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.

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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 You
What is discouragement? It is a curtain of doubt that falls on you when optimism over a certain outcome is ripped away.   I can vividly remember situations where I felt discouragement. A season of hope that was replaced by uncertainty and confusion. The moment my husband walked into the room after Hurricane Katrina and…
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What Does the Bible Say about Encouragement? 5 Tips to Build Each Other Up
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 encouragement?…
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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: 4 Benefits of Reading God’s Word
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 competition. The training involved sitting on my porch, eating Lemonhead candy while practicing 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 you are surrounded by good friends. But during seasons of life when friendships are 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 good…
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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 people see me as a runner. I think…
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Finding Godly Contentment & Overcoming the Need for Seeking Approval
Godly contentment brings a deep sense of satisfaction that affects every area of life. For a long time, contentment eluded me and I sought satisfaction along paths that led to dead ends. After placing my faith in Christ, a shift began in my spirit. I developed internal confidence, because of my trust in God, which…
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