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

By Jessica Hayes - Marriage and Family Therapist | Christian Counselor

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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.

Episode Date
#113. Making Difficult Decisions For The Good Of Your Family … And A Podcast Announcement!
34:03

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

 

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✨ 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 

 

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Jan 20, 2023
(F3) Why “I’ll Pray For You” Is A Powerful Thing
11:15

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

 

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✨ 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 

 

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. You can find helpful info at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

Jan 13, 2023
#112. The Incredible Power of Becoming A Woman Of Prayer… Especially If You’re A Busy Mom
35:07

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

 

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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 

 

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Jan 10, 2023
#111.5 (F3) If God Is In Charge, Do Your Goals Even Matter? A Look At Proverbs 16.
12:48

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

 

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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 

 

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Jan 06, 2023
#111. Taking Action And Seeing Progress Toward Your G.R.E.A.T. Goals For The New Year
39:52

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

 

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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 

 

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Jan 04, 2023
#110.5 (F3) We are always a work in progress: These are my G.R.E.A.T. goals for 2023
17:26

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

 

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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!
Dec 30, 2022
#110. How to set GREAT goals for your family life, and some ideas to get you started
36:34

Episode 110 // It’s that time of year again. Do you just love new years resolutions? The chance to start a new year fresh, try some new things, and make every moment count with your favorite people?

 

I love it. I love the fresh blank paper planner. I love the time to reflect on what’s happened and to pray for what is ahead. I love that feeling that anything could happen.

 

But if we aren’t careful, we can linger in the feelings and not actually get anything done! 

 

Well, that’s why today we’re talking about how to set goals for the new year - goals for yourself, for spiritual growth, for your family life, for anything! How should we think about goals, what are G.R.E.A.T. goals, and a few ideas to get you started.

 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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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!

Dec 27, 2022
#109.5 (F3) How Christmas connects to our daily experience as Christian moms
13:27

Episode 109.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

This most magical time of year can be fun and meaningful, but sometimes it makes the rest of our “regular” lives feel unimportant. Mundane. Routine. 

 

The thing is… that’s not true. And the story of Christmas proves it.

 

Join me for a short devotional today, thinking through the incredible nature of the Christmas story and its connection to our everyday regular lives. It all matters, my friend.

 

Merry Christmas. :-) Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Dec 23, 2022
#109. Tips to prevent your family holidays from turning into a disaster… and ideas for what to do if things fall apart anyway
31:23

Episode 109 // Anytime there is a special event going on, there is extra space for things to fall apart. Emotions are higher, schedules are disrupted, memories are being made… and sometimes that means hurt feelings, conflict, and disappointment. 

 

Christmas does not always create the memories that we want. 

 

So today, we’re looking at 4 practical tips to AVOID disaster in your family holiday, plus 4 tips for how to RESPOND in the aftermath of disaster if it does happen. If things fall apart and feelings get hurt, there is hope. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Dec 20, 2022
#108.5 (F3) What does it really mean that my life is now hidden with Christ in God?
14:10

Episode 108.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

My friend, emotions are tough. Raising little ones is tough. Living in this broken world is tough! And we talked this week already about how God’s Word, his Holy Spirit, and his wisdom can love our people well while managing hard emotions.

 

We looked briefly at Colossians 3, but today I want to dive deeper. The verses we talked about can be a bit mysterious! Even if it’s clear enough what it means to set your heart and mind on the things above, what does it really mean that our lives are “hidden with Christ in God”? 

 

And what the heck does that mean for our emotional regulation, our anger management, or how we interact with our family?

 

Great questions. Let’s dive a little deeper into these verses together today.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

WANT MORE?

 

 

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!
Dec 16, 2022
#108. Don’t let mom anger, mom guilt, or mom busyness steal your Christmas... Try this 1 tip instead
33:22

Episode 108 // Christmas is full of joy and family memories… and stress! Sometimes, our schedules get so full and our expectations get so high that our emotions can take over. Anger. Guilt. Frustration. 

 

Not this year, mama. Today we’re talking about why the holidays can trigger stress and hard emotions, what to do about it, and 1 biblical action step to help us ENJOY the Christmas season with our families.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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WANT MORE?

 

 

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!
Dec 16, 2022
#107.5 (F3) What God thinks about your family’s Christmas wish lists
10:25

Episode 107.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Do you ever look around your home during the Christmas holidays and wonder what God really wants you to prioritize during this special time of year? Or maybe you glance down at your to-do list, review the family calendar, and find yourself wondering if this is really what the holidays are all about. 

 

God does care about the holiday season, and He wants you to care about it in the right ways too. Let’s take a few minutes together to look at what that means for your Christian family this year.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Dec 09, 2022
#107. Loving your children well at Christmas is not about the gifts
22:53

Episode 107 // I know what you want for Christmas, mama. You want the same thing that I want - the same thing we ALL want. You want a peaceful, memory-making, joy-filled holiday with your family!

 

That’s it. Is it really so much to ask? To have a peaceful home during the holidays? A meaningful time with your kids? It’s definitely do-able… but not if we follow the cultural program for busyness, gifts on top of gifts on top of gifts, and stressing about finding the best sale. 

 

Today, we’re chasing after a meaningful Christmas. A peaceful home for the holidays. And we’re taking a look together at the only two things that you need to give your kids this year for Christmas. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Dec 06, 2022
#106.5 (F3) Questions to ask your kids during the Advent and Christmas season
17:17

Episode 106.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Hopefully, you are getting some extra family time during the Christmas holiday season! The kids are out of school, family travel is happening, and there are so many once-a-year events that allow us to make great memories together. 

 

As you’re enjoying that extra family time, make sure that you’re not only using it to have fun, but also to disciple your children. The Christmas season is the perfect time for some deeper conversations and teaching about Jesus. It is celebrating his birthday, after all!

 

In this quick episode, I’ll share 6 questions that can help your family discipleship during the holidays. Let’s dive in!

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Dec 02, 2022
#106. 10 simple ways to keep Jesus, family time, and gratitude at the center of your holiday season
35:49

Episode 106 // The holidays are great… but they are often so busy! And it’s way too easy to get distracted from the important things that you want your family time to focus on for Christmas.

 

Maybe you’re distracted by the presents, maybe it’s all the extra parties and gatherings, or maybe it’s simply a busier to-do list. Whatever it is, let me encourage you today to set it aside. Refocus. Be realistic, and make time for what is actually most important for you as a Christian mom. 

 

If you’re anything like me, those most important things include Jesus, family time, and gratitude. So today, I’m offering 10 simple tips for how to keep these things at the center of your family’s holiday season. Don’t spend a lot of money, don’t spend a lot of time, but DO be intentional with the time and money that God’s given you.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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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.

Nov 29, 2022
[Bonus FFF] Do you live as if you’re truly thankful for Jesus? Let’s look at Luke 7.
10:32

The holiday season has a lot of focus on gratitude... but a lot of focus as well on wish lists, good sales, and all the stuff.

Is there a gap there?

Maybe culturally, sure. But what about in your own heart?

I know there's a gap in my heart. I've been challenged this week by a passage in Luke 7, as I consider my own heart of gratitude and how I live out the love that I've received. 

Join me, friend, for a look at this passage and a biblical encouragement (and challenge!) that every Christian mom needs.

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Nov 27, 2022
[Bonus] A practical encouragement for gratitude within the busyness of the holidays
09:57

Happy Thanksgiving!

This short bonus episode is an encouragement, my friend. The holidays are upon us, and it can be easy to get lost in the travel, activities, and to-do list.

So pause with me for a moment to consider the small things in life that fuel our relationships - and join me for a practical step into gratitude!

Let’s dive in.

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Nov 22, 2022
#105.5 (F3) What to do when your own parents are the difficult in-laws
13:46

Episode 105.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Family life can be rough when we have tension with our in-laws. But what if those difficult in-laws are your own parents? How can you best navigate those muddy waters and maintain a great relationship with ALL of your people? 

 

Let’s consider today, my friend. Dive right in.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Nov 18, 2022
#105. Loving your in-laws when you just aren’t on the same page (during the holidays, or any other time of the year!)
37:26

Episode 105 // Relationships with the in-laws can be tricky. There is often a lot of baggage and emotion in these parts of the Christian family experience, and it can be really difficult to navigate these relationships well!

 

Whether you love your in-laws or tolerate them, you have certainly had moments when you disagreed with them. When you just weren’t quite on the same page. And this often doesn’t just stay in that in-law relationship, but goes on to create tension in your marriage.

 

Today, we’re looking at some practical tips for handling these in-law dynamics in a biblical way that also strengthens your marriage and improves family life.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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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.

Nov 15, 2022
#104.5 (F3) Caring for yourself as a busy Christian mom living in a broken world
14:31

Episode 104.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

It can sometimes be a lot easier to pour our love, energy, and effort into our kids rather than taking time to care for ourselves. Parenting is work! It calls us to step up and put our children’s needs above our own. 

 

But parenting is hard. Life can be discouraging. And as we seek to be biblically grounded parents, teaching our children how to follow Jesus (along with everything else!) we can struggle with the weight of the brokenness in the world. 

 

We cannot love our children well without making the effort to take care of ourselves first. Let’s consider together why that matters, how we can do it, and find encouragement in the One we are serving along the way.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Nov 11, 2022
#104. How to biblically parent your children in a broken world
39:43

Episode 104 // We all know that we live in a broken world. And while we want to protect our children from all of the sin, pain, and hardship, the simple reality is that… we can’t. 

 

Good parenting is hard, and it takes hard, intentional work. And to be a biblical parent, raising our kids to know Jesus, we need to prepare them not only for the joy of following Christ but also prepare them for the hard realities of this life. 

 

How do we guide our children through the brokenness of the world? How do we deal with it ourselves?

 

That’s what we’re tackling today, my friend, so that you can lead your Christian family through the good and the bad of everyday life. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Nov 08, 2022
#103.5 (F3) Diving deep into 1 Corinthians 13 in order to better understand love, marriage, and conflict
20:23

Episode 103.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

1 Corinthians 13 is a classic passage on love. But what does it teach us about handling conflict in our marriage? How do we really live out the love that is described here?

 

Join me for a devotional look at this famous passage, as we seek to strengthen our Christian marriages through the wisdom and help of the Holy Spirit.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Nov 04, 2022
#103. Fighting fair, finding forgiveness, and handling conflict in your Christian marriage.
45:56

Episode 103 // Ah, conflict. It is no fun! And it can destroy our peaceful home, happy family life, and the witness of our Christian marriage.

 

As a marriage and family therapist, I have spent hundreds of hours helping couples work through conflict in all its various ways. So today, I’m outlining the 3 phases of conflict and looking at specific Bible passages that help us understand ways to handle those phases well. Ways to fight fair, find resolution, and get back to happiness in our marriage.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Nov 01, 2022
#102.5 (F3) Managing your own emotions as you help your kids deal with their struggles
13:27

Episode 102.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

When your child is struggling, you’re struggling too. Emotions are big, raw, and sometimes overwhelming. So today, let me encourage you in how to manage YOUR emotions as you help your child through their own struggles and hardships.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Oct 28, 2022
#102. How to help your child if they are struggling with anxiety, worry, or fear
43:12

Episode 102 // There is nothing worse as a mom than watching our kids struggle. And in today’s world, SO MANY of our kiddos are struggling with anxiety! Fear, worry, and anxiety are painful and difficult… but you CAN help your child manage these hard emotions. 

 

Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, anxiety and fear can be a struggle. My goal in today’s episode is to equip you not only to recognize what’s going on, but fill up your toolbelt with some practical ways to help them during the struggle.

 

You can do it, mama. God can give peace beyond our understanding, and He will help you in exactly the right ways to help the precious child He’s given you.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Oct 25, 2022
#101.5 (F3) What the Bible tells us about raising kids, managing family life, and living life well as a Christian mom… A devotional thought from Ephesians
22:49

Episode 101.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Family dynamics can be overwhelming and complicated… but they don’t have to be. Join me today as we look at Ephesians 5+6 and apply God’s Word to our Christian family life.

 

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Jess

 

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Oct 21, 2022
#101. Managing the family dynamics of multiple children: These 8 strategies will help you connect with each child as an individual
38:30
Episode 101 // When you have more than one child, the family dynamics just get more and more hectic. Even in a Christian family, relationship-building takes work and intentionality! How do you truly connect with each child as a unique individual?   Today, we’re looking at 8 realistic strategies to help you build those relationships one child at a time, while also managing the dynamics of a large family.   Ready? Let’s dive in.   hugs & blessings,  Jess   * * * * *    WANT MORE?   •Get the full show notes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/101  •Grab the free 100 Ways to Love Your People Well at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/ways •Join our free online community at www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  •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. 
Oct 18, 2022
#100.5 (F3) Biblical encouragement for how your Christian family can respond to hard seasons of life
19:29

Episode 100.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Life is full of ups and downs. How we respond to those ups and downs shapes not only us but also our relationships. As you walk with your family through hardships and celebrations, turning to God and his Word will lead and comfort you. 

 

In this short episode, we’ll look at a simple devotional through 3 Bible passages that offer encouragement, guidance, and truth for our difficult times of family life.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jess

 

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Oct 15, 2022
#100. Building family relationships as you walk through the many seasons of life: from celebration to sadness and everything in between
36:38

Episode 100 // We all want happiness in life. We want peace, security, purpose, and fun. But we also promise in our wedding vows “in sickness and in health” for a reason. 

 

Because life will throw curveballs at us. 

 

Life will have its hard seasons. And the reality is, these are often seasons when we can most strengthen our family relationships! Through the good and the bad, the fun and the hard, we want to be building up our relationships all the time. So today, let’s look at 5 ways we can do this well.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jess

 

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Oct 11, 2022
#99.5 (F3) Are the 5 love languages biblical? How does God want us to show love to our people?
18:05

Episode 99.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

The world tells us a lot about love… but what does God say? What are the biblical principles for loving our family, showing them how we care about them, and building these relationships?

 

Let’s dive into God’s Word to find his wisdom and practical ideas for showing our people we love them.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Oct 07, 2022
#99. Let’s figure out the best ways to love YOUR people well: the 5 love languages, creativity, and a reality check for the busy Christian mom
39:03

Episode 99 // There are so many ways to show your people that you love them, yet we sometimes feel like we are spinning our wheels in our relationships! We need creative ideas for how to show our family that we love them, and realistic ways to make that happen.

 

In today’s episode, we’ll explore Dr. Gary Chapman’s five love languages ideas, dive into some practical examples for family life, and brainstorm creative ways to love your people well in real life.

 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Oct 04, 2022
ENTER THE 100th EPISODE GIVEAWAY!!! 🥳 Details Inside.
07:07

Friends, we are THISCLOSE to episode 100! How incredible. And we are going to celebrate! In this quick episode you can get all the details of the 100th Episode Giveaway.

Get your entry in between Oct. 3-Oct. 10 to win an Amazon gift card + books + coffee + free resources... great stuff!

And THANK YOU for listening and sharing over these 100 episodes!

You can get ALL the info on the ministry over at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jessica

 

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Okay, how to enter? Let's just go through it here nice and simple for you:

1. Leave a written review of the show on Apple Podcasts (or your favorite podcast app).

2. Take a screenshot of your review before you hit "share"

3. Share that screenshot with me! You can email me at jessica@loveyourpeoplewell.com or post it on your social and tag me @loveyourpeoplewell 

4. That's all, folks! Nice and easy. 

Oct 03, 2022
#98.5 (F3) Finding hope in the gospel when your marriage feels run down, boring, and just not worth the effort
17:39

Episode 98.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Even when you’re committed to your Christian marriage, it can sometimes get… boring. 

 

Don’t worry, friend. If this is you, you are not alone - and there is hope. 

 

God designed marriage for our good. He wants us to enjoy our marriage relationship and to bring him glory and honor as we love each other. But what about these seasons where it just feels blah? When you’re tired, stuck in a rut, and just not in the mood to put much effort in?

 

The gospel has hope for that. Let’s take a look.

 

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Jess

 

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Sep 30, 2022
#98 How to talk about your sex life with your husband.. the good, the bad, and the awkward
44:26

Episode 98 // How often do you and your hubby talk about your sex life? If you’re like most couples… not very often! 

 

But I know that you want a great, fun, meaningful intimate relationship with your husband. You want your Christian marriage to defy the odds and grow closer and happier over time… which means your sex life will be growing and strengthening too. 

 

In the counseling room, most couples are very uncomfortable talking about their sex life. That’s understandable! But there are some things that can help these conversations go well, and even improve things in your marriage. 

 

Ready to strengthen this part of your Christian marriage?

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Sep 27, 2022
#97.5. (F3) How does God expect us to manage our anger and frustration when it feels overwhelming?
21:47

Episode 97.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

God cares deeply about our relationships. That’s one of the reasons why He addresses our emotions so often - because they have a huge impact on our relationships! 

 

A great section of Scripture to help us understand what God wants for our anger and our response to it can be found in Ephesians 4. Let’s dive in for a short devotional and God’s wisdom in handling our mom anger as quickly as possible.

 

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Jess

 

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Sep 23, 2022
#97. Kids driving you crazy? Try these 10 quick actions to calm yourself down in 90 seconds or less.
34:35

Episode 97 // I know you love your kids, mama… and I also know that, sometimes, they drive you crazy. That’s just real life! And those feelings of impatience, frustration, and anger make sense. The question is, how do you handle those emotions in the moment?

 

Yes, in an ideal world you’d be able to take a break, get away for a bit, and do something calming and relaxing. You’d get a manicure, take a bubble bath, or take a nap to calm yourself down. But in real life, we typically need to continue the interaction. We have to stay in the moment, and we have to find ways to deal with those hard emotions quickly and calmly.

 

That’s why today, I’m sharing 10 ideas for what you can do in the hot-button moment to calm yourself down in 60 seconds or less. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Sep 21, 2022
#96.5 (F3) Maintaining a peaceful home environment (and your own sanity) when your regular routine flies out the window
16:33

Episode 96.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

It’s never fun to find your best plans flying out the window. But we don’t have to let it spiral our family out of control! You can still enjoy a peaceful home, meaningful family connections, and healthy family rhythms in these unexpected seasons of life. 

 

In today’s short episode, we’re looking at God’s wisdom and encouragement for handling these moments. Let’s dive in.

 

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Jess

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Sep 16, 2022
#96 How a busy mom can create family rhythms that bring joy and peace to family life (no matter what craziness is going on)
30:50

Episode 96 // You want a peaceful home. A happy family. You want to get everything done, wear all the hats, and fit in time for family fun. 

 

And healthy family rhythms will get you there. 

 

Whether you like to-do lists or not, have a great morning routine or not, live by strong habits or not, family rhythms will bring peace, order, and joy to your busy life. So that’s what we’re talking about today. Why are rhythms helpful? How do you develop them? What if it all falls apart?

 

Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings, 

Jess

 

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Sep 13, 2022
#95.5 (F3) Feeling worn out as a busy mom? A devotional thought from Galatians 6.
12:49

Episode 95.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

“Let us not become weary in doing good.” Why would God put this encouragement in the Bible? It’s from Galatians 6:9. And it is such an encouragement to the tired, worn-out mom!

 

Hop into today’s episode for a short devotional on Galatians 6:7-10, with biblical encouragement for the tired Christian mom.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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  • 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!
Sep 09, 2022
#95 Loving your people well even when you’re worn out, exhausted, and just not in the mood
31:46

Episode 95 // Feeling tired, mama? You’re not alone! We ALL go through seasons of life where we are tired, worn out, and just plain don’t have the energy anymore. 

 

And yet, even in those hard seasons, we don’t want our relationships to suffer. We don’t want to be cranky, grumpy, or short-tempered. So what can we do?

 

Well, that’s what we’re tackling today. We’ve got encouragement and practical tips for these exhausting seasons of life. 

 

Ready for some change? Let’s dive in.

 

hugs & blessings,

Jess

 

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Sep 06, 2022
#94.5 (F3) Yes, you really can fit hospitality and friendships into your busy schedule - and these resources will help.
16:37

Episode 94.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

There will always be a million excuses to not invite people into your home, to reschedule the coffee date with your friend, or to say no to service opportunities in your church or community. If your excuse list is anything like mine, it includes things like “the house is too messy” and “my schedule is crazy right now” … and yet, do these things ever really change??

 

The reality is, we can - and must! - find ways to make friendships, hospitality, generosity, and service into our lives. Yes, even as busy moms! It is possible. 

 

And today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite tools that help me to do this and that will help YOU to do this too. 

 

Let’s dive in. 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/094  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • A helpful planner will make all the difference in keeping track of your busy life AND the priorities and plans you have for friendship, hospitality, and more. I love The Hope Planner and I also have several simple templates for weekly planners, prayer journaling, and more in my Etsy shop!

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!
Sep 02, 2022
#94. Friendship, hospitality, and living the Christian life well - creating a family rhythm that prioritizes loving your neighbor, and others, well. (Foundational Pillars 101)
26:51

Episode 94 // We are living in a culture filled with loneliness. Even inside the church, so many people are looking for deeper friendships, authentic community, and meaningful connection. And even though life is busy as a Christian mom, we are called to love the people around us well. 

 

But how? What can this look like practically, in a busy schedule, without short-changing our family life or our own needs?

 

Today, we’ll tackle 3 practical lifestyle changes that will help you and your family love the people around you well. Ready? Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/094  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • A helpful planner will make all the difference in keeping track of your busy life AND the priorities and plans you have for friendship, hospitality, and more. I love The Hope Planner and I also have several simple templates for weekly planners, prayer journaling, and more in my Etsy shop!

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!
Aug 30, 2022
#93.5 (F3) A few of my best resources for the Christian mom just trying to make it through the day AND connect with her kids along the way
11:38

Episode 93.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

I feel totally overwhelmed by motherhood sometimes. Well, really, it’s probably most of the time! These little ones are SO important, and yet also SO draining of my emotions, my energy, and my focus. 

 

And I know that as a fellow Christian mom, you get it. 

 

I’m also a big fan of trying new things, finding resources that work, and not trying to live life all on my own. So in today’s episode, I’m sharing a few of my best resources to help you in the parenting journey. 

 

Let’s dive in!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/093  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Wish you could go deeper with your kids? Sign up for my FREE 5-day email course: 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy (www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/tools
  • Ever struggle with “mom anger” and that impatience and frustration that only our kids can bring up? Try the 40 Day Devotional on Anger & Emotional Control (www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/anger40
  • Want to keep track of the “mini goals” you’re working on in your relationship with your kids? I love The Hope Planner for this! (www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/resources
  • There are plenty of inexpensive, kid-centered resources in my Etsy shop! Try the 104 Activity Ideas for a Rainy Day, the Kids Weekly Planner, or the Faith Family Challenge to get started! (www.loveyourpeoplewell.etsy.com

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!

Aug 26, 2022
#93. Parenting tips for the busy mom: 3 ways to love your kids well in the craziness of Christian family life (Foundational Pillars 101)
21:51

Episode 93 // If you’ve ever described yourself as a “busy mom” then today’s conversation is for you! When we’re busy, it can be a lot harder to stay intentional and focused on building great relationships with our kids. The schedule and daily exhaustion can overwhelm us!

 

But loving our kids is one of our top priorities as moms - and as a Christian mom, there is an extra joy and responsibility to disciple our kids throughout the busyness and brokenness of this world. 

 

So today, join me as we look at 3 ways to parent our kiddos well, with biblical encouragement and practical tips just for your Christian family!

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/093  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Wish you could go deeper with your kids? Sign up for my FREE 5-day email course: 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy (www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/tools
  • Ever struggle with “mom anger” and that impatience and frustration that only our kids can bring up? Try the 40 Day Devotional on Anger & Emotional Control (www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/anger40
  • Want to keep track of the “mini goals” you’re working on in your relationship with your kids? I love The Hope Planner for this! (www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/resources
  • There are plenty of inexpensive, kid-centered resources in my Etsy shop! Try the 104 Activity Ideas for a Rainy Day, the Kids Weekly Planner, or the Faith Family Challenge to get started! (www.loveyourpeoplewell.etsy.com

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!
Aug 23, 2022
#92.5 (F3) Trying to love your man well, despite how crazy life is? These 5 simple, low-cost ideas will help.
09:14

Episode 92.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

When life is busy, it’s so helpful to find a good resource that can move things in the right direction. And with all of the time, emotion, and energy that we pour into our Christian marriages, we want to make sure we have the right tools to build and grow together!

 

In today’s short episode, I’m sharing 5 simple, practical, low-cost resources that will help YOU invest in your Christian marriage in all the right areas. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/092  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Grab my FREE 10-Point Conflict Resolution Checklist
  • Deepen your marriage with the 40 Day Devotional on Communication
  • Make sure you ENJOY the physical intimacy in your marriage! Grab an e-course from Sheila Wray Gregoire for Christ-centered encouragement and help.
  • Head to your favorite bookstore or library and grab Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage” or Gary Thomas’s “Sacred Marriage” - both helpful and great!

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!

Aug 19, 2022
#92. 3 practical ways to invest in your Christian marriage and love your husband well during busy seasons of family life (Foundational Pillars 101)
20:23

Episode 92 // Did you know that, statistically, the hardest season of marriage is when you have young children in the home? The reality of life is that marriage takes work! It’s not always roses and butterflies. 

 

Even in a healthy Christian marriage, we are easily tempted to focus on other things ahead of our husbands - we get distracted by the kids, overwhelmed by the schedule, and frustrated with chores and communication breakdowns. 

 

So today, we’re looking at 3 practical ways you can love your husband well and invest in your Christian marriage - even when life feels distracting or discouraging. YOU can bless and strengthen your Christian family life by investing in your marriage relationship!

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/092  

 

Resources for this episode:

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!

 

Aug 16, 2022
#91.5 (F3) Grab these quick, helpful tools to boost your self care and mental health, so that even as a busy mom you can love yourself well
10:46

Episode 91.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

When life is busy (and when isn’t it busy??) it’s easy to start prioritizing the people around us, the schedule, and the crazy to-do list. But what about taking care of yourself??

 

In today’s short episode, I’m sharing 4 resources that help ME love myself well and take care of myself… even as a busy mom with four little ones at home. Want some encouragement and help? This episode is for you!

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/091  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Get the FREE 51 Self Care Ideas list at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/self-care  
  • Go deeper in loving yourself with the devotional workbook Finding Your Identity in Christ - www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/identity 
  • Build an attitude of gratitude with my simple Gratitude Journaling Template in the Love Your People Well Etsy shop
  • The book Search for Significance has been so helpful for many of my counseling clients, and you can find it at your favorite bookstore.

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

Disclaimers:

Aug 12, 2022
#91. Forget that mom guilt! Bless your family by taking time for these 3 practical action steps to love yourself well. (Foundational Pillars 101)
23:02

Episode 91 // Living well as a Christian mom is not always easy - but it is much easier when we keep our priorities straight! And a big part of that means we don’t neglect ourselves while we’re so busy taking care of everyone else. 

 

So today, we’re looking at one of the foundational pillars of healthy Christian family life: loving yourself well. It’s more than just self care. We need to protect our mental health, our physical bodies, our emotions and our hearts… or we’ll burn out as we care for everyone else. 

 

Ready for some practical ideas for how to love yourself well in the busyness of family life? Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/091  

 

Resources for this episode:

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Join our community! You are invited to join our online Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip one another in faith-centered family life. www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell  

 

Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

Disclaimers:

Aug 09, 2022
#90.5 (F3) Practical resources to deepen your spiritual growth and help you love God well
11:25

Episode 90.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

You want spiritual growth. You want your whole Christan family to experience spiritual growth! And you know that loving God well is a key priority for your family. 

 

But life is busy. 

 

Mama, I get it. Kids take a lot of energy and work, and our days are not always as predictable as we wish they were. Plus, the Bible can be confusing and prayer can feel so dry sometimes! Spiritual growth is an investment over time - and there are resources that can help. 

 

Today, I’ll share about 3 distinct resources that help ME love God well even as a busy mom with four little ones at home and a hectic schedule. Want some help and support? This episode is for you.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Resources for this episode:

  • Check out our devotionals for various topics in family life
  • Try out my favorite, The Hope Planner, - to keep your spiritual growth first AND the daily to-do list running smoothly

 

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  • 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!

Aug 05, 2022
#90. How can I help my Christian family enjoy spiritual growth and love God well... even when life is busy and distracting? (Foundational Pillars 101)
19:29

Episode 90 // Every family has their top priorities in life. Priorities that guide their decisions, schedule, finances, and so much more. 

 

Have you ever thought about what YOUR family priorities are and how you live them out?

 

When we consider the foundational pillars of a healthy Christian family life, our first priority should be to love God well. But how do we do that when life is super busy? How do we experience spiritual growth when the calendar is full and our kids are driving us crazy?

 

Today, let’s lay out this foundational pillar and identify 3 practical steps that will help us love God well, even in the busy seasons of life.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/090  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Check out our devotionals for various topics in family life
  • Try out my favorite, The Hope Planner, to keep your spiritual growth first AND the daily to-do list running smoothly

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

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  • 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!
Aug 02, 2022
#89.5 (F3) Praying for God’s faithful and protective love as we seek rest and peace in our hectic family life - from Psalm 91 (Summertime in the Psalms series)
13:22

Episode 89.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Christian family life is hectic. Busy. And sometimes, filled with trouble and hardship. Jesus promised that we would have trouble in this world! (John 16:33) But He also promised to give us peace, rest, and joy. 

 

Join me today as we pray through Psalm 91 for our families, seeking the rest and peace that God promises as we trust in him.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jul 29, 2022
#89. What is God’s role VS your role in your family life? A look at Psalm 91. (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
31:20

Episode 89 // Ever struggle with trying to control what’s happening for your family? As Christian moms, we take so much ownership of what’s happening in our marriage, our home, and our children’s lives. 

 

Yes, we need to take those things seriously. Yes, we have responsibilities to our family. But, mama, you are not in control. And that’s what we’re looking at today as we dive into Psalm 91 in our Summertime in the Psalms series. 

 

Who is in control: you… or God? Who do you really want to be in control: you… or God?

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jul 26, 2022
#88.5 (F3) Praying for humility, intimacy, and family life through Psalm 19 (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
08:57

Episode 88.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Reading God’s Word is good… and praying through it might be even better! Today, we are praying through Psalm 19 as an opportunity to pray for our families. We’re seeking humility, intimacy, and grace as Christian moms. 

 

Let’s dive in.

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  • I am an affiliate with some of the resources mentioned above. This means I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my link. I never recommend products I don’t love! 

 

Jul 22, 2022
#88. How do you find spiritual growth… and how do you teach your kids to find it too? Wisdom from Psalm 19. (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
36:36

Episode 88 // I know that as a Christian mom, you want a lot of things for your family - and one of the top ones is spiritual growth. You want intimacy with the Lord. You want to teach your kids who God is and how to love him well. You want your family to be growing with the Lord!

 

Well, Psalm 19 gives us great wisdom and insight into how to do that. We see so many opportunities here for spiritual growth and family discipleship. Join me today in our Summertime in the Psalms series as we look at what we learn about God, ourselves, and Christian family life… from Psalm 19.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/088     

 

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  • I am an affiliate with some of the resources mentioned above. This means I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my link. I never recommend products I don’t love! 
Jul 19, 2022
#87.5 (F3) Praying through the struggles of real life as a Christian mom, wife, and daughter of the King - from Psalm 142 (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
10:27

Episode 87.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Psalm 142 teaches us that in the hard seasons of life, when our emotions are drained and overwhelming, we can do nothing better than cry out to God. 

 

So today, we’re doing just that. Join me in this short episode as we pray through Psalm 142 for our families. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jul 15, 2022
#87. Godly wisdom for the exhaustion, struggle, and loneliness of Christian family life, from Psalm 142 (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
34:31

Episode 87 // Motherhood is exhausting. We often feel isolated, lonely, and we struggle to make it through the harder seasons of family life. 

 

You know what, friend? God gets it. 

 

He understands. 

 

Today, in our Summertime in the Psalms series, we are digging into Psalm 142. We want to better understand the character of God, the hard realities of our everyday lives, and walk away with some tangible action steps to help us love Christian family life. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jul 12, 2022
#86.5 (F3) Praying Scripture for our Christian families: Psalm 139. (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
10:02

Episode 86.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

The greatest thing that we can do for our family is to pray for them. As we’re looking at the psalms this month in our Summertime in the Psalms series, we not only want to learn and apply God’s truth to our lives… we want to use his own words to lead us in prayer!

 

So join me in today’s short episode to pray through Psalm 139 for our families. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jul 08, 2022
#86. You’re not in control, mama: God is. A look at what Psalm 139 teaches us for Christian family life (Summertime in the Psalms Series)
26:21

Episode 86 // Do you trust God? It can be a tricky question. We know the “correct” answer… but we also know the temptation to manage things ourselves, protect our family by our best standards, and get distracted by the things around us.

 

So if you want deeper trust in God’s plan for you and your family, join me for today’s Christian devotional through Psalm 139. This is Part 1 of our “Summertime in the Psalms” series. We’re looking to see what we learn about God, about ourselves, and about living the best Christian family life that we can.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jul 05, 2022
#85.5 (F3) Are you confident in your identity in Christ? It’s the #1 way to love your people well.
15:25

Episode 85.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Who are you? What is your identity? How do you think about yourself on the crazy days of life?

 

If we truly understand our identity in Christ, our experience of daily life is so much richer. God created us, loves us, and defines us. Today, let’s take a look at 3 incredible truths about who we are in Christ.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/085  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • If you want some changes in your family dynamics, try the FREE 5-day email course: 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/tools 

 

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Jul 01, 2022
#85. Finding the secret formula for raising (and enjoying!) your Christian family
34:05

Episode 85 // Hey, mama. Do you want to live the good life? Enjoy your family, enjoy your marriage, and make it through the good and bad times with a sense of peace?

 

That’s exactly what we’re talking about today. 

 

Jesus promises us an abundant life. How do we live into that when life is hectic and overwhelming?

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/085  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • If you want some changes in your family dynamics, try the FREE 5-day email course: 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/tools 

 

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Jun 28, 2022
#84.5 (F3) The local church matters - and you matter in your church. The what, why, and how of being part of the body of Christ
18:37

Episode 84.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

As we consider the value of hospitality and friendship in our lives, we cannot ignore the role of the local church. Are you plugged in? Connected? Growing? Serving?

 

Today, we’re taking a look at why your involvement in a local church matters, and what to do when you’re looking for a church home or feeling discontent with your current church. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 24, 2022
#84. How you can find time, energy, and money for hospitality even as a busy Christian mom (and why you absolutely should!)
38:33

Episode 84 // You’re busy. Of course you are! You’re a mom, a wife, with a thousand things to do everyday and time only to do about half of the to-do list… if that.

 

And you know what? It is still worth the time and energy to open your home and your life for hospitality. To invest in friendships. To offer connection to your church and community. 

 

But how? Well, that’s what we’re tackling today. We’re taking a look at why hospitality and friendship are important, and 10 practical how-to steps to build relationships even during the busy seasons of life.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 21, 2022
#83.5 (F3) A practical guide for setting healthy boundaries around screen time in your Christian marriage and family life
25:26

Episode 83.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Is technology impacting how peaceful your home is? How connected you are with your husband or kids? How present you are with your family?

 

Screens have a huge impact on our lives. Today, I’m sharing my best tips from years of experience as a marriage and family therapist to give specific action steps and resources that will help you protect your family from possible negative impact of screens, technology, and social media.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 17, 2022
#83. How screen time is impacting your family, and what you can do about it to have a peaceful home
47:31

Episode 83 // You want a peaceful home, where your family can connect, unwind, and thrive. But how much is screen time impacting that? 

 

We often underestimate not only how much screen time we have, but how it is changing us. And, friend, don’t think that it isn’t changing you! 

 

Today, we’re looking at the impact screens have on us individually and in our family relationships. And don’t worry, we’re also tackling some practical ideas for how to make sure your family is using screen time in the best, healthiest way - so your Christian family can enjoy a peaceful home life.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 14, 2022
#82.5 (F3) Creating special moments for your family during summer break… without breaking the bank or adding to your stress
15:00

Episode 82.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

One of my favorite things about summertime is the extra time and space for family bonding. We all want to enjoy those quality time moments with our hubby and kids! But if we really want them to happen, we need to be intentional about creating the opportunities.

 

Today, we’re looking at 4 strategies that will help you create those special family moments no matter what you have going on this summer break.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 10, 2022
#82. How to enjoy a family vacation without sibling rivalry, family conflict, or a frustrated mama
35:27

Episode 82 // Summertime is all about fun family time - so you don’t want to let conflict and bickering ruin it! 

 

With all the effort that goes into planning a great family vacation, you want to make sure that sibling rivalry or changes in the plans don’t throw everything out the window. Today’s tips will help you ENJOY your family trip and create some great memories in the process.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 07, 2022
#81.5 (F3) Family discipleship opportunities during the summer break… and engaging your kids in growing your faith together
20:58

Episode 81.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

The school break that our kids get to enjoy during the summertime is a really special opportunity for family discipleship. It doesn’t need to be overwhelming, but there are so many ways we can get creative!

 

If you’ve been relying on vacation Bible school or summer camps to dive deep into faith with your kids this summer, let me encourage you to think bigger, my friend. 

 

Today, we’re talking about 3 important ways that we can engage our kids in faith-building activities during the summer break (and at other times too!) along with 3 specific activity ideas that might be a great fit for your family this summer.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Jun 03, 2022
#81. Creative ideas for summer break, rainy day activities, and everything else to crush the “I’m bored” mom guilt
31:12

Episode 81 // Summer is a time of “fun in the sun”... but it can also be a hard season of Christian family life with so much unstructured time! If you’re tired of the “I’m bored” conversations with your kids or dealing with some mom guilt that you can’t entertain them for every minute of the day, this episode is for you. 

 

We’re diving into 12 creative ideas for how your family can enjoy some activities together - and maybe even better, ideas that your kids can take the lead on and entertain themselves. 

 

It’s a win-win!

 

Whether you’re tired of the rainy day blues or the no-school summer break, try out these ideas and get some creative juices flowing to keep your kids entertained in meaningful ways. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

 

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  • Visit my Etsy shop at www.loveyourpeoplewell.etsy.com for quick practical tools to help you manage and enjoy family life… and use the discount code SUMMERBREAK during June 2022 for 25% off! 

 

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May 31, 2022
#80.5 (F3) Date nights with your husband are a blessing to your kids… here’s how.
17:28

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 of the ways it could help your marriage! 

 

So today, we’re looking in a different direction.

 

What about our kids?

 

Do our date nights impact them… beyond having a babysitter for a few hours?

 

Yes. Our date nights definitely impact our kids, and they are a big blessing for our kids. Take a few minutes with me today to look at why that is, and find encouragement and help for your Christian marriage today.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/080 

 

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  • 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!

May 27, 2022
#80. Try these 12 ideas for a fun & free date night... no babysitter, no cost, but a great investment in your Christian marriage
43:04

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 episode is for you. These at-home date night ideas are totally free and don’t require you to leave the house, or even get dressed up. They can be as elaborate or as simple as you want - but they will ALL help you connect with that handsome hubby of yours and be a worthwhile investment in your Christian marriage.

 

Plus, I’ll give a few additional ideas for how to mentally and emotionally look forward to and enjoy date night, even during the stressful or chaotic seasons of family life.

Ready for a little romance? Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/080 

 

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  • 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!
May 24, 2022
#79.5 (F3) Fighting the temptation to think (or expect) that we’ve got it all together as Christian moms… A devotional thought on 1 Corinthians 10.
14:03

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 (or expects) for us!

 

So let’s pause and take a look at how easily we experience temptation. 

 

On the podcast today, I’m diving into 1 Corinthians 10:11-13 to take a look at what temptations we struggle with as moms, why we struggle with it, and what we can do about it.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week’s topic, with episode highlights and recommended resources, at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/079 

 

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May 20, 2022
#79. You can’t do it all, mama… But you can do what God has called you to do. PLUS - Our ONE YEAR Anniversary Celebration!
42:08

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 “success” on a pedestal?

 

This episode is for you, mama. 

 

I have been really challenged by the Lord lately in the reality check that I can’t do it all. Even many of the good things in my life and on my priority list don’t actually belong on my priority list! 

 

But I can get done the things God himself puts on my priority list. 

 

Listen in, be encouraged, and don’t forget to join us this week for the One Year ANNIVERSARY of the podcast!!

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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May 17, 2022
#78.5 (F3) A behind-the-scenes of my devotional time with God and growing deeper in my knowledge of the Bible
17:57

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, how do we make space for quiet devotional time?

 

In today’s short bonus episode, I want to pull back the curtain to share with you how my devotional time has looked over the years - before kids and after kids! This behind-the-scenes will encourage you in your own devotional life, and offer a few helpful ideas too.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/078  

 

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May 13, 2022
#78. Wanting more PEACE in your heart, your home, or your life? Let’s look at my favorite 10 Bible passages about the peace of God.
37:11

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 most important to us. 

 

So today, we’re looking at 10 Bible passages about PEACE. These verses will encourage you, draw you closer to the Lord, and give you a great starting place for experiencing more peace in your life. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/078  

 

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May 10, 2022
#77.5 (F3) What stresses you out? Whatever it is… God’s got it. Can you trust him?
13:30

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 MUCH more helpful and encouraging to think instead about the truths God gives us in the Bible. He’s in control. He knows what’s happening. He is good. 

 

Today, join me for a quick devotional look at how we can turn away from the things stressing us out and turn TOWARD God - a God who is good, who is powerful, and who always works things out for good… even when we don’t see it or understand it ourselves. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week’s episodes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/077  

 

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May 06, 2022
#77. Don’t let stress trigger your mom anger: Use my 6 step process to stay calm and keep a peaceful home even during stressful seasons
34:46

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 experience more conflict or struggle in our relationships. Whether it’s a day-to-day moment of stress or we are entering a season of life that will be stressful for awhile, stress is hard. 

 

So today, I’m sharing a 6-step process for dealing with stress: the S-T-R-E-S-S formula to build more calm and peace into your life, even if the things that are stressing you out don’t change. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/077  

 

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May 03, 2022
#76.5 (F3) Biblical ways to handle someone else’s passive aggressive behavior… without losing your cool.
14:20

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 family relationships and out of obedience to God, we want to respond well. 

 

That’s why in today’s short bonus episode, we’re looking at 4 reminders from Scripture about how to respond to difficult communication in order to move things in a healthy and biblical direction.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/076  

 

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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.

Apr 29, 2022
#76. How to stop being passive aggressive and start expressing yourself with healthy communication in your marriage and parenting
42:05

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 intimacy and closeness that you really want. 

 

When we struggle with mom anger, fear of conflict, or anxiety about our relationships, it can be easy to fall back on a passive aggressive communication style. This never actually solves the problem! 

 

In today’s episode, we’re looking at not only what passive aggressive behavior looks and sounds like, but why it happens and practical steps to stop. We want to replace it with healthy communication and deeper relationships. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/076  

 

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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.

Apr 26, 2022
#75.5 (F3) Is your home environment a reflection of God’s Kingdom?
13:10

Episode 75.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

I spend a lot of time taking care of my home. The clutter is frustrating, the chores never seems to end, and nothing stays clean for more than five minutes. 

 

And yet, this is the home God has given me. This home takes care of the people whom I love the most. 

 

But does my home reflect God’s Kingdom? Does my attitude toward my home and the way I use my home honor God?

 

Join me today for a brief reflection on how our homes (and all the “stuff” in them!) impact the Kingdom, and find encouragement and hope for the clutter (or cleanliness!) of your home.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/075  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Check out my FAVORITE tool for managing my to-do list and family schedule: The Hope Planner.

 

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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.

Apr 22, 2022
#75. How clutter, cleanliness, and spring cleaning impact your spiritual growth, mental health, and family relationships
40:42

Episode 75 // I’m guessing that it is important to you that your family enjoys a peaceful home life. That you want everyone to feel comfortable in your home. That you want to be able to look around the kitchen and the living room and everything in between and have a sense of satisfaction that things are going well for your family. 

 

Well, my friend, that means we have to take care of our home! Most of us wind up spending a LOT of time cleaning, decluttering, organizing, and dealing with the daily grind of home maintenance. 

 

Today, I want us all to make a shift in how we think about the clutter and cleanliness of our home. How does it impact our RELATIONSHIPS? (Hint: It definitely does!) We’ll look at how our physical environment impacts our spiritual, mental, and relational health. 

 

Ready for some encouragement, and a few practical tips along the way?

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/075  

 

Resources for this episode:

  • Check out my FAVORITE tool for managing my to-do list and family schedule: The Hope Planner.

 

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Apr 19, 2022
#74.5 (F3) Finding God’s good in the middle of a really bad situation… a reflection on Good Friday (and the rest of life’s hard moments too)
15:51

Episode 74.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

I’ve been reflecting a lot this week on the wonder of Good Friday. Why do we call it “good” when the most horrible event in human history happened on that day? How do we find God’s good in the middle of the awful, the bad, the scary, the unimaginable?

 

Today is a devotional reflection on the GOODNESS of Good Friday, of God’s plans, and of his timing. Join me for a word of encouragement, and find his hope in the middle of whatever mess you’re going through.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/074  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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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.

Apr 15, 2022
#74. Taking every opportunity for family discipleship: Ideas for celebrating Holy Week, Easter Sunday, and beyond with your family
32:47

Episode 74 // Happy Easter, friend! This is my absolute favorite holiday. And it’s one that is easy to skim past… to wear the colorful dress, decorate some eggs, attend a big church service, and then move on with life. 

 

Nope. Not around here! If family discipleship is important to you, Holy Week and Easter is an incredible opportunity to go deeper in engaging your children with the gospel. In fact, today’s episode will give you a TON of ideas for conversation starters, activities, and creative ways to connect the truth of God’s Word with your kids’ lives. Any time of year, these ideas will be helpful!

 

So hop in to the episode for some brainstorming, idea generating, and general family encouragement as we look at how to truly celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection with our Christian family.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/074  

 

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Apr 12, 2022
#73.5 (F3) How does a Christian therapist get through the messy seasons of life? Here’s a sneak peak into the tools that help me manage life when it’s totally overwhelming
18:31

Episode 73.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

As I’ve been walking through a season of overwhelm in my life, I’ve noticed several tools that are helping me get through it. These tools and resources bring a short “ahhh” sigh of relief or pleasure during an otherwise chaotic day. 

 

So I want to share them with you! 

 

Maybe you’re in a chaotic season of life right now, or maybe you’re just curious what helps a therapist get through her messy seasons of life. Maybe you have a friend who needs some encouragement or ideas. 

 

Well, that’s all here in this bonus episode for the week. Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/073  

 

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  • 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!
Apr 08, 2022
#73. Dealing with the overwhelming seasons of life: practical tips to live by GRACE and replace stress with SUCCESS as a busy mom
43:02

Episode 73 // Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Of course you have! We’ve all been through those seasons of life. And if you aren’t feeling stressed and overwhelmed today, you will be sometime in the future… it’s a normal part of life. 

 

It might be normal, but it definitely isn’t fun. When we’re overwhelmed, every little thing can get on our nerves. We run the risk of letting an overwhelming season of life derail our most important relationships. 

 

My friend, the reality is, I’m in one of these seasons right now. As we speak. There is a LOT going on, and it is definitely overwhelming! 

 

So in today’s episode, I’m sharing 9 practical tips from what I'm finding helpful in my current season of overwhelm, to help all of us get through these seasons with grace and success. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

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Apr 05, 2022
BONUS: Hop in for my exciting news!!!
03:38

A quick bonus episode to share some of my exciting news!! And to ask for your prayers, sweet friend. God is so good. Hop into this quick bonus episode and get all my latest news!

Apr 04, 2022
#72.5 (F3) Using the P-R-A-Y method to build your confidence in prayer and teaching your kids to pray
15:49

Episode 72.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Do you want to teach your kids to pray? Wait. Let’s back up. Do you want to feel more comfortable and confident YOURSELF in prayer??

 

We know that we need to read the Bible, but sometimes we rush past the joy and privilege and responsibility of prayer. But prayer is our lifeline to God! The One with all the wisdom, creativity, patience, joy, and peace that you could ever want is just a prayer away. 

 

Prayer does not need to be complicated or difficult. But it does need to be a regular part of our lives, and our family life at home. That’s why in today’s short bonus episode, we’re looking at a simple and practical way to pray. The P-R-A-Y method will help you grow and deepen your spiritual growth and prayer life!

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources for this week’s episodes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/072   

 

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Apr 01, 2022
#72. A busy mom’s guide to understanding the Bible, applying it to real life, and shaping your family’s spiritual growth
36:23

Episode 72 // If you want spiritual growth or family discipleship, you need to know God’s Word and know how to apply it to your life. Yes, life is busy. I know you’re tired. And I know that you’re trying so hard!

 

I also know that the Bible is your best source of wisdom, hope, patience, and encouragement. And if you are a busy Christian mom who wants to lead her family in following Jesus, you can’t do it without diving into the Bible. 

 

So in today’s episode, we’re getting practical. When life is so busy, how can we grab time in God’s Word? When the Bible is confusing, how can we understand what it says? What needs to happen to actually apply God’s wisdom to our everyday family life?

 

It’s important stuff, my friend! Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/072   

 

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Mar 29, 2022
#71.5 (F3) Why is communication often the most difficult in our family relationships?
16:45

Episode 71.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

Communication can be difficult with anyone - but sometimes, it's hardest within our own family!

 

Why is it that we argue with our husbands in ways we would never argue with anyone else?

 

Or we get upset with our kids for things that we can easily stay calm about for other people?

 

I’ve experienced this in my own life, and I’ve watched it play out for so many families in the counseling room. We often struggle with communication most frequently in our family relationships.

 

In today's quick bonus episode on the podcast, we're talking about why this happens - and what we can do about it.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/071 

 

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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.

Mar 25, 2022
#71. Want great relationships? These are the 3 keys to healthy communication in every interaction.
45:22

Episode 71 // There is nothing more frustrating than talking to someone you love… and feeling like they just aren’t hearing you. 

 

Communication is the key to a great relationship. We simply cannot feel connected with our people if our communication is struggling. It might be conflict, distance, or simply never feeling like you’re quite on the same page. It’s frustrating. 

 

That’s why today, I’m sharing the 3 keys to healthy communication. If you start to work on these 3 areas, you’ll find tremendous blessing and encouragement in your most important relationships! 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/071  

 

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Mar 22, 2022
#70.5 (F3) Why I believe self care is not only healthy for a Christian mom but is biblical, necessary, and good.
15:16

Episode 70.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

As we talk about self care this week, let me address a common pushback that I hear in the church. Some people believe that “self care” is not appropriate for Christians.

 

I disagree. And in today’s episode, I want to encourage you with the biblical reasons I see for investing in self care (good, healthy, and genuine self care!) and ideas for how to live it out in the best possible way - for God’s glory and your family’s good.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes for this week with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/070  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

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Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!
Mar 18, 2022
#70. Self care makes you a better mom: Boost your family’s emotional wellness (and reduce that mom anger) with 15 minutes a day
43:26

Episode 70 // What do you think about when I say… “self care.” Do you think it’s something selfish? That you’d never have time for it? Is it a buzzword that you’re not really even sure what it means?

 

It is my goal with this podcast that you will love your people well… and a big part of that is loving YOURSELF well. Partly because you matter! But also, let’s be honest, because loving ourselves helps us love others. We can give to our kids when we have the emotional energy to give. We can show patience, kindness, and compassion when we’ve first been filled up ourselves. 

 

And a big part of that is self care. 

 

So that’s what we’re talking about today, friend. What is “self care” and why does it matter? How does it help you AND your family? Is it realistic for a busy mom? Is it appropriate for a Christian woman?

 

Good questions. Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/070  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Love the show? I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

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Check out Love Your People Well’s best resources!

 

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!

Mar 15, 2022
#69.5 (F3) Feeling worn down as a busy Christian mom? Come to Jesus. (A devotional on Matthew 11)
14:18

Episode 69.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Motherhood is exhausting. Hopefully, it is also joyful and fun and meaningful… but at times, it can completely wear us out. 

 

What do we do when that happens? When we feel like we’re at the end of our rope, with nothing left to give our kids (or anyone else)?

 

We come to Jesus. 

 

Join me today for a short devotional on Matthew 11:28-30 and be encouraged and lifted up, my friend. 

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Mar 11, 2022
#69. Daily sacrifice is the reality of a Christian mom … but how do we do it joyfully?
40:00

Episode 69 // Do you ever feel like all you do as a mom is give… and give… and give? You probably feel that way because it’s true! Mom life is all about sacrifice. And if we don’t have the right perspective about it, we can find ourselves grumbling about it and feeling discouraged or disappointed… instead of finding the JOY that God intends in our sacrifices. 

 

So let’s talk about it, mama. In today’s episode, we’re laying bare the true struggles of Christian motherhood and the daily sacrifices that it requires. It’s hard, but it can be (and should be) joyful for us. 

 

We’ve got encouragement as well as practical tips for how to find more joy in the daily sacrifices of mom life - no more mom anger, mom guilt, grumbling, or discouragement. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/069 

 

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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Mar 08, 2022
#68.5 (F3) How intimacy with Jesus not only helps your spiritual growth but also boosts your mental health
16:50

Episode 68.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Let’s keep replacing that anxiety with PEACE, my friend. Today, we’re looking at how our intimacy with Jesus helps us manage our mental health… as well as the action steps we need to take today to build that intimacy. 

 

Dive in!

 

If you love the show, support me with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Grab all of my FREE resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free

 

Go deeper in God’s Word with our line of devotionals: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/devotionals 

 

Get your FREE Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Challenge at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/holy-habits 

 

Join us inside the free Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

All the usual disclaimers:

Mar 04, 2022
#68. Practical steps for reducing anxiety in our own heart and home… the biblical way
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Episode 68 // Ever struggled with feeling anxious? Of course you have. You’re human. You’re a mom. You live in a crazy and messed up world! But God tells us… don’t be anxious. About anything. 

 

If you want to replace the anxiety in your heart with peace, dive into today’s episode. We’re looking at Philippians 4 to study practical action steps that we can take to reduce anxiety in our lives. As we follow God’s commands here, we will not only experience LESS anxiety… we will experience MORE peace. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/068

 

If you love the show, support me with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Join us inside the free Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

All the usual disclaimers:

Mar 01, 2022
#67.5 (F3) My #1 most impactful routines in the 4 priorities of my life: spiritual growth, mental health and emotional wellness, marriage, and motherhood.
17:01

Episode 67.5 // Friday Faith Followup

 

This week, we’ve been celebrating 10,000 downloads of this podcast. WOW! Thank you for listening and for sharing with your friends! (And for entering the giveaway with your review in Apple Podcasts… details below!)

 

Today, we’re going deep into 4 specific routines that help me love MY people well. I want to love God, love myself, love my family, and love others well. Those are the pillars of this podcast, and the pillars of my personal life. 

 

So as a follow-up to this week’s main episode on my Top 10 Life Lessons about loving our people well, I wanted to shared a more personal look at some of my routines that help me do that in my own household. 

Ready, my friend? Let’s dive in.

 

To celebrate 10,000 downloads together, let me share THREE awesome things with you:

 

  • We’re doing a 10,000 Download GIVEAWAY! Just write a review in Apple Podcasts, take a screenshot before you hit “share” or submit, and then post that screenshot on Facebook or Instagram and TAG ME @loveyourpeoplewell - that tag is your entry into the giveaway! (more details in the episode)
  • There is a lot going on behind the scenes - adding NEW resources to help you go deeper in this journey of loving Christian family life. Grab all of our freebies and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources
  • We’ve got a lot of extra workshops, FB Lives, and encouragement going on inside our private Facebook Group over the next few months… and you’re invited! Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

With all of that in mind, don’t forget to grab the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/067 

 

And if you love the show, I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

All the usual 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 links, I may earn a commission. This is never at any additional cost to you, and I only recommend resources that I personally use or love! (Or, that I created myself!)
Feb 25, 2022
#67. My Top 10 Life Lessons for loving Christian family life and growing your most important relationships… PLUS, ENTER THE 10,000 DOWNLOAD GIVEAWAY!
39:42

Episode 67 // It’s busy, hectic, and sometimes frustrating… but we all want to love our family life. We want to enjoy our people. We want to find peace and purpose at the end of a crazy day. We want to feel connected with our family. 

 

Well, today I’ve got 10 tips - my Top 10 Life Lessons - to help you do all of that. To help you not only get through the busy days, but LOVE family life. 

 

Ready to go deep with your favorite people??

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Oh yeah… and let’s not forget: This podcast just hit 10,000 downloads!!!

 

WHAT?!!? God is doing amazing things. This show would not be growing and fulfilling it’s mission and purpose without YOU. Thank you for listening and sharing with your friends!! Us busy Christian mamas have to stick together :-)

 

To celebrate together, let me share THREE awesome things with you:

 

  • We’re doing a 10,000 Download GIVEAWAY! Just write a review in Apple Podcasts, take a screenshot before you hit “share” or submit, and then post that screenshot on Facebook or Instagram and TAG ME @loveyourpeoplewell - that tag is your entry into the giveaway! (more details in the episode)
  • There is a lot going on behind the scenes - adding NEW resources to help you go deeper in this journey of loving Christian family life. Grab all of our freebies, new devotionals, and other recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/resources
  • We’ve got a lot of extra workshops, FB Lives, and encouragement going on inside our private Facebook Group over the next few months… and you’re invited! Join us at www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

With all of that in mind, don’t forget to grab the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/067 

 

And if you love the show, I’d love your support with Buy Me a Coffee! www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

 

All the usual 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 links, I may earn a commission. This is never at any additional cost to you, and I only recommend resources that I personally use or love! (Or, that I created myself.)
Feb 22, 2022
#66.5 (F3) Why should we forgive? 3 biblical truths about forgiveness that impact our marriage, our parenting… and everything else.
14:49

Episode 66.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Forgiveness is not easy! It is painful, difficult, and sometimes feels completely unfair. Yet, it is something that God calls us to - not only in our marriage, but in all relationships. 

 

So today, in our follow-up to our discussion in Episode 66 about forgiveness, we’re looking at what the Bible says about it specifically. We’re diving into 3 biblical truths that we can cling to when forgiveness is difficult. 

 

Let’s dive in. 

 

See the full show notes for this week at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/066 

 

Get all of our marriage resources right here: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Marriage

 

If you need help finding a great therapist to help you deal with unforgiveness in your marriage, check out www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling 

 

Join us inside the Facebook Group for ongoing support and encouragement: www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

Feb 18, 2022
#66. Should you “forgive and forget” within your marriage? A realistic look at forgiveness in Christian family relationships.
31:51

Episode 66 // “Forgive and forget” is a cliche that we’ve all heard. But is it true? Is it something that God wants us to do?

 

Forgiveness is incredibly hard, but it is also an absolutely necessary part of marriage. Especially within a Christian marriage! Today’s, we’re tackling the question: should we “forgive and forget” in our marriage? And as we forgive… how do we do it?

 

This is a tough topic, but will be such a blessing to you personally and to your marriage. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/066

 

Get all of our marriage resources right here: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Marriage

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Disclaimers:

Feb 15, 2022
BONUS: As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, let’s consider what the Bible tells us about LOVE.
12:09

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!

In this special bonus episode, I'm sharing a recent Facebook Live recording that I did inside our private online community. As we celebrate Valentine's Day, I wanted to share some reflections and encouragement on what love really looks like. 

Ready to be encouraged in your spiritual growth, family life, and intimacy with the Lord?

Let's dive in!

 

Don't forget, you can join us in the FB Group right here: www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a written review in Apple Podcasts and share the link with a friend!

It's Valentine's Day... grab all of our marriage resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Marriage 

Connect with me on social @loveyourpeoplewell

Want to support this podcast? You can "buy me a coffee" at www.buymeacoffee.com/loveyourpeople 

Feb 14, 2022
#65.5 (F3) Finding clarity and connection in your communication with your husband (with my favorite marriage therapy technique!)
16:22

Episode 65.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Communication can be tough - especially in marriage. We’re with each other every day, seeing each other at our best and worst, when we have energy and when we’re totally exhausted. Can we really connect and communicate well on a regular basis?

 

Of course we can. But yes, it takes work!

 

In today’s bonus episode, I’m sharing the details of my FAVORITE couples therapy communication exercise. It will definitely be helpful for you and your husband (and probably with other people too) even if your communication is generally pretty good. It will help each of you to feel heard, valued, and understood. 

 

Sounds great, right? So let’s dive in!

 

Get our new 40 Day Devotional on Communication in Marriage: www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/marriage40

 

Boost physical intimacy in your marriage with my recommended courses from Sheila Wray Gregoire: www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/marriage 

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please scroll back up and leave a 5-star written review! 

 

YOU’RE INVITED to join us inside our private Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

 

And you can always hang out with me on Instagram! @loveyourpeoplewell 

Feb 11, 2022
#65. To talk or not to talk? Four big reasons why couples struggle to communicate well… and what to do about it.
37:19

Episode 65 // Ah, communication. Such a simple word for such a complicated part of life. At least, a potentially complicated part of life. 

 

As a counselor, I spent a Lot Of Time helping couples strengthen or improve their communication patterns. There is a lot that could be said about communication in marriage! Today, we’re looking at 4 big pieces of the puzzle. Four big reasons why couples struggle to communicate well… and, of course, some practical tips for what to do about each problem. 

 

If communication is great in your marriage, that’s awesome. Listen in for encouragement and tips! If communication is a struggle in your marriage, you’re not alone. Dive in with me to better understand what’s going on and what you can do about it. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in, friend.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/065 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

If you enjoy the podcast, please scroll back up and leave a 5-star written review! 

 

YOU’RE INVITED to join us inside our private Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

 

And you can always hang out with me on Instagram! @loveyourpeoplewell

 

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 may be an affiliate for some of the resources above and may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my link. This is at no additional cost to you!
Feb 08, 2022
(F3) Why God cares about the purity and enjoyment of your marriage’s physical intimacy
14:45

Episode 64.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

This week has been all about physical intimacy in our marriages… a fun topic for all of us wives! Or at the very least, an important topic for all of us.

 

But it’s not only important to us and our husbands. It’s important to our God. 

 

Today, we’re looking at 5 reasons why God cares about the purity and enjoyment of your marriage’s physical intimacy. Be encouraged and lifted up in your faith today as we consider God’s plan for our marriages.

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get more resources for your marriage at this week’s full show notes: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/064 

 

Two resources that I’d recommend to help you in your marriage:

 

Grab the BRAND NEW 40 Day Devotional on Communication in Your Marriage! www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/marriage40

 

If you want help for your marriage’s sexual intimacy, check out my favorite digital courses from the “Christian sex lady” Shiela Wray Gregoire

(I am an affiliate for her courses, because I think they’re great! At no extra cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my link.)

 

Of course, you can always grab all the freebies online at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 

 

Feb 04, 2022
9 hot tips to make sure your Christian marriage has amazing intimacy in the bedroom
35:21

Episode 64 // We’re building up our marriages this week, my friends, so get ready for some fun application that you’re sure to enjoy! Over the next 3 weeks, we’re tackling the 3 most common issues that come up in marriage therapy: sex, communication, and forgiveness. 

 

Today, we’re diving into physical intimacy within your marriage, with some fun and spicy tips from a Christian marriage therapist… that’s me! I know you’ll enjoy putting a few of these ideas into action. Don’t worry, everything is G-rated and these are tips I’ve seen work for so many couples. I know you’re a busy Christian mama, but we can’t forget to also invest in the intimacy in our marriages.

 

Ready, friends? Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/064  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Don’t forget to join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

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 may be an affiliate with some of the resources mentioned above. This means I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase through my link, at no additional cost to you.
Feb 01, 2022
(F3) Why does Jesus say “blessed are the peacemakers” … and how can I become one in my home?
13:48

Episode 63.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Ah, the dream of a peaceful home. You know what? The best way to achieve this dream is to work on becoming a peaceMAKER in your home. 

 

In this quick follow-up episode, we’re turning to Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount to explore one of his beatitudes: “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Why does He say this? How do we become a peacemaker in our home?

 

Let’s dive in!

 

Struggling to find peace or become a peacemaker? Get the 40 Day Devotional on Anger & Emotional Control at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/anger40

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Grab our FREE Conflict Resolution Checklist at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/conflict 

Jan 28, 2022
Finding peace in your home & your life: 5 things that disrupt our peace, and practical steps to get it back
35:04

Episode 63 // Do you want a more peaceful home? I know that I do! Sure, there are days when everything runs smoothly, everyone is happy, and life feels… peaceful. And then there are the normal days, when things are busy and peace feels just a little bit beyond our reach. 

 

Today, we’re looking at 5 things that disrupt our peace, and a specific action step to take for each one. We’re getting practical today! Let’s each walk away with strategies for our family, our home, that will build peace into our home life.

 

Ready? Let’s dive in!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/063 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Disclaimers:

Jan 25, 2022
(F3) Real Life Case Study: I yelled at my kids twice this week. What went wrong… and what did I do about it?
14:34

Episode 62.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

It’s true, my friend. I sometimes yell at my kids. I wish that I didn’t! I try very hard not too. But even just looking at this past week, I yelled at my kids twice. That mom anger got the best of me. 

 

So let’s all learn from my mistakes. Today, in this quick bonus follow-up, I’ve got a Real Life Case Study of my experience yelling at my kids this past week. I hope it will help and encourage you, and give us all some ideas to help us yell less in the week to come!

 

Grab the BRAND NEW 40 Day Devotional for Anger and Emotional Control right here: www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/anger40 

 

Find all the freebies on the website at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free

I’d love to hang out with you inside our private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

Jan 21, 2022
Dealing with that burst of mom anger… What to do after you’ve yelled at your kids (and a few ideas to stop it from happening in the first place)
35:36

Episode 62 // Mom guilt, mom anger, mom anxiety… there can be a lot of stress involved in motherhood! We love our kiddos so much. There is a lot of emotion involved in loving them well. 

 

And sometimes, that emotion boils over and we wind up yelling at our kids. We don’t mean to… but our voice rises, our face gets flush, and the next thing we know, we feel awful. 

 

So what do we do? That’s the focus of our conversation today. Dealing with the “mom anger” that can rise up even for the best of us, and looking at 6 action steps to take after the yelling has occurred. (Or, really, any sin has occurred.) Plus, we’ll look at a few ideas for how to prevent the yelling from happening in the first place! 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/062  

 

Grab the BRAND NEW 40 Day Devotional for Anger and Emotional Control! www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/anger40 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Disclaimers:

Jan 18, 2022
(F3) Your personal spiritual growth is impacting your relationship with your kids: A Devotional
09:39

Episode 61.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

Can you say with confidence that whatever happens - whatever craziness or pain or trouble of life comes your way - you’ll respond in a way that looks like Jesus?

 

Today, I’m sharing a short devotional on Philippians 1:27, looking at the connections between our own spiritual growth, emotional reactions, and relationship with our kids. God wants us to love them well - and we want that too! Let’s look together at some of his wisdom for how to do that. 

 

Let’s dive in, friends!

 

Grab the 40 Day Devotional on Anger & Emotional Control right here: www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/shop/anger40 

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Grab the FREE Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Challenge here: www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/holy-habits 

Jan 14, 2022
You have to prioritize your OWN faith if you want to have success with family discipleship
31:47

Episode 61 // How is your spiritual growth looking these days, mama? Sometimes, we get so focused on teaching and training our children about the Lord, we forget to invest in our own personal relationship with Him.

 

As moms, we are spiritual leaders of the most precious people on earth - our children. But we can’t replace our own salvation and our own spiritual growth with theirs! 

 

Today, we’re talking about why it matters to prioritize your own faith before focusing on your children’s - along with some practical tips for how to get time for your personal growth even with the busy mom schedule. 

 

Let’s dive in!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/061 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Disclaimers:

Jan 11, 2022
(F3) My goals for 2022 to love my people well (including this podcast community!)
12:13

Episode 60.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

I love starting the new year with a batch of meaningful goals. Reflecting on the year past and planning for the year ahead is so helpful! 

 

In today’s quick bonus episode, I’m sharing my 2022 goals with you, from goals with my family, with God, and for this podcast. Dive in and let’s encourage each other

 

>> Find encouragement and get equipped in the free Christian Marriage, Motherhood, & Family Life Facebook Group!

 

>> Grab all of my FREE resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/free 

 

>> I use (and love!!) the Hope Planner, and that’s the tool I’ll be using all year to keep these goals on track! Check out the Hope Planner right here

Disclaimers:

  • I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. See more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.
  • I may be an affiliate for some of the resources mentioned above and earn a small commission if you make a purchase.
Jan 07, 2022
What if you’re the only one trying? 5 steps to setting goals and creating change in your family relationships.
28:58

Episode 60 // Whatever your goals are for this year, I hope that you have a high priority on building or maintaining godly family relationships. We sometimes put a lot of pressure on ourselves to create meaningful goals, to stick with our New Years resolutions, or to change problems in our family relationships in an unrealistic amount of time. 

 

Not today, friend. As a counselor, I help people set goals and work through action plans all the time! Even in our relationships, when we cannot control the other person, we can have meaningful goals and see change happen (even if the other person isn’t a part of it at all).

 

So today, we are looking at some real-life goal setting ideas for your real-life (probably sometimes messy or emotional) family relationships. And I’ve got a simple 5-step plan for how you can create action and see change happen right away!

 

Ready? Let’s dive in, friend!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/060  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Disclaimers:

  • I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. See more at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.
  • I may be an affiliate for some of the resources mentioned above and earn a small commission if you make a purchase.
Jan 04, 2022
(F3) Four powerful prayers for yourself and your family in the new year
13:06

Episode 59.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

 

In this quick bonus episode, let’s wrap up 2021 and kick off the new year with 4 powerful prayers from Scripture. These simple prayers are straight from the Bible. 

 

You’ll find a prayer for your personal walk with the Lord. A prayer for your motherhood and for your marriage. And also, a prayer for your own mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

 

Prayer is incredibly powerful. Let’s dive in!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/059  

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

Dec 31, 2021
25 quick, practical tips for your family’s year: build a happy marriage, peaceful home, and a great relationship with your kids
36:01

Episode 59 // In the chaos of real life, sometimes all a busy Christian mom really wants are a few good tips and tricks to make her family life a little bit better. 

 

Sure, you can set big ambitious new years resolutions. That’s great! But if you’re feeling stuck, or you just want a few quick ideas, this episode is for you.

 

Today I’m giving you a fun, quick list of 25 ideas you can use in the new year to bless and build your family relationships. Make a mental note (or use a post-it) for your favorites, stick them in your favorite planner for a reminder, and have FUN with your family this year!

 

Let’s dive in!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/059  

 

Check out the resource mentioned in this episode: 

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

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 resources listed above. At no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase.
Dec 28, 2021
(F3) Why do we celebrate Christmas? A quick look at the incredible claims of Jesus Christ.
13:07

Episode 58.5 (Friday Faith Follow-up)  //

 

During the Christmas services and season, we hear a lot about Jesus’ birth. But why should we care about his birth? Why did Jesus himself say that He came? Who did Jesus say that He was? 

 

In this quick bonus episode, let’s look together at the famous “I AM” declarations Jesus makes in the Gospel of John. We’ll be encouraged together about the incredible truth of Jesus Christ!

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/058 

Dec 24, 2021
9 lessons from Jesus’ life about how we can (and should!) love our people well in the modern world
26:14

Episode 58 // As we approach the Christmas holiday, we are thinking more closely about Jesus’ birth. So today,  let’s keep the focus where it should be: on who Jesus is and how he loved his people during his life on earth (and continues to love us today).

 

What does Jesus’ life teach us about Christian family relationships in the modern world? He is the only one who can love perfectly, so let’s try to follow him. In today’s episode, we’ll look at his principles, strategies, and actions for loving his people well, and apply them to our busy modern family lives today.

 

Ready? Let’s dive in. 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/058 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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 resources mentioned, and may receive a small commission if you make a purchase (at no extra cost to you).
Dec 21, 2021
(F3) Ideas and encouragement for how this podcast can help you, a busy Christian mom, build great family relationships
13:21

Episode 57.5 (Friday Faith Follow-up) //

 

We’re talking about my favorite books, resources, and tools this week - so today in this follow-up bonus episode, I want to share some ways that this podcast, this community, and my ministry can help YOU! Find some quick encouragement and get plugged in for a great 2022 and beyond. 

 

Get the FULL show notes with links to all of the resources mentioned at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/057 

 

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 resources mentioned, as discussed in the episode.

Dec 17, 2021
My 10 favorite books, tools, and free resources (aka… gift ideas!) from marriage to biblical worldview and beyond
32:28

Episode 57 // As a family therapist, I often get asked about my recommendations for books, tools, or ideas to help women strengthen their family relationships. In today’s episode, I’m sharing my top 10 list of recommended resources for busy Christian moms.

 

Most of them are free, others are definitely low-cost… and ALL will help you love your people well! I’ve got books, online resources, my favorite busy mom tools, and more. 

 

Pick your favorite, and grab it today, or add it to your Christmas wish list for your family!

 

Let’s dive in. 

 

Get the FULL show notes with links to all of the resources mentioned at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/057 

 

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 resources mentioned, as discussed in the episode.

Dec 14, 2021
(F3) Four things that helped me trust God during my infertility journey
12:58

Episode 56.5 (Friday Faith Follow-up) //

 

This week, we are talking about how to “wait well” during difficult, long seasons of waiting. In this bonus follow-up episode, I’m sharing some of my personal story waiting through infertility for God to bring a miracle, to give us children. 

 

Here are 4 things I did to “wait well” during infertility.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/056  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Disclaimers:

Dec 10, 2021
What to do while you’re waiting for God to do a miracle in your family, life, or church
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Episode 56 // We all have seasons of waiting - but sometimes it is far more intense, important, and emotionally difficult. So how do we wait well? That’s our conversation today. 

 

My goal in today’s episode is that you will walk away feeling encouraged and strengthened in your season of waiting, with tangible action steps to help you wait well, and love your people well even during the difficult emotions that come with long seasons of waiting. 

 

Let’s dive in.

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/056  

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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Dec 07, 2021
Family worship and discipleship with triplet toddlers… it’s possible, it’s chaotic, and it’s important.
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Episode 55.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up

Today I’m sharing the 5 daily routines that I am using with my triplet toddlers to help them know, love, and follow God. These routines will change over time, but life is pretty crazy with triplets … and toddlers of any amount! Yet, family discipleship and intentional parenting is still a goal and is definitely possible. 

 

I hope these 5 routines are helpful, and I would love to hear what routines YOU use every day with your kids (of any age!) to be intentional in your parenting!

 

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Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/055 

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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.

Dec 03, 2021
7 family discipleship strategies to teach your children how to love others, give back, and make an impact
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Episode 55 // Do you want to raise children who love God, help others, and make an impact in this crazy world? I am confident that your answer is YES! This is what we all want as moms. 

 

If we want this to happen, we know that we need to be intentional about how we parent our children. Family discipleship matters. Family habits, routines, values, and relationships matter. 

 

So in today’s episode (which airs on #GivingTuesday!) we will cover 7 family discipleship strategies for how we can approach our parenting today in order to see the fruit of kindness, compassion, love, and generosity in our children’s lives. Let’s dive in.

 

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Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/055 

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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.

Nov 30, 2021
(F3) Thoughts on finding forgiveness and reconciliation after family conflict (Friday Faith Follow-up)
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Episode 54.5 (Friday Faith Follow-up) //   Hopefully, at your family gatherings you have a joyful, encouraging time together. But for many of us, when conflict escalates, we walk away with some pain or grief, and forgiveness is needed. Reconciliation is needed - especially with our family!

 

That’s why in today’s follow-up episode, we’re looking at 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 to find encouragement and action steps for how to forgive and reconcile with someone in our family who has grieved us. 

 

Forgiveness is hard stuff. But it is worthwhile. Let’s dive in, friends. 

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Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/054 

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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

Nov 26, 2021
How to enjoy a family gathering without all the family drama, anger issues, and conflict.
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Episode 54 // There is something about family holiday gatherings that brings out the conflict. As you approach the holidays, or any other big family gathering, are you starting to feel stressed or worried about what’s going to come out?

 

As a family counselor, I have heard many stories about the hurt and pain that can occur at family gatherings. Long-term damage can occur. Every family has certain hot-button topics or unresolved issues.

 

That’s why today, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m outlining 7 practical tips for how to avoid family drama (or resolve conflict as it starts) to help you enjoy the holidays, have a fun family gathering, and find peace as you plan for these special events. 

 

Let’s dive in!

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Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/054 

 

Join us inside the private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

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.

Nov 23, 2021
(F3) Answering some Christianity FAQ: What is the gospel, am I really saved, and how to have spiritual growth.
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Episode 53.5 (Friday Faith Follow-up) // Do you have questions about the gospel, evangelism, spiritual growth, or what it really means to follow Jesus? You are not alone! In today’s Friday Faith Follow-up episode, we are looking at 4 of the FAQs that I hear most often at church and in the counseling room. 

 

Let’s dive in. 

 

Get the full show notes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/053 

 

Resources from today’s episode:

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see some FAQ at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling 

Nov 19, 2021
How the Gospel changes us, shapes our family life, and brings us peace and happiness.
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Episode 53 // The truth of the gospel changes our lives. But how? Do you really understand it? Are you experiencing the joy and peace that Jesus promises? 

 

Today, we’re looking at the book of Colossians to better understand… what is the gospel? How is it changing me? (Is it changing me?) What does it mean for my family life?

 

If you aren’t a Christian yet… you’ll be challenged and changed. If you already follow Christ… you’ll be so encouraged. Either way, let’s dive in!

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Get the full show notes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/053 

 

Resources from today’s episode:

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see some FAQ at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling 

Nov 16, 2021
(F3) Who is at the center of your family’s holiday season?
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Episode 52.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up // In this short devotional, we’ll dig into gift #3 that I talked about in the main episode this week: giving our families the gift of perspective. What is the spiritual truth of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the holiday season? How do we make the holidays meaningful?

 

Let’s dive in. 

 

Get the full show notes and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/052

 

Resources mentioned in Episode 52:

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see my FAQ at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling. Also, I may be an affiliate for some of the links above and receive a small commission if you make a purchase.

Nov 12, 2021
Enjoy a meaningful, low-stress holiday season by giving your family these 3 gifts… and none of it is “stuff.”
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Episode 52 // I love the holiday season. Many of us do! The problem is, they sometimes get so busy, so filled with stress, so focused on the gifts and the stuff and the family obligations… we don’t get to really enjoy our people during this important time of year. 

 

No more. In today’s episode I’m sharing the 3 gifts that your family needs to have a meaningful holiday - and there’s no “stuff” involved! Let’s keep things low-stress. Let’s enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the rest. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

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Get the full show notes and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/052

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see my FAQ at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling. Also, I may be an affiliate for some of the links above and receive a small commission if you make a purchase.

Nov 09, 2021
(F3) Can we really give thanks in all circumstances… even when life is hard? A devotional in 1 Thessalonians.
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Episode 51.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up // In this quick devotional, we’re opening God’s Word to look at 1 Thessalonians and why God calls us to be thankful in ALL circumstances. 

 

Listen in, friends, and I’d encourage you to read this short book of the Bible yourself!

 

You can find the full show notes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/051 

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Disclaimers:

  • I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling has helpful information for you. 
  • The above resources include affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission from your purchase.
Nov 05, 2021
Do you have an attitude of GRATITUDE? Let’s look at 6 practical benefits of gratitude, plus 3 action steps to help you be a more thankful person.
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Episode 51 // Do you have a heart of grumbling or a heart of gratitude? (Does that question make you cringe just a bit?) 

 

I don’t care if you are a pessimist or an optimist. Christians are called to be thankful people. And you know what? In God’s goodness, we experience so many benefits of cultivating a heart of gratitude!

 

In today’s episode, we’ll look at six of those benefits. When we are thankful people, it improves our lives in so many ways. And stick around until the end to hear 3 of the most common action steps I recommend in the counseling room to help women develop a grateful heart. Having an attitude of gratitude is worth the effort. 

 

Let’s dive in, friend!

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Get the full show notes, episode highlights, & resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/051

 

Resources mentioned:

 

Disclaimers:

  • I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling has helpful information for you. 
  • The above resources include affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission from your purchase.
Nov 02, 2021
(F3) My experience as a Christian wife and mom seeking to do my best in these incredibly important (and sometimes difficult) roles
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Episode 50.5 // Our first Friday Faith Follow-up! Today I’m sharing some of my personal experience as a wife and mom trying to live out my #1 tip shared in Episode 50. Family life is tough, and I hope that these thoughts encourage and help you in your marriage and motherhood. 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and free resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/050

 

Join our Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see some helpful ideas at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling

Oct 29, 2021
Marriage & Motherhood... why it‘s so hard, why it matters so much, and my #1 tip for doing it all well.
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Episode 50 // Has your marriage ever been a struggle? What about your motherhood? These two incredibly important relationships are sometimes much harder than we expect!

 

We often feel alone in that struggle, but my friend, you are not alone. Today we’re being real and vulnerable together to talk about the hard parts of marriage and motherhood. But we can’t stop there! We’ll also consider together why these family relationships are so important. 

 

And I’ll share my #1 tip for engaging in and enjoying your family life, even when it’s hard. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in, friend.

 

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Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and free resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/050

 

Join our Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see some helpful ideas at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

Oct 26, 2021
Just say no! Some practical ways to set healthy boundaries, say NO when you need to, and stop being a people pleaser.
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Episode 49 // Boundaries can be so difficult. But if we want great relationships, we need healthy boundaries! Not to mention, the huge impact they have on our mental health and emotional wellness. 

 

Yes, even as Christians… we need to feel confident in when to say no and how to say it! So today, we’ll start off with a look at what the Bible says about boundaries and then dig into practical skill-building to help you say NO when it’s necessary. 

 

It’s okay if it feels uncomfortable right now. In about 30 minutes, you’ll feel a lot better about your boundaries! Let’s dive in. 

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P.S. … Our 50th Episode Celebration is in full swing! Don’t forget to enter the Podcast Review Giveaway and mark your calendar for our live, free workshop on 10/27/21 for “How to Say Calm & Connected When Life is Driving You Crazy.” 

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Join our private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Get the full show notes and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/049 

 

Grab a free copy of the 10-point Conflict Resolution Checklist at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/conflict 

Disclaimer: I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, see some helpful thoughts at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

Oct 22, 2021
Want more quality time with your kids? Here are my 5 secret weapons to finding those great bonding moments.
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Episode 48 // You want to have great relationship with your kids. Yet sometimes it feel like a shot in the dark to enjoy real, deep quality time with our kids. We often try so hard to make it happen, and it is really frustrating when that feels like it fell short.

 

Well, today we’re diving into 5 tips about how to get more quality time with your kids and deepen your relationship. Connect. Laugh. Have meaningful conversations. Build a bond that lasts. 

 

Let’s dive in, friend. 

 

Oh, and p.s. … Don’t forget to take part in our 50th Episode Celebration!

  • Enter the Giveaway today! (Leave a written review, take a screenshot, post in your IG Stories at tag me @loveyourpeoplewell! 
  • I’m going LIVE in the Facebook Group each daily with a word of biblical encouragement!
  • Join us on Wednesday, 10/27/21 at 2pm EST for a free, live workshop - How to Stay Calm & Connected When Life is Driving You a Little Bit Crazy

 

Join the Facebook Group here: www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/048 

 

Sign up for the free email course 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/tools 

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. See my FAQ and helpful tips about starting counseling at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

Oct 19, 2021
The 50th episode GIVEAWAY starts today! Celebrate with us!
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Can you believe it? Next week is our 50th episode of the Love Your People Well Podcast!

So today, we are kicking off our 50th Episode Celebration!!

Get all the details right here in today's bonus episode. 

  1. Podcast Review Giveaway! 10/18/21 - 10/25/21 at 5PM EST (details for how to enter are below)
  2. Daily Facebook Lives with biblical encouragement inside our private Facebook Group. 
  3. Free, Live workshop "How to Stay Calm & Connected When Life is Driving You a Little Bit Crazy" on Wednesday, 10/27 at 2PM EST inside the FB Group

Wa-hoooo! Celebrate with us!

Join our private Facebook Group here: www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

How to enter the giveaway:

The winner will receive a gift package that includes: a coffee gift card, a She Reads Truth Bible, the book "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas, and the book "Come to the Family Table" by Ted and Amy Cunningham. 

  1. Leave a written review for the show in Apple Podcasts (scroll halfway down the main page and in the "Ratings & Reviews" section click the link for Write a Review.
  2. Take a screenshot of your review before you hit "Share"
  3. Post that screenshot in your Instagram Stories and tag me @loveyourpeoplewell - that tag is your giveaway entry!
  4. If you've already posted a review in the past, you can take a screenshot of your already-submitted review. If you don't use Instagram, send me an email at jessica@loveyourpeoplewell.com 

And make sure to join us inside the Facebook Group on 10/27 for the free workshop! "How to Stay Calm & Connected When Life is Driving You a Little Crazy"

Oct 18, 2021
7 powerful Bible passages to help you manage impatience, anger, and emotional control
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Episode 47 // The key to happiness in life often comes down to how we handle our emotions. They are powerful! And typically, the hard emotions linger much longer than the fun emotions. 

 

How well do you handle your impatience, anger, and frustration? Does it line up with God’s Word? He is the source of our peace and emotional health. So let’s open the Bible together and look at 7 powerful Bible verses that help us manage our emotions well. 

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Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and resource links at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/047

 

Join our Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Grab a FREE copy of the Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Challenge: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/holy-habits 

 

Disclaimers:

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. Get helpful information about mental health and the counseling experience at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling

Oct 15, 2021
12 tips to spice up your Christian marriage… building intimacy OUTSIDE of the bedroom.
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Episode 46 // Intimacy is about so much more than what happens in the bedroom. I’ve been a marriage counselor for over 10 years now, and have seen the power of emotional, mental, and spiritual intimacy… in addition to, of course, physical intimacy!

 

So let’s spice things up in our marriage today! We’re diving into 12 tips for building intimacy with your husband - outside of the bedroom. Tips that will fit into every day life, and get you more excited for that special time with your husband inside the bedroom. 

 

Ready, my friend? Let’s dive in.

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Get the FULL show notes, freebies, and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/046 

 

Want to improve your marital intimacy inside the bedroom? Check out the excellent Christian resources from Sheila Wray Gregoire

 

Is conflict a problem i your marriage? Grab my FREE 10-point Conflict Resolution Checklist.

 

Disclaimers:

  • I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, check out some FAQ at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling 
  • Some of the links above are affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase.
Oct 12, 2021
My daily habits that keep me spiritually healthy and help me raise my kids in the Lord (without extra work)
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Episode 45 // How do I stay connected to Jesus when life is crazy busy? This is one of the most common questions that I hear from Christian moms. And I get it! It’s hard to fit everything in and feel like we’re doing it well. 

 

That’s why today, I want to share a snapshot of my daily spiritual habits that help me stay connected to the Lord throughout the day, and help me disciple my kids without a lot of extra work or things on the to-do list. 

 

Plus, we’ll tackle 3 key take-aways that we all need in our life - whatever season the Lord has us in - that help us stay spiritually healthy every day. 

 

Are you ready? Let’s dive in. 

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Join our private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Grab the resources mentioned in today’s episode:

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/045  

 

Disclaimers:

  • I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, get helpful into at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling
  • Some of the links above may be affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. 
Oct 08, 2021
The key to happiness, intimacy, and healthy relationships: Loving your actual life and your actual people.
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Episode 44 // We all want to be happy. Or even, as the Apostle Paul says, content. But how do we get there? 

 

Today’s episode is an encouragement for us all in how to be happy in our life today, our relationships today - even when things aren’t going the way we hoped or planned. We simply cannot enjoy life if we are living for the future or stuck in the past. 

 

Do you want to love the life you have? That’s where we’re going today, friend. Let’s dive in.

 

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Join our private Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/044 

 

Grab your free 51 Self Care Ideas list here: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Self-Care 

 

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, you’ll find helpful questions and information at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Counseling.

Oct 05, 2021
Stop fighting! My 10-step checklist for conflict resolution in your marriage and beyond.
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Episode 43 // Do you enjoy conflict with your loved ones? Of course not! Conflict is no fun… but it is inevitable. And there are solutions. 

 

As a therapist (not to mention a mom and a wife!) I am all too familiar with the pain of dealing with conflict. We all go through it. That’s why we’re looking today at my 10-step checklist for conflict resolution with your loved ones.

 

Ready to get on the same page with the people you love the most? Let’s dive in, friend. 

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Join our Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

 

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/043 

 

Check out helpful resources for the “hot button” marriage conflict here:

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, visit www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling for help thinking it through. 

 

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate for some of the resources listed above. At no cost to you, I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through my link.

 

Oct 01, 2021
It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Try these 8 tips to grow new, deep Christian friendships.
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Episode 42 // How are your friendships? We all want them - and I would argue that we NEED deep, healthy friendships to enjoy life to the fullest. But sometimes it seems like it’s harder to develop real friendships as an adult. 

 

Life gets busy. We commit so much time to our family, our jobs, our home, our obligations… we sometimes feel left in the dust with our friendships. Not to mention the awkwardness of walking up to a stranger to say hello!

 

Don’t let the excuses hold you back, friend. Today we’re looking at 8 realistic, practical tips that will help you develop deep, real friendships - at any stage of life. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in.

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Join our free Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell

 

Get ALL the show notes, freebies, and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/042 

 

Sign up for the free 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/tools 

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I am a licensed therapist,t but this podcast is not therapy. If you have questions about mental health counseling visit www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

Sep 28, 2021
Want to strengthen your marriage? Protect, grow, and help your marriage with this counseling activity I use as a marriage therapist.
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Episode 41 // Today we are strengthening our marriages, my friend. I’m sharing the details of a counseling intervention activity that I use frequently with couples - and it can help your marriage too, whether things are pretty good, really great, or quite a struggle. 

 

I’ll spill the beans right now: all you need for this activity is to find 15 minutes in your day. YES. It’s not a magic fifteen minutes, but with the activity that we’ll talk about in this episode, you’ll have some great ideas for how to use that time in a meaningful way.

 

Want to help your marriage? Protect your bond? Spice things up? 

 

Let’s dive in.

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Getthe full show notes & resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/039.

 

CHECK OUT THE 3 RESOURCES I MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:

 

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, visit www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling

Sep 24, 2021
Your words are powerful. But are you using them to help or hurt your loved ones? In marriage, parenting, friendships… your words matter.
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Episode 40 // Our words are powerful. They can be used for good, bringing healing and encouragement into our family life. But we all know that insults, complaints, and gossip can slip off our tongue far too easily. 

 

Today, we are looking at Ephesians 4 to explore how our words can HELP or HURT our loved ones. If you want a healthy marriage and happy children, you'll wan to grab those earbuds and listen in, friend!

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Join the FREE Facebook Group where we engage, encourage, and equip each other! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeplewell 

 

Get all the show notes and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/040   

 

Grab the FREE Conflict Resolution Checklist here: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/conflict

 

Grab the FREE 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy email course here: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/tools 

 

Connect with me on Instagram! @loveyourpeoplewell

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling visit www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling.

Sep 21, 2021
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.
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Episode 39 // One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is to “take our thoughts captive to Christ.” And yes, this is in the Bible! Our thought life not only guides our spiritual growth but it also directly impacts our mental health. 

 

As a counselor, a Christian, and a regular person, I know how quickly our thoughts can move us in a negative, unhelpful, or even untrue direction. But I also know what we need to do about it. So join me today to look at 4 key steps in controlling our thought life. 

 

Ready? Let’s dive in. 

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Join us in the Facebook Group! We are here to engage, encourage, and equip each other. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell to join.

 

Get a free copy of the Holy Habits: 45-Day Bible & Prayer Challenge to jump start your devotional life with God: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/holy-habits 

 

You can find ALL the show notes and recommended resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/039 

 

Connect with me on Instagram @loveyourpeoplewell 

 

I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, you’ll find some helpful information at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/counseling

 

Sep 17, 2021
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
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Episode 38 // “I just love it when my toddler has a temper tantrum” … said no mom ever. We love the happy emotions that come with kisses and giggles, but what can we do about those harder emotions that lead to screaming, kicking, and crying? 

 

That’s exactly what we’re talking about today. 

 

In this episode, I’m sharing one simple strategy that will help you reduce your kids’ tantrums and teach them better coping skills.

 

Ready for more peace-filled Sunday afternoons? Or at least… more confidence that you’re doing everything you can to help your kid grow up to be a successful, emotionally intelligent adult?

 

Let’s dive in.

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Join our Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

Get the 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy! www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Tools

Get the FULL show notes with episode highlights and resources at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/038  

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, visit this page on my website for helpful information.

Sep 14, 2021
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.
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Episode 37 // Have you ever walked away from a conversation with someone feeling worse about yourself? Comparing your messy life to their seemingly great life? Comparison-itis is no fun, and it’s not helpful for our mom guilt!

 

We’re tackling that today. We’re talking about why this happens to us and 5 action steps we can take to crush comparison-itis in its tracks. 

 

God has a good plan for you, my friend… and it’s going to look different from his good plan for everyone else! 

 

Ready to stop that mom guilt in its tracks? Let’s dive in.

 

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Join our Facebook Group! www.facebook.com/groups/loveyourpeoplewell 

Find plenty of FREE resources on the website: www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Podcast

Get ALL the show notes at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/037 

 

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, this article on the website may be helpful for you.

Sep 10, 2021
You are invited to our brand new community!
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Hey friends! In this quick bonus episode, you are officially invited into our brand new community. It’s totally free, and we are here to engage, encourage, and equip one another. 

Check out this quick episode to find out why you should join us - and then use the links below to do just that!

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Join our new Facebook Group!

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And don't forget all the FREE RESOURCES you can find online at www.LoveYourPeopleWell.com/Resources!

Sep 08, 2021
Should you break up with social media? Here are 3 ways Facebook, Instagram, and the rest are impacting you - the good and the bad!
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Episode 36 // I have a love-hate relationship with social media. But the reality is, every piece of technology can be used for good or for bad - from how we use a pen and paper to how we use our Facebook and Instagram. It is made to be addictive, but it is also made to help us build community and relationships. 

 

So how can we talk about loving our people well and ignore the big world of social media? That’s where we’re going today. I’m going to outline 3 ways that social media impacts us, and look at the possibilities for good and bad within each of those areas. 

 

Let’s dive in, friend!

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Sep 07, 2021
Do you want happy relationships? Let’s talk about the need for REALISTIC expectations of yourself and others.
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Episode 35 // Our expectations shape our experience of life. What do you expect from your husband? Your job? What about your expectations of yourself, or of God?

Unmet expectations creates disappointment, discouragement, and distance in our relationships. And one of the biggest reasons that our expectations wind up going unmet is that they are sometimes unrealistic in the first place!

In my 10+ years as a counselor, I have seen the destructive power of unrealistic expectations in a marriage, with our children, and even in one’s own spiritual or emotional health.

That’s why in today’s episode, we are looking at why our expectations matter and how to shift so that we have realistic expectations of ourselves and others. 

It’s important stuff, friend. Let’s dive in. 

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Sep 03, 2021
How can we intentionally shape our family life? Psalm 1 in the Bible gives wisdom and biblical encouragement to the busy mom.
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Episode 34 // Lately, as I’ve been memorizing Psalm 1, God has pointed me to big lessons for how I lead and shape my family life. Sometimes, life gets so busy that I get stuck on autopilot and forget to be intentional about these things! That happens to all of us.

So join me today as we dive into Psalm 1 and look at 3 lessons we can learn about how to shape our family life intentionally. If we are not intentionally leaning into the Lord, we will much more easily get swept away from him by the tides of culture. 

Hit play, my friend, and let’s dive in.

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Aug 31, 2021
Part 2: What is mental health counseling? How do I find a Christian counselor? Is a life coach a therapist? All your questions answered!
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Episode 33 // Counseling can raise a lot of questions for us. Should Christians go to counseling? What is a life coach? Is therapy the same thing as counseling? Do I need counseling? How do I find a great therapist?

We are tackling these questions in a two-part series with the goal of building your comfort and confidence in thinking about the counseling process. I am a licensed therapist and I’m excited to dive into these questions with you! 

Today is part 2 and we are looking at how to find a great counselor as well what to expect if you are starting counseling. Don’t forget to listen to part 1 where we discussed when to seek counseling and what different types of counselors are available.

Let’s dive in, friend.

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If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or a serious safety issue, please contact your local emergency room for help immediately. In the USA, dial 9-1-1. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255 or you can chat with them online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling… this mini-series was for you! But if you prefer reading, this article on my website may be helpful for you.

Aug 27, 2021
Part 1: What is mental health counseling? How do I find a Christian counselor? Is a life coach a therapist? All your questions answered!
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Episode 32 // Counseling can raise a lot of questions for us. Should Christians go to counseling? What is a life coach? Is therapy the same thing as counseling? Do I need counseling? How do I find a great therapist?

We are tackling these questions in a two-part series with the goal of building your comfort and confidence in thinking about the counseling process. I am a licensed therapist and I’m excited to dive into these questions with you! 

Today is part 1 and we are looking at when counseling may be helpful for you, the different types of professionals available, and how Christians should think about counseling. In part 2, we will look at my recommendations for how to find a great counselor as well as discuss what to expect if you are starting counseling.

Let’s dive in, friend.

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If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or a serious safety issue, please contact your local emergency room for help immediately. In the USA, dial 9-1-1. The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255 or you can chat with them online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling... this two-part series is exactly what you're looking for! But if you prefer to reading to listening, this article on my website may be helpful for you.

Aug 24, 2021
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.
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Episode 31 // We love our kids… but sometimes, they drive us crazy! That’s just real life. We all get frustrated, impatient, and angry at times. But we want to handle those emotions well. We want to avoid yelling and stay emotionally present (and calm) with our kiddos. 

That’s why I’m sharing my 4-step process for how I personally handle frustration with my kids. In fact, it’s the same process I use to handle my frustration with ANYONE! 

These are the simple action steps that help me be a more patient, attentive, and composed mom. And this same process has helped so many women who I’ve worked with as a family counselor. 

It’s not a magic wand, it’s not rocket science, but it is helpful. Pop in those earbuds, my friend, and let’s dive in.

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Aug 20, 2021
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
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Episode 30 // How well do you REALLY know your spouse? This question is central to your marriage. You simply cannot have a meaningful, healthy, lasting, joy-filled marriage without a deep knowledge of each other. 

But don’t worry - this doesn’t have to take a ton of time or energy!

As a counselor, there is a simple activity that I do with every couple who walks through the door. And today, I’m sharing that activity with you. It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s fun. It’s easy. 

And it’s foundational to a healthy and happy marriage. (Don’t worry, we’ll look at how to use this activity with other important relationships too.)

Ready, friend? Let’s dive in!

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I am a licensed therapist, but this podcast is not therapy. If you’re thinking about counseling, this article on the website may be helpful for you.

Aug 17, 2021
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.
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Episode 29 // When was the last time you picked up pen and paper? It’s worth doing every once in awhile! Actually, as a Christian counselor, there are a lot of things that I recommend to my clients that involves them writing things down. 

That’s not a coincidence. It’s because there are specific ways that writing things down helps us! Today, I’m going to walk through 5 benefits to our mental health, spiritual growth, and family life that we get by writing things down instead of always relying on technology or texting. 

And we’ll take a look at 3 great uses of pen and paper - a gratitude list, a daily journal, and a written planner - and how you can use them to help you in your everyday life!

Pop in those earbuds, my friend, and let’s get started. 

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Aug 13, 2021
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!
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Episode 28 // Do you feel good about how you spend your time? What about how you spend your energy and emotions? These are precious resources, and we want to give them to the things that matter most: our people!

Relationships are always more important than tasks. But when the to-do list is getting longer instead of shorter and our days get busier and busier, it can be difficult to balance our priorities. How can we use time management strategies to boost our relationships?

In today’s episode, I’m sharing my 3-step process for setting up my weekly schedule in order to always prioritize my people first… without sacrificing the to-do list!

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Aug 10, 2021
How to grab some quick ‘Me Time’ in your daily schedule... without dealing with mom guilt about your self care!
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Episode 27 // Mom guilt is real, my friend, and it is no fun. But you know what? It’s also not necessary. What IS necessary is taking time to care for yourself! Whether you think of it as self care, emotional refreshment, me time - whatever you call it, we all need time to rest and refresh. It is a requirement for good mental health, and for strong family relationships.

That’s why in today’s episode, we’re tackling the topic of mom guilt and I’m sharing 4 super practical tips for how you can easily grab a few minutes to yourself during the day. No mom guilt allowed! If you want to love your family well, you have to take care of yourself.

Start now, friend - pop in those earbuds and hit play!

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Aug 06, 2021
Handling the conviction of the Holy Spirit WITHOUT condemnation and WITH an action plan
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Episode 26 // When you decided to follow Christ, the Holy Spirit came to live in you. A big part of his role in our life is to convict us of sin. 

Eek! This is not an easy experience. How do we know if we are hearing his voice? What do we do when we feel convicted? How do we move forward?

We are tackling these questions in today’s episode. Not only will we look at what the Bible tells us about the role of the Holy Spirit, we will build our skills in listening to God and responding to his voice. Along with that, I’ll share a recent personal experience of finding myself convicted of the Lord, and what I’m doing about it!

Hit play, my friend, and let’s dive in. 

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Aug 03, 2021
Improve your communication skills with these 5 helpful tips to become a great listener
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Episode 25 // Do you sometimes wish you could communicate more clearly with people? With your spouse, your kids, your friends, your co-workers? The best way to connect with people is to have great communication skills. The skills that make them feel heard, valued, understood, and loved. 

One of those key communication skills is active listening. Have you heard of it? I teach people how to use active listening skills ALL THE TIME in counseling. It helps everyone and every relationship. In today’s episode, let’s chat about 5 simple ways that you can use active listening to deepen your relationships. 

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Jul 30, 2021
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.
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Episode 24 // Spoiler alert, mama… your kids are growing up. Have you thought about the relationship that you want to have with them when they’re older? Every mom wants to parent great kids, who turn into great adults, who call us regularly and want to spend the holidays with us. But are we intentionally parenting in a way that builds this deep relationship? 

The day-to-day realities of raising kids can distract us from the big picture. That’s why in today’s episode, I’m sharing a practical, biblical framework for how to purposefully parent your kids today in order to build a great relationship for the future. 

Let’s dive in, friend!

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Jul 27, 2021
BONUS episode! 5 tools to help busy moms stay connected with their family as the new school year is starting
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The school year is starting, and life is about to get B-U-S-Y!

What I've found as a counselor over the years is that busyness leads to routine which leads to a rut. We get stuck on autopilot. That might be fine in handling our to-do list, but we do not want to run on autopilot in our relationships! That doesn't feel good. We feel discouraged. We get bored. We disconnect. 

No more, mama!

Check out this quick bonus episode with 5 tools that will help prevent the rut and stay connected with your family. PLUS, check out the link below for a FREE resource that will help you and your family this school year! In less than 10 minutes a day, you'll build the tools you need to stay close with your family even when life is busy. 

5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs To Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy: The Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course

And hey, I'd love to get to know you - DM me on Instagram and let me know what your crazy school year is going to look like! @loveyourpeoplewell

 

Jul 26, 2021
Why we all need intimacy in our family relationships - and how to get there!
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Episode 23 // Meaningful relationships don’t happen without intimacy. We limit ourselves when we think it's just about the marriage relationship and what happens behind our bedroom doors. Sure, that’s part of it! But family relationships all require intimacy. If we want to be a purposeful parent and develop close relationships with our kids, we must build intimacy. 

There are two big struggles with intimacy: understanding it and building it. So in today’s episode, we are looking at 4 different types of intimacy. And then, we’ll talk about how to build intimacy into our family lives, how to create an intimate and meaningful home life... even when life feels overwhelming. 

Let’s dive in, friend!

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BRAND NEW!!!! 5 Tools Every Busy Mom Needs to Move Her Family From Autopilot to Intimacy: The Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course

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Let's connect! @loveyourpeoplewell

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jul 23, 2021
Is your busy schedule hurting your family relationships? 3 risks you might not be thinking about… and 3 ideas to find a great balance
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Episode 22 // It is so easy to fill the family calendar. We want to give our kids every opportunity! We want them to have fun new experiences. We want our own time for volunteering, work obligations, coffee with friends... not to mention the never-ending list of cooking and cleaning for the family. We get busy.

But do you ever think about the possible risks that this busyness brings to your family relationships?

As a family counselor, I have seen so many families struggle because of how busy life has gotten. How do we find the balance between saying yes to great opportunities, putting those onto the calendar, but still making time for building family intimacy, having fun together, and letting our kids (and ourselves!) rest and refresh?

My friend, this podcast episode is for you. I’ll explain 3 risks that our families face when we let the schedule get way too busy, as well as 3 tips that will help you find a healthy balance for your family. Whether you’re looking for work-life balance, sports-school-life balance, or anything in between, this episode will give encouragement, open our eyes, and help each of us find healthy boundaries for our family. 

Let’s dive in, friend!

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Join the wait list today for special discounts on the upcoming digital course From Chaos to Calm: Finding Peace and Purpose in Your Home, Your Schedule, and Your Family Life.

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jul 20, 2021
Ignore Pinterest! 7 simple ways to celebrate the people you love… without spending a lot of money, fuss, or time
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Episode 21 // Nothing is better than making someone we love smile. That’s the photo-worthy moment right there! The thing is... we sometimes put so much pressure on those moments to be photo-worthy that we miss the moment itself. 

But what is the moment really about? It's about the special person you are celebrating. It's about their happiness, the relationship, and making them feel special. It’s not actually about the photo you can post on Instagram or meeting the expectations of the Pinterest posts that you scrolled through. It’s about your person. 

Today, we'll take a look at 7 ideas for how to show your people that you love them. Simple ideas that don’t require a lot of money, create a lot of pressure, or take a lot of time. “Keep it simple” is sometimes the best way to celebrate someone, because we can keep the focus where it belongs… on them!

Let’s dive in, friend! 

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Jul 16, 2021
Finding joy in the Lord during seasons of pain and sadness
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Episode 20 // Reading through the Bible, it is very clear that God calls us to be joyful people. Our lives are meant to be defined by gratitude and thanksgiving, worship and praise, rejoicing and love. But what about during our seasons of trial? What about when it feels like everything is falling apart around us? When I’m hurting, grieving, or feeling defeated and overwhelmed by life?

We are still called to find our joy in the Lord and to worship him. At these times, finding joy in the Lord is a spiritual discipline. In today’s episode, I’ll break down the simple and powerful truths of Psalm 100 so that we can better understand how to find joy even in our hardest moments, and why that is so meaningful in our lives.

Join me, friend. 

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Jul 09, 2021
Start resolving conflict in your marriage TODAY by managing difficult conversations with less stress and more peac
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Episode 19 // Do you enjoy conflict? It’s almost a trick question. No one likes conflict!

As a marriage therapist, one of the most common things that I do is help couples manage conflict well. Every marriage has its own hot button issues, and conversations about those topics often bring up hard emotions and a lot of emotional baggage. Many couples struggle with anger management, conflict resolution, and fighting fair. 

In today’s episode, I’m walking through 4 action steps to help you manage difficult conversations with your husband and the emotions that come with them. These practical strategies will help you move from tension and stress toward a productive, more peaceful conversation. 

It is my prayer that this episode blesses your marriage. So hit play, my friend, and let’s get started!

And hey, don’t forget to enter our special GIVEAWAY! 

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Jul 06, 2021
4 quick tips to family boundaries when you’re an overwhelmed and busy mom! - PLUS ENTER THE FREE “BOUNDARIES” BOOK GIVEAWAY!!
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Episode 18 // I often find that the summertime is a season of way too much busyness for our family. There is so much going on, so many fun family activities, but it is easy for things to pile up. We get more and more on our plates, and I start to be one overwhelmed mama! Well, if this is you (at any season of life!) then this podcast will help you out. 

In today’s episode, I’ve got 4 quick tips that will help you set healthy family boundaries. Protect your family time. Simplify your family calendar. Manage your commitments and engagement with the outside world, so that you can go deep with your people. Purposefully family time is a must! And if we want that, we need healthy boundaries. 

So check out these practical strategies and get things back on track for your family!

And don’t forget today’s entry for the FREE GIVEAWAY!!!! 

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jul 02, 2021
How can I be a good parent? Let’s apply 4 helpful Bible passages to this key parenting question.
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Episode 17 // Every parent wonders what they need to do to be a good parent. How do we care for, teach, and lead our kids in this crazy world? We worry about how our kids will turn out. It is so easy to question our decisions and for the “mom guilt” to sneak in. 

If you are a parent or plan to be, this podcast episode will provide a helpful application of 4 common Bible passages to the topic of parenting. Sure, we might already be familiar with the Bible passages that are specifically about parenting. But God has written every word of Scripture for our instruction, conviction, correction, and training - which tells me, it all applies to our parenting! So hit play, my friend, and let’s dig into these 4 Bible verses and be encouraged and equipped in godly parenting today.

And don’t forget today’s entry for the FREE GIVEAWAY!!!! 

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Jun 29, 2021
Brand new GIVEAWAY! Get in today!
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I don't know about you, but I love to celebrate my people - and birthdays are one of the best times to celebrate the people we love! You know what, friend? It's almost MY birthday! I love to take my birthday as an opportunity to reflect on what God has done in the past year and what I am working toward, praying for, and dreaming of for the upcoming year. 

This year, I want to celebrate with YOU! This podcast, this growing community, is definitely the biggest thing God has done in this past year of my life. 

So join me in our very first GIVEAWAY! This quick podcast "episode" has all the details. Yay!

(More questions about the giveaway? DM me on Instagram @loveyourpeoplewell.)

Jun 28, 2021
This simple change in your communication will improve your marriage, your parenting… actually, every relationship you have!
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Episode 16 // The quality of our relationships often depends on the quality of our communication. In today’s episode, we are going to dig into one specific, simple, straightforward action step that will bless and build up your relationships.

This action step will improve your communication without much effort, but with huge results! You'll build more emotional connection with your husband and kids. Your family will be encouraged (and you will be too). Your home will be a more positive, peaceful, grace-filled atmosphere. 

Ready to learn about this one action step? Don't worry, I’ll give plenty of examples and you’ll walk away ready to try this strategy today! Hit play and check it out, friend.

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 25, 2021
Are you a perfectionist? Let’s uncover the biblical truth about perfectionism.
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Episode 15 // I think it is human nature that we want things to be perfect. We want to be a perfect wife. We long for the perfect marriage.

And then what happens? We set unrealistic expectations of ourselves. We pour our energy into the tasks, projects, and relationships in front of us, trying to make everything perfect... and it never is. It can't be!

If you've wound up feeling like a failure because things aren't perfect, you're not alone. With this unrealistic and unbiblical goal in our hearts, we wind up overwhelmed and disappointed. 

So many of us are perfectionists. And we pay the price for it with our mental health, our emotions, and the loss of time and energy for our most important people. 

If perfectionism is something that you have struggled with, join me in today's episode. I'll share some of my journey dealing with the temptation of perfectionism and we'll look at some practical strategies that we can take when that temptation pops up. 

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Check out the show notes and freebies on the website at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/015

If you want even more help to bless and deepen your relationships, sign up for the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

DM me on Instagram to let me know how this change impacts YOUR day! @loveyourpeoplewell

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

 

Jun 22, 2021
One change to your morning routine that will boost your mood and bless your relationships
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Episode 14 // Today, I'm sharing ONE change to your morning routine that I believe will change the rest of your day.

It's not a magic wand, it's not a miracle cure, but it is powerful. 

As I have made this change in my own morning routine, I have found myself to feel happier and have a better attitude throughout the day. It lowers stress and anxiety. It even blesses your relationship, helping your marriage and building connection with your kids. 

Whatever your morning currently looks like - whether it's intentional and well-planned or you can't have a conversation before you have your coffee - this change is realistic, simple, and meaningful.

Sound appealing? Hit play, my friend! Join me in today's episode to find out what this change is and why I think it's so helpful.

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Get all the show notes and freebies online at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/014

If you want even more help to bless and deepen your relationships, sign up for the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

DM me on Instagram to let me know how this change impacts YOUR day! @loveyourpeoplewell

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 18, 2021
Boundaries are so important! But do you really know what they look like?
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Episode 13 // Today, we are going to talk about BOUNDARIES. 

Wait. Let's pause there. What comes up for you when I even say the word boundaries? 

For so many of us, we hear the word "boundaries" and we start to feel anxious. We start to feel guilty, stressed, or even scared. Boundaries are important, but they are so difficult.

Friend, if this is you, join me in today's episode. Boundaries does not need to be a scary word. If you struggle to understand what boundaries can look like, how boundaries help your relationships, or why it's meaningful to establish healthy boundaries - this podcast episode is for you. 

We will look at physical, intellectual, emotional, and scheduling boundaries. What are they? What do they look like? And we'll dig into how boundaries not only protect our own mental health and emotional wellness, but also helps you to love others well. We'll even take a look at three examples from the Bible of how Jesus set healthy boundaries for himself.

If your boundaries are feeling a little fuzzy, jump in with us today for encouragement, grace, and help.

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Refresh those family relationships today with the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

Connect with me on Facebook and Instagram! I would love to hear what you got out of today’s episode.

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 15, 2021
Check out 6 creative ideas for devotional time with your husband to grow spiritual intimacy in your marriage
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Episode 12 // How is the spiritual intimacy in your marriage? Do you have regular devotional times with your husband?

For most couples, we get so busy, tired, or stuck in a rut that we lose track of this marital priority. We focus on our emotional intimacy and our physical intimacy, but squirm away from spiritual intimacy. 

As a marriage counselor, I have seen firsthand the impact that spiritual intimacy has on a marriage. Sure, most couples do not come into counseling because they are looking for greater spiritual connection. But whatever the problems are that bring them through the door, I often find that as they strengthen their spiritual intimacy, it has a positive impact on the problems they are struggling with. 

The thing is... it can be very difficult to develop a healthy habit of devotional time in a marriage!

For most of us, it's difficult enough to find individual time for Bible reading and prayer. We get busy, our thoughts are distracted, the Bible confuses us, and we start to rely on a "verse of the day" app rather than investing time diving into God's Word ourselves. 

If it's hard enough to do this on our own as individuals, how can we get two people to now come together on the same page for regular devotional times? 

Well, just hit play, sister! Today we’ll look at why devotional time matters for a husband and wife, how to handle barriers like not being on the same page about what to do, and then we’ll look at 6 creative ideas that you can try in your marriage. Read the Bible. Pray with your husband. Deepen the spiritual intimacy of your marriage today.

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Grab the show notes and freebies at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/012

Get your FREE copy of the Holy Habits 45-Day Bible & Prayer Challenge

Connect with me on social! @loveyourpeoplewell

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 11, 2021
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
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Episode 11 // Are your thoughts grounded in truth? In today's episode we are digging into 2 Truths & A Lie - two truths that we need to rest in and remember, and one lie that we often start to believe instead. 

Sometimes, we are much more intentional about how we use our words with other people... but what about how you use your words with yourself? Do you speak truth to yourself? Do your thoughts focus on the truths of God or the lies of the world?

Our thought lives are so influential. They guide our hearts, our actions, and our lives.

Dive in with me today to consider your thought life. Check out the 2 truths that we should be thinking about, and 1 lie that you might be getting stuck in.

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Get all the show notes and freebies on the website at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/011

Download your FREE 51 Self Care Ideas list today!

Let's connect! I'm on Facebook and on Instagram

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 08, 2021
Top 10 list for how to have deep friendships, connect at church, and enjoy your community life
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Episode 10 // Today, we're wrapping up our mini series walking through the What, Why, and How of the four pillars of this podcast. We are looking at a top 10 list of practical action steps we can take to answer the question: HOW do we love others well?

How do you care for your friends? What about your co-workers and neighbors? Do you feel connected at church? 

These relationships matter! But life gets busy. Our homes get messy, our calendars fill up, our emotions run dry... and it can feel like another chore on the list to reach out to people we don't have to have relationship with. 

Have you ever felt too busy to connect with a good friend? Too tired to get up on a Sunday morning and go to church? Maybe you know what it's like to feel so frustrated with a co-worker that you start avoiding them in the lunch room. (Umm... raising my hand here. Eek.)

It doesn't need to be complicated. But loving others well does matter - and we can fit it into our schedule. If we know what to do. 

So hit play, friend! Let's dive into the top 10 list for how you can love your friends, church, workplace, and community well.

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Grab the show notes & freebies at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/010

Strengthen your family relationships today with the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

Let's connect on social! @loveyourpeoplewell 

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 04, 2021
Five reasons why it’s important to have deep friendships and community connections
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Episode 9 // How are your friendships these days? Do you feel connected in your church? What about your workplace and your neighborhood? Are you invested in your community?

These relationships are hugely important in our lives. That's why we're digging into them in today's podcast episode! Loving OTHERS well is the fourth pillar of this podcast, and today we will look at WHAT it means and WHY it is important in our every day lives. 

Who are these "other" people? These are the relationships outside of our homes, but they are people with whom we interact on a regular basis. They are our friends, our co-workers, our church family, our neighbors, and our community. 

We often get so caught up in our little bubbles... my family, my to-do list, my schedule, my marriage, my faith journey... that we put these other relationships on the back burner. 

Today, we'll talk about why that's a mistake. 

Hit play, and let's get started, friend.

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Grab the show notes & freebies at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/009

Strengthen your family relationships today with the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

Let's connect on social! @loveyourpeoplewell 

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

Jun 01, 2021
Five practical strategies for building quality family relationships and deepening your family bond
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Episode 8 // Our family relationships are the most important in our lives. We not only spend a ton of time with them, but they are relationships that last for life! 

Trust me, your family sees you at your best... and your worst. It's hard to be vulnerable with our husbands. It's frustrating when our kids are defiant, misbehaving, and giving us one-word answers to every question. 

But you know what?

You can still have great family relationships! 

In today's episode, we're unpacking 5 action steps that you can use TODAY to bless your family. Five practical strategies that will help your marriage, help you get along with the in-laws, and build a sense of peace in your home life. 

Ready to dive in? Hit play, my friend! 

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Get all the show notes and freebies on the website at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/008

Strengthen your family relationships today with the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

Let's connect on social! @loveyourpeoplewell 

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

May 28, 2021
Who do you see everyday? Your family. Let’s dig into what it means to love them well, and why it matters
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Episode 7 // Who do you see every day? Who sees you at your best... and your worst?

Drum roll please...

Your family. Your husband. Kids. Mom. Dad. Siblings. Grandparents.

The people you grew up with and the people you live with today are the people we have the deepest and longest-lasting relationships with. Today, we're digging into WHAT it means to love our family well and WHY that is important in our day to day lives. 

This episode continues in our mini-series looking at the four pillars of this podcast. Loving our family well is probably what you naturally think about when you hear the title: "Love your people well." Who are your people? Your family!

As you listen to today's episode, please keep one important thing in mind: No family is perfect. You did not grow up in a family that perfectly met your needs. Your family today undoubtedly falls short at times on always showing kindness, patience, respect, and affection in every interaction. 

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Get all the show notes & freebies at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/007 

Grow your relationships today with the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course.

Let's connect on social! @loveyourpeoplewell

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

May 25, 2021
Are you too busy for self care? Here are 3 practical, realistic action steps to love yourself well.
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Episode 6 // You're busy. Maybe even overwhelmed. Between family, work, errands, church, and all of your life obligations, it's hard to find time for yourself. 

But it is so important!

In today's episode, we're tackling this very topic. In all of our busyness, how can we take action to love ourselves well? What are some practical, real-life strategies for self care?

We're going to look at 3 specific strategies that will answer the question of HOW you can love yourself well. We're going to consider not only our mental health and emotional health but also our physical, relational, and spiritual health. 

I know that you want wellness in your soul. Busyness and stress can interrupt that process, but not today! Dig in with me to these practical life strategies to love yourself well.

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Grab the show notes & freebies at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/006

Download your FREE copy of the 51 Self Care Ideas List

 

Before you go, I'd love to connect with you! Follow me on Facebook and on Instagram

 

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy. It is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

May 21, 2021
Listen up, friend. You matter! Why self care and mental health matter for the Christian woman
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Episode 5 // In today's episode, we are continuing our mini-series walking through the four pillars of the Love Your People Well™ Podcast. Today we are answering the questions of WHAT and WHY for pillar #2: Love Yourself Well. 

What does it mean to love yourself well?

Why is it important?

This is such an important topic. It is so easy to neglect our mental health and put off time for self care. We spend so much time caring for other people, we run out of time for ourselves.

In my counseling work, I have worked with countless women struggling with this. In fact, I think we all do it! We focus on other people and let our own wellness slip by. Our hearts get sidetracked by anxiety, stress, discouragement, fear, and so many other hardships. We want things to change, but we struggle to find the time to do it. 

No more, my friend! 

Today, we look at what it means and why it's important to love yourself well. Join me on this journey to health, wholeness, and healing.

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Grab the show notes & freebies at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com/005

Download your FREE copy of the 51 Self Care Ideas List today!

Before you go, I'd love to connect with you! Follow me on Facebook and on Instagram.

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As I mentioned in the episode as a disclaimer, I am a licensed therapist but this podcast is not therapy; it is not personal advice to your specific situation. If you believe professional counseling may be helpful for you in this season of life, you may find this article on the Love Your People Well website helpful.

May 18, 2021
Want to boost your spiritual growth? Check out these five practical strategies for growing closer to God.
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Episode 4 // If you want to grow, today's episode is for you. We are continuing our mini-series through the four pillars of the Love Your People Well Podcast and today we are answering the question of HOW do we love God well?

There are 5 real-life, practical, helpful strategies that will draw you closer to God TODAY. If that sounds good to you, hit play now! 

Now, I'll be real with you, friend. These strategies are not my original idea! Nope. They are pulled straight from the pages of the Bible. For all five strategies, we'll take a look at:

- What the action step (strategy) is.

- Why it impacts our walk with the Lord.

- A specific Bible verse that has personally helped me grow with the Lord in this area

Make sure to stick around for strategy #5 - the MOST IMPORTANT "how" for loving God well!

Let's go, friend!

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May 14, 2021
What does it mean to be a Christian? The 3 things needed to love God well, and 3 impacts on your daily life
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Episode 3 // Hey friend! Today we are digging into what it means to love God well and why that is meaningful in our everyday lives.

Do you feel close with God? How is your spiritual growth? For most of us, we've hit a season where the Bible was confusing, our prayer life felt awkward, and we've gotten overwhelmed by the checklist of things a Christian "must do."

If this is you, sweet sister, lay it down! Lay that baggage at the foot of the cross. 

God gives us only three things that are necessary to love him well. And that's what we're unpacking in today's episode - WHAT does it mean to love God well? WHY is that meaningful in our every day lives?

This is the start of a mini-series looking at the four pillars of the Love Your People Well™ Podcast (love God, love yourself, love family, love others). For each one, we'll dig into WHAT it means, WHY it is meaningful in your life, and HOW you can do it with practical strategies!

Today, we're jumping in - WHAT does it really mean to love God well? WHY does it matter?

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WANT TO JUMP START YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH? Sign up today for the totally FREE Holy Habits 45-Day Bible and Prayer Challenge

Before you go, I'd love to connect with you! @loveyourpeoplewell

Disclaimer: This podcast is not personal or professional counseling. Visit this webpage for information on professional counseling.

May 11, 2021
What’s your story? Here’s mine. A story of faith, love, and vulnerability.
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Episode 2 // Welcome back, friend! In today's episode, I'm sharing my story (and my heart!) with you.

I always find it so meaningful to hear other women's stories. It's so encouraging to see how God is working in people's lives. And it takes a lot of vulnerability to open up to people and share our stories. So not only do I want us to get to know each other better (and how can we do that if I don't share?!) but I also want to let God encourage you and bless you as you listen. 

My story is all about God. How He called me into his family, grew me through trials and vulnerability and life changes, led me to my husband, and let us through infertility and into embryo adoption. There are bumps and bruises along the way, and I am sure there will be more! But He is faithful and his plans are always good. 

What's your story? Do you share it with people? You bless them when you do!

Enjoy the episode, friend, and I'll talk with you again soon.

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May 05, 2021
Who are your people? Welcome to the show!
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Episode 1 // Welcome to our first episode! I am so excited to join you on your journey. I'm Jess, a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Christian, a wife, a mom - and the host of the Love Your People Well podcast. 

In this episode, we'll look at why I'm starting this podcast, who this podcast is for, and what it's all about. 

If you want to find the satisfaction and fulfillment that God intends for you and your relationships, stick with us. We’ll grow our faith, deepen our marriages, and find confidence in who we are – daughters of the King! We will grow closer with our kids and deeper with our friends. We will invite peace into our homes and gratitude into our hearts. Through the busy, messy chaos of real life, we’ll find ways to care for ourselves and our people well.

Hit play, friend! Let's get started. 

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Sign up today for the Relationship Reset FREE 5-Day Email Course 

Let's chat! @loveyourpeoplewell 

May 04, 2021
Trailer for the brand new Love Your People Well™ Podcast
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Welcome to the Love Your People Well™ Podcast! Check out the trailer for this brand new podcast. Episode 1 launches in early May 2021.

I'm a marriage and family therapist with a passion for ministering to women and their families. God creates us for relationship, and it's our people who give our life meaning, purpose, and joy. If you want a great family life, spiritual growth, and to live each day with intentionality and joy - you're in the right place!

Connect with me at jessica@loveyourpeoplewell.com 

Find the Love Your People Well™ online ministry at www.loveyourpeoplewell.com

And follow the ministry on social: @loveyourpeoplewell (Facebook and Instagram)

May 01, 2021