Related by Chance, Family by Choice by Deb DeArmond | Giveaway and Blog Tour

Deb DeArmond‘s debut book tackles a topic that can be hard for families to navigate: the relationships between mother-in-laws and daughter-in-laws. In Related by Chance, Family by Choice, Deb examines what it takes to create true family unity between moms and the women who marry their sons.

Deb is celebrating with a “Day of Bonding” Spa giveaway!

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One winner will receive:

  • A $200 SpaFinder gift card (perfect for a pampering day of bonding)
  • Related by Chance, Family by Choice by Deb DeArmond (2 copies)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. Winner will be announced December 2nd at Deb’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Deb’s blog on December 2nd to see if you won.

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{More about Related by Chance, Family by Choice}

Transforming Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Relationships. What does it take to create true family unity between moms and the women who marry their sons?

The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible, and the stereotypes fill the screens. From Marie Barone (Everyone Loves Raymond) to Viola Fields (Monster-in-Law) to Internet sites and social media pages like ihatemyinlaws.com and a Facebook page for ihatemymotherinlaw there is no shortage of examples of the caustic relationships that can develop between the two women in a man’s life.

Deb DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law have conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews, and discussions, included asking about the faith factor in the relationships they studied. Of the respondents, nearly 90 percent claimed they were Christians, and 79 percent said their faith was foundational and guided their actions and decisions. As discouraging as it may be, the numbers of those they surveyed who reported that their women-in-law relationships were “bad” were nearly identical to those in a survey conducted by a popular secular website that recorded no statistics on faith.

Beyond the statistics and their analysis, Deb brings to this book more than thirty years working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict. Aside from her research and her professional expertise, perhaps the most important asset Deb brings to this work is her own relationship with her three daughters-in-law that is so obviously and unusually positive that she—and they—are often asked to explain the secret of the relationships they share.

This practical and unapologetically scriptural book covers issues of personal perceptions, strained communication, the roles of sons and fathers in the relationship’s success, how to begin these relationships on the right foot, and the necessity of trust and love. Deb’s one motivating objective is to help women-in-law move from women who are simply related to strong and confident members of a truly spiritual family.

Purchase a copy here.

Learn more at Deb’s website.

Deb DeArmond

{More About Deb DeArmond}

Deb DeArmond is an author, speaker, and coach with a focus on communication, relationships, and conflict resolution. Her writing explores marriage, parenting, in-law and extended family relationships. She is the author of “Related By Chance, Family By Choice” and “I Choose You Today: 31 Choices to Make Love Last.” Deb is the founder of Living-Write, where she coaches aspiring authors. She’s monthly columnist and feature writer for Lifeway’s “Mature Living” Magazine, and has published more than 120 articles online and in print publications. ||**|| Ron DeArmond has a hungry heart for the Word, and has studied the Bible for 45+ years. Ron’s call to serve men is evident in his previous ministry positions with Christian Men’s Network under Dr. Edwin Lewis Cole and Faithful Men Ministry. Ron is currently the Associate Pastor of men’s ministry at Catch the Fire/ DFW and has ministered around the world. The DeArmonds live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Find out more about Deb at http://debdearmond.com.
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Press Release

 The epic saga of mother vs. wife

Related by Chance, Family by Choice sheds light on making women-in-law relationships flourish

Seattle:  The mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship can be one of the most challenging dynamics a woman will ever face. The caricatures are everywhere, the jokes are inexhaustible and the stereotypes fill TV and movie screens. On one hand, two women should be able to bond over their mutual admiration for the man-in-the-middle — theoretically. However, many times the woman-in-law relationship proves to be a battleground for two women who love the same man: the wife and the mother.

In Related By Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-in-Law & Daughter-in-Law Relationships (Kregel Publications / November 1, 2013 / ISBN 978-0825443251 / $13.99), Deb DeArmond provides practical tools and tips coupled with the scriptural foundations to bring harmony and understanding to the woman-in-law relationship. DeArmond’s one objective is to help women move from simply being related to becoming strong and confident members of a truly spiritual family. Her practical and unapologetically scriptural book covers issues of personal perceptions, strained communication, the roles of sons and fathers in the relationship’s success, how to begin these relationships  on the right foot and the necessity of trust and love.

In preparation for writing the book, DeArmond and her three daughters-in-law conducted their own exhaustive research into the status of the women-in-law relationship. Through their research, which incorporated online surveys, interviews and discussions, they found that one in every three women reported their relationship with their mother-in-law or daughter-in-law was “bad,” which they described as not close, difficult and filled with criticism or simply off-balance. They found this statistic to be consistent within Christian homes and outside of faith. For this reason, the wisdom DeArmond brings to readers in Related By Chance, Family by Choice is incredibly relevant.

Beyond the statistics and analysis, DeArmond brings more than thirty years’ experience in working with adults to improve communications and deal constructively with conflict. Aside from her research and her professional expertise, perhaps the most important asset DeArmond offers readers is her own relationship with her three daughters-in-law. The relationship she shares with the younger women is so obviously and unusually positive that all four women are often asked to explain the secret of the relationships they share. “I understand the pattern of women being closer to their own families, but I believed it was possible for the families on both sides to maintain close relationships that expanded the family in both directions. That was my prayer, and God answered it,” explains DeArmond. “We aren’t smarter, luckier or more spiritual than others. What we are is determined to live beyond the stereotypes and just bright enough to know we can’t do it without the Lord.”

“It is possible to have a sound relationship between ‘women-in-law,’ although it may not be easy,” DeArmond asserts. “This book explores how to do it, not in our own strength or ability, but doing it God’s way — by walking, not in the law, but in love — and if necessary, He’ll loan us some of His. The book provides practical tools and tips coupled with the scriptural foundations to align this relationship with God’s word.”

Words of Wisdom from Related by Chance, Family by Choice:

-You are responsible for your behavior. Let God handle the results.
-When God created a woman to walk with Adam in life, He didn’t make a mama. He created a wife.
-If blood is thicker than water, are you willing to let the blood of Christ make you family?
-Leaving and cleaving. It’s a commandment, not a suggestion.
-A note to boy mamas: He was yours to raise, but never to keep!
-Hey Boy Mama! God never meant for you to be the most important woman in his life. That spot belongs to his wife!
-When we use ourselves as the measuring stick, the whole world comes up short! Celebrate differences!
-Different is not wrong. It’s just different.
-Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because He’s trying to change your heart.

 Advance Praise

“As a mother-in-law to five daughters-in-law, each with completely unique personalities, this book is a godsend of encouragement. Every mother of a grown son, and every woman who marries a man with a mama, needs this book. So thankful someone had the wisdom and courage to write it!”

~ Becky Johnson, Co-Author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

“With godly wisdom, insight, and abundant ideas and tips, Deborah DeArmond equips “women-in-law” who love the same man with all they need to do life together well. Related by Chance, Family by Choice is an excellent resource that I will refer to again and again.”

~ Twila Belk, Author or co-author of five books, including I Believe in Healing and I Believe in Heaven

“Deborah DeArmond’s new book, Related by Chance, Family by Choice teaches how to evaluate “in-law” relationships with Biblical acuity and perceptiveness. You will profoundly benefit from Deborah’s keen insight into the scriptures and her down to earth illustrations and practical life applications.”

~ Laurie Dodds, Speaker and Author

About the author

Deb DeArmond has worked in the field of learning and development for more than 25 years.  A certified executive coach, she has trained in corporate settings across the nation and around the world in areas of leadership, communication, conflict resolution and relationship building. Although she has been active in ministry throughout her life, God redirected DeArmond’s focus in 2011 — to use these skills and abilities to minister to the body of Christ.

DeArmond’s first book, Related by Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-in-Law and Daughter-in-Law Relationships (Kregel Publications) combines her expertise in communication and relationships with her heart for ministry. She is co-founder of My Purpose Now (mypurposenow.org), a website devoted to Christian women 50+, and also blogs about Family Matters on her own website (debdearmond.com/blog/).

DeArmond is married to her high school sweetheart, Ron, who led her to Jesus 40 years ago. She is Mom to three incredible sons, three fabulous daughter-in-loves, and Gigi to three perfect grandsons. She considers her family to be an incredible gift from the Lord and spending time together doing life tops her list of favorites. However, she makes it clear, “Jesus is my favorite, and the guys have learned to live with it.”

Native Californians who have lived in Texas for 9 years, Deb and Ron live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She loves to travel, and considers herself a foodie. Her idea of the perfect job would be to travel on someone else’s dime, writing about her experiences, and eating her way around the world!

Learn more about Deb DeArmond via her website, debdearmond.com, visiting her page on Facebook (AuthorDebDeArmond), or following her on Twitter (DebDeArmond).

Suggested interview questions

– What inspired you to write a book on women-in-law relationships?

– Did you grow up with positive in-law examples in your family? Have you always had a good relationship with your husband’s mother?

– You are the mother of three sons who are all now married. Was it difficult to adjust to welcoming the first daughter-in-law into the family?

– Do you have positive relationships with all of your daughters-in-law? Has it always been that way?

– How did your daughters-in-law help you with the writing of this book?

– Were there any statistics from your survey that were surprising to you? Did faith factor into your results?

– What does the Bible have to say about in-law relationships? What examples does it give us to follow?

– The holidays are coming soon, which is usually an especially difficult time for families when it comes to gatherings and schedules. How has your family adjusted throughout the years of adding daughters-in-law and their own family obligations?

– What are some of the biggest causes of stress in the relationships between mothers and daughters-in-law?

– What responsibility does a son have in making the relationship between his mother and his wife work?

– Should the older woman take the lead in bonding with the younger? How can you do this without coming across as overbearing?

– What is your best advice to young wives about developing a bond with the new mom in their lives?

– How should you handle an antagonistic situation where one woman won’t try to meet in the middle?

Deb DeArmond is available for interviews to promote the release of Related by Chance, Family by Choice. To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“As a mother-in-law to five daughters-in-law, each with completely unique personalities, this book is a godsend of encouragement. Every mother of a grown son, and every woman who marries a man with a mama, needs this book. So thankful someone had the wisdom and courage to write it!” ~ Becky Johnson, Co-Author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook

“With godly wisdom, insight, and abundant ideas and tips, Deborah DeArmond equips “women-in-law” who love the same man with all they need to do life together well. Related by Chance, Family by Choice is an excellent resource that I will refer to again and again.” ~ Twila Belk, Author or co-author of five books, including I Believe in Healing and I Believe in Heaven

“Deborah DeArmond’s new book, Related by Chance, Family by Choice teaches how to evaluate “in-law” relationships with Biblical acuity and perceptiveness. You will profoundly benefit from Deborah’s keen insight into the scriptures and her down to earth illustrations and practical life applications.” ~ Laurie Dodds, Speaker and Author

Reviews

  • BOOK REVIEW – RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE BY DEB DEARMOND

    DeArmond uses the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi as the focal example of an ideal in-law relationship throughout the book, including in the study guides that follow each chapter with a “What Would Ruth and Naomi Do?” type of thought provoking conversation starter. She also includes real-life examples of good and bad relationships, and stories from her own relationships with her three daughters-in-laws. And, DeArmond includes her DILs’ in the mix with a chapter devoted to their thoughts and stories about their relationship with their mother-in-love, as they call DeArmond.

    “Related By Chance, Family By Choice” is a faith-based, highly spiritual book that will change the lives of those who need the advice and wisdom contained within these pages. I highly recommend it!

    Written by Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews on December 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.garden-of-books.com/2013/12/book-review-related-by-chance-family-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE

    This is a must read for everyone with a mother-in-law. Filled with insight and great advice. I, now have a pretty good relationship with my mother-in-law. But that wasn’t always the case and I wish I would have had this book then. It has questions and self assessments in each chapter to help you out.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

    Written by Melina’s Book Blog on December 10, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Related-Chance-Family-Choice-DeArmond-ebook/product-reviews/B00FM426A6/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#RNPCXK6V5NK89

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE! (IN-LAW TROUBLES?)

    This is such a remarkable book filled with tons of suggestions on how to deal with the in-laws. I personally have a good relationship with my mother-in-law. We may have our moments when we get on each other’s nerves like crazy, but at the end of the day we love each other very much! I don’t like her controlling mannerism, but she is a very protective mother bear.
    I do my best to overlook her controlling mannerism as much as possible. If it is something that I’m strongly against I do turn to my husband to fix the issue. He does. Now according to the all resources, I should be handling the issue directly, but my in-laws all live less than 200 feet away. I don’t want to rock the boat to much by saying or handling the situation wrong. I know that I definitely would. I also know that I’m a very emotional person and have a tendency to overreact on many accounts.
    So, I turn to him to get his feedback on how to handle the situation, and to honestly see if I’m in the wrong. He is quick to tell me if I am. He also makes suggestions and tells me how to deal with it.
    I loved this book because it also gave some practical tips too. It also showed the value of a solid relationship with the in-laws. It is also religion based too, and I love that aspect of it. I recommend it for anyone. Even if you do have a solid relationship with your in-laws you can still appreciate this book.

    Written by Tidbits of Experience on December 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Related-Chance-Family-Choice-DeArmond-ebook/dp/B00FM426A6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386635694&sr=8-1&keywords=Related+by+Chance%2C+Family+by+Choice

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE

    I really enjoyed this book. When I first saw I could review this, I was excited. I know from personal experience how miserable a bad Mother/Daugher in Law relationship can be. My MIL has always been difficult and has on many occasions tried to get in between me and my husband.
    I have a son, and I know that’s not the type of relationship I want with my future daughter in law.

    Written by Lost Island of Book Reviews on December 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1ZFMH2NYRSEY/ref=cm_cr_thx_pdp

  • RELATED BY CHANCE FAMILY BY CHOICE

    I have not been blessed with a mother-in-law in many years but some day the Lord will send me his best mother-in-law for me and I will be so happy that I read this book.
    It is a very informative read. I recommend this book to every mother of a grown son and every women that is planning on marrying a man with a wonderful mom.
    I love the godly insight in this book, wonderful sound advice.
    I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend this book.
    I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on December 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://themarybookreader.blogspot.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE

    Why do we read books? The answer is varied with “for enjoyment” being at the top of the list. But we also read to learn. Sometimes we just read to firm up our own worldview. I would suggest that we should also be reading so that we can learn how to give more godly advice to other people. Because I spent a few years receiving very poor advice, I covet and value the advice of people who have put some time and effort into understanding what scriptures have to say about the way we relate to others.

    I know that there may be a temptation to skip this book if you have a good relationship with your WIL but I would have to beg you not to. I can’t tell you how many times I would ask another (usually older) woman a question and would receive a response that sounded an awful lot like this: “Wow. I don’t know what to tell you.” Or, “That’s too bad. I have a great relationship with my MIL. Luck of the draw, I guess!” It was so very discouraging and disheartening, especially when I knew I had a great mother-in-law . . . . I just needed help getting to know her better. I wanted to do right things. I wanted to honor God in my relationship. Good advice proved hard to find and as a result, I would be very quick to slap a copy Related by Chance, Family by Choice into the hands of any woman who would be humble enough to read it, recognizing that God may have them in a position where someone else needs to hear solid, Biblical advice and have come to them seeking for some answers. To help women be prepared to ‘give an answer’ for the things they believe, I feel strongly that this book ought to be read. If you don’t read it for you, read it for someone else and think about the topic anyway.

    Written by Reading to Know on December 9, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.readingtoknow.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE

    As a daughter-in-law and future mother-in-law, I read this book with two different sets of eyes. I enjoyed the author’s advice and perception on how to create a God-centered relationship with my mother-in-law. I was able to read through the book and see the “why” behind some of the dynamics in my relationship with my own mother-in-law. I was also able to read with the eyes of a future mother-in-law. How do I want to interact and relate to my future daughters-in-law? Hopefully, someday I’ll have two of them.

    Written by This Sweet Life on December 1, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://thissweetlifeofmine.com/2013/11/book-review-related-by-chance-family-by-choice.html

  • GREAT BOOK!

    I liked how this book made me look at the fact that we all come into relationships with our own issues and sometimes we have to understand our own, as well as our in-law’s issues. Understanding them can help to build a bridge to greater understanding. I also think this book would be so helpful in making our marriages better because how often do we complain about our husband’s mother to him?! Making this relationship more loving would make our marriages better, too.

    Written by Julie @ More Of Him on November 28, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.moreofhim.net/2013/11/book-review-related-by-chance-family-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE {A LITFUSE BOOK REVIEW}

    I had lots of reasons for thinking I ought to read this book. Four sons, specifically, who hopefully will all someday find that God-chosen woman for them, and I pray that I can have that Daughter-in-Love relationship with all four of them that Deb speaks of in this book.

    Written by Footprints in the Butter on November 27, 2013 | e

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE BY DEB DEARMOND

    I found this book to be quite insightful as both a daughter-in-law and a fairly recent mother-in-law. Any woman in either of these situations can benefit from reading this insightful book.

    Written by Digging For Pearls on November 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://diggingforpearls.blogspot.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHOICE REVIEW

    The author offers generous insight into the world of in-laws to help us all communicate better.

    Written by A Simple Life,really?! on November 26, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/2013/11/litfuse-review-related-by-chance-family.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE ~ A WONDERFUL BOOK & GIVEAWAY!!

    This is a book I wish I had many years ago. I’ll admit right up front that my relationship with my Mother-in-law was not the greatest. Right from the first time I met her there always seemed to be tension in the air and I never really knew how to deal with it. I struggled with the relationship almost up until the day she died. It was hard on us and it was hard on our husbands!

    I know for sure there are many out there that could really use this book. This book is truly insightful and offers Biblical examples and truths about this tentative and potentially volatile relationship. I loved the format she presented the book in and the self-assessments, all of which I could have used 30 years ago!! They are eye opening for sure! I know this is a book that will help me in developing a proper relationship with my (hopefully) future Daughters-in-law!!

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stamps and Saves on November 25, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://theministerswifestampsandsaves.blogspot.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE W/ DEB DEARMOND & SPA GIVEAWAY

    Family…you can’t live without them, but living with them isn’t always a bed of roses.
    And mother-in-laws….oh, don’t even go there!!!
    If your relationship with your MIL isn’t what it could be, I highly recommend that you pick up Deb’s book.
    Here’s why…
    #1 it’s honest- the author doesn’t sugar coat the difficulties & dynamics of the MIL/DIL relationship.
    #2 it’s helpful- the tools in this book are unlike anything I’ve seen before & really get you digging into the heart of the problem.
    #3 it’s hopeful- you (yes…you!) can have a better relationship with your MIL & this book is a great place to start!

    Written by JoJo’s Corner on November 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3C8QJMQP4WY3J/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0825443253&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

  • GREAT MARRIAGE SELF HELP BOOK

    This book actually had a lot of good advice for both daughter-in-laws and mother-in-laws. It is a self help book to help you navigate the waters, especially if the son happens to be an only child or the youngest. I myself have been in one of those situations and it can be tricky because there isn’t other women around to take some of the pressure off of you. You are it! The only one and it’s got to work or you risk losing the man you love.

    It is a self help type of book, so if you aren’t into those, you may not get this kind of book. But, if you are someone who loves to read self help type of books, this is a really good one, well thought out, and proven techniques that will help you in the long run with your marriage and your mother-in-law.

    Written by Mary’s Cup of Tea on November 24, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-book.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE BOOK REVIEW

    I do not have the best relationship with my mother-in-law. There is a lot of hurt and pain in that relationship that may take years to overcome. I love the faith based sound advice in this book. The voice it is written in is awesome and definitely one everyone can understand and relate to. The title says it all. It’s a choice. We all have to make a choice of what we are going to do, but that one choice is one of the hardest that will probably ever be made! Good job to Deb DeArmond and her daughters in law for their awesome relationship in a world of turmoil and bad raps to mother in laws.

    Written by For Him and My Family on November 24, 2013 |e
    Read my full review:http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-book.html

  • As someone who has had a terrible relationship with in-laws, I could relate to this book. I wish I’d had it twenty years ago. My in-laws are not believers, which has only magnified the problems. I hope to be a good mother-in-law when the time comes and I pray that my daughters find not only loving husbands, but loving in-laws. I thought the book had some good ideas and suggestions, especially if there is still some hope in restoring or repairing an in-law relationship. I would recommend it to newlyweds for sure.

    Written by Embracing Destiny on November 23, 2013 | e

  • IF YOU ARE MARRIED, THEN READ THIS BOOK!

    This book was perfect for me, because I live with my mother in law. There are days that we do not agree on how to do things. However we both love my hubby. The author gave me insight that I could take without having consequences. There is definitely something to be said for mother in laws. Mine is not perfect, but neither am I. This is going to be a book a keep by my bed and read every so often to remind myself of other mothers in law that are so very much worse than mine. I am giving this book 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on November 22, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE REVIEW

    Throughout the book, DeArmond includes survey results and quotes from mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law from around the country. Some stories are heartbreaking and some made me feel disbelief in the anger that is sometimes held in these relationships. If your relationship with your MIL or DIL is like that, I strongly encourage you to read this book.

    Each chapter will touch on things such as love, cleaving to your spouse, communication, and other important things that can disrupt the relationship between MIL and DIL. Each chapter also has a lot of scripture to back up what DeArmond is saying, self-assessments to fill out, a plan of action for each category she touches on, and a prayer. I can absolutely see how I would utilize this book to help my relationship with my MIL if I needed it.

    Written by The Talbert Report on November 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2KQP0YGFD8Y59/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • REVIEW: RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE

    The book is full of insight, self-assessments, and real life situations about how to develop and maintain a great relationships. Although it is directed to in-laws in particular, I could see how it could be a powerful tool for anyone hoping to create long lasting relationships. It is not a book about placing blame, but a book that can show you how one event can be viewed differently by people on opposite sides of said event.

    Written by The Shades of Pink on November 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Related-Chance-Family-Choice-DeArmond-ebook/product-reviews/B00FM426A6/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=byRankDescending

  • this book came at a convient time. i got engaged last month. and though maybe this book would give me some insight and it totally did.

    Written by the ramblings of miss aimymichelle on November 21, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://aimymichelle.blogspot.com/2013/11/litfuse-review-and-giveaway-win-bonding.html

  • LITFUSE PUBLICITY: RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE BY DEB DEARMOND #GROW4CHRIST

    Okay, I’ve heard it all – first hand – I don’t need to go to the Internet to find out that in law relationships are often rocky, sometimes they can be down right hostile. I saw the daughter-in-law, mother-in-law conundrum through out my growing up years and so I thought that is the way it’s supposed to be and in almost 13 years of marriage to my husband I haven’t really done anything to nurture the relationship with his mom. Sadly. I read this book both as a daughter-in-law and a someday mother-in-law and it was eye opening – I think I’ll be seeking out copies to gift to my daughters and my daughter-in-law (whoever she may be) when they marry so that they can have a beautiful relationship with their mother-in-law….

    Written by Growing For Christ on November 19, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://growingforchrist.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/litfuse-publicity-related-by-chance-family-by-choice-by-deb-dearmond-grow4christ/

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE BY DEB DEARMOND BOOK REVIEW AND “DAY OF BONDING SPA GIVEAWAY”

    Related by Chance, Family by Choice is a very important book to read by anyone who is a mother-in-law and anyone who is a daughter-in-law or son-in-law to read. Very often people who a related like this have a lot of feelings that this book will help them understand these feelings and how to deal with them.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on November 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice-by.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE

    RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE is written by a woman who has apparently mastered the relationship issues. I’m not there yet—none of my children are married—but someday I hope to have a good relationship with their wives. The book has some invaluable advice, includes a prayer, and a plan of action for each chapter, with plenty of room to write, if you like to write in books.

    I hope to be able to make use of some of the ideas in this book, and bridge the fine line between being too-involved, to not involved. My own mother-in-law doesn’t seem to care less. She has no opinions, and there is only a once-a-year visit sometime turning the holidays, at her house. There is virtually no relationship. I’d like more than that someday with the women my sons marry.

    Written by Lighthouse Academy on November 18, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: www.amazon.com

  • A GREAT MARRIAGE RESOURCE

    This book came into my life at a pivotal point, with my mother-in-law battling cancer, which we are to believe is terminal. This is the first parent on both our sides that is terminally ill and is a new season in our lives, both personally and in our marriage. This book has been a very good read as it scripturally lays out what a in-law relationship can, and should be. Not all are however, and it also shares tips and personal accounts of how to deal with a difficult mother-in-law relationship.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on November 17, 2013 | e

  • WIN A BONDING SPA DAY

    I once read, “If marriage was illegal, only outlaws would have in-laws.”

    This is a great book! It is full of wisdom, practical steps, probing questions, and Scripture to get us to develop true relationships with our in-laws.

    Please visit here.

    Written by My Full Cup on November 15, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18054875-related-by-chance-family-by-choice

  • HARD LOVE

    So with some excellent suggestions from writer Deb DeArmond, and a lot of prayer- i mean ALOT – I am hopeful that He shall begin to move more and more within our families. That we may see Him and show Him.

    Written by A Peace of Mind on November 14, 2013 | e
    Read my full review:http://worthabowedhead.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/hard-love/

  • FAMILY BY CHOICE

    Mother in laws notoriously get a bad wrap. I have many friends that I have heard complain and tell horror stories. So what is it about this relationship that is so flawed? Deb DeArmond eloquently and frankly discusses her insights in Related by Chance, Family by Choice.

    I guess I am lucky and fairly unique in that I actually like my mother in law! We definitely had a few bumps in the road in the beginning but the bottom line is, we both love her son. It’s not a competition. So why are so many women battling it out with their mother in laws?

    This book is truly insightful and offers Biblical examples and truths about this age old relationship. I loved the format in that she breaks it down with nothing but honesty and truth. There are self-assesments that are really eye opening if you answ

    Written by The IE Mommy on November 13, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/11/13/related-chance-family-choice-deb-dearmond-review-debdearmond-authordebdearmond/

  • {REVIEW} {GIVEAWAY} @LITFUSE WIN A “BONDING SPA DAY” FROM DEB DEARMOND | RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE! @DEBDEARMOND

    5 STARS
    This was a great book for me since I don’t really get along with my mother-in-law. Its a great read for this relationship and it give wonderful advice. This is a deff must read!

    “*I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.”

    Written by Crossroad Reviews on November 12, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.crossroadreviews.com/2013/11/review-giveaway-litfuse-win-bonding-spa.html

  • HELPS EVEN ‘GOOD DYNAMIC’ RELATIONSHIPS

    I must admit when I first wanted to read this book I was curious to what it would actually do for me, after all I felt my relationship with my MIL was fine. After reading however, I felt blessed to be in the position I was in. I had a good relationship yet could still improve which gave me an opportunity to work on even more to make a good relationship even better. I enjoyed the true to life examples as well the ability of the author to share both sides of the story for improvement purposes. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to improve their family dynamic.

    Written by Crazy Stepford Wives on November 11, 2013 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.crazystepfordwives.com/2013/11/related-by-chance-family-by-choice.html

  • RELATED BY CHANCE, FAMILY BY CHOICE {BOOK REVIEW}

    This is a great book for women with a mother-in-law/daughter-in law relationships to read. It gives great advice. There are real stories about real relationships. It’s a must read. You won’t be disappointed.

    Written by krystlbears Corner on November 11, 2013 | e