Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Inspirational nonFiction for Couples from Dana Rongione

Introducing a new book from author Dana Rongione

What Happened To Prince Charming?
Understanding What To Do When You No Longer Know the Man You're Married To

About the Book:
My heart crumbled as this lovely young wife and mother told me of her struggling marriage and desire for a divorce. For as long as I had known her, she had dreamed of getting married and starting a family. When she met Mr. Right, the glow on her face outshone the sun, and when she found out she was expecting their first baby, it seemed like she had discovered her perfect place in life. So, what happened? It wasn't so long ago that she was singing the praises of her Prince Charming, but now it seems that all she can do is utter complaints about her Elmer Fudd. What made the change, and is divorce the only solution?

Unfortunately, her story is all too familiar, and her pain rings true in the hearts of hundreds (if not thousands) of women across the globe. What is a wife to do when she no longer recognizes the man she married? Within this book, you'll find the answer to that question along with Scriptural advice on making the most of your marriage. 

When you tied the knot, you made a promise to love your husband for better or for worse. I want to help you keep that promise!

Released February, 2016
92 pp
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530005932

To purchase from the author's webstore, click here.

About the Author:  
Dana is a full-time Christian author and speaker residing in Greenville, SC with her husband and dog, Mitchell. In fulfilling her call to evangelize the lost and edify the saints, Dana spends her days writing devotions, devotional books and books for children, as well as recording podcasts on various Biblical topics. She serves in many capacities at her local church, including the roles of church pianist and ladies' Sunday School teacher. Dana has a passion for souls and longs to be used of God in whatever way He deems necessary. When not writing or serving at church, Dana can most likely be found reading or hiking a nearby trail.

Check all of Dana's books, including her middle grade reader Delaware Detective series, click here.

A brief Q & A with Dana

Why I wrote the book:  
Honestly, the Lord has been teaching me so many things in my own marriage that I felt compelled to share the knowledge with others. We wives are quick to judge our husbands based on how much they've changed since we met them. Gone are the days of wooing and trying to win our affection. Instead, in our eyes, they have become couch potatoes or “good for nothings” that are only interested in one part of the relationship:  the physical part. These issues have led to frustration and arguments in more marriages than I can count. When I first began praying about these issues in my own life and the bitterness I was feeling toward my husband, I had hopes that the Lord would change my man back into the Prince Charming he was twenty years ago. But instead of changing my man, the Lord changed me and helped me to realize that many of the issues were because of me not my husband. It was a hard lesson to hear, but I'm so glad the Lord dealt with me and helped me to see the light. Now, my goal is to help other women see it as well.

Who is the book for?  
The book is intended for married women of any age, but there's a lot of information in it about relationships in general that anyone could glean from. 

What do I want readers to take away from this book?  
I guess the main thing I want them to understand is that their marriage is not doomed. There is still hope to have a “happily ever after” if they're willing to do what it takes to make the marriage work. I also want wives of all ages to know that these marriage issues are normal and that they're not the only ones wondering what happened to their Prince Charming?

How did I research the book?  
Many of the issues I deal with in the book are ones that have come up in my own life or in the life of a friend or family member. I also gathered some information from women through social media, trying to get a feel for how many people felt the same way I did. The number was astounding. As for the remedies to these situations, I needed only turn to the Word of God for those. There is a fair amount of Scripture throughout the book because I feel that the Bible contains the answer to any and all of life's problems. We simply need to know where to look.

What's next for me?
I am starting on a book project unlike anything I've ever done. The trilogy will be a Christian fantasy series based on Merlin the Magician and will contain a blend of myth, legend and Biblical truths. The majority of the storyline of the first two books will take place in Bible times after the teenager, Merlin, accidentally sends himself, along with young Prince Arthur, back in time. In book one, the traveling duo searches out Jesus in hopes that this “Man of Miracles” can send them home. Book two jumps even further back in time, but the rest of the details of that story are a bit of a secret right now. Finally, in book three, Merlin and Arthur return back to their time, but many things have changed, especially Merlin himself.  I have a true love of Camelot legends, so I am very excited about this project. Book one is already planned out, and Lord willing, I'll begin writing it within the month. Hopefully, books two and three won't be far behind!

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