286 episodes

Welcome to the go-to podcast for Christian moms who want to truly ENJOY every minute of family life!

✓ Strengthen your family relationships
✓ Grow a happy marriage
✓ Build a strong bond with your kids
... While keeping Jesus at the center of it all.

If you sometimes feel discouraged by how family life is going, you’re not alone. We live in a busy world, with a ton of distractions, and relationships really do take work. There’s not a simple answer to the messy realities of Christian family life.

But there are solutions!

On this podcast, we tackle the real-life struggles of Christian family relationships.

How do you manage hard emotions like anger and anxiety? What does conflict resolution look like in a godly marriage? Can you really enjoy your toddlers instead of spending all your time cleaning up the spills and picking up the toys?

If you’re anything like me, what you really want to do is ENJOY the crazy journey of family life.

You want to soak up every minute of time with your family. You want to be fully present in the moment with your little ones and feel connected with your husband. You want to find God’s purpose in the stressful days of mom life.

You want your marriage and motherhood to matter, not just in the here and now, but for eternity.

Well, my friend, you’re in the right place.

I’m Jess Hayes, and I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a marriage and family therapist, pastor’s wife, and mom of 4 energetic toddlers. Life is busy and full, and I am PASSIONATE about helping moms enjoy their family relationships!

Christian family life can be hard work. There can be discouragement and distractions. But your effort is WORTHWHILE and God can do amazing things in your family.

Each week here on the Love Your People Well podcast, we tackle a different topic related to family life. From faith to emotions to communication, you’ll get biblical encouragement along with plenty of PRACTICAL strategies that will help you enjoy family life and deepen those family relationships.

Looking for more?

>> Grab your FREEBIES at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free

>> Find the perfect devotional for the season you’re in at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/devotionals

>> Get connected to our private community and support the show by joining us at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.Patreon.com

>> Email me anytime at Jessica @loveyourpeoplewell.com

I’m so glad you’re here, my friend.

Grab a cup of tea, or start on that massive pile of laundry, as we walk together to build healthy, happy, and holy family relationships.

Hugs and blessings! I’ll talk to you soon.
💕 Jess

Love Your People Well - Motherhood, Marriage, & Family Relationships From A Christian Counselor Jessica Hayes, LPC, LMFT - Wife, Mom, Christian, Counselor

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    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Welcome to the go-to podcast for Christian moms who want to truly ENJOY every minute of family life!

✓ Strengthen your family relationships
✓ Grow a happy marriage
✓ Build a strong bond with your kids
... While keeping Jesus at the center of it all.

If you sometimes feel discouraged by how family life is going, you’re not alone. We live in a busy world, with a ton of distractions, and relationships really do take work. There’s not a simple answer to the messy realities of Christian family life.

But there are solutions!

On this podcast, we tackle the real-life struggles of Christian family relationships.

How do you manage hard emotions like anger and anxiety? What does conflict resolution look like in a godly marriage? Can you really enjoy your toddlers instead of spending all your time cleaning up the spills and picking up the toys?

If you’re anything like me, what you really want to do is ENJOY the crazy journey of family life.

You want to soak up every minute of time with your family. You want to be fully present in the moment with your little ones and feel connected with your husband. You want to find God’s purpose in the stressful days of mom life.

You want your marriage and motherhood to matter, not just in the here and now, but for eternity.

Well, my friend, you’re in the right place.

I’m Jess Hayes, and I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a marriage and family therapist, pastor’s wife, and mom of 4 energetic toddlers. Life is busy and full, and I am PASSIONATE about helping moms enjoy their family relationships!

Christian family life can be hard work. There can be discouragement and distractions. But your effort is WORTHWHILE and God can do amazing things in your family.

Each week here on the Love Your People Well podcast, we tackle a different topic related to family life. From faith to emotions to communication, you’ll get biblical encouragement along with plenty of PRACTICAL strategies that will help you enjoy family life and deepen those family relationships.

Looking for more?

>> Grab your FREEBIES at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free

>> Find the perfect devotional for the season you’re in at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/devotionals

>> Get connected to our private community and support the show by joining us at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.Patreon.com

>> Email me anytime at Jessica @loveyourpeoplewell.com

I’m so glad you’re here, my friend.

Grab a cup of tea, or start on that massive pile of laundry, as we walk together to build healthy, happy, and holy family relationships.

Hugs and blessings! I’ll talk to you soon.
💕 Jess

    My 3 Secret Weapons To Stop My Kids When They Start Whining - Quick, Easy, And Screen-Free

    My 3 Secret Weapons To Stop My Kids When They Start Whining - Quick, Easy, And Screen-Free

    Episode 193 // There is nothing more frustrating than listening to your child whine, grumble, and complain. It’s never fun. But every child has those moments - so today, I want to share my 3 most successful ways to STOP that whining!
     
    These are not magic wands. But they are quick, easy, free, and don’t require a screen. They can help whether your child is 4 of 14.
     
    Plus, stay for the end to hear a few ideas for how I manage my own frustration, so I can get up and do these 3 simple relationship-building activities even when the whining is pushing my buttons.
     
    If your child never whines, this episode is not for you. But please, email me YOUR tips if that’s you! For the rest of us… let’s remember: every child whines sometimes. We whine too on occasion. But there are helpful things we can do - and these 3 ideas are a great place to start.
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
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    ✨ Our current CHALLENGE inside the Faith Fiver Club is one I’m super excited about - Living Out The Beatitudes. Join us! ✨
     
    RESOURCES mentioned in this episode:
    FREE 51 Self Care Ideas List
    FREE Conflict Resolution Cheat Sheet
     
    RELATED blog posts:
    How To Deal With Cranky Kids And Be A Peace-Filled Mom In The Middle Of It All (blog)
    Christian Moms Need To Learn How To Control Anger Too (blog)
    Feeling Like A Stressed Out Mom? Try These 9 Helpful Tips. (blog)
     
    FIND GREAT RESOURCES to help you enjoy Christian family life:
    Manage Emotions
    Communicate Well
    Fruitful Faith
    Happy Marriage
    Joyful Parenting
    Home & Family Life
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON (and enjoy our monthly challenges!)
     
    GRAB A QUICK PRINTABLE in my Etsy shop (most items under $5!)
     
    FIND THE PERFECT DEVOTIONAL (dealing with many family-related topics)
     
    I’d love your encouragement with a 5-star written review! And make sure to copy the link to this episode and text it to a friend to encourage her too.
     
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    DISCLAIMERS: I am a licensed therapist in South Carolina, but this podcast is not therapy. I may use affiliate links and earn a small commission if you purchase through my links. Read my full disclaimers here.
     
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    Love Your People Well is all about helping you ENJOY family life while raising little ones at home. Together, we’re building healthy, happy, and holy family relationships - with Jesus at the center of it all.
     
    ✨ Grab tons of free resources, devotionals, and biblical encouragement at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com ✨

    • 27 min
    Happy Mother's Day! A Quick Encouragement And Prayer For Christian Moms [BONUS]

    Happy Mother's Day! A Quick Encouragement And Prayer For Christian Moms [BONUS]

    Happy Mother's Day, friend!
    I hope this is a day when you are able to look around your home, look past the chores to be done and the miscommunications that are present, and ENJOY this time with your sweet family.
    Join me today for a quick word of encouragement, and a look at Proverbs 31 and how the Lord blesses us each day. Let me pray for you and with you.
    And then, let's enjoy this special day with our favorite little people!
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
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    ❤️ Grab plenty of freebies, a devotional, or simply find encouragement for the family relationship struggles you're working through - all over at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com 
    ❤️ Support the show at www.Patreon.com/LoveYourPeopleWell and get access to our special monthly challenges and extra perks.

    • 5 min
    Feeling Overwhelmed? How To Stand Firm In The Storms Of Life As A Christian Family

    Feeling Overwhelmed? How To Stand Firm In The Storms Of Life As A Christian Family

    Episode 192 // We all feel overwhelmed sometimes! And the reality of life is that storms, trials, and struggles will come. It’s just a question of when, not if - and then, what are you going to do about it?
     
    Today, we’ll take a look at some wisdom from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount to help us prepare for the storms of life. How can we stand firm and feel less surprised and stressed? How do we stay connected with our husband and kids when everything feels overwhelming?
     
    Join me, friend, for some biblical encouragement and a few practical action steps you can take TODAY to be ready for the storm that will one day come - so you can keep right on enjoying family life instead of getting swept away in the overwhelm of it all.
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
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    ✨ Our current CHALLENGE inside the Faith Fiver Club is one I’m super excited about - Living Out The Beatitudes. Join us! ✨
     
    RESOURCES mentioned in this episode:
    Free Conflict Resolution Cheat Sheet
    Free Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Guide
    Grab the 30-day challenge Building Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life
     
    RELATED blog posts:
    Feeling Like A Burnt Out Mom? Here’s How To Enjoy Family Life More (blog)
    Tips For Setting Healthy Boundaries When You’re Feeling Burned Out (blog)
    Stop Feeling So Stressed Out! Try These 9 Helpful Tips (blog)
     
    FIND GREAT RESOURCES to help you enjoy Christian family life:
    Manage Emotions
    Communicate Well
    Fruitful Faith
    Happy Marriage
    Joyful Parenting
    Home & Family Life
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON (and enjoy our monthly challenges!)
     
    GRAB A QUICK PRINTABLE in my Etsy shop (most items under $5!)
     
    FIND THE PERFECT DEVOTIONAL (dealing with many family-related topics)
     
    I’d love your encouragement with a 5-star written review! And make sure to copy the link to this episode and text it to a friend to encourage her too.
     
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    DISCLAIMERS: I am a licensed therapist in South Carolina, but this podcast is not therapy. I may use affiliate links and earn a small commission if you purchase through my links. Read my full disclaimers here.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    Love Your People Well is all about helping you ENJOY family life while raising little ones at home. Together, we’re building healthy, happy, and holy family relationships - with Jesus at the center of it all.
     
    ✨ Grab tons of free resources, devotionals, and biblical encouragement at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com ✨

    • 27 min
    How To Stop Worrying And Start Trusting God More With Every Part Of Christian Family Life

    How To Stop Worrying And Start Trusting God More With Every Part Of Christian Family Life

    Episode 191 // It’s really easy as a mom to start worrying about my family. There are so many pieces to juggle. And these relationships are so important!
     
    But Jesus is not trying to make family life difficult. He knows that we struggle, and He has the solutions to help us manage the hard things of life and enjoy our marriage and motherhood more.
     
    Today on the podcast, we’ll look at 4 big things that Jesus tells us to do in the Sermon on the Mount. Four things that will help us to STOP worrying so much and start TRUSTING GOD more - in the big and the small, the good and the hard.
     
    Ready? Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    ✨ Our current CHALLENGE inside the Faith Fiver Club is one I’m super excited about - Living Out The Beatitudes. Join us! ✨
     
    RESOURCES mentioned in this episode:
    Free Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Guide
    Grab the 30-day challenge Building Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life
     
    RELATED blog posts:
    A Christian Counselor’s Best Tips For How To Control Anxiety (blog)
    The Christian Mom’s 5 Best Bible Verses For Anxiety (blog)
    God’s Powerful Promise When You’re Dealing With Anxiety As A Christian Mom (blog)
     
    FIND GREAT RESOURCES to help you enjoy Christian family life:
    Manage Emotions
    Communicate Well
    Fruitful Faith
    Happy Marriage
    Joyful Parenting
    Home & Family Life
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON (and enjoy our monthly challenges!)
     
    GRAB A QUICK PRINTABLE in my Etsy shop (most items under $5!)
     
    FIND THE PERFECT DEVOTIONAL (dealing with many family-related topics)
     
    I’d love your encouragement with a 5-star written review! And make sure to copy the link to this episode and text it to a friend to encourage her too.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    DISCLAIMERS: I am a licensed therapist in South Carolina, but this podcast is not therapy. I may use affiliate links and earn a small commission if you purchase through my links. Read my full disclaimers here.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    Love Your People Well is all about helping you ENJOY family life while raising little ones at home. Together, we’re building healthy, happy, and holy family relationships - with Jesus at the center of it all.
     
    ✨ Grab tons of free resources, devotionals, and biblical encouragement at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com ✨

    • 27 min
    Biblical Keys You Need For Stronger Family Relationships

    Biblical Keys You Need For Stronger Family Relationships

    Episode 190 // The Bible can sometimes feel a bit abstract. The “spiritual” doesn’t always feel like it’s impacting our everyday lives and our relationships. 
     
    That’s why I love to explore and consider the practical applications of Scripture for our family life. 
     
    We’re taking a few weeks here to walk through the Sermon on the Mount. The Bible is not a mystery. God gives us everything we need for life and happiness - including some very important keys for our family relationships
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    ✨ Our current CHALLENGE inside the Faith Fiver Club is one I’m super excited about - Living Out The Beatitudes. Join us! ✨
     
    RESOURCES mentioned in this episode:
    Free Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Guide
    Free ebook Building YOur Mom Toolbox
    Keep Your Cool, Mama! 40-Day Devotional
     
    RELATED blog posts:
    10 Great Bible Verses For Your Home & Family (blog)
    4 Key Questions Every Mom Must Answer In Order To Build Great Family Relationships (blog)
     
    FIND GREAT RESOURCES to help you enjoy Christian family life:
    Manage Emotions
    Communicate Well
    Fruitful Faith
    Happy Marriage
    Joyful Parenting
    Home & Family Life
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON (and enjoy our monthly challenges!)
     
    GRAB A QUICK PRINTABLE in my Etsy shop (most items under $5!)
     
    FIND THE PERFECT DEVOTIONAL (dealing with many family-related topics)
     
    I’d love your encouragement with a 5-star written review! And make sure to copy the link to this episode and text it to a friend to encourage her too.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    DISCLAIMERS: I am a licensed therapist in South Carolina, but this podcast is not therapy. I may use affiliate links and earn a small commission if you purchase through my links. Read my full disclaimers here.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    Love Your People Well is all about helping you ENJOY family life while raising little ones at home. Together, we’re building healthy, happy, and holy family relationships - with Jesus at the center of it all.
    ✨ Grab tons of free resources, devotionals, and biblical encouragement at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com ✨

    • 24 min
    8 Incredible Blessings That Jesus Wants Every Christian Family To Enjoy

    8 Incredible Blessings That Jesus Wants Every Christian Family To Enjoy

    Episode 189 // Is there anything better than the blessing of the Lord?!? Today, we’re diving into the very beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount - the 8 “beatitudes” or blessings that the Lord promises to those who follow him. 
     
    What are they? How will they impact your family? Is it even possible to live this way in the modern world? 
     
    Join me for an encouraging look at the INCREDIBLE blessings that Jesus has for you, friend.
     
    Let’s dive in.
     
    hugs & blessings,
    Jess
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    ✨ Our current CHALLENGE inside the Faith Fiver Club is one I’m super excited about - Living Out The Beatitudes. Join us! ✨
     
    RESOURCES mentioned in this episode:
    Free Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Guide
    Finding Your Identity in Christ devotional workbook
     
    RELATED blog posts:
    The Ultimate Guide To How A Wise Woman Builds Her Home (blog)
    5 Great Scriptures To Pray For Your Family (blog)
     
    FIND GREAT RESOURCES to help you enjoy Christian family life:
    Manage Emotions
    Communicate Well
    Fruitful Faith
    Happy Marriage
    Joyful Parenting
    Home & Family Life
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON
     
    GRAB A QUICK PRINTABLE in my Etsy shop
     
    FIND THE PERFECT DEVOTIONAL
     
    I’d love your encouragement with a 5-star written review! And make sure to copy the link to this episode and text it to a friend to encourage her too.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    DISCLAIMERS: I am a licensed therapist in South Carolina, but this podcast is not therapy. I may use affiliate links and earn a small commission if you purchase through my links. Read my full disclaimers here.
     
    *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
     
    Love Your People Well is all about helping you ENJOY family life while raising little ones at home. Together, we’re building healthy, happy, and holy family relationships - with Jesus at the center of it all.
     
    ✨ Grab tons of free resources, devotionals, and biblical encouragement at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com ✨

    • 29 min

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35 Ratings

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This podcast is a combination of having a coffee with your best friend and going to a counselor who really “gets” you. Are you going to laugh -yes, are you going to cry - probably, are you going to walk away feeling encouraged and emboldened - yes and yes. A not to be missed podcast for wives and mothers!

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