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

Welcome to the go-to podcast for Christian moms who want to truly ENJOY every minute of family life! If you sometimes feel... more

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Episodes

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

Episode 193 // There is nothing more frustrating than listening to your child whine, grumble, and complain. It’s never fun.... more

16 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Happy Mother's Day! A Quick Encouragement And Prayer For Christian Moms [BONUS]

Happy Mother's Day, friend! I hope this is a day when you are able to look around your home, look past... more

12 May 2024 · 5 minutes
Feeling Overwhelmed? How To Stand Firm In The Storms Of Life As A Christian Family

Episode 192 // We all feel overwhelmed sometimes! And the reality of life is that storms, trials, and struggles will... more

09 May 2024 · 27 minutes
How To Stop Worrying And Start Trusting God More With Every Part Of Christian Family Life

Episode 191 // It’s really easy as a mom to start worrying about my family. There are so many pieces... more

03 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Biblical Keys You Need For Stronger Family Relationships

Episode 190 // The Bible can sometimes feel a bit abstract. The “spiritual” doesn’t always feel like it’s impacting our... more

25 Apr 2024 · 24 minutes
8 Incredible Blessings That Jesus Wants Every Christian Family To Enjoy

Episode 189 // Is there anything better than the blessing of the Lord?!? Today, we’re diving into the very beginning... more

18 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
How The Sermon On The Mount Will Change Your Parenting

Episode 188 // Ever feel stuck in your family relationships? We all feel that way sometimes! And Jesus always has... more

11 Apr 2024 · 18 minutes
An Easter Encouragement For Christian Moms

Episode 187 // Easter is here, friend! This is my absolute favorite holiday of the year.  And this year (like it... more

27 Mar 2024 · 10 minutes
How Proverbs 10:19 Helps Me Tame My Tongue

Episode 186 // It’s easy to realize that we should “tame our tongues” and use our communication to bless and... more

22 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
A Beautiful Picture Of Christian Family Life When We Learn To Tame Our Tongues

Episode 185 // Words are powerful. But taming our tongues and using our words well - even in the heat... more

19 Mar 2024 · 26 minutes
Making Time For A Devotional Time As A Busy Christian Mom

Episode 184 // There are probably 89 things you could do today that are productive, helpful, and good. But guess... more

12 Mar 2024 · 34 minutes
How To Enjoy Family Discipleship Time With Toddlers... Yes, It Is Possible For Every Christian Mom!

Episode 183 // I know you want to help your kids follow Jesus. There is busyness and chaos in a... more

05 Mar 2024 · 23 minutes
Feeling Like A Burnt Out Mom? Here's How To Enjoy Christian Family Life More

Episode 182 // Feeling like a burnt out mom? Wondering why your marriage takes so much work? Christian family life... more

27 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
How Romans 12 Helps Me Be A Better Christian Mom

Episode 181 // Does the Bible REALLY help you in your every day life? When your emotions are overwhelming? When... more

23 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
How To Deal With Cranky Kids And Be A Peace-Filled Mom In The Middle Of It All

Episode 180 // No mom enjoys dealing with cranky kids. But eventually, every mom has to! And sometimes the real... more

20 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
Hope For The Struggling Christian Wife

Episode 179 // Happy marriages take work. And guess what? They aren’t ALWAYS happy. There is still conflict. There are... more

16 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Time For Date Night! 5 Tips For How To Enjoy More Steamy Date Nights With Your Hubby

Episode 178 // Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s get into the good stuff today, friend - because I know you want... more

13 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
How Confident Are You About God's Plan And Purpose For You And Your Christian Family?

Episode 177 // Hopefully, you believe me when I tell you that God has a purpose for you. You matter!... more

09 Feb 2024 · 20 minutes
Feeling DEFEATED As A Mom? You Are Not Alone - And God Has A Plan For You

Episode 176 //    Are you struggling with the mom guilt, a sense of failure, and just feeling defeated in your family... more

06 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
[Bonus] Build Biblical Marriage Habits With Us!

Today is an invitation, friend. As we jump into the shortest month of the year, let's make it count.  Join us... more

03 Feb 2024 · 3 minutes
How To Use The Bible To Help When You Feel Like You’re Drowning In Overwhelming Emotions

Episode 175 // The greatest resource that you have for managing hard emotions is the Lord. Is his Holy Spirit... more

02 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
DROWNING In All The Emotions? Steal My Best Counselor Tips To Start Managing Hard Emotions Today

Episode 174 // Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in all the big emotions of motherhood? You are not... more

30 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
10 Crucial Bible Verses To Help You Build CONNECTION With Your Christian Family

Episode 173 // When you’re trying to strengthen communication in your family relationships, there is great wisdom to be found... more

26 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Stop Feeling DISCONNECTED And Start Communicating Better With Your Family… Without Even Needing To Talk About It

Episode 172 // Communication can be a key part of feeling disconnected in family relationships. ANd it’s especially discouraging when... more

23 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
3 Helpful Scriptures For When You're Feeling DISTRACTED And Need To Re-focus On What Truly Matters In Family Life

Episode 171 // Friday Faith Followup   It’s hard enough to get clear on the truest, deepest priorities that you have for... more

19 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
Mom Hacks To Find Time And Energy For The Lord: Fight DISTRACTION With A Deeper Faith

Episode 170 // Are you feeling distracted in mom life? It’s so easy to get scattered and off track by... more

16 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
What Do Healthy, Happy, And Holy Family Relationships REALLY Look Like?

Episode 169 // What do you REALLY want your family relationships to look like? It can seem like a “duh”... more

12 Jan 2024 · 18 minutes
The 4 Biggest Roadblocks (And Solutions!) To Healthy, Happy, And Holy Family Relationships

Episode 168 // Feeling stuck in your family relationships? You are not alone, friend. Marriage, parenting, family life - these... more

10 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
10 Great Bible Verses For Your Home And Family

Episode 167 // Friday Faith Followup   Nothing will be more powerful for your family relationships than learning and living out God’s... more

05 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
My Year-End Review, 2024 Goals, And An Invitation To Join Me For An Intentional Year

Episode 166 // Happy New Year, friend! This is the perfect time for reflection and goal-setting. So today, I want... more

02 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Ideas For Your 2024 Goals... PLUS A Sneak Peak Of Our NEW Community Monthly Challenges!

Episode 166 // If you’re feeling excited for the new year… but a little stuck on what your goals should... more

29 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
How To Make An Action Plan For 2024 Goals In Your Marriage, Parenting, Faith, And Family Life

Episode 164 // Today is the perfect day to start prepping for a great 2024. If you really want to... more

26 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
Handling The Disappointment Of A Less-Than-Perfect Family Christmas

Episode 163 // The holidays can be wonderful, fun, amazing… and sometimes, very disappointing. If you’re feeling sad after Christmas,... more

22 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Ready To Set Some Great Family Goals For 2024?

Episode 162 // Setting goals is such a fun part of the new year. And if you want to enjoy... more

19 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
12 Christmas Prayers For You and Your Christian Family

Episode 161 // Friday Faith Followup   Prayer is so powerful, but it’s so easy to get distracted from it. Especially during... more

15 Dec 2023 · 11 minutes
5 Sneaky Things To Watch Out For As A Christian Mom, So That You Can Make This A Special Christmas

Episode 160 // Christmas is such a beautiful time of year to enjoy family relationships. But do you ever find... more

12 Dec 2023 · 20 minutes
How A Christian Mom Can Think About Santa, Elf hunts, And Common Christmas Traditions

Episode 159 // Do you sometimes feel confused about how a Christian family should engage with cultural traditions around Christmas?   You... more

08 Dec 2023 · 15 minutes
A Christ-Centered Christmas: Family Discipleship Ideas For The Holiday Season

Episode 158 // Are you trying to keep the holiday season focused on Jesus? As Christian moms, we have to... more

05 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
A Look At Isaiah, The Season of Advent, And How You Can Lead Your Christian Family Into The Christmas Season

Episode 157 // Are you ready to grow closer to the Lord during this season of Advent? As you and... more

01 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Fun And Faith-Filled Christmas Ideas To Make The Season Meaningful For Your Christian Family

Episode 156 // Do you want to have fun with your family this year… in a meaningful way? You can... more

28 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Staying Thankful All Year Long

Episode 155 // The Thanksgiving holiday is over, and the Christmas rush has begun. But don’t move too fast! You... more

24 Nov 2023 · 8 minutes
Help For The Tired Christian Mom During The Holidays

Episode 154 // There are a few common things that threaten to steal our joy during the holidays. Do any... more

21 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Are Your Christian Kids Thankful... or Thoughtless?

Episode 153 // It’s a hard question to think about… but a wise Christian mom pays attention to the character... more

17 Nov 2023 · 13 minutes
5 Special Ways To Boost Family Relationships During The Holidays

Episode 152 // Holiday memories are primarily about… people. YOUR people! And if you want to create special memories for... more

14 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
Staying Purposeful In The Holiday Season To Keep Your Family Focused On Jesus

Episode 151 // Friday Faith Follow Up   You know that Jesus is “the reason for the season.” But do you ever... more

10 Nov 2023 · 12 minutes
Don’t Rush Through The Holiday Season! How To Slow Down, Enjoy Family Time, And Make The Most Of This Special Time

Episode 150 // The holiday season is upon us, my friend. Do you feel behind already? Rushed and busy? The... more

07 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
A Prayer For Deeper Intimacy In Your Christian Family Relationships

Episode 149 // Is it possible to truly enjoy family life if you aren’t feeling connected with your people? Not... more

03 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
[BONUS] Join Us For A 30 Day Gratitude Challenge! Daily Prompts, Extra Encouragement - You Are Invited 💕

What? Another quick bonus episode? Yep! The timing just works that way sometimes. Today is November 1st, and we are kicking off... more

02 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Tips For A Christian Mom Wanting More Family Intimacy

Episode 148 // Ever have one of those days when you just feel a little disconnected from your people? Maybe... more

31 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
[BONUS!] As Your Kids Get Older… A New Interview

Hi, friends! 👋 This is just an announcement and encouragement for you to check out the Redeem Her Time podcast... more

26 Oct 2023 · 2 minutes
Bible Study Tips For How To Read the Bible... And Actually Understand It

Episode 147 // Reading the Bible can be confusing and difficult. But if you want to enjoy it, if you... more

24 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
How To Stay On The Same Page As A Parenting Team… Even When You Disagree

Episode 146 // How do you handle parenting conflict? When you’re on totally different pages about how to handle a... more

17 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Let’s have more FUN in the bedroom, Christian wives!

Episode 145 // Do you want to have more fun in your marriage?   Intimacy is a really important part of a... more

10 Oct 2023 · 24 minutes
Quick T.I.P.S. For Handling A Sudden Burst Of Emotion Making You Feel Totally Overwhelmed

Episode 144 // Ever feel totally overwhelmed?   We all do! And these 4 quick TIPS will help you manage it well,... more

03 Oct 2023 · 22 minutes
When Your Best-Laid Plans For Your Christian Family Just Aren’t Happening

Episode 143 // It is so frustrating to have a great plan, to do all the right things, and yet... more

26 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
Gospel Hope + Practical Ideas For Discouraged And Struggling Christian Moms

Episode 142 // Loneliness. Discouragement. Hopelessness. There are so many hard emotions that moms deal with!   But, my friend, you do... more

19 Sep 2023 · 36 minutes
Finding JOY In The (Hard, Tiring, Wonderful, Important) Journey Of Christian Motherhood

Episode 141 // Want more JOY in your journey of motherhood?  We've been looking at some of the hard emotions of... more

15 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Fighting Mom Burnout? Try These Tips For Healthy Boundaries, So You Can get Back To Enjoying Christian Family Life More.

Episode 140 // Feeling stressed? Struggling with some burnout? You are not alone.  Parenting is HARD WORK. Between the kids, the... more

12 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Feeling Like A Stressed Out Mom? Try These 9 Helpful Tips.

Episode 139 // Nobody loves stress. But everybody deals with it.  So how could we go through a series on hard... more

05 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Two Simple Bible Verses For Christian Anger Management

Episode 138 // Friday Faith Followup   Christians have to deal with anger, just like everyone else. But thanks to the Holy... more

01 Sep 2023 · 20 minutes
Don’t worry, Mama, You CAN Control Those Anger Outbursts. Here’s How.

Episode 137 // Anger can be such an overwhelming emotion.    And if you ever find yourself crying out to God for... more

29 Aug 2023 · 25 minutes
13 Secret Weapons To Stop Overthinking Things And Find More Peace In Your Christian Family Relationships

Episode 136 // Friday Faith Followup   Do you want to give your kids your full attention? Connect with your husband even... more

25 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
How To STOP Your Negative Thinking And Enjoy Christian Family Life More (My Favorite Counseling Hacks)

Episode 135 // Negative thinking is so common, so tricky, and so hard to stop!    It’s also so hurtful to your... more

22 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
God’s Promise, Peace, and Presence In Your Anxiety

Episode 134 // Friday Faith Followup   Yes, Christian moms struggle with anxiety. And you can't fully enjoy family life if you’re... more

18 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
Help! How Do I Control My Anxiety As A Christian Mom?

Episode 133 // Anxiety is such a hard emotion.    So many moms struggle with worry, fear, and anxiety. We almost start... more

15 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
The Christian Mom’s 5 Best Bible Verses For Depression

Episode 132 // Friday Faith Followup   When you’re struggling with sadness and wondering how to control depression, it can feel like... more

11 Aug 2023 · 17 minutes
4 Things A Christian Mom Can Do When She’s Feeling Sad Or Depressed

Episode 131 // Emotions are hard.    Sadness and depression are a reality for SO MANY Christian moms. And these hard emotions... more

08 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
10 Reasons Why You’re Struggling With Out Of Control Emotions As A Christian Mom

Episode 130 // Friday Faith Followup   Did you know that there is a reason you are struggling with out of control... more

04 Aug 2023 · 16 minutes
Does It Really Matter To Your Family Relationships If You Have Good Emotional Self Control?

Episode 129 // Do you ever feel like your emotions are a bit out of control?   Most of us feel this... more

01 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
BONUS! Your invitation to our 30 Day Self Care Challenge (starts August 1)

Friends, this quick bonus episode is your invitation to JOIN US in our 30 Day Self Care Challenge!  I'll share a... more

30 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Depression And The Christian Mom… Seeking God’s Face In Psalms 42-43

Episode 128 // Summertime in the Psalms Series   Maybe I’m crazy for closing out our summertime series with a look at... more

25 Jul 2023 · 30 minutes
Unless The Lord Builds The House… How To Build A Biblical Home According to Psalm 127

Episode 127 // Summertime in the Psalms Series   If you want to enjoy Christian family life, Psalm 127 is where you... more

18 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
[BONUS] Reflections And Celebrations On My 40th Birthday

How do you celebrate your birthday? Sure, I like cake and presents. But my favorite part of my own birthday is... more

13 Jul 2023 · 10 minutes
Crying Out To God Together As A Christian Family: Prayer Tips From Psalm 86

Episode 126 // Summertime in the Psalms Series   Prayer is your connection with God. It is central to the life of... more

11 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
🥳 Birthday GIVEAWAY Announcement! Celebrate my milestone birthday with some fun!

I love birthdays.  There is something so special about celebrating someone in a BIG WAY - and I am excited to... more

07 Jul 2023 · 6 minutes
What’s your priority as a Christian mom? A wake-up call from Psalm 49.

Episode 125 // Summertime in the Psalms series   What are your priorities, mama?   Okay, I know you’re going to say that your... more

04 Jul 2023 · 24 minutes
The Ultimate Guide On How A Wise Woman Builds Her Home

Episode 124 //    I have so enjoyed our deep dive into Proverbs 14:1. “A wise woman builds her home, but a... more

27 Jun 2023 · 45 minutes
5 Great Scriptures To Pray For Your Family

Episode 123.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Do you ever feel stuck on what to pray for your family? Sometimes we say... more

23 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
10 Powerful Ways A Christian Mom Can Create A Pattern Of Prayer For Her Home And Family

Episode 123 // Are you praying regularly for your family? For your home?   Every Christian mom wants to be praying more... more

20 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
6 Small Things You Can Do TODAY As A Christian Mom To Build Healthy Family Relationships

Episode 122.5 // Friday Faith Followup   One of the quickest places where moms get stuck in the problem-solving process is in... more

16 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
How To Solve Common Family Problems That Pop Up In Christian Family Life

Episode 122 // Problems come up every day. Christian families are not immune to problems! You might not be able... more

13 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Want To Boost Family Intimacy In Your Christian Home? Put God First.

Episode 121.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Mama, you cannot pour from an empty cup.    I know that you’ve heard that phrase before.... more

09 Jun 2023 · 14 minutes
How To Crush The Top 5 Distractions That Are Stealing Your Attention Away From Your Christian Family

Episode 121 // How often are you giving your husband and your children undivided, positive attention?   The days are so busy... more

06 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
10 Ways To Tear Down Your Christian Family Life Using Only Your Words

Episode 120.5 // Friday Faith Followup   You probably know that your words matter. They have a huge impact on your family.... more

02 Jun 2023 · 13 minutes
The Key To A Happy Christian Home: Speaking Encouraging Words For Your Family

Episode 120 // Want a happy home life? Well, one of the first things to take a look at is... more

30 May 2023 · 40 minutes
25 Free Ideas For Family Fun Activities At Home, With Toddlers, Teens, Or Anyone In Between

Episode 119.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Ever feel stuck on what to do with your family? How to sneak in a... more

26 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Having FUN With Your Christian Family! How To Get Quality Family Time Even When Life Is Busy

Episode 119 // Do you ever find it hard to get quality family time? To actually have FUN together in... more

23 May 2023 · 43 minutes
(F3) What is Christian forgiveness? The Connection Between Humility, Wisdom, And Admitting When You’re Wrong

Episode 118.5 // Friday Faith Followup   One of the hardest things about faith is understanding (and then living out!) Christian forgiveness.... more

19 May 2023 · 13 minutes
How To Apologize, Forgive, And Restore Healthy Family Relationships: The Ins And Outs Of Christian Forgiveness In Your Home

Episode 118 // Do you find it easy to apologize to your kids? What about your husband? And let’s talk... more

16 May 2023 · 36 minutes
(F3) Find Encouragement In 3 Biblical Examples Of Jesus Keeping A Positive Attitude In Really Difficult Situations

Episode 117.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up   We struggle with our thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and interactions. They aren’t always as positive and... more

12 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Keeping A Positive Attitude As A (Busy, Tired, Struggling) Christian Mom: 6 Real-Life Tips To Help

Episode 117 // Can you enjoy family life when your attitude is crummy?   Nope. Your attitude has everything to do with how... more

09 May 2023 · 30 minutes
(F3) The Daily Habit of Loving God Well… Keep A Right Perspective With This Devotional In Psalm 90

Episode 116.5 // Friday Faith Followup   One of your best daily habits as a Christian mom is building a habit of... more

05 May 2023 · 17 minutes
*BONUS* Celebrate Our 2-Year Anniversary, And Grab Some New Perks!

My friend, we are here to celebrate! I had to hop on for this quick bonus episode to celebrate with you.... more

04 May 2023 · 7 minutes
4 Daily Habits You Need As A Christian Mom To Hold Onto A Godly Mindset

Episode 116 // Your perspective on life has EVERYTHING to do with how much you enjoy life.    And when you hold... more

02 May 2023 · 39 minutes
(F3) Bible Verses To Help You Build Great Christian Family Relationships

Episode 115.5 // Friday Faith Followup   How does the Bible play into your home life? Is it a centerpiece, or an... more

28 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
4 Key Questions Every Mom Must Answer In Order To Build Great Christian Family Relationships

Episode 115 // Today, I’m outlining 4 key questions that EVERY mom needs to have a good answer for. Honestly,... more

25 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
(F3) Taking A Break, Changing My Perspective, And Finding Joy In My Home Life Thanks To Proverbs 14:1.

Episode 114.5 // Friday Faith Followup   I am loving being back from our podcast hiatus, my friend! It feels good to... more

21 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Want To Enjoy Home Life With Your Christian Family? Be The Wise Woman In Proverbs 14:1.

Episode 114 // How important is it to you to enjoy family life? To feel connected with your Christian family, comfortable... more

18 Apr 2023 · 29 minutes
(F3) Making Good Decisions Matters For Your Christian Family... But Why?

Episode 113.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up We're back, friends! After a 10-week hiatus, today we are following up on our conversation... more

14 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
[BONUS] Finding Value In Silence...+ A Podcast Hiatus

Hi friends! This is just a quick bonus episode to chat about a few things: ✔️ the podcast hiatus going on... more

09 Feb 2023 · 7 minutes
Making Difficult Decisions For The Good Of Your Family … And A Podcast Announcement!

Episode 113 // No one enjoys making difficult decisions. But they are a necessary part of Christian family life! And... more

20 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
(F3) Why “I’ll Pray For You” Is A Powerful Thing

Episode 112.5 // Friday Faith Followup   How often have you heard people say “I’ll pray for you”? Yes, there are prayer... more

13 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
The Incredible Power of Becoming A Woman Of Prayer… Especially If You’re A Busy Mom

Episode 112 // Why is it that when we’re really busy, we’re less likely to pray? These times when we... more

10 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
(F3) If God Is In Charge, Do Your Goals Even Matter? A Look At Proverbs 16.

Episode 111.5 // Friday Faith Followup   You’ve probably set some helpful goals for the new year. A few things that you... more

06 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
Taking Action And Seeing Progress Toward Your G.R.E.A.T. Goals For The New Year

Episode 111 // Happy New Year! Are you excited about the goals that you have for this new year? Maybe... more

04 Jan 2023 · 39 minutes
(F3) We are always a work in progress: These are my G.R.E.A.T. goals for 2023

Episode 110.5 // Friday Faith Followup   We’ve been talking about how to set G.R.E.A.T. goals for yourself and your family, so... more

30 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
How to set GREAT goals for your family life, and some ideas to get you started

Episode 110 // It’s that time of year again. Do you just love new years resolutions? The chance to start... more

27 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
(F3) How Christmas connects to our daily experience as Christian moms

Episode 109.5 // Friday Faith Followup   This most magical time of year can be fun and meaningful, but sometimes it makes... more

23 Dec 2022 · 13 minutes
Tips to prevent your family holidays from turning into a disaster… and ideas for what to do if things fall apart anyway

Episode 109 // Anytime there is a special event going on, there is extra space for things to fall apart.... more

20 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
(F3) What does it really mean that my life is now hidden with Christ in God?

Episode 108.5 // Friday Faith Followup   My friend, emotions are tough. Raising little ones is tough. Living in this broken world... more

16 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
Don’t let mom anger, mom guilt, or mom busyness steal your Christmas... Try this 1 tip instead

Episode 108 // Christmas is full of joy and family memories… and stress! Sometimes, our schedules get so full and... more

16 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
(F3) What God thinks about your family’s Christmas wish lists

Episode 107.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Do you ever look around your home during the Christmas holidays and wonder what God... more

09 Dec 2022 · 10 minutes
Loving your children well at Christmas is not about the gifts

Episode 107 // I know what you want for Christmas, mama. You want the same thing that I want -... more

06 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
(F3) Questions to ask your kids during the Advent and Christmas season

Episode 106.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Hopefully, you are getting some extra family time during the Christmas holiday season! The kids... more

02 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
10 simple ways to keep Jesus, family time, and gratitude at the center of your holiday season

Episode 106 // The holidays are great… but they are often so busy! And it’s way too easy to get... more

29 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
[Bonus FFF] Do you live as if you’re truly thankful for Jesus? Let’s look at Luke 7.

The holiday season has a lot of focus on gratitude... but a lot of focus as well on wish lists,... more

27 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
[Bonus] A practical encouragement for gratitude within the busyness of the holidays

Happy Thanksgiving! This short bonus episode is an encouragement, my friend. The holidays are upon us, and it can be easy... more

22 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
(F3) What to do when your own parents are the difficult in-laws

Episode 105.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Family life can be rough when we have tension with our in-laws. But what if... more

18 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Loving your in-laws when you just aren’t on the same page (during the holidays, or any other time of the year!)

Episode 105 // Relationships with the in-laws can be tricky. There is often a lot of baggage and emotion in... more

15 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
(F3) Caring for yourself as a busy Christian mom living in a broken world

Episode 104.5 // Friday Faith Followup   It can sometimes be a lot easier to pour our love, energy, and effort into... more

11 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
How to biblically parent your children in a broken world

Episode 104 // We all know that we live in a broken world. And while we want to protect our... more

08 Nov 2022 · 39 minutes
(F3) Diving deep into 1 Corinthians 13 in order to better understand love, marriage, and conflict

Episode 103.5 // Friday Faith Followup   1 Corinthians 13 is a classic passage on love. But what does it teach us... more

04 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Fighting fair, finding forgiveness, and handling conflict in your Christian marriage.

Episode 103 // Ah, conflict. It is no fun! And it can destroy our peaceful home, happy family life, and... more

01 Nov 2022 · 45 minutes
(F3) Managing your own emotions as you help your kids deal with their struggles

Episode 102.5 // Friday Faith Followup   When your child is struggling, you’re struggling too. Emotions are big, raw, and sometimes overwhelming.... more

28 Oct 2022 · 13 minutes
How to help your child if they are struggling with anxiety, worry, or fear

Episode 102 // There is nothing worse as a mom than watching our kids struggle. And in today’s world, SO... more

25 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
(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

Episode 101.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Family dynamics can be overwhelming and complicated… but they don’t have to be. Join me... more

21 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Managing the family dynamics of multiple children: These 8 strategies will help you connect with each child as an individual

Episode 101 // When you have more than one child, the family dynamics just get more and more hectic. Even... more

18 Oct 2022 · 38 minutes
(F3) Biblical encouragement for how your Christian family can respond to hard seasons of life

Episode 100.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Life is full of ups and downs. How we respond to those ups and downs... more

15 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Building family relationships as you walk through the many seasons of life: from celebration to sadness and everything in between

Episode 100 // We all want happiness in life. We want peace, security, purpose, and fun. But we also promise... more

11 Oct 2022 · 36 minutes
(F3) Are the 5 love languages biblical? How does God want us to show love to our people?

Episode 99.5 // Friday Faith Followup   The world tells us a lot about love… but what does God say? What are... more

07 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
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

Episode 99 // There are so many ways to show your people that you love them, yet we sometimes feel... more

04 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
ENTER THE 100th EPISODE GIVEAWAY!!! 🥳 Details Inside.

Friends, we are THISCLOSE to episode 100! How incredible. And we are going to celebrate! In this quick episode you... more

03 Oct 2022 · 7 minutes
(F3) Finding hope in the gospel when your marriage feels run down, boring, and just not worth the effort

Episode 98.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Even when you’re committed to your Christian marriage, it can sometimes get… boring.    Don’t worry, friend.... more

30 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
How to talk about your sex life with your husband.. the good, the bad, and the awkward

Episode 98 // How often do you and your hubby talk about your sex life? If you’re like most couples…... more

27 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
(F3) How does God expect us to manage our anger and frustration when it feels overwhelming?

Episode 97.5 // Friday Faith Followup   God cares deeply about our relationships. That’s one of the reasons why He addresses our... more

23 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Kids driving you crazy? Try these 10 quick actions to calm yourself down in 90 seconds or less.

Episode 97 // I know you love your kids, mama… and I also know that, sometimes, they drive you crazy.... more

21 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
(F3) Maintaining a peaceful home environment (and your own sanity) when your regular routine flies out the windo

Episode 96.5 // Friday Faith Followup   It’s never fun to find your best plans flying out the window. But we don’t... more

16 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Creating family rhythms that bring joy and peace to Christian family life... no matter what craziness is going on

Episode 96 // You want a peaceful home. A happy family. You want to get everything done, wear all the... more

13 Sep 2022 · 30 minutes
(F3) Feeling worn out as a busy mom? A devotional thought from Galatians 6.

Episode 95.5 // Friday Faith Follow-up   “Let us not become weary in doing good.” Why would God put this encouragement in... more

09 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
Loving your people well even when you’re worn out, exhausted, and just not in the mood

Episode 95 // Feeling tired, mama? You’re not alone! We ALL go through seasons of life where we are tired,... more

06 Sep 2022 · 31 minutes
(F3) Yes, you really can fit hospitality and friendships into your busy schedule - and these resources will help.

Episode 94.5 // Friday Faith Followup   There will always be a million excuses to not invite people into your home, to... more

02 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Enjoying friendships and hospitality as a Christian family. (Foundational Pillars 101)

Episode 94 // We are living in a culture filled with loneliness. Even inside the church, so many people are... more

30 Aug 2022 · 26 minutes
(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

Episode 93.5 // Friday Faith Followup   I feel totally overwhelmed by motherhood sometimes. Well, really, it’s probably most of the time!... more

26 Aug 2022 · 11 minutes
Parenting tips for the busy mom: 3 ways to love your kids well in the craziness of Christian family life (Foundational Pillars 101)

Episode 93 // If you’ve ever described yourself as a “busy mom” then today’s conversation is for you! When we’re... more

23 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
(F3) Trying to love your man well, despite how crazy life is? These 5 simple, low-cost ideas will help.

Episode 92.5 // Friday Faith Followup   When life is busy, it’s so helpful to find a good resource that can move... more

19 Aug 2022 · 9 minutes
3 practical ways to invest in your Christian marriage and love your husband well during busy seasons of family life (Foundational Pillars 101)

Episode 92 // Did you know that, statistically, the hardest season of marriage is when you have young children in... more

16 Aug 2022 · 20 minutes
(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

Episode 91.5 // Friday Faith Followup   When life is busy (and when isn’t it busy??) it’s easy to start prioritizing the... more

12 Aug 2022 · 10 minutes
Forget that mom guilt! Bless your family by taking time for these 3 practical action steps to love yourself well. (Foundational Pillars 101)

Episode 91 // Living well as a Christian mom is not always easy - but it is much easier when... more

09 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
(F3) Practical resources to deepen your spiritual growth and help you love God well

Episode 90.5 // Friday Faith Followup   You want spiritual growth. You want your whole Christan family to experience spiritual growth! And... more

05 Aug 2022 · 11 minutes
How can I help my Christian family enjoy spiritual growth and love God well... even when life is busy and distracting? (Foundational Pillars 101)

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

02 Aug 2022 · 19 minutes
(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)

Episode 89.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Christian family life is hectic. Busy. And sometimes, filled with trouble and hardship. Jesus promised... more

29 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
What is God’s role VS your role in your family life? A look at Psalm 91. (Summertime in the Psalms Series)

Episode 89 // Ever struggle with trying to control what’s happening for your family? As Christian moms, we take so... more

26 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
(F3) Praying for humility, intimacy, and family life through Psalm 19 (Summertime in the Psalms Series)

Episode 88.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Reading God’s Word is good… and praying through it might be even better! Today, we... more

22 Jul 2022 · 8 minutes
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)

Episode 88 // I know that as a Christian mom, you want a lot of things for your family -... more

19 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
(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)

Episode 87.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Psalm 142 teaches us that in the hard seasons of life, when our emotions are... more

15 Jul 2022 · 10 minutes
Godly wisdom for the exhaustion, struggle, and loneliness of Christian family life, from Psalm 142 (Summertime in the Psalms Series)

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

12 Jul 2022 · 34 minutes
(F3) Praying Scripture for our Christian families: Psalm 139. (Summertime in the Psalms Series)

Episode 86.5 // Friday Faith Followup   The greatest thing that we can do for our family is to pray for them.... more

08 Jul 2022 · 10 minutes
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)

Episode 86 // Do you trust God? It can be a tricky question. We know the “correct” answer… but we... more

05 Jul 2022 · 26 minutes
(F3) Are you confident in your identity in Christ? It’s the #1 way to love your people well.

Episode 85.5 // Friday Faith Followup   Who are you? What is your identity? How do you think about yourself on the... more

01 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Finding the secret formula for raising (and enjoying!) your Christian family

Episode 85 // Hey, mama. Do you want to live the good life? Enjoy your family, enjoy your marriage, and... more

28 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
Love Your People Well - Motherhood, Marriage, & Family Relationships From A Christian Counselor
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)
Love Your People Well - Motherhood, Marriage, & Family Relationships From A Christian Counselor
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Episode 88 // I know that as a Christian mom, you want a lot of things for your family - and one... more