J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Aliens in the Bible, Immigrants at the Border

A silver lining in our distress over the border crisis.

From Helplessness To Hope After the Parkland School Shooting

Something you can do about the violence.

Beyond Happiness: Moving Through Grief to Christmas Joy

Share with a grieving or lonely friend this Christmas season.

Stop Distress Over Distress: Self-Respect in a World of Suffering

A caution about a common coping mechanism.

How Telling Your Story Helps

What good does it do to talk about your struggles? Read on….

Let the Tears Break Free

On respecting your tears after loss.

Grieve Your Dreams, Renew Your Hopes

On renewing your hopes in the new year.

Suffering Without Shame: How the Second Beatitude Changed Me

On the joy of not having to be happy….

Validation and Comfort

In the aftermath of my father’s death, I revisit this post for some important reminders.

Facing Failure: The Secret to Spiritual Maturity and Resilience

Why telling your story of living through failure can be gold for your kids.