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Copyright 2019  Jerry and Denise Basel

 Living from a Healed Heart                 Jerry and Denise's Blog

January 30, 2018

When we put up our guard, our shields, our fortified walls, then the energy to keep them in place has to come from somewhere. It takes emotional vigor to keep our heart safe behind our walls. We steel ourselves to keep our life support at acceptable levels. But we are in a battle—a battle for our very lives. (Excerpt from Loving God, Loving Myself)


January 18, 2018

When we work with counselees, we ask them to reflect on different needs that we believe God says are important to our childhood development. We encourage them to ask themselves, "To what degree did my father and my mother meet my needs—to feel loved, to receive affection, to have a sense of belonging, to be protected, to be given a sense of freedom, to...

January 15, 2018

Our book, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself, is about the heart—your heart and ours. From the very beginning of our counseling ministry, God made it clear that the heart was to be central in everything we did. As I (Jerry) went through an intense, two-year period of emotional healing many years ago, I became aware that there were many things about...

January 11, 2018

We never like it when we are criticized, ignored, diss-ed, or rejected by others. We think it's wrong, offensive, unfair, or just plain mean.  However, it is amazing how much there is in common when we consider our own self-image and self-talk. We may not be feeling much love from the one looking back at us in the mirror.

In these tw...

January 6, 2018

We are excited to announce that the New Expanded Edition of The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself is now available!

We chose January 6th for our release date, because this is the day of "epiphany." As a Christian holiday, Epiphany is a celebration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. However, epiphan...

January 4, 2018

Don't miss out on the special pre-release price for the New Expanded Edition of "The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself." Prior to its release this Saturday, January 6th, we are offering the book for the price of $10.99, which is $4 off of the retail price!

Read what our editor has written wrote concerning The Missing Commandment: Love Yoursel...

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