Endorsements

Because of the hectic pace of our world, women need to get this book today!

I love being a mother, and I know that Susan Merrill loves being a mother too.  In The Passionate Mom, Susan shows all mothers how to turn that deep love for their children into a plan for parenting well. Because of the hectic pace of our world, women need to get this book today! They will learn how to face the fears they have for their children, and how to triumph over those fears.

Nicole C. Mullen

Susan Merrill regularly inspires me in my role as a Mother.

Being a mother is the greatest joy of my life. My friend Susan Merrill regularly inspires me in my role as a Mother. In her book, she will inspire you! The Passionate Mom is a book all mothers need to read.  It will help each one become a better person and a better mother, no matter their children’s ages.  I encourage all passionate moms to take the lessons learned here, and use them to lovingly guide their children.

Denise Jonas

Susan Merrill is a mom who gets it.

Do you long to make every moment count? Want to be an purposeful mom? Do you desire to help your child succeed in this world? If your answer is yes to any of those questions, you need the words on these pages. Susan Merrill is a mom who gets it. She's honest, wise, experienced, and offers practical strategies to help you be the intentional mom you want to be.

Jill Savage
Founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, Author of 9 books including No More Perfect Moms

Lays out a practical, biblical plan.

Every mother's goal is to see her children fully blossom. In The Passionate Mom, Susan Merrill not only outlines the qualities women need to be successful moms, but also lays out a practical, biblical plan to help develop those qualities.  She provides sound advice to help in the difficult task of raising children.

Lauren and Tony Dungy

Buy two of her books—one for you and your best friend.

If you are looking for encouragement as a mom as well as some very practical help in being a mom, you’ve found it in The Passionate Mom.  As a skilled mom of 5, Susan knows the exhausting challenges that encompass being a mom and has masterfully woven her story, along with the timeless truths of Scripture to equip you and give you  hope.  Buy two of her books—one for you and your best friend…she likely needs it as well.

Dr. Dennis Rainey
Host, FamilyLife Today

You can tell Susan knows first hand what it is to love your children so much.

Susan Merrill has done her homework, and the result is a book that will be a vital guide for me for the next 10 years, as I try to navigate my kids through grade school, middle school and high school and launch them into life. This book reaches mothers like me at both the heart level and the head level, showing us how to guide our children passionately and practically. You can tell Susan knows first hand what it is to love your children so much, yet still wonder how to parent them best. This is a book that will truly help me say what I long to be able to say one day: ‘I’m not perfect, but I really did do my best.

Shaunti Feldhahn
Social Researcher and Best-Selling Author

I can tell you that she is The Passionate Mom!

I have known Susan Merrill for many years, and I can tell you that she is The Passionate Mom! In this book, Susan shares her own stories as a mom -- both her successes and challenges. You find yourself able to answer one of your most important questions, "Am I a good mom?" With this handbook for mothering, you will have a plan in place and a road map in hand for passionately and confidently raising your child.

Walt Larimore, MD
Best-Selling Author of The Ultimate Guys' Body Book: Not-so-stupid questions about your body and The Ultimate Girls' Body Book: Not-so-silly questions about your body

This is the kind of God-centered wisdom I cherish and seek.

As I have journeyed and fumbled my way through motherhood, there are few seasoned moms I have met along the way that I would love to sit for hours over coffee to engage in honest, authentic dialogue about the struggle to do what it takes to be passionate, loving moms. Susan Merrill is one of those rare and real women. This book flows not just out of head knowledge, but out of the soul of real parenting from the real trenches of Susan's life. This is the kind of God-centered wisdom I cherish and seek - wisdom that digs deep and inspires me to stay the course and to see God's call on my life as a mom as sacred, focused, and set apart for the sake of my children.

Jane DeLaney
President & Founder Emeals, Inc.

Like the Merrill’s, my wife, Debbie, and I have five children.

Like the Merrill’s, my wife, Debbie, and I have five children. We know what it is like to ask the question, “am I doing this right?” when it comes to raising your kids. Susan Merrill has a sincere passion to help mothers. It is only fitting that her book, The Passionate Mom, would seek to help other mothers regain that passion that is often lost in a sea of questions. Susan gives us solid guidance on how parents, especially moms, can protect our kids and point them to a secure future.

Michael W. Smith
Singer/Songwriter
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