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 Woman 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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4 Ways for Finding Godly Contentment and Overcome 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 confidence, because of my trust in God, which led…
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How to Get Over the Loss of a Friendship
Recovering from the loss of a friendship is difficult and painful. When a friend holds a special place in your life and you share secrets, hopes, and dreams, a loss affects every part of you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. In my experience, I have found there is no shortcut to healing from the loss of…
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Teaching Kids How to Develop Strong Character
Teaching kids how to develop strong character is not an easy task for parents. Although most of us would love to be described as a person of strong character, modeling and teaching character to our kids is a difficult job. Strong character is so important to our family, that we have intentionally focused on how…
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Lady looking in mirror-What is Identity in Christ?
What is Identity in Christ? 3 Inspiring Answers to a Life Changing Question
When I was a little girl, my family attended church regularly and I loved it–feeling God near me, learning Bible verses, and embracing our faith community. I participated in children’s programs, attended camp, and was involved in Youth for Christ. I felt loved and secure in my identity in Christ. During this time, seeds of…
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What are the 3 Types of Friendships? Understanding for Stronger Friendships
Friendships are valuable, and it is helpful to recognize and understand, “what are the 3 types of friendships” we experience. When we understand the adage, 3 types of friendships–reason, season, and lifetime–it explains why we meet friends, how we keep friends, and why we lose friends through change or conflict. As I journey through life…
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How to Calm Down when Stressed: 4 Tips to Help You Find Peace
How to Calm Down when Stressed: 4 Tips to Help You Find Peace in God
My teenagers love the phrase ‘calm down’ except when applied to them. Actually, I haven’t met anyone who likes to be told to calm down. The overused sentiment is usually expressed after a minor incident or dramatic reaction, but in reality, learning how to calm down when stressed is helpful when we face certain situations.…
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What Does the Bible say About Generosity? 5 Powerful Bible Verses
In order to become generous we need to experience gratitude and appreciation.
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Choosing Faith Over Fear: 3 Types of Fear that Hold You Back
Faith over fear does not mean our faith will eliminate the things we fear. It means we choose to walk by faith as we process our fear. When we take a leap of faith in life, we trust that God walks beside us regardless of the outcome. Faith over fear reminds me of a story…
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6 Ways of Finding Hope in Difficult Times and Seeking Blessings
6 Ways of Finding Hope in Difficult Times and Seeking Blessings
Finding hope in difficult times is challenging. Experiencing stressful, life-altering events often leads to despair threatening to swallow your desire and ability to trust God. But our faith muscle grows strongest when tested by the trials of life. God does not promise a stress-free life but He does promise to guide and walk beside us…
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Trusting God in Times of Uncertainty: 6 Ways God Rescues Us
Trusting God in Times of Uncertainty: 6 Ways God Rescues Us
Uncertainty in life is difficult to handle especially when we feel alone. In a recent dream, I was reminded that trusting God in times of uncertainty is possible when we put our trust in Him and not our circumstances. The love and complete acceptance of Christ help us put our trust in God Jesus sacrificed…
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