Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Category: Day by Day (page 1 of 21)

Remembering joy

Ever remember feeling like this? With the eagerness of a child witnessing the world around you? Have a good – a really good – look. . . on what’s growing on the earth below your feet. . . at what’s happening in the skies above you. Remember how it was? I experienced a taste of […]


Can you see what’s wrong?

JUSTICE FOR ALL Learn to do right; seek justice.     Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17   Biblical justice starts by seeing people as God sees them, made in his image, equally loved by him—and treated that way. Following Jesus means to pursue justice […]


Companionship training

What is Companionship? ​Companionship is a ministry of presence, a relationship responding to isolation and suffering and supportive of healing and recovery. Companionship welcomes the stranger, building a circle of care with individuals who are facing emotional and mental health challenges.  Companionship is rooted in our natural capacities as human beings to be sensitive, compassionate and concerned. ​Courses coming up […]


Keeping in touch

FREE SHIPPING AVAILABLE I want to thank all of you who came to the Justice for All book launch. You helped make it a great party. I really enjoyed the discussion after–with all 25 of us in a big circle. Gathered in the way I find best conducive to conversation. That was really special to me, and […]


Why was the book really written?

DON’T FORGET THE PARTY The Launch of Justice for All Saturday, September 10, 2 – 4pm Please rsvp by Sept. 5 – 604-291-6254 New Life Community Church 8765 Government St. (see map and note street closure) “Why was the book really written?” Trans Mountain Pipeline Update: Government Street, east of the church, between Horne Street and the edge […]


Interested in peer support?

Check out Pathways to Promise This is a Christian mental health organization founded in 1988, around, longer than any other. Check the following for their various training sessions if you’d like to give peer support (or companionship). Pathways to Promise is part of the companionship movement.   For training go to: This is […]


Justice for All – availability

Some of you have asked how to get a copy. The only way right now is online through the publisher, FriesenPress. I included the link to them in my previous post. Here’s what Friesen’s wrote to me: “As well as being available on the FriesenPress Bookstore, your title is officially available for purchase through Ingram’s […]


Justice for All now published!!

Justice for All  is now published!! Official Launch in early September Invitation to come Early copies now available at But I hope you’ll wait until the party to come. Here’s what people have said: Today we live in a world which often speaks of human rights. In this book Bergen takes what is often an abstract […]


Righteous indignation

February 2020   David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you […]


The way we were – a photo book

A BOOK OF CANDID CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY My lifetime of work is now being assembled. If you, or a person you know, was photographed by me as a child, please email me at Let me know how you feel about having your photos included. Marja Bergen

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