Mary Rooney Armand

Mary Rooney Armand is an Author, Speaker, and Creator of the faith-based blog ButterflyLiving.org. She helps others grow in their intimacy with Christ and thrive in their relationships. Her work is featured on multiple websites including Women of Noble Character, Pray with Confidence, and The Brave Women Series. Mary is the author of, “Identity, Understanding, and Accepting Who I Am in Christ” and, “Life Changing Stories” a collaboration with 34 authors sharing stories of God’s faithfulness. Besides writing, Mary leads small groups and speaks at retreats. She directed Kids Hope USA, a mentoring program for children, worked in marketing and sales, and has led mission trips to Honduras. Mary is a life coach with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and an MBA. She and her wonderful husband Cory live in New Orleans and are the parents of four children, a new daughter-in-law, and two dogs! Connect with Mary on Instagram or Facebook.

4 Strategies for Making Spiritual Resolutions to Refresh Your Faith in the New Year
4 Strategies for Making Spiritual Resolutions to Refresh Your Faith in the New Year
Since childhood, I’ve attempted New Year’s resolutions, not spiritual resolutions just self-improvement promises to myself. Resolutions are great, but unfortunately, I don’t think most of my resolutions survived through January. Some of my New Year’s resolutions included: stop biting my nails, stop chewing gum, don’t hang out with certain people, find good friends, read more,…
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How to Deal with Loneliness to Find Peace and Belonging with God
How to Deal with Loneliness to Find Peace and Belonging with God
Loneliness is feeling empty, alone, and just sad. Not physically alone which at times is healthy, vital, and invigorating but a deep sense of feeling unwanted, forgotten, and invisible. Learning how to deal with loneliness reminds me of riding a Ferris Wheel. One moment you are enjoying the view and suddenly the ride stops and…
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What is True Worship? 5 Inspiring Elements of Worshipping God
What is True Worship? 5 Inspiring Elements of Worshipping God
As a child attending church, our pastor would occasionally invite a group of us to sing on stage. I loved being selected and clearly remember singing, “I’ll fly away, oh glory” with my three friends while sensing the presence of God. In my mind, our performance was spectacular even though none of us were accomplished…
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How to Surrender to God and 8 Inspiring Bible Verses about Surrender
How to Surrender to God: 8 Inspiring Bible Verses about Surrender
 When you surrender to God, you give up control and yield to Him. Easy enough…no, not at all! Learning how to surrender to God is one of the hardest but most important things in your faith journey. Surrendering to anyone or anything feels counterintuitive and unnatural. Many see surrender as weak, a sign of defeat,…
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5 Tips for Managing Emotions and Growing Spiritually
5 Tips for Managing Emotions and Growing Spiritually
Managing emotions can be tricky, exhausting, and a huge distraction like a pesky, unruly fly swarming around your head. You grow weary of managing emotions and getting them under control, so feelings begin to accumulate like a layer of dust on your spirit. And then one day you are triggered and spread your collected emotions…
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How to Plan a Retreat that is Spiritual, Meaningful and Fun
How to Plan a Retreat that is Spiritual, Meaningful and Fun
Learning how to plan a retreat can be intimidating. That is exactly what we were feeling when our Book Club decided to plan a retreat in order to grow closer to God and to each other. But as we discussed the idea our excitement grew and the possibility that we could learn how to plan…
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Betrayal in the Bible & 4 Tips to Find Healing from Betrayal
Betrayal in the Bible: 4 Tips to Find Healing from Betrayal
Betrayal in the Bible is part of the scripture’s narrative along with painful consequences that often follow. Studying stories of betrayal in the Bible helps you find healing from betrayal in your life. Betrayal is a painful reality to grasp and is never sought, desired, or welcomed whether in Bible times or today. But betrayal…
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5 Ways How to Fix a Friendship and Find Joy Restoring Relationships
5 Ways How to Fix a Friendship and Find Joy Restoring Relationships
Friendship is life-giving! Good friends offer joy, laughter, support, and growth. In healthy relationships we enjoy intertwined lives and are stronger together. But even strong relationships can hit a rough patch and begin to fray. When stirrings of discontent and detachment sprout up in a friendship, we usually feel dread and fear. We hope our…
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How to Know God Cares for You and 4 Inspiring Bible Stories about God's Love
How to Know God Cares for You: 4 Inspiring Bible Stories Showing God’s Love
Is it possible to know God cares for you? You can know God cares for you because He reveals it in His words and in His love. This should be a short article because that is an extremely comforting revelation. But even when we believe and trust God, life brings unwelcome surprises; trials, heartache, and…
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How to Get Along With Difficult People and 7 Biblical Ways to Love Them
How to Get Along With Difficult People: 7 Biblical Ways to Love Them
No matter where you go or what you do, learning how to get along with difficult people is an essential part of your journey that transforms your social interactions and connections. There are difficult people everywhere–negative, abusive, opposing ideas, low or no integrity, controlling, or people who do not like you for no particular reason.…
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