186 episodes

Friend, I know how much care, effort, time, and energy you put into loving your family. You pour out your heart for your kids, invest in your marriage, manage the house - and you’re making every effort to keep Jesus at the center of it all.

But I also know how overwhelming family life can be!

We live in such a distracting world. And even the best relationships eventually include some disappointment, discouragement, or a season of distance. We get stuck in a rut, we give in to some mom anger (or mom guilt), and we lose track of our own mental health or spiritual growth.

How do we love our people well when we’re running on empty? When we’re running out of ideas, running out of energy, or running out of patience? When we’re spiritually dry and pouring from an empty cup?

I’m Jess, and I believe that God not only can equip and encourage us in these hard moments of life family, but I also believe that He delights to do so. He uses every moment for growth and goodness. I believe that He creates us for relationship - with him and with each other.

In my 10+ years as a marriage and family therapist, I’ve helped hundreds of women strengthen their family relationships. As a Christian, a wife, and a mom, I know that Christian family life is hard work. But, my friend, it is also holy work. Your marriage, motherhood, and family relationships are wildly important! And, let’s not forget, so is your own mental health, emotional wellness, and spiritual growth.

On this podcast, you’ll not only find biblical encouragement for your family life, you’ll find practical tips and relationship strategies that I use in my own home and with hundreds of women in the counseling room. Twice a week, we’ll look together at how we can love God, love ourselves, love our family, and love others.

Want to connect further? You’ll find a TON of great resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com.

Let me also invite you to join our free, private online community at www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell and to invite you to connect with me personally on social media @loveyourpeoplewell and by email at jessica@loveyourpeoplewell.com

Hugs and blessings, friend! I’ll talk to you soon.

Love Your People Well - Christian Family Life, Marriage, Motherhood, and Mental Health Jessica Hayes - Marriage and Family Therapist | Christian Counselor

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Friend, I know how much care, effort, time, and energy you put into loving your family. You pour out your heart for your kids, invest in your marriage, manage the house - and you’re making every effort to keep Jesus at the center of it all.

But I also know how overwhelming family life can be!

We live in such a distracting world. And even the best relationships eventually include some disappointment, discouragement, or a season of distance. We get stuck in a rut, we give in to some mom anger (or mom guilt), and we lose track of our own mental health or spiritual growth.

How do we love our people well when we’re running on empty? When we’re running out of ideas, running out of energy, or running out of patience? When we’re spiritually dry and pouring from an empty cup?

I’m Jess, and I believe that God not only can equip and encourage us in these hard moments of life family, but I also believe that He delights to do so. He uses every moment for growth and goodness. I believe that He creates us for relationship - with him and with each other.

In my 10+ years as a marriage and family therapist, I’ve helped hundreds of women strengthen their family relationships. As a Christian, a wife, and a mom, I know that Christian family life is hard work. But, my friend, it is also holy work. Your marriage, motherhood, and family relationships are wildly important! And, let’s not forget, so is your own mental health, emotional wellness, and spiritual growth.

On this podcast, you’ll not only find biblical encouragement for your family life, you’ll find practical tips and relationship strategies that I use in my own home and with hundreds of women in the counseling room. Twice a week, we’ll look together at how we can love God, love ourselves, love our family, and love others.

Want to connect further? You’ll find a TON of great resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com.

Let me also invite you to join our free, private online community at www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell and to invite you to connect with me personally on social media @loveyourpeoplewell and by email at jessica@loveyourpeoplewell.com

Hugs and blessings, friend! I’ll talk to you soon.

    #113. Making Difficult Decisions For The Good Of Your Family … And A Podcast Announcement!

    #113. Making Difficult Decisions For The Good Of Your Family … And A Podcast Announcement!

    Episode 113 // No one enjoys making difficult decisions. But they are a necessary part of Christian family life! And sometimes, the things we want and plan don’t wind up lining up with what God seems to be asking us to do. 
     
    Those decisions are not easy. They typically aren’t fun. But when our deepest goal is to follow Jesus alongside our family and do what is truly best for them, it sometimes means making decisions that put a hold on our personal desires or plans.
     
    Hard stuff. Important stuff. So how do you go about making these difficult decisions? How do you move forward when there might be some disappointment? That’s what we’re talking about today.
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings, 
    Jess
     
    * * * * * 
     
    WANT MORE?
     
    ✨ Get the full blog-style show notes with links to every recommended resource at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/113 
     
    ✨ Grab my FREE resources for spiritual growth, conflict resolution, self care, and more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 
     
    ✨ Find ALL of my resources and favorites for Christian family life at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources 
     
    ✨ Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 
     
    Disclaimers:
    I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. You can find helpful info at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling. 

    • 34 min
    (F3) Why “I’ll Pray For You” Is A Powerful Thing

    (F3) Why “I’ll Pray For You” Is A Powerful Thing

    Episode 112.5 // Friday Faith Followup
     
    How often have you heard people say “I’ll pray for you”? Yes, there are prayer warriors who genuinely go home and put your situation on their prayer list and they take it before the Lord regularly. But is that the norm? 
     
    Is that how we really pray for each other? Or is your experience more like mine… that “I’ll pray for you” is just a cliche way to end a conversation, at best followed up with a quick prayer later on when you actually remember what was said. 
     
    As we’ve looked at this week, prayer is powerful. Prayer is action. Prayer matters. And so today, let’s challenge each other to be more genuine in how we pray for others. Let’s encourage each other to deepen this area of our lives, for our good and the good of others.
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
    * * * * * 
     
    WANT MORE?
     
    ✨ Get the full blog-style show notes with links to every recommended resource at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/112 
     
    ✨ Check out the resources that I mentioned in today’s episode: the free Holy Habits 45-Day Bible and Prayer Challenge, our available Devotionals, and my printable Daily Prayer Journal.
     
    ✨ Grab my FREE resources for spiritual growth, conflict resolution, self care, and more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 
     
    ✨ Find ALL of my resources and favorites for Christian family life at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources 
     
    ✨ Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 
     
    Disclaimers:
    I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. You can find helpful info at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

    • 11 min
    #112. The Incredible Power of Becoming A Woman Of Prayer… Especially If You’re A Busy Mom

    #112. The Incredible Power of Becoming A Woman Of Prayer… Especially If You’re A Busy Mom

    Episode 112 // Why is it that when we’re really busy, we’re less likely to pray? These times when we most need God’s help, when we are seeking wisdom and desperate for peace, we fill our schedules and often cut short our prayer time in the process. 
     
    Eek. Well, one of my goals for this new year is to develop a lifestyle of more consistent and robust prayer. But why? Why does prayer really matter as a busy Christian mom? 
     
    That’s where we’re going today, my friend. We’re taking a look at the power of prayer and its impact on our everyday busy lives.
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings, 
    Jess
     
    * * * * * 
     
    WANT MORE?
     
    ✨ Get the full blog-style show notes with links to every recommended resource at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/112 
     
    ✨ Check out the resources that I mentioned in today’s episode: the free Holy Habits 45-Day Bible and Prayer Challenge, our available Devotionals, and my printable Daily Prayer Journal.
     
    ✨ Grab my FREE resources for spiritual growth, conflict resolution, self care, and more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 
     
    ✨ Find ALL of my resources and favorites for Christian family life at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources 
     
    ✨ Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 
     
    Disclaimers:
    I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. You can find helpful info at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling. 
    I may be an affiliate for some of my recommended products (because they’re my favorites!) and my disclosures and disclaimers info is at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com.

    • 35 min
    #111.5 (F3) If God Is In Charge, Do Your Goals Even Matter? A Look At Proverbs 16.

    #111.5 (F3) If God Is In Charge, Do Your Goals Even Matter? A Look At Proverbs 16.

    Episode 111.5 // Friday Faith Followup
     
    You’ve probably set some helpful goals for the new year. A few things that you want to change, or grow in, or experience. 
     
    And yet, you know that the Bible tells us that God is ultimately the one in charge. So do your goals really matter? Do your action plans make a difference? How do your schedule, your habits, and your plans line up against the reality of God’s plans and purposes?
     
    Spoiler alert… your plans do matter. But we have to approach them in the right way. Let’s look at Proverbs 16 together for encouragement and help along the journey.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
    * * * * * 
     
    WANT MORE?
     
    ✨ Get the full blog-style show notes with links to every recommended resource at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/111 
     
    ✨ Check out The Hope Planner that I use every day to help me move forward on my goals and keep life under control(ish).
     
    ✨ Grab my FREE resources for spiritual growth, conflict resolution, self care, and more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 
     
    ✨ Find ALL of my resources and favorites for Christian family life at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources 
     
    ✨ Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 
     
    Disclaimers:
    I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. You can find helpful info at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling. 
    I may be an affiliate for some of my recommended products (because they’re my favorites!) and my disclosures and disclaimers is at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com. 

    • 12 min
    #111. Taking Action And Seeing Progress Toward Your G.R.E.A.T. Goals For The New Year

    #111. Taking Action And Seeing Progress Toward Your G.R.E.A.T. Goals For The New Year

    Episode 111 // Happy New Year! Are you excited about the goals that you have for this new year? Maybe you’ve picked a word of the year, or you have a few resolutions - or maybe there are Big Crazy Goals that you want to see happen in your life. 
     
    Well, my friend, let’s make that happen. Okay, okay - the Lord is the one who truly makes change happen. But as we come alongside him in the work He is doing, we want to know what practical steps will help us move FORWARD toward these goals that we have. 
     
    Ready to get tactical, get practical, and get things done for yourself and your family in the new year?
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings, 
    Jess
     
    * * * * * 
     
    WANT MORE?
     
    ✨ Get the full blog-style show notes with links to every recommended resource at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/111 
     
    ✨ Check out The Hope Planner that I use every day to help me move forward on my goals and keep life under control(ish).
     
    ✨ Grab my FREE resources for spiritual growth, conflict resolution, self care, and more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 
     
    ✨ Find ALL of my resources and favorites for Christian family life at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources 
     
    ✨ Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 
     
    Disclaimers:
    I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. You can find helpful info at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling. 
    I may be an affiliate for some of my recommended products (because they’re my favorites!) and my disclosures and disclaimers is at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com. 

    • 39 min
    #110.5 (F3) We are always a work in progress: These are my G.R.E.A.T. goals for 2023

    #110.5 (F3) We are always a work in progress: These are my G.R.E.A.T. goals for 2023

    Episode 110.5 // Friday Faith Followup
     
    We’ve been talking about how to set G.R.E.A.T. goals for yourself and your family, so today I want to encourage you (and maybe give a few ideas!) by sharing my 5 goals for the new year. 
     
    Hop in, my friend, and let’s encourage one another!
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
    * * * * * 
     
    WANT MORE?
     
    Get the full show notes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/110  
    Grab the free 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy 5-day email course
    Try my favorite planner: The Hope Planner
     
    Find ALL of our resources for Christian family life at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources 
     
    Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 
     
    Disclaimers:
    I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, get some helpful information at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling. 
    I am an affiliate for some of the products that I recommend. If you make a purchase through my link, I may earn a small commission. This is never at any additional cost to you, and I only recommend resources that I personally use or love!

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mrs. Mor ,

So practical!

I’ve recently started listening to Love Your People Well, and I’m thankful for the practical tips and Bible application in each show I’ve listened to!

j l rue ,

Must listen!

Love your people well podcast has helped me so much to grow my spiritual life while also helping me more greatly enjoy and cherish my “people”. Thank you so much for sharing “real life” and for your continued insights.

yyyzgirl ,

Can’t stop listening

I’m newer to the Love Your People Well pod cast but have enjoyed and can relate to every episode I’ve listened to. I like how you reference previous episode with similar topics and while scrolling for those I’ve found so many more I want to listen to. Thank you for what you are doing and pointing me back to Jesus in every circumstance, your podcast has been a true blessing to this momma and wife!

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