Mary Rooney Armand

Mary Rooney Armand is a writer and speaker focusing on inspiring faith-based stories. She helps 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 and speaking, 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 or email [email protected]

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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 lives 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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How the Bible Can Change Your Life and Understanding the Power Found in God’s Words

Are you wondering, how the Bible can change your life? How the word of God can completely transform you? When I was in grade school, I was part of a team that would memorize Bible verses for a competition. I would sit on my porch, eat Lemonhead candy, and practice Bible flash cards. I hate …

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What Makes a Good Friend: 6 Inspiring Qualities

The saying ‘a good friend is hard to find’ doesn’t seem true when we are surrounded by good friends. But during seasons of life when our friendships feel hollow or nonexistent, the saying feels especially painful and true. I had to grow and change to become the kind of person that could find and keep …

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Finding Your Purpose in God & Understanding What is the Real Purpose in Life

Finding your purpose in God leads to a better altogether life. When we relinquish control and trust God with our lives, our journey is more inspiring, peaceful, and fulfilling. But for me, it took time and several wrong turns. Finding purpose took me on many paths with some success but a lot of dead ends …

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How to Persevere in Faith When You Feel Like Giving Up

Most mornings I exercise on a path near my home and get to practice how to persevere when you feel like giving up! Occasionally, as I head out the door, a neighbor waves and says, “headed for a run, good for you!” It feels good to think other people see me as a runner. I …

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