

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