Sunday, February 8, 2015

I Choose You Today ~ nonfiction by Deb DeArmond, © 2015

With Scripture and experienced application, Deb DeArmond shares stories in this 31-week topical study how God's Word is revealed in lives yielded to Him. To love and to cherish ~ blossoming when lived in His love and open to more He has in abundance for marriage relationships; a giving heart. Each chapter is followed by Choice Questions and Prayer. A study as a married couple, an engaged couple, as a devotional, for small group, or Bible study, you will be enriched. Choose chapters that speak to you now; study them before going on. This is for you, not to race on, but to gather and apply.

An added benefit would be to journal important aspects that stand out to you. Make it your own. Topics that you might not have thought of with potential ways you can choose, to identify areas for attention and take action to strengthen your commitment. Perhaps you each would like a copy to color-code application areas.
God created marriage; God has the answers.
   If we build our lives together on feelings alone, we will fail. Marriage at its very best always requires much more. True commitment, which is an active, demanding, daily choice, will lead us to marriage that happily lasts a lifetime.
   --I Choose You Today, 33
Not everything has to be a problem area to be a place for discussion and reflection. You will benefit sharing together wisdom brought out in this book on different subjects you potentially may, or have come across.
Adaptable ~
"... when the Lord teaches me a principle, he provides opportunities for practice."
   --Ibid., 55
Biblical applications ~
Each person made a choice to let go of a program already in progress and adapt to God's direction. Each time, God was faithful.
   --Ibid., 56


A reminder why you chose the one you married and 31 ways to choose to love them every day. Married for nearly 38 years, author Deborah DeArmond and her husband have made the spoken declaration, “I choose you today” a regular part of their communication. It’s when we least feel like saying it that we need to remind ourselves that love is a choice, not a feeling. I Choose You Today features 31 scriptural principles that support marriage and help couples develop healthy Biblically-based behavior.
    Built on an introductory anecdotal story, each chapter has an inspirational takeaway of not only what to do, but how to begin applying the principles immediately. Thought provoking questions create talking points for couples to explore their own choices and experiences in each area serve to generate open dialogue of discovery. I Choose You Today is not a book of "shoulds," but one of clearly identified choices that each individual can make to grow their marriage and align it with the word of God. Every saying ends with a conventional wisdom quote.

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Deb DeArmond is a highly sought-after executive coach and speaker. Known as a relationship and conflict resolution expert, Deb is dedicated to helping others build successful solutions to the challenges they face at home and at work. She is the co-founder of MyPurposeNow, a website for Christian women 50+. Find out more at her website.

***Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for I Choose You Today: 31 Choices to Make Love Last by Deb DeArmond, published by Abingdon Press. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

Strengthen Your Marriage with Deb DeArmond’s New Book, Facebook Author Chat Party, and Relationship Challenges

What’s the secret for hanging on to the happily-ever-after feelings from the day you said, “I do”? It could be as simple as four little words: I Choose You Today. Be sure to grab a copy of Deb DeArmond's latest release and find out how you can make the declaration “I Choose You Today” a regular part of your marriage communication.

Deb is celebrating the release of her book with a Facebook author chat party on February 3rd.

Along with the February 3rd author chat party, you're invited to participate in two marriage-strengthening challenges: one beginning February 1 and the other beginning in March. Don't miss out on this opportunity to build your relationship with your spouse and enter to win some prizes along the way!

The Valentine's Challenge: February 1 – 28

Tell your spouse "I Choose You" every day of the month. Sign up online at and receive a free downloadable February calendar to mark off the days of the challenge.

Deb will also be emailing participants 1–2 times throughout the month with giveaway opportunities and "keep going" encouragement.
The "I Choose You" Challenge: March 1 – December 31, 2015

Sign up online at to receive 10 weekly emails, each teaching one of the choices from Deb's book along with practical applications. This challenge is broken up into three different sessions, covering all 31 choices from the book.

There will be giveaways and opportunities to win throughout the year. Participants can decide when to join—it's not required to do all three sessions.

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