Love Your People Well™ - Christian Marriage, Motherhood, and Mental Health

By Jessica Hayes

Love Your People Well™ is all about helping busy Christian moms strengthen their family relationships, spiritual growth, and mental health. I’m Jess, your podcast host – a Marriage and Family Therapist with 10+ years of experience helping women, couples, and families. I’m a Christian, a wife, a mom, and I believe that God creates us for relationship. We are here to grow godly relationships, grateful hearts, and grace-filled lives. If you sometimes feel stuck, discouraged, unfulfilled, and emotionally dry, you’re in the right place. I think you’re here because you want more. You desire close relationships with your family, happiness in your home, spiritual growth, purpose, peace, and joy. It’s possible! In this podcast, you’ll find biblical encouragement, mental health tips, and practical relationship strategies to help you strengthen, heal, and flourish in your most important life relationships. We are here for Christian marriage, motherhood, and mental health... in the messy realities of everyday life! I hope you‘ll connect with me online at For now, just hit play on your favorite episode, and let’s get started, friend.

  1. 1.
    Just say no! Some practical ways to set healthy boundaries, say NO when you need to, and stop being a people pleaser.
  2. 2.
    Want more quality time with your kids? Here are my 5 secret weapons to finding those great bonding moments.
  3. 3.
    The 50th episode GIVEAWAY starts today! Celebrate with us!
  4. 4.
    7 powerful Bible passages to help you manage impatience, anger, and emotional control
  5. 5.
    12 tips to spice up your marriage… building intimacy OUTSIDE of the bedroom.
  6. 6.
    My daily habits that keep me spiritually healthy and help me raise my kids in the Lord (without extra work)
  7. 7.
    The key to happiness, intimacy, and healthy relationships: Loving your actual life and your actual people.
  8. 8.
    Stop fighting! My 10-step checklist for conflict resolution in your marriage and beyond.
  1. 9.
    It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Try these 8 tips to grow new, deep Christian friendships.
  2. 10.
    Want to strengthen your marriage? Protect, grow, and help your marriage with this counseling activity I use as a marriage therapist.
  3. 11.
    Your words are powerful. But are you using them to help or hurt your loved ones? In marriage, parenting, friendships… your words matter.
  4. 12.
    Take your thoughts captive to Christ.. but how?! Let’s build our intimacy with God and strengthen our own mental health by practicing 4 key steps to controlling our thought life.
  5. 13.
    One simple strategy that will reduce your kids’ temper tantrums and help them (and you!) manage emotions better and develop good coping skills: less anger, less yelling, and MORE bonding
  6. 14.
    Stop comparing yourself to other people! 5 strategies to help you crush comparison-itis, stop mom guilt in its tracks, and build more genuine friendships.
  7. 15.
    You are invited to our brand new community!
  8. 16.
    Should you break up with social media? Here are 3 ways Facebook, Instagram, and the rest are impacting you - the good and the bad!
  9. 17.
    Do you want happy relationships? Let’s talk about the need for REALISTIC expectations of yourself and others.
  10. 18.
    How can we intentionally shape our family life? Psalm 1 in the Bible gives wisdom and biblical encouragement to the busy mom.
  11. 19.
    Part 2: What is mental health counseling? How do I find a Christian counselor? Is a life coach a therapist? All your questions answered!
  12. 20.
    Part 1: What is mental health counseling? How do I find a Christian counselor? Is a life coach a therapist? All your questions answered!
  13. 21.
    Keep your cool, mama! Here’s my quick 4-step process for handling frustration and impatience with my kids… no yelling, door slamming, or anger management necessary.
  14. 22.
    Deepen your marriage in 5 minutes a day with this simple and fun activity … which is also foundational to a healthy relationship and happy marriage
  15. 23.
    The incredible benefits of writing things down! How journaling, gratitude lists, and using a written planner can strengthen your mental health, spiritual growth, and family life.
  16. 24.
    Using time management strategies to boost your relationships: My 3-step process to a successful weekly schedule that strengthens my relationships AND gets the to-do list checked off!
  17. 25.
    How to grab some quick ‘Me Time’ in your daily schedule... without dealing with mom guilt about your self care!
  18. 26.
    Handling the conviction of the Holy Spirit WITHOUT condemnation and WITH an action plan
  19. 27.
    Improve your communication skills with these 5 helpful tips to become a great listener
  20. 28.
    Do you want to have a great relationship with your kids when they grow up? Then let’s look at how to be a purposeful parent TODAY.
  21. 29.
    BONUS episode! 5 tools to help busy moms stay connected with their family as the new school year is starting
  22. 30.
    Why we all need intimacy in our family relationships - and how to get there!
  23. 31.
    Is your busy schedule hurting your family relationships? 3 risks you might not be thinking about… and 3 ideas to find a great balance
  24. 32.
    Ignore Pinterest! 7 simple ways to celebrate the people you love… without spending a lot of money, fuss, or time
  25. 33.
    Finding joy in the Lord during seasons of pain and sadness
  26. 34.
    Start resolving conflict in your marriage TODAY by managing difficult conversations with less stress and more peace
  27. 35.
    4 quick tips to family boundaries when you’re an overwhelmed and busy mom! - PLUS ENTER THE FREE “BOUNDARIES” BOOK GIVEAWAY!!
  28. 36.
    How can I be a good parent? Let’s apply 4 helpful Bible passages to this key parenting question.
  29. 37.
    Brand new GIVEAWAY! Get in today!
  30. 38.
    This simple change in your communication will improve your marriage, your parenting… actually, every relationship you have!
  31. 39.
    Are you a perfectionist? Let's uncover the biblical truth about perfectionism.
  32. 40.
    One change to your morning routine that will boost your mood and bless your relationships
  33. 41.
    Boundaries are so important! But do you really know what they look like?
  34. 42.
    Check out 6 creative ideas for devotional time with your husband to grow spiritual intimacy in your marriage
  35. 43.
    Two Truths and a Lie… Are your thoughts grounded in truth? Here are 2 truths that we should be thinking about and 1 lie that we sometimes believe instead
  36. 44.
    Top 10 list for how to have deep friendships, connect at church, and enjoy your community life
  37. 45.
    Five reasons why it's important to have deep friendships and community connections
  38. 46.
    Five practical strategies for building quality family relationships and deepening your family bond
  39. 47.
    Who do you see everyday? Your family. Let's dig into what it means to love them well, and why it matters
  40. 48.
    Are you too busy for self care? Here are 3 practical, realistic action steps to love yourself well.
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    Listen up, friend. You matter! Why self care and mental health matter for the Christian woman.
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    Want to boost your spiritual growth? Check out these five practical strategies for growing closer to God.

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