An Interview with Ron and Deb DeArmond

Don't Go to Bed AngryMarriage problems, ugh. We’ve all been there. He doesn’t understand what she’s really upset about. He thinks she blows things out of proportion. Neither of you can agree on the right course of action. 

In every marriage, there is conflict. And with every conflict, there is a choice for resolution. Will you ignore the issue until it seemingly goes away? Or will you work together to find peace?

Authors Deb and Ron DeArmond have taken late comedienne Phyllis Diller’s advice to heart: “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” And refusing not to ignore an issue is nothing to joke about.  Not only do the DeArmonds practice this communication principle in their marriage, they teach this principle to other couples. And now they have written a book about it: Don’t Go to Bed Angry: Stay Up and Fight.

In Don’t Go to Bed Angry, Deb and Ron DeArmond give you permission to fight. Marriage is worth fighting for. Conflict isn’t the problem, after all; the real issue is how we deal with the conflict. Combining a healthy dose of personal experience with relationship-affirming biblical wisdom, Deb and Ron demonstrate how communication through conflict can lead to greater insight and understanding of thoughts, feelings, and perspectives that can safeguard—and even strengthen—your relationship. Immensely practical features including worksheets, discussion questions, callouts, and prayers make this a definitive go-to resource to help you start fighting—together—for your marriage.

“In your anger do not sin, do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” —Ephesians 4:26

To find out more about Deb and Ron DeArmond, go to

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