Mikhaila Peterson, the daughter of renowned clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, recently detailed her “very sudden” conversion to faith in God.

Mikhaila Peterson

In an October 1 episode of her podcast, Peterson revealed that she was dealing with four significant issues in her life and said they “were going really badly.” During a summer trip to Austin, Texas, she met a Christian man who told her to seek God in light of her struggles.

While Peterson said she was unsure how to “get there” in terms of connecting with God, the man told her to ask God “to reveal Himself” to her.

“I went home that night, and I was pretty upset about these four major problems, and I was in bed, so I was praying, seriously praying … and the next day, all four problems cleared up in ways that made sense, it was logical, they could have cleared up,” she explained. “But the likelihood of all four of them randomly clearing up that day was just too much.”

“I also woke up with this sense of calm that I hadn’t felt,” Peterson added. “And that was enough. I was like, ‘OK, that’s good enough for me.’”

Since that encounter, Peterson has been reading the Bible and praying every day, Faithwire reports the podcaster as sharing.

“I’m pretty new to this,” Peterson said. “What I’ve been doing for the last like month or so is reading the Bible and praying. … And it’s been, like, the amount of peace I’ve had I haven’t had before. It’s completely absurd. I can’t believe it.”

While she initially thought that the divine encounter was nothing more than an emotional outburst, Peterson then had a dream in which she claims God spoke to her.

“And then I had the most wild dream,” Peterson recalled. “[I] woke up at 5:30 in the morning, and I had a dream. … This loud thundering voice just yelled, ‘Do it!’ And I woke up at 5:30 in the morning, thinking, ‘I think I just got yelled at by God. I think that just happened.’ That’s what it felt like.”

“It occurred to me that I think what it meant was just go all in, don’t do this like 75 percent in,” she added. “It’s been a wild month. I’m doing well. It’s just I’m a little bit shocked.”

Peterson’s father, Jordan Peterson, has also recently shared that he is open to the idea that God exists, despite previously contending with matters of faith.


  1. Believing that God exists is nothing new people have always believed that whether they are true to themselves or not,the world itself is a testimony to Gods existence:Psalm 19,Romans 1:18-32, what I wish to say to miss Peterson are you saved do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord n Saviour,nothing else has eternal value n consequences: Romans 3:23; 6:23 ;10:9,10,17,I pray that you your father n all who have not this salvation will.

  2. I think you and your father should consider the Catholic faith because it existed since the time of Christ, who said ‘Thou art Peter & Upon this rock I will build my Church’. You can then be saved if you go to confession & the sacraments regularly.
    I would suggest you read the Church Fathers and the Catechism of the Catholic church and talk to a priest who says the Latin Mass. You are dearly loved by God and His Mother & they want you to be happy with them in Heaven one day. May God bless you.

  3. May I suggest you read the Church Fathers and the Catholic Catechism as well as talking to a priest who says the Latin Mass. The Catholic Church actually existed since the time of Christ.
    Jesus and His Mother love you very much; He is the Way, the Truth and the Life>

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