Love Your People Well

Looking for a Christian Parenting Coach? Meet Jess.

Hi, friend!

Christian family life is so wonderful… but it can also take so much work. I love helping women deepen those family relationships so that they can enjoy every minute of it.

Through my podcast, devotionals, blog, and digital resources, I hope to be the Christian parenting coach you’ve been looking for. Want to learn a bit more?

Meet Jess!

✓ Christian parenting coach

If you ever find yourself discouraged, distracting, or feeling like you’re drowning in motherhood, you’re not alone. 

I had been a marriage and family counselor for almost 10 years before I became a mom myself. And it turns out… motherhood is hard work! I have often found myself overwhelmed by big emotions, struggling to communicate clearly, and feeling like the little years are moving way too fast. 

You want to soak up those precious moments with your little ones, but it’s hard to balance it all. I get it. I’ve worked through it as a counselor, parenting coach, and a mom myself. We’re here to manage the big emotions, build deep connection with our kids, and keep Jesus at the center of it all.

✓ Pastor's wife & Mom of 4

The Lord uses marriage to grow us, and to grow a family. With the busyness life, it’s easy to get distracted from these central family relationships, but it is possible to get them back on track! 

In the early years of marriage, I found myself surprised by the ways that my husband was different from me. (Of course he is!) We worked together on our faith, our communication, and our intimacy – and God has blessed us with a strong and happy marriage. He’s a pastor at our church and we love encouraging the families around us. 

After years of infertility, the Lord also blessed us with 4 precious little ones: triplets + one a bit later on! I’ve been a family counselor for years, but now as a mom of 4 under 4, I’ve realized in a whole new way how hard (and meaningful) motherhood is.

✓ 10+ years as a marriage and family counselor

God never intends for you to walk through life alone. The reality of Christian family life is that it is very meaningful, but also has seasons that are very hard.

In college, I realized what I wanted to be when I grew up: a counselor. But where did I want to specialize? What did God have planned for my life? I took a few years to work and pray, and realized God was calling me into marriage and family counseling. 

All these years later, I still love helping women deepen their family relationships! I believe God created us for relationship, with him and with each other. And it all starts with building and enjoying Christian family life together.

✓ Host of the Love Your People Well parenting podcast for Christian moms

When my triplets were born, I stepped away from the counseling room to stay home with my kids. What an incredible blessing this has been! 

But I still wanted to help women build stronger family relationships. I wanted to use the experience and skills that God had grown in me as a counselor. There was still a deep desire to minister to others. 

So, I launched my own digital ministry, and Love Your People Well LLC started in 2021! I barely knew what to expect, but I have absolutely loved hosting the podcast, building community, and creating digital resources to help women all around the world build deeper family relationships and enjoy Christian family life more.

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Find devotionals for Christian moms to improve family relationships

No one has more wisdom and help for your Christian family relationships than God.

I’ve written several devotionals to help you dive deeper into what the Bible shows us about Christian marriage, emotions, parenting, and other key parts of Christian family life.

want free encouragement and tips from a Christian parenting coach?

Just pop in your earbuds, my friend.

All of my best tips for how to enjoy Christian family life are yours FOR FREE every week on the Love Your People Well podcast!

We'll walk together to deepen our faith, manage hard emotions, communicate graciously, and build happy family relationships. Find the podcast wherever you like to listen.

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resources from a Christian marriage and family counselor

Relationships matter. In fact, as a Christian marriage and family counselor, 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!

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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 family 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.

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. 

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