Divine alchemy: God's answer to human suffering

risen Jesus at St. Peter

Why does God allow human suffering? This seminar reflects on Jesus' answer to our suffering by taking it upon himself in his abandonment on the cross. His cry: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" did not explain human suffering but rather transformed it into love. In Him, with Him, and through Him we can transform our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering. 

Key skills

Participants will learn:

  • How to recognize and love Jesus in our suffering
  • How to entrust our concerns to the Father
  • How to keep on loving God and others beyond our suffering

Seminar details

John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. or Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, MFT, M.Div. offers this seminar to adults who want to cope better with their different forms of suffering. It lasts typically 2 hours but its length and content can be adapted to your church or retreat schedule. Participants have the opportunity to share and ask questions to the presenters. For further information, please contact: Claire@thrivingfamilies.com. Dr. John Yzaguirre also offers this seminar in Spanish.

To schedule this seminar, please go to booking a seminar.

To read some feedback from participants in seminars by John Yzaguirre, Ph.D. and Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, please go to testimonials.


Personal consultation

If you are interested in a personal consultation about this topic, please contact Claire at claire@thrivingfamilies.com or John at john@thrivingfamilies.com to set an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you.