Author and speaker Gil Mertz and Focus on the Family counsellor Daniel Huerta discuss the importance of finding inner peace by forgiving others – particularly family members – for past abuse and neglect.
Gil Mertz is author of the book Forgive Your Way to Freedom and the eBook, Help Your Kids Learn to Forgive. His daily commentary on relationships has been heard on nearly 300 radio stations nationwide. A former pastor and call-in radio talk show host, Gil has been involved in Christian ministry for almost 40 years. He draws from a vast background that includes international missions, evangelism, humanitarian relief, reconciliation, and public policy. He is a popular speaker and lives in Southern California with his wife, Patricia. Learn more about Gil and his work with forgiveness by visiting his website, gilmertz.com.
As vice president of the Parenting and Youth department, Danny oversees Focus’ initiatives that equip parents to disciple and mentor the next generation, so that they can thrive in Christ. He is a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. For many years, he has provided families with practical parenting advice. He specializes as a counsellor and spokesperson in the treatment of ADHD, conflict resolution, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, media discernment, the brain, and healthy sexuality.