3 Questions Wednesday with Mary DeMuth

Mary DeMuth is an international speaker and podcaster, and she’s the novelist and nonfiction author of over thirty-five books, including the latest: The Seven Deadly Friendships (Harvest House Publishers 2018). She loves to help people re-story their lives. She lives in Texas with her husband of 28 years and is the mom to three adult children. Find out more at marydemuth.com.

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday, Mary. Here’s our first question—

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Mary:  Authentic, communicator, empathetic

I love those, and I’ve read enough of your writing to agree with all three. Next question,

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

Mary:  Geneva, Switzerland. I’ve actually had a conversation with a friend of mine who is interested in me possibly being a writer in residence there. I love Switzerland, plus I speak (bad) French. The food is amazing. The people are awesome. The scenery is magnifigue!

What a great place for a writer. The history, the scenery…the food! Question #3:

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Mary: In the Sun, by Joseph Arthur – The song has special meaning to me as we used it as the background music for a presentation we made when we were church planters in France. The year prior had been a literal hell, but we were still standing.

Here are the lyrics:

I picture you in the sun wondering what went wrong
And falling down on your knees asking for sympathy
And being caught in between all you wish for and all you seen
And trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in

May God’s love be with you
Always
May God’s love be with you

I know I would apologize if I could see your eyes
‘Cause when you showed me myself I became someone else
But I was caught in between all you wish for and all you need
I picture you fast asleep
A nightmare comes
You can’t keep awake

May God’s love be with you
Always
May God’s love be with you

‘Cause if I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
If I find
If I find my own way
How much will I find
You

A beautiful song, and a wonderful memory. Sometimes you just have to walk through things. Thank you, Mary DeMuth, for taking time to answer our three questions.

And now, a treat for our Readers—

About the book:

There’s something wrong with your friendship, but you can’t figure out why. Is everything in your head? Unfortunately, toxic friendships happen to everyone, but we seldom identify the underlying issues while we battle confusion or the friendship breaks up.

Maybe you’re left bewildered in the friendship’s wake, paralyzed to move forward.

After wading through several difficult friendships, Mary DeMuth reveals the seven different types of toxic relationships and empowers you to identify the messiest relationships causing you the greatest anguish.

Face the reality of your broken relationship, and unearth exactly what went wrong. Discover why you may attract toxic people. Heal from broken relational patterns so you can choose safer friends. Evaluate when it’s time to press into a friendship or let it go.

You’ll gain a new relationship with Jesus as you trust him to be your confidant, healer, and life-giving friend.

Click to Tweet: Multi-published, award-winning author, Mary DeMuth, is our 3 Questions Wednesday guest via @InspiredPrompt. Leave a comment on the blog post for a chance to win her new book, The Seven Deadly Friendships.

3 Questions Thursday with Mary DeMuth

Happy Thursday! And no, you’re not seeing a typo. We’ve had  so many good books we’ve wanted to share in December that we added a few extra days. 🙂

Mary DeMuth is the author of more than thirty books, including her latest: Jesus Every Day (Harvest House Publishers, 2017).  She also sends out poignant monthly ezines with prayers that always touch my heart…

Now Mary, here’s your first question:

What inspires you?

Mary: I’m inspired by nature when I run, good design (I love Instagram for that reason), an amazing meal prepared by someone who loves me, and deep, long-lasting friendships. In terms of writing books, I’m mostly inspired by my readers. I wrote Jesus Every Day because my readers asked me to write itFor years, I’ve been praying for my readers in my monthly ezines. I ask them this: Mind if I pray for you? Those little prayers, it turns out, touched many folks. And now I have a daily resource for them that walks them through the whole Bible and prays Scripture for every day. 

They’ve definitely touched this reader’s heart. 🙂

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Mary:  Most likely periwinkle—a purply blue. My whole life I’ve loved blue, another reason why I love to run outdoors. In Texas, you almost always get to see blue skies. Having grown up in Seattle, I didn’t always have that. The best blue I’ve known is the deep, penetrating blue of the Mediterranean Sea. My family and I used to live outside of Nice, France. We were church planters there for almost three years. The loveliest part of the Mediterranean is its high salt content, making swimming and floating incredibly easy.

A great choice! Blue is often associated with depth and stability. Last question:

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Mary: I wanted to be a doctor. Mainly because I wanted to help people feel better. Interestingly, that IS what I love to do now, except that words are the medicine I dole out. I love to see people set free from traumatic pasts so they can live a new story today.

What a wonderful aspiration! Thanks so much for dropping by, Mary.

Click to tweet: New book, Jesus Every Day, a one-year, pray-through-the-Bible devotional–perfect Christmas gift! #Devotional @InspiredPrompt

Mary is graciously offering a giveaway of a copy of her book, Jesus Every Day. Make sure to leave a comment to be entered to win…


Jesus Every Day

If you sometimes struggle to find the right words to express to Jesus all that’s actually going on, let these heartfelt, true-to-life prayers help you voice what’s on your mind and deep in your soul. 

Passionate author and speaker Mary DeMuth puts into writing the hopes, worries, desires, needs, and uncertainties of everyday life so you can release them to your Savior and know you’re not alone. With 365 daily prayers, each supported by a related Bible verse, you’ll find renewed inspiration as you come before the Lord. 

You can communicate and untangle the jumble of feelings you carry—and Jesus will hear every word.

Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16

@MaryDeMuth

The old is gone; the new awaits.

Mary DeMuth is the author of more than thirty books, including her latest: Jesus Every Day (Harvest House Publishers, 2017). She has spoken around the world about God’s ability to re-story a life, bringing needed freedom to her audiences.  She’s been on the 700 Club and Huntley Street, and she’s spoken in Munich, Johannesburg, Port au Prince, Geneva and Monte Carlo, and planted a church with her family in southern France.

She mentors writers around the world through booklaunchmentor.com. Her best work? Being a mom to three amazing young adults and the wife of 26 years to Patrick. She makes her home in Dallas alongside her husband, one aloof cat, and an energetic chocolate lab. Find out more at marydemuth.com.