Friday, January 17, 2014

Related by Chance, Family by Choice by Deb DeArmond (Review)

Related by Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-in-Law & Daughter-in-law Relationships

By Deb DeArmond

(received in exchange for an honest review)

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Genre- Marriage and Family

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 208

Age Group- Adult (women)

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4325-1

Deb DeArmond shows how the best mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationships should be in Related by Chance, Family by Choice.

DeArmond has a good relationship with her daughters-in-law and you will see that as your read this book.  If you use the scripture and your relationship with God, then you will be able to improve your relationship with the other woman. 

Some of the chapters are “Leaving and Cleaving: What Exactly Does That Mean,” “Women of the Word: Ruth and Naomi,” and Digging Out: How Big Is Your Shovel?”  Each chapter ends with a self-assessment, “Plan of Action,” prayer, and “What Would Ruth and Naomi Do? paragraph.”

Excerpt from the book!

About the Author-

Deb DeArmond is married, has three sons, three daughters-in-law and currently lives in Texas.  She owns a leadership training and coaching practices company.  She is a speaker and is a cofounder of My Purpose Now (  Her website is

My thoughts-

I thought Related by Chance, Family by Choice, by Deb DeArmond was an excellent and pertinent book.

I am blessed with a good relationship with my mother-in-law, but I have heard and read many stories about bad mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationships.  There are many ways to repair those broken relationships or make good relationships stronger.  It is important to use the Bible to help make the relationships be the best that they can be.

I thought it was great how each chapter ended with the self-assessment, “Plan of Action,” prayer, and “What Would Ruth and Naomi Do?”  It was nice to be able to review the chapter and have a plan for the relationship.

I would highly recommend this book to all mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law.  To help strengthen our country we need to strengthen our relationships.  An improvement in these relationships would be seen by children and husbands and would help their relationships with others, thus helping the country.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Related by Chance, Family by Choice, by Deb DeArmond, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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