“Healing Captive Hearts – A Special Invitation”

Together, we have a great opportunity to help some very special women find healing for their broken and captive hearts. Let us explain . . . Captive Hearts (www.captivehearts.org) is an outreach ministry in California for women who have been released from jail or prison and are given follow-up care, guidance and loving support. The staff teach […]

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 […]

Never Give Up . . . Believing Against All Hope

The Power of Hope Deferred One of the most difficult things to do is to hope when hope has been deferred . . . especially when it has been for a very long time.  We know.  There are things that we have been hoping for, believing for, and waiting for. What is even more challenging is […]

“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 […]

Our Picture of God as Father

God makes us totally dependent on parents or caregivers for the first five years of our lives. Our parents become like gods to us. In a perfect world, this would be a good thing. It is a daunting responsibility to know that as parents and caregivers, we mirror God to a child. This means we […]

Marsha’s Story: I Felt in My HEART–“I Am Significant to God!”

An Excerpt from “The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself”                                                                                    Dear Jerry and Denise, I am […]

Love God. Love Self. Love Others.

The premise of our new book, The Missing Commandment—Love Yourself, is that to be truly healed, free, and fully alive, we must love ourselves and like ourselves just as much as God loves us and really likes us. And then we must turn around and love others the same way. Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God […]