THE POO RULE

Posted by on 08. 15. 2014 in Adult Children, Family, Uncategorized | 1 comment

by Deb DeArmond I watched my son’s face as he changed his first really messy diaper for his newborn son—his first child. Only a few days old, my grandboy had taken the exercise seriously and had delivered an impressive load. My husband and I were enjoying the moment, watching our son and his son together. The baby looked relieved and relaxed. My son did not. I could tell this was a moment my son would never forget, nor would he look forward to repeating it any time soon. Later, as we sat together with a sleeping baby nestled against my...

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CAN WE TALK?

Posted by on 07. 9. 2014 in Archives, Communication, Marriage, Uncategorized | 2 comments

By Deb DeArmond   “Hi Sweetheart. How was your day? Did you make arrangements with the vet for the dog while we’re on vacation?” “My day was fine. And yup, dog is all squared away,” he responded. “Did you check on whether we can change seats to sit together on the outbound flight?” “No, I forgot. I’ll do it as soon as we hang up. Any mail today?” It’s what often passes for communication when one of us is traveling. It’s necessary, I guess, but hardly the fascinating conversation of a couple still in love. It happens at the end of long...

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A Trip in the Way-Back Machine

Posted by on 07. 3. 2014 in Marriage, The Christian Walk, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Trip in the Way-Back Machine

By Deb DeArmond   Bald heads, bad comb-overs, and enough bi-focals to start a bonfire. I was among my peeps. We assembled to watch a music icon take the stage and transport us all to a sweet time in life—our twenties. That’s quite a voyage for most of us, judging from my fellow concertgoers in the event hall. James Taylor, at age 66, continues to capture our hearts with his songs about love gained and lost, odd characters he’s known, and life in his beloved North Carolina. And I could sing every word without missing a beat. Odd, since I...

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Mother-in-Law Bootcamp

Posted by on 05. 8. 2014 in Family, In-Law Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Where do you go for training to be a really great mother-in-law? MIL Bootcamp, of course! My daughter-in-law, Penny DeArmond is looking for recruits with her new article featured today online at Crosswalk. Find it here: MIL Bootcamp...

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Bless My Mother-in-Law?? Really?

Posted by on 05. 6. 2014 in Family, In-Law Relationships, The Christian Walk, Uncategorized | 0 comments

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, why not entertain a new thought this year? Bless your husband’s mom. She did raise the man of your dreams, after all.  If for no reason other than that, this is a great time to let her know you appreciate her. Find my brand new article today on my friend Dawn Wilson’s website. Here’s the link:  Upgrade with...

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Mother’s Day Madness: Taming the Tension!

Posted by on 05. 5. 2014 in Family, In-Law Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mother’s Day Madness: Taming the Tension!

Faith Village is running my article today on dealing with the challenges of what should be one of our fondest celebrations: Mother’s Day. Find some practical advice on making this Mother’s Day to remember – for all the RIGHT reasons!  Find it here: Faith Village Mother’s...

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New Article in Lifeway Magazine

Posted by on 04. 17. 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The May 2014 edition of Mature Living Magazine from Lifeway features my article entitled, “Mother’s Day New Way.” You can see it on the front cover here as “4 Tips for Improving your Relationship with Your Daughter-in-Law.” You can find it as Lifeway stores across the country or on their site at Lifeway Mature...

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Deb’s Interview at Focus on the Family

Posted by on 03. 21. 2014 in Communication, Family, In-Law Relationships, The Christian Walk, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Great discussion today with Dr. Greg Smalley and Suzie Larson on the topic of mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. You can listen to the broadcast here: Everyday Relationships Go to the blue box at the bottom of the page, and select...

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Life, Love, and Family Podcast

Posted by on 03. 7. 2014 in Communication, Family, Home, In-Law Relationships, Marriage, Relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You can find a link to listen to a recent interview I did with Dr. Tim Clinton on Life, Love and Family Radio. We talked about the mother-in-law/daughter-in law dynamic. We also discussed that man in the middle! Take a listen! Deb DeArmond on Life, Life and Family Radio  ...

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A Laugh At My Expense

Posted by on 03. 7. 2014 in Just for Fun, Marriage, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Laugh At My Expense

  By Deb DeArmond The grin on his face said it all. He was re-living a victory from earlier this morning. “Don’t say a word,” I warned. “It’s my magical power, you know.” He began to chuckle. Then guffaw. I nearly spit coffee right into his face as I got caught up in a stream of laughter. It was funny. Now. I spend a lot of time on my computer. Hours daily. Between writing books and my real job designing corporate training, Mac and I are joined at the hip, which, believe me, makes it tough to reach the keyboard from that position. But I...

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