#109 – Motherhood and the Heart of the Home – Susan Merrill

#109 – Motherhood and the Heart of the Home – Susan Merrill

This week is “Mom Week” so I’ll be posting THREE podcasts with different moms in different seasons.

On today’s podcast, I’m chatting with founder of iMom, Susan Merrill.  Susan is the mother of five grown children who shares wonderful wisdom for moms of toddlers, teens, and twenty-somethings, marriage, and what it means to make your moments matter.  In addition, Susan and her husband, Mark, started Family First Ministries over 25 years ago. Walking through an unexpected opened door, Susan shares how the Lord gave them strength to walk in obedience despite being advised by others not to.


Susan is also the digital marketing director for Family First Ministries so we talk about the changes and advances we’ve seen in social media and technology in just the last decade, the impact it has on society and the affect it has on children and young adults.


Susan has a great story and an even greater heart. She calls herself a hybrid of all sorts. So regardless of what stage of life you’re in, I’m sure you’ll take something away from this episode. If you’re a wife, mom, or woman needing to hear a testimony of the goodness of God, take some time to listen to this podcast.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Advice for moms
  • Expectations in marriage
  • Living the Insta-life

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  1. TaVon May 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Great conversation!

  2. Tiffany W. May 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Chrystal as always great message and great tools to apply to my life. Side note please don’t stop your rumbling. It makes me feel like I’m talking to one of my girlfriends as I cook or clean my house while I listen to your message. It also makes your podcast more personal and allow us to get a peek at your reality It’s great advice everywhere these days. I subscribe not just for advice but also your personality and how your relatable is what keep me listening every week!

    • Chrystal Hurst May 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks for listening!

  3. Tyra May 31, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hi there. Yesterday I binged on 4 of your podcasts while unplugging from TV. THIS one was my favorite! I had to keep notes! You both touched on so many great points. I had a babygirl 6 weeks ago have a toddler boy 18mo and am trying to find balance and make sure I continue to nurture my marriage of 8 years. Please keep rambling and posting godly girlfriend content. With love from a Professor Mommy in New Orleans.

    • Chrystal Hurst May 31, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      I binge my favorite podcasts too. So glad you were binging on mine Professor Mommy!

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