“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 […]

“Love God, Love Others, Love Us?”

Misunderstood and Overlooked Since writing our book, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself, we have been amazed at how much the “Love Yourself” command is misunderstood, overlooked, and even omitted in our Christian walk. Recently, we were at a funeral of a close friend’s mother. In the pastor’s closing comments he said, “Mary followed the greatest […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

When You Hit the Window, God Will Pick You Up

A few weeks ago on one particular morning, a small Goldfinch flew into the window of our sun room and was knocked unconscious.  I (Jerry) went out and picked up the bird and held it loosely in my hand and began to gently stroke it and pray for its recovery. Although she had a pretty […]

Self-Forgiveness: A Key to Loving and Forgiving Others

The need for self-forgiveness and the self-acceptance that follows is often more powerful than the need to forgive others. However, it often slips under the radar of our self-awareness. The basis for this book is that in order to truly love others, I must be able and willing to love myself. Self-forgiveness is similar. If I […]

“The Good News of Living with Grace”

Our friend Sheri posted this on her Facebook page and we wanted to share what she wrote: “In our profession, the issue of grace comes up over and over again. It has become overwhelmingly obvious to us that many true, God-loving believers either do not understand the true meaning of grace or else they have […]