Love Your People Well


Welcome, friend! I'm so glad you're here.

I'm Jess: Pastor's wife, mom of 4, Christian counselor, marriage and family therapist, and founder of Love Your People Well

Jessica Hayes Christian Marriage and Family Therapist

My Mission

To help moms enjoy Christian family life as we build healthy, happy, and holy family relationships through biblical encouragement and practical resources.

resources from a Christian counselor

Relationships matter. In fact, as a Christian counselor and a marriage and family therapist, I believe that God created us specifically for relationship: relationship with Him and with each other.

In every one of my resources, you’ll find biblical encouragement and practical resources to help you. Family life can be hectic and overwhelming, but it is incredibly meaningful and beautiful in the process!

beliefs & faith

My Christian faith is a guiding force in everything I do. Don’t be surprised that the podcast is filled with biblical encouragement and discussions! Jesus is the center and foundation of healthy, happy, and holy relationships. 

If you have questions about Jesus, Christianity, or how the gospel impacts family life, just email me!

I affirm the Apostle’s Creed, which you can read HERE. I believe that all people are created by God, broken by the Fall, and in need of a Savior. That Savior is Jesus Christ. When we give our lives to him, He makes us a new creation and fills us with the Holy Spirit.

I believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is true and it is truth. The Bible is foundational for all of life, peace, and relationships. Because Jesus is the Word (see John 1), if we follow him we will follow the Bible (the Word).

I believe that God created us for relationships. We are not meant to go through life alone (see Genesis 1-2). I believe relationships take work, because they are made up of broken people, but they are ultimately our greatest opportunity for joy, meaning, and purpose. I believe relationships are one of our greatest witnesses to the goodness and grace of God.

Meet Jess Christian counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist
Jessica Hayes Christian Marriage and Family Therapist

Hi there! I’m Jess, and I’m so glad you’re here.

I have three passions in life: my people, my Jesus, and my ministry as a marriage and family therapist.

Each of these passions started in college. That’s where I met Jesus, heard God’s call into the counseling world, and met a sweet friend who eventually introduced me to my husband. (I think I picked the right school!)

In the years since then… and there have been many… I’ve not only counseled women through the ups and downs of Christian family life, I’ve experienced them myself. 

  • I’m married to the best man I’ve ever known… and marriage is still hard sometimes.
  • The Lord blessed us with triplets… after years of infertility.
  • And a fourth little one came a few years after that… and family life got even more hectic.
  • My patience, peace, and sense of purpose are rock solid some days… and almost absent on others.

The reality is, family life is hard. Even for a Christian counselor!

And the equally true, even more powerful reality is that family life is incredibly meaningful. 

I love being a mom, a wife, and a homemaker. And although I love counseling, I’ve stepped away from the counseling room to be home full-time with my kids. 

But actually, this is what led me to start Love Your People Well! I started this digital ministry in 2021, and I love podcasting and creating resources to help women all around the world.

Even for a Christian counselor, family life is hard work.

Some days, I feel discouraged. Why can’t we all just get along? Why aren’t my best efforts enough?

I’m still surprised by how easily I get distracted from what’s actually most important to me.

And when we feel like we’re drowning in the laundry and the spilled juiceboxes, the family drama and the sibling rivalry, I remind myself that God has a purpose in it all.

It all matters.

Real life is messy. Real relationships take work. So here we are – and I’m excited to walk this journey with you! May God use this ministry to help you love YOUR people well. 

Jess with microphone recording an episode of the Love Your People Well Podcast for your Christian family

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