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

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

Let me also invite you to join our free, private online community at and to invite you to connect with me personally on social media @loveyourpeoplewell and by email at

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

Episodes Date

Episode 80.5 // Friday Faith Followup   There are a lot of ways that date nights help your marriage. In fact, even if you are very inconsistent with date nights, you’re probably already aware of some ...
May 27, 2022
Episode 80 // Ever felt a little stuck for date night ideas? You’re too busy to plan something, hiring a sitter is a hassle, but you know that it’s important to invest in your marriage…   Well, this e...
May 24, 2022
Episode 79.5 // Friday Faith Followup   We’ve been talking this week about the temptation to try to “do it all” as a mom. Which… is impossible. And even more than that, it isn’t at all what God wants ...
May 20, 2022
Episode 79 // Is your to-do list a mile long? Are you stressed about multiple things at the same time and nothing feels like it’s really going that well? Do you place concepts like “productivity” or “...
May 17, 2022
Episode 78.5 // Friday Faith Followup   One of the best ways to find more PEACE in your life is to go deeper in your relationship with the Lord. But how do we do that? When life is busy and hectic, ho...
May 13, 2022
Episode 78 // We all need more peace in our lives. Even on the best days, we know how easily our hearts can grumble (let alone our kids…) and how easily we can be distracted from the things that are m...
May 10, 2022
Episode 77.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up   When we’re feeling stressed, we tend to get stuck thinking about the things that are stressing us out, and the hard emotions that come with it.    But it is SO...
May 6, 2022
Episode 77 // Isn’t stress fun? Wait. NO. It is never fun! But, it happens to all of us.    And typically, when we start to feel stressed, we also start to be more easily irritated, less calm, and we ...
May 3, 2022
Episode 76.5 // Friday Faith Followup   When people are being passive aggressive with us, it can be really frustrating. But, as always, we have control over our response… and for the sake of our famil...
April 29, 2022
Episode 76 // Communication can be hard work. But it’s the centerpiece of great family relationships! And if passive aggressive behavior is present in your relationship, you simply cannot build the in...
April 26, 2022

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