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by DuckFaninOregon on
Rating: ★★★★★

So encouraging!!! Emily is so real with the challenges of life. Thanks


by Leahlou7 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen to this podcast on the way to work and I love how Emily is so down to earth and she just makes you feel like you’re sitting down having a conversation with her and the guests. I especially love the sister episodes, so funny! Thank you for making this postcast, I definitely am not running away from home. 😉☺️

Confessions of a Binge Listener

by Daddy-Ohh on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am completely hooked!! Every time I listen, I feel like I've been right there in the room with Emily and whoever her guest is! Such authenticity and genuine joy! While the rest of the world is binge watching TV shows, I have become a Struggle Well Project binge listener. Thank you so much!!

For all the moms!

by Señora o on
Rating: ★★★★★

We are ALL struggling, because being a mom is HARD! Emily encourages me to struggle well and not be grumpy 😊. She is very real and relatable. I look forward to all her shows.

So real!

by amandaedge23 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have fallen in love with this podcast over the last couple of months and cannot stop listening to it!I love how Emily allows moms to talk openly about the areas that they are just struggling to deal with life in! I was a person who was sure that motherhood would fulfill everything I ever needed in my life and when I became a mom as much as I loved my child I found out motherhood was A LOT different than what I expected and I really don’t love it. But I have also discovered that ITS OK! And I’m honestly grateful for feeling like I finally belong somewhere! Thanks Emily!!

Great Podcast

by SJJ1122 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love how the episodes are grouped around a monthly theme in 2019! Emily is funny and down to earth. I always finish feeling encouraged.

The best!

by SarahJoy623 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Episode 170 absolutely had me laughing so hard! It was the first Problem Solved I listened to and I can’t wait to hear more. I live the SWP and how it is so real!

Love it, with just a few critiques

by ShCol on
Rating: ★★★★☆

I think Emily offers up a unique voice in the Christian podcast world. She's funny, honest, and a great interviewer. Hands down, the Problem Solved and Struggling Sister episodes are my favorite. This is not a scripture or teaching centered podcast, but it is good fun and honest conversation. Critiques: Like many Christian woman podcasts, this one is saturated with enneagram. Hardly an episode goes by that it doesn't come up. Also, I really, REALLY dislike the spacing of the ads. There are TOO MANY breaks in the flow for them. Please, Emily, if you read this, start grouping your ads together into longer, less frequent chunks.

My favorite podcast!

by ataleoftenfeetfamily on
Rating: ★★★★★

100% my favorite podcast. There is something to pull from every episode ❤️

Best pod evah

by SutterFam on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am so grateful for Emily, for the love and energy she pours into this podcast and community. Every week I am eager to listen and always blessed by what I hear. A favorite part of the show is when Emily prays at the end. The prayers are genuine and simple and have taught me a lot about how to pray. SWP and Struggling Sisters are my favorite pods!! And now I can’t stop calling podcasts pods.

Real and approachable

by rpoehls on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love The Struggle Well Project for it’s real and approachable content. Emily has an interview style that brings out vulnerability with a splash of humor to make her content relatable to women of God who don’t always have it all together but are seeking growth in the Lord and as a wife, mom, friend, sister, and woman! My favorite are her Problem Solved episodes with Rebecca. Great podcast and highly recommend to those who struggle but want to grow and be encouraged.

Merry Christmas!

by Stephanielmnelson on
Rating: ★★★★★

For Christmas, I’m gifting all my favorite podcasts a 5 star review! Thank you for having a great podcast and keeping me company all year! Keep up the good work! 💛

The highlight of my Mondays

by Kait36 on
Rating: ★★★★★

There comes a point every Monday morning when I'm moving slowly, starting the day's chores and trying to get into the rhythm of a new week - and then I realize, "there's a new Struggle Well Project podcast today!" and it lifts my spirits. This podcast is encouraging, funny, and challenges me to grow as a mom and Christ-follower. Love it so much!

My favorite place to recharge. All the needs.

by Trista Kerber on
Rating: ★★★★★

Being a mom, wife, woman or just human is just not the most spectacular ideal place we wish it was sometimes. Em has created the perfect safe zone to listen in on all of the ponders I’ve got no one else to converse with about them. She also brings great tidbits from guests like helpful books, resources or encouraging music to keep me going when I just don't feel like my struggling is being done well haha.

Great for SAHM

by sjbeane37048 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I am a Stay At Home Momma to a toddler and baby so our days are busy but somewhat isolating. I have loved listening to this podcast for the laughter, learning, and mostly the connectedness. Emily is authentic and a breath of fresh air!

Wonderful podcast!

by LukasMaximus22 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Wow, what wonderful timing for me to stumble upon this podcast. I feel like I’ve really been struggling with being a mom lately and just living with purpose, and it’s so wonderful to know I’m not the only one! Along with the spiritual encouragement, this podcast is such an uplifted. I’m going to be binge-listening to this for a while!

An all time favorite

by Amy Lynn T. on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen to Emily on my drive to and from work nearly every time! I love her witty humor mixed with her love for the Lord! I’m always encouraged, and often re-listen to my favorite episodes! Emily is a gem, and I highly suggest her podcast!

My favorite podcast!!

by bethilene on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love love love listening to this podcast!! I absolutely look forward to the “problem solved” episode each month! Would love to hear more of those! Thanks for opening my ears and eyes to so many things! I also enjoy the lightening round! Continue the good work!!

This podcast is a light in the darkness!

by MightyBeanMama on
Rating: ★★★★★

I happened upon this podcast as it debuted a few years ago when my son was first diagnosed with autism and we began driving him to a special needs school an hour and a half away. Now that he is in public school, our long drives are over but I still tune in every week for this sweet encouragement. Thank you, Emily Thomas, for putting your heart into this blessing and for being a beacon of light when I was wading through the darkness.

Thank you!

by CLTarver on
Rating: ★★★★★

Emily, Thank you so, so much for what you do! The daily nap time battle (do I sleep or do I clean) is a little easier on Mondays because I know I can listen while I clean!

One of my favorites

by Guernsey T on
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVE Emily’s interviews and have been so shaped and formed by her podcast over the years. I love how funny she is and her questions bring some great lessons from her guests.

Raising Readers

by Holly Willis on
Rating: ★★★★★

Loved this episode and the encouragement in it!

Favorite Podcast

by Mom CPA on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. Emily's humor keeps me laughing. Problem solved episodes are hilarious.

Great show—lousy sponsor Daily Harvest

by Jessica from NC on
Rating: ★★★★★

5 stars for you and the show no stars for Daily Harvest! Since I enjoy your show so so much I try to do what I can to support your sponsors and use the codes you provide in hopes this will trickle over to you. I thought I would give daily harvest a try. Long story short one of the flavors I selected (lemon matcha) Was repulsive! As a working mom with Littles I had taken the smoothie as my breakfast on a work day and essentially ended up with no breakfast! I couldn’t stomach the drink. It bothered me so much I took the time to reach out to daily harvest customer service just asking if they might replace the two smoothies(Because I still had another one of this flavor in my refrigerator)—I didn’t think that was too much to ask seeing as though it had put a real damper on my work morning and left me without breakfast?! They essentially said to bad so sad and that there was nothing that they were willing to do. Wow really!? I found that pretty disappointing. I wanted to pass along my bad experience because I think they deserve to be reconsidered as a sponsor. I certainly will not give them any other business and I’ve been trying to spread the word on how lousy they handled a simple customer service request. It bothered me enough to reach out to them and your show.

What a refreshing podcast

by Hudsons mama on
Rating: ★★★★★

I LOVE this podcast. I cannot wait to listen to it the second it releases. Emily is so genuine + truly loves using this podcast to enrich the listeners lives while bringing glory to God. Download it + listen to it now!

Worthwhile and Life-giving

by MoeRandi on
Rating: ★★★★★

I was looking for podcasts recently to listen to on my drive to work. This was one of the many recommended to me, and this was the one I landed on after checking out a number of others. It’s the one I can’t go by a week without listening to. I don’t wanna miss any episodes. The topics and conversations on this podcast are so real and deep and genuine and life-giving and Christ-centered. They always point me to Jesus; the best place to be! I also absolutely LOVE when Emily prays at the end of a podcast. More than once, I’ve gone back and listened to the prayer again because the words she prays are just so lovely and timely and just what I needed to hear at the time. This podcast ministers to my heart and spirit in such beautiful ways! And I know it can do the same for you too. Oh also, Emily is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! And it seems to come so naturally to her. Such an uplifting podcast that I would 200% recommend to anyone looking for a worthwhile, uplifting, applicable-to-daily-life and faith-filled podcast. And one more thing: I LOVE the motto of struggling well. Since that’s exactly what we’re all doing in this life, and how we’re reminded it’s okay to embrace that. And also how she asks at the end how the listeners are going to “struggle well” that week, and she always has great ideas!

Love listening to Emily’s authenticity

by Breesey521 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Emily is so real and down to earth. I love listening to her Chad with guests each week whether I am in the car or on a run. Thank you for the weekly doses of encouragement! I need it.


by Robin354 on
Rating: ★★★★★

On the hardest days as a new mom I am so encouraged by this podcast. To know I’m not alone in struggling and the have the help pull me back in is just what I need. My motto has become that I’m just trying to struggle well.

Love this more with every listen!

by Avg-guy on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t know how I found SWP... but THIS is such a sweet gift. I liked the first few episodes I heard and then decided to listen to more ((thx to those recaps))... and then the more I heard the MORE I loved. There aren’t words to explain the blessing this is to me. If only I could go back and give it to new-mom me about 13 years ago! Thanks and keep up the refreshingly authentic work!

The Struggle Well Project

by KatieMamaKingdomDaughter on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you Emily for asking all the questions I would ask, for making me laugh regularly, for comforting me in my struggles and for pushing me to grow deeper in my relationship with The Lord. My friends are probably tired of hearing about you bc most of my conversations contain, “...on this podcast I listen to, The Struggle Well Project...” at least once. Thanks for keeping me company while I do chores.

So much goodness!!!

by $(tro)" on
Rating: ★★★★★

I seriously love this podcast! I think you and the Lord are both working out my road rage sin - whew!! I am in my car A LOT and my rage has calmed down quite a bit as long as I tune in and listen to this podcast. I laugh, and learn as I drive and I love it! Thank you Emily!

My one weekly listen

by MCM3000 on
Rating: ★★★★★

There’s no time for podcasts in my hectic morning life. But I love this podcast and will put in my earbuds and let the kids listen to their own thing in the car. Emily provides a lot of views from a lot of God loving women and it’s food for my soul. Thank you!

Breath of fresh air

by Recovering Perfectionist Mommy on
Rating: ★★★★★

After experiencing a postpartum, then 2 years later experiencing a miscarriage... I felt like my faith and joy were LOW. As a believer, it’s been a shakey time in my faith. “Bible studies” were not helpful asI had a tough time trusting “leaders” in the church establishments. Listening to other moms who GET me and GET motherhood has encouraged me and has restored some renewed hope. I love Emily’s questions and topics to her guest. As a full Time stay at home mom, formerly full time working professional, transitioning to WAHM life was hard. These podcasts have been a refreshing part of my day.

5am Monday Morning Drives Are Now Tolerable

by justlanz on
Rating: ★★★★★

At first, I shied away from this podcast because, well, I was all about the “struggle” part but not so much about the “mom” part. Then, I heard Emily as a guest on another podcast and I was hooked. Such genuine love, compassion, heart and interest for and in others and an undeniable desire to help ANY woman (mommas and not, alike) struggle well. She knows the struggle is real for us ALL! Plus, not to be creepy, but her voice is my favorite and literally soothes my frazzled nerves. Haha. ❤️❤️

Real and funny

by Under the Southern Sky on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is an amazing mix of funny, inspiring and real. It is the podcast version old pair of jeans.

Something I can't stop talking about

by HalFrauVest on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast. I was asked the other day what I couldn't stop talking about and I answered this podcast. Thanks for all your hard effort in equipping and challenging me to struggle well. Prior to this podcast I felt like I either excelled at what I was doing or failed. The thought of struggling well in motherhood has helped me change my mental picture of how I live as a mom.

My absolute favorite

by noomdazoom on
Rating: ★★★★★

The Struggle Well podcast is my absolute favorite. I love Emily’s interview style, her sharp sense of humor, and the way that she always points to Christ. So good!

Home for Gals like me

by JohnnieMarie on
Rating: ★★★★★

This was the first podcast I ever listened to, and after I went back and listened to every one from beginning to present, I felt like I’d found a kindred spirit. I ventured out and listened to other podcasts and once I got a taste of each, I came back to Emily’s because it felt the most like home. As one that has suffered psychological abuse and anxiety, I could truly relate to her story and subject matter. Thank you for providing a place of healing for gals like me...a place to laugh and a place to be reminded of Jesus’ never ending love and grace. Can’t wait for the next episode!

My Commute Go To!!

by Rinzel#6 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have been listening to this podcast for a couple weeks now and I am obsessed! I put it on during my commute or at the gym and I brim from ear to ear just at the start. Emily’s sense of humor is so genuine, authentic, and sure to bring a laugh! The interview and topics are thought-provoking and just plain helpful to anyone trying to live life and love Jesus well. Inspiration, goofy, entertaining, encouraging....and an absolute must for long commutes!!!

Life changing!!

by MM19991 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is literally life changing. So grateful that God can use such a platform to speak to my heart!!!

From a fellow enneagram 1...

by Evanjbass on
Rating: ★★★★★

Emily is basically what I wanna be when I grow up. She’s funny, witty, and wise. Even if I have no idea who the guest is on the show, I always enjoy listening to SWP, and I ALWAYS learn something. (And so far, I haven’t run away from home which is the podcast goal... so bravo, Em!) 👏

Highlight of my Monday!

by AnakinSky1 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Emily is funny and down to Earth...I listen each week while I am driving, dusting, or doing dishes and always come away with fresh perspective, ideas, and tools! My mind and priorities back focused on what is eternal....all communicated as if I am sitting down having coffee with my best friend. Love it!!


by TanyaM123 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I don’t know how to record it and listen to your podcast simultaneously, but my 17-month-old son sings along to your intro song and it’s so sweet! Emily, I’ve enjoyed your podcast so much since finding it a month or two ago that I have recently downloaded almost every episode to my phone so I can listen wherever I am. Thanks for being an encouraging light and making me giggle out loud to myself. —Tanya

Can we all be friends?!

by RHopePhotography on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m addicted to crime podcasts, it’s a problem. To uplift my spirit though I’ve undertakentrying to listen to all the Struggling Well podcasts from the beginning. I’ve learned, laughed and reignited my drive to demonstrate a Godlylife for my precious littles. I wantto be friends with all of these ladies!

A favorite

by Megggaaaannn on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of my favorite podcasts. I enjoy Emily and her honesty and perspective. I find myself encouraged and laughing every episode. I am a fellow "LOL" disliker and I also identify with Emily's parenting style. Being a mom of 2 littles she gives me hope I can get through this difficult time get to a different kind of difficult time (haha). Also do yourself a favor and follow her on instagram as well!

So refreshing!

by Keep element on
Rating: ★★★★★

I have loved this podcast and look forward to every weeks episode. It is encouraging to me and refreshed me each week! I feel like I’m having coffee with people I wish I could meet! Thank you Emily for being so authentic and Jesus focused and encouraging us women out there to follow Jesus more closely.

Keeps me Sane

by Debora Kruger on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast has been my favorite as I work from home sewing kids clothing. I always felt like the only one struggling and wanting to run away from my kids. I felt like a bad Mom. But Emily Thomas is helping me to understand I am not alone on this struggle. I am learning to lean on to God’s grace and to understand that He is enough even when I feel like crap.

The best!

by Nellio19 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I would give this a billion stars if I could. Best podcast and best host I’ve ever heard. I’ve been listening for years and each episode is wonderful. Emily has a down to earth way of encouraging and inspiring Hope. And she is just so freakin funny!!!

Truly this is food for my soul!!!!

by MarciB0730 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Emily Thomas is gifted in balancing really tough subjects with humor, empathy and practical take aways. I always feel encouraged, lifted up and inspired to be better and do better for myself and my family. This podcast is my fuel!!!Keep up this important work Emily!! You are a blessing to me.

So. Good.

by Lizama98 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I recently found this podcast and binge listened like 10 episodes. Absolutely on point for my life right now and just what I needed to hear. Keep it up. I’m subscribed.