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The Family First Podcast is the podcast dedicated to providing truth-filled marriage and parenting advice that helps you love your family and others well. Hosted by Mark Merrill.

The Family First Podcast Mark Merrill

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7, 63 Ratings

The Family First Podcast is the podcast dedicated to providing truth-filled marriage and parenting advice that helps you love your family and others well. Hosted by Mark Merrill.

    #143: How to Overcome Obstacles in Life with Faith

    #143: How to Overcome Obstacles in Life with Faith

    Scars. We all have them, whether they are the time we fell off our bike when we were young or the emotional ones we carry with us as an adult. Every scar has a story! On today’s show, we will hear from former NFL player Devon Still, and how his life has been a journey from one scar to the next.

    • 13 min
    #142: What I Learned about Perseverance and Trust from Case Keenum

    #142: What I Learned about Perseverance and Trust from Case Keenum

    How many of us struggle with trust? I know I do. Sometimes you just have to persevere. But it can still be hard to believe what you cannot see. Trust is something I have to work on daily. I am always up for a conversation that is going to inspire me to trust and persevere even when I don't know the outcome. That is why I was excited to have this discussion with NFL quarterback Case Keenum

    • 11 min
    #141: 4 Things to Do When You’ve Failed

    #141: 4 Things to Do When You’ve Failed

    What is your lifelong dream? Is it to be the parent of a star athlete or have your own business? Whatever it is, having a dream energizes you (even on Monday mornings) as you passionately drive closer and closer to reaching it. Unfortunately, not all dreams happen. When a dream dies, it can be devastating. What can you do to get over the slump when you fail and find a new goal to pursue?

    • 18 min
    #140: There’s More to the Song, “I Can Only Imagine”

    #140: There’s More to the Song, “I Can Only Imagine”

    Based on the incredible true-life story that inspired the beloved, chart topping song, I Can Only Imagine is a song that brings ultimate hope to so many often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments.  Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard.  On today’s show we have the privilege of talking to Bart and how those lyrics in reality, took a lifetime to craft. I Can Only Imagine is in theaters March 16th!

    • 18 min
    #139: The Star with DeVon Franklin (Podcast)

    #139: The Star with DeVon Franklin (Podcast)

    For centuries one story has touched the lives of people across the world. This holiday season you’re invited to discover the story of the first Christmas from an entirely new perspective, and today on our show we have DeVon Franklin, one of the executive producers of the new movie The STAR in theaters November 10th.

    • 19 min
    #138: Every Man’s Bible with Tony Dungy

    #138: Every Man’s Bible with Tony Dungy

    The great thing about integrity is that it is truly no respecter of position or wealth or race or gender.  It is not determined by shifting circumstances, cultural dynamics, or what you’ve previously achieved.  From the moment you are born, you –and you alone-determine whether you will be a person of integrity.  Integrity does not come in degrees-low, medium, or high.  You either have integrity or you don’t.”

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

New agent too! ,

Where did you go?

My husband and I really enjoy your podcast. We found you last year and binged the episodes. It was during a very trying time in our lives and we found comfort in your words. Certainly hope you start posting again soon.

TRAVELERSELLON ,

Like finding water in the desert

Not mere theory, but provides practical applications to being a better man, husband, father, and person of faith. This empowers manhood and perineal strength of “manliness,” creating potential for remarkable legacy.
Discovered this podcast after reading Merrill’s book “All Pro Dad” which I received as a free gift from a recent All Pro Dad event with Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thanks Mark and Susan.

AnnaR10 ,

Excellent Resource!!!

Mark and Susan are fantastic, I love that they are candid and real and I feel as though they completely understand the various challenges that couples experience in a relationship as well as how parenting adds to the mix. Thank you so much!!!

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