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 […]

“What Mask Do You Wear?”

It took many years for me to realize that I (Jerry) operated out of my unmet needs, which shaped many of my actions. I was what many would consider a “nice guy.” But in reality, my heart wasn’t so nice. Because of some core love deficits that only became known to me in my middle […]

What Our Editor Is Saying About “Loving God, Loving Myself”

Here Is What Our Editor Bob Hartig Recently Posted on Facebook Ta-da! My friends, Jerry and Denise Basel’s new book, in time for Christmas. It’s an encouraging, honest,and insightful traveling companion written by two veteran Christian counselors. The Basels are a sweet, gracious, and savvy couple, and it is an honor to serve them as their editor. […]

The Journey Back Home to Our Past . . . Is it Really Necessary?

Here is a question that many people ask–“Is it really necessary to look at my past in order to heal and move forward in my life?” You may have heard (or even said yourself) statements like, “The past is the past.”  “I can’t do anything about it now.” “What good will it do to ‘dwell’ on what’s […]

“Helping Us Help Others Who Are In Need Of Healing . . . A Request”

Dear Friends, We are writing at this time to make you aware of a specific need and inviting you to prayerfully consider this request. We frequently have individuals and couples who contact us for help but do not have the financial resources available to come for counseling/ministry.  We have always had a scholarship fund as […]

Can You Love Yourself Too Much?

There is a question that has been asked of us that is somewhat surprising.  The question is, “Can you love yourself too much?”  We would have to say in the midst of our counseling sessions, it has never even occurred to us that it would be a counseling issue we would need to address. We […]

“God Wants to Heal All of Me . . . A Powerful Visual”

In our book, “The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself . . . How Loving Yourself the Way God Does Can Bring Healing and Freedom to Your Life,” we explain the importance of allowing God to reveal the wounds of our past, and then to invite Him to reclaim and heal every part of us.  We emphasize […]

“The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself” featured in Canadian Ministry Magazine

We are thrilled that our book, “The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself” and The Father’s Heart Intensive Counseling Ministry were featured in the inaugural issue of “Connection,” a magazine from Ellel Ministries, Canada. Ellel has centers located in over 20 countries around the world. Their focus is to provide opportunities for people to receive healing ministry and prayer […]