The Missing Commandment-Love Yourself – How Loving Yourself the Way God Loves You Can Bring Healing and Freedom to Your Life (Expanded Edition)
What Keeps You from Loving Someone God Loves So Much? How might your life change if you really believed God loves you—not just in your head but down where it counts, in your heart? Imagine how different things could be: The lies you’ve believed about yourself all these years, dispelled. The wounds of abuse, healed. Your future lit with hope, peace, and purpose. Your closeness with God and others deepened immeasurably. The true, heaven-born you, free at last to live a life unclouded by shame, guilt, and fear and empowered to love others fully. That can be you. The truth is far, far better than you’ve known.
Used both individually and in Bible studies, recovery groups, men’s and women’s retreats, and private counseling across the country, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself invites you on a journey of God-discovery, self-discovery, and truth-discovery. This expanded edition sheds still greater light on some of life’s most wounding influences—and the way to move beyond them.
Drawing on their many years of biblical counseling practice, Jerry and Denise Basel help you experience God’s love as the daily, motivating force in your life. And they show you how to stop punishing and start loving someone whom your heavenly Father loves very much—YOU. You see, the missing commandment has never been missing from the Bible, only from your life. But that can change, starting now.
About Jerry and Denise Basel (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
Jerry and Denise have been married for over 40 years and co-direct The Father’s Heart Intensive Christian Counseling Ministry. They both grew up in the same rural town in Michigan, and previously lived in Texas, Virginia, and now Georgia.
Both Jerry and Denise completed Master's Degrees in Christian Counseling at Regent (CBN) University in Virginia Beach, with Jerry completing an additional Master's Degree in Theology, and Denise, a Post Master's Certificate with a Biblical Counseling emphasis.
They are certified as Prayer Counselors from the Elijah House School for the Ministry of Christian Counseling and hold Master's Degrees in Higher Education from Michigan State University. Prior to receiving the Lord's call on their lives to pastoral ministry, they both held teaching and administrative positions at the college and university level for twenty years. Jerry is also an ordained pastor.
Jerry and Denise reside in the beautiful North Georgia mountains with their border collies, Grace and Skye. They see clients in a retreat-like setting for intensive periods of two to five days. They have counseled individuals and couples from across the United States and around the globe.