Mary Rooney Armand

Mary Rooney Armand loves to write inspiring, faith based stories. She focuses on helping others grow in their intimacy with Christ and thrive in their personal relationships. Mary lives in New Orleans with her husband Cory and four children. Besides writing, she teaches Bible Studies and leads small groups. Mary has a Master of Business Administration and is a Life Coach. In 2019 she created ButterflyLiving and wrote a Bible Study titled, “Identity” which is available on Amazon. To learn more visit maryarmand.com.

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The Importance of Forgiveness in Relationships

The importance of forgiveness can not be overstated. Forgiveness is vital to our spiritual, emotional, and mental health, and the foundation for long-lasting healthy relationships. In every relationship, offenses happen, because we are all imperfect people. Learning the importance of forgiveness and how to move on means we choose to let offenses go. Forgiveness is …

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How to Develop Healthy Boundaries for Yourself and Your Relationships

When we learn how to develop healthy boundaries for ourselves, it is an investment that will impact every area of our life. Boundaries allow us to function freely within the guides we set for ourselves. Understanding how to develop healthy boundaries in relationships can be more difficult especially with people we love. The boundary lines …

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Learning How to Get Over Disappointment

Almost every day we are presented with opportunities to learn how to get over disappointment. I am an optimist by nature, and feeling disappointed is not something I particularly enjoy. But disappointment in life comes just like dirty laundry, toothaches, and other disruptions and changes. One story reminds me of the importance of learning how …

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How to Build Healthy Relationships: 6 Helpful Benefits & Tips

As I sat in my car crying, feeling somewhat hopeless, a thought hit me. I did not have healthy relationships in my life. My relationships were shallow and a little self-serving. Realizing we need more positive relationships is not easy to accept, but at 22 with the excitement of life in front of me, it …

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8 Tips to Stay Positive when Raising Teenagers & Facing Teenage Problems

The thought of raising teenagers has historically caused dread and prayers for survival. Many parents have said raising teenagers can take the joy out of parenting. But if we enter our season of raising teenagers armed with wisdom, faith and a good attitude, it can impact our experience as parents and impact the life of …

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15 Positive Parenting Strategies for the Teenage Years

Since becoming a parent, I have been on the lookout for positive parenting tips. Every stage of a child’s life has highs and lows, but the teenage years can be especially challenging. Although the teenage years are unpredictable and hard to grasp, they are an important stage of growth in every person’s life. Finding and …

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4 Guidelines for Living an Authentic Life

At my dear friend John’s funeral, I was brought to tears as people highlighted his kind, generous spirit. The word authentic was repeatedly used to describe him and how he lived his life. What a legacy to be known as a genuinely authentic person; someone who knows what it means to be real. Although my …

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What is Discouragement and How to Not Let it Define Us

What is discouragement? It is a curtain of doubt that falls on us when our optimism over a certain outcome is ripped away.   I can vividly remember situations where I have felt discouragement. A season of hope that was replaced by uncertainty and confusion. The moment my husband walked into the room after Hurricane …

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What Does the Bible Say about Encouragement? 5 Tips to Build Each Other Up

It seems some people naturally know how to encourage others.  In their presence, we feel refreshed; they freely offer praise, admiration, and genuine encouragement. When I am around encouragers, it makes me wonder, how are they so kind? Is it possible for all of us to become encouragers?   What does the Bible say about …

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5 Helpful Tips for a Simple Christmas that is Fun & Focused on Christ

While listening to my friend explain her simple Christmas traditions, I looked around and felt the spirit of Christmas everywhere. Her home looked, smelled, and felt like Christmas. I was intrigued by her family’s interpretation of how to celebrate the holidays without stress and exhausting busyness. A simple Christmas sounded like a comforting, freeing idea. …

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