“What in the World Drives My Actions?”

Whenever we counsel, we are always looking for the “drivers” that are causing problems in our behavior and in our relationships. As we shared in a previous video, one of the most powerful drivers is “lie-based, toxic shame.” In this first video clip below, Jerry shares examples of how these drivers manifested in his life. […]

“Storms”

We all experience storms in our lives—storms that are unexpected, damaging, out of our control, costly. As we recently watched the fury of Hurricane Irma devastating the Florida Keys, we never dreamed that her destructive power would lash out at us in Georgia—the first tropical storm in history to hit the North Georgia Mountains. As […]

“I Don’t Think I Have Toxic Shame—or Do I?” Watch Now!

When we counsel individuals and couples, we look for the “drivers”—those things that are underneath the behaviors that cause the problems they are experiencing. One of these drivers is toxic, lie-based shame. The problem with this type of shame is that it has different “faces” and often remains hidden. In fact, many people we counsel […]

Watch Now! “Childhood Wounds Matter” and “Guilt versus Shame”

Here are two new 1-4 minute video clips taken from a seminar we conducted in Sanibel, Florida on The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself. Sometimes all we need is a brief insight on a topic or an answer to a question, and we believe that these video clips can provide just that. They may help you or someone […]

Frank Viola Interview on Our Newest Book, “Loving God, Loving Myself”

Frank Viola is the bestselling author of God’s Favorite Place on Earth, From Eternity to Here, Jesus Manifesto, Reimagining Church, Jesus Now, and Jesus: A Theography. Rethinking status quo Christianity, Frank Viola has helped thousands of Christians to deepen their relationship to Jesus and experience a more vibrant, authentic expression of church. His blog, Beyond Evangelical, is one […]

Listen Now: Four Radio Broadcasts by Luis Palau from Our Book “The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself”

As we shared in our most recent blog post, we are very honored and humbled that excerpts from our book, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself, have been shared this week by Luis Palau (http://www.palau.org) on his radio show, “Reaching Your World.” These 80-second spots have been broadcast on 1,450 radio stations reaching millions. In addition, the message […]

Excerpts from “The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself” on the Luis Palau Radio Program

We are pleased to announce that excerpts from our book, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself, are being shared every day this week by Luis Palau on his radio show, “Reaching Your World.” These 80-second spots are airing on 1,450 radio stations reaching millions.  In addition, the message of our book will be promoted by Luis Palau Ministries […]

“Now Available–‘The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself’ Video Clips“

We are excited to announce the release of the 1st of 35 short video clips that address various topics from our book, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself—How Loving Yourself the Way God Does Can Bring Healing and Freedom to Your Life. These video clips are from one to five minutes in length and are taken from a […]

“What It Takes to Be Fully Engaged” – A Guest Blog

Everyone who wants to be fully engaged with God, self, and others, needs to ask themselves the following three questions: Do I understand the Greatest Commandment and take it seriously? Do I understand that I can love God wholeheartedly only if I have received, embraced, and cherished His deep love for me? Do I understand that […]

“Loving Me Just For Me“

When we “love God because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19), it enables us to fulfill the greatest commandment—to “love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Mk. 12:30-31). However, even when we know this in our mind, we may not feel God’s love in our […]