Dr. Everett Worthington Jr. has dedicated his life to the study and teaching of forgiveness. He has also studied and written about marriage and family-related topics as well as spirituality and religion.
He is a professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and has taught at the University’s American Psychological Association–accredited psychology (counseling) program for almost thirty-three years. A prolific writer and producer of multimedia resources, Dr. Worthington has published over twenty-five books on marriage and family topics and and religion. Additionally, he has published over two hundred chapters or papers in refereed journals and has produced numerous videotapes and audiotapes. Dr. Worthington has won national recognition for his research and teaching and is frequently requested as a speaker before national audiences.
He has provided over one thousand convention presentations, colloquia, invited addresses, and workshops mostly on forgiveness and marital therapy and enrichment. No stranger to the media, Dr. Worthington and his work have been featured on numerous television and radio programs, newspapers and magazines. He has served as Executive Director (1998–2005) of the John Templeton Foundation’s A Campaign for Forgiveness Research. He says that his life mission is to do all he can to promote forgiveness in every willing heart, home, and homeland.