Tammy Peterson, Wife of Psychologist Jordan Peterson, Finds Faith and Healing in Battle with Cancer, Converts to Catholicism

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Tammy Peterson, the wife of renowned psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson, recently opened up about her journey to finding faith and healing following a terminal cancer diagnosis in 2019.

In an interview on "Fox & Friends," Peterson shared that the pressure of her health crisis prompted her to shift from living life through self-will to living life through spirit. As a result, she will officially convert to Catholicism this Easter Sunday.

Initially diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, a form of cancer that she believed would not be fatal, Peterson underwent her first operation. However, doctors later discovered a rare and malignant metastasis called a Bellini tumor, which is typically diagnosed posthumously. Given a prognosis of 10 months to live, Peterson described the cancer as highly aggressive and lacking treatment options.

At the time of her diagnosis, Peterson's son's grief served as a pivotal moment for her. Witnessing his distress made her realize that she was worthy of fighting for her life, and she turned to prayer, relying on God to determine when she would pass away. Despite enduring additional complications and a five-week-long hospitalization, Peterson found solace in prayer, which helped alleviate some of the pain. Specifically, she engaged in a nine-day novena prayer to St. Josemaria Escriva, resulting in her body starting to heal on its own. Consequently, her next surgery was canceled, and she left the hospital, attributing her recovery to God and dietary changes.

Peterson emphasized the importance of living life in the spirit of truth and gratitude, referencing her husband's book, "12 Rules for Life." She believes that her cancer diagnosis enabled her to embrace the pillars outlined in the book, guiding her to lead a good life. At 63 years old, Peterson recognizes that her decades-long marriage with Dr. Peterson has thrived by living in truth, making choices based on truth rather than self-will.

Now in good health, Peterson continues to prioritize faith and carries her great-grandmother's rosary with her. She also hosts a YouTube podcast called "The Tammy Peterson Podcast" and frequently speaks at events alongside her husband.

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