Doreen Virtue – Net Worth, Husband, Christian Conversion, Books, Quotes

Doreen Virtue is a spiritual teacher, therapist, and popular author who is best known for preaching the use of guardian angels as spiritual healing through her program ”Angel Therapy.” She was called the “Queen Of Angel Work” for the past decade.

Angel Therapy is a type of alternative therapy, that includes working with archangels and guardian angels to heal different health issues including mental, physical, and spiritual problems.


She was born on April 29, 1958, to a Christian Scientist (a set of beliefs and practices belonging to the metaphysical family of new religious movements) family in California, USA.

Her father was a self-employed writer, while her mother was a Christian spiritual healer.

As she explains:

“Since I was a child, I’ve loved Jesus. And I’ve been reading the Bible since I was a child also. But I had a really different viewpoint of Jesus growing up.”

Doreen later added:

”You see, I was raised in the New Thought churches of Unity and Christian Science…When I was growing up I read the Bible, and I would read the positive things of the Bible only because that is what the focus was on.”

Virtue grew up reporting that she had clairvoyant abilities (which can include psychic abilities, clairvoyance, ESP, mental telepathy, empathy, mind reading, and telekinesis), conversing with spirits even as a child.

When neither she nor her family could understand them, Doreen suppressed her abilities.

Doreen earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology from California Coast University, which is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission.

Virtue worked as a psychotherapist with a specialization in eating disorders. However, after being saved from an armed carjacking, Doreen turned to research and teaching about Angel numbers and divine intervention.

Denounces Angel Therapy & Converts To Christianity

In 2017, Doreen has given her life to Jesus, been baptized, and renounced the New Age movement.

This change started when she claims she had a vision of Jesus in church on January 7, 2017, and was finalized by her baptism about a month later. Doreen said that Jesus came to her and told her to stop doing prediction- and tarot- related anything. Doreen even told her followers to burn some of her books and the decks associated with them. 

Virtue now considers herself a “born-again Christian.”

In the Maui Source TV interview, Doreen declared:

“Ascended Masters cards – GONE! Tarot cards – GONE!”

Virtue also said:

“None of the money from those Tarot decks comes to me anymore. I asked Hay House to donate it to charity.”

She is now enrolled in full-time Bible study, as learning and applying the Word of God is her highest priority.

In one of her newsletter, she stated:

“Some people have incorrectly said that I’ve renounced all of my prior work, and that’s not true. See? That’s an example of how fear-energy likes to stir up drama. I respect your right to pray and believe as you choose!”

Doreen continued:

”Some people have acted like I’m judging them since I became a Christian, and that’s probably because they’ve had painful experiences in the past with judgmental people. I have total compassion for those who’ve had painful experiences with organized religion, and I am praying that they keep God and Jesus in their hearts.”


She began publishing self-help and psychology books on topics like eating disorders and child custody before changing the focus of her work and writing spiritually-oriented topics.

Some of her books are:

  • Signs From Above: Your Angels’ Messages About Your Life Purpose, Relationships Health and More;
  • Angel Numbers 101;
  • The Best of Doreen Virtue 4-CD Audiobook;
  • How to Hear Your Angels.

”The Lightworker’s Way: Awakening Your Spiritual Power to Know and Heal,” a book that teaches you how to recognize your higher purpose, how to connect with your inner calling, and how to gain your spiritual power for healing.

”Healing with the Angels: How the Angels Can Assist You in Every Area of Your Life,” a practical how-to guide which reveals how to work with angels to improve your health. 

”Archangels and Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing with Divinities and Deities,” a thoroughly researched book in a lively encyclopedia format, listing 77 divinities from – Christian, Greek, Jewish, Cabalistic, Catholic, Roman, Asian, Egyptian, Tibetan, Babylonian, Celtic, Buddhist, New Age, Theosophical roots.

Her newest book, “The Joy of Jesus,” is available as a free ebook download at The book is also available in paperback on Amazon. “The Joy of Jesus” tells the story of why Virtue converted from new age to Christianity. 

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In her 20s, Doreen married Larry Schenk, with whom she had her two sons, Charles and Grant. She has said that Larry was emotionally abusive and possessive, leading to the couples’ eventual divorce.

Her second husband was Dwight Virtue, whom she divorced for undisclosed reasons. 

In 1995, Doreen Virtue married art gallery owner Michael Tienharra. In 1999, Virtue divorced Tienharra and married Steven Farmer. In 2009, she divorced Steven.

Doreen currently lives on a 47-acre estate in Hawaii, where she moved with her 5th husband Michael from their estate in Maui to better care for more than 100 rescue animals of all kinds.

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Virtue has been featured on CNN, Oprah, Good Morning America, and in magazines and newspapers worldwide including her weekly column in Woman’s World magazine called “My Guardian Angel.”

She has been a vegan since 1996.

Doreen has an impressive story about how Angels saved her life when armed robbers tried to steal her car. According to Virtue, the Angels told her to scream and she screamed. 

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Doreen Virtue – Net Worth

Virtue earned most of her wealth from selling her books, especially on her website or on Amazon. In addition, she has her angel and oracle decks. These include:

  • Angel Therapy Oracle Cards;
  • Angel Dreams Oracle Cards;
  • Healing With the Fairies Oracle Cards;
  • Healing With the Angels Oracle Cards.

After her Jesus revelation, Doreen has removed her name from co-authored books, removed some products from the marketplace, rewritten books to be “scripturally correct,” and donated royalties from sales of Tarot-related products to the Hay Foundation Charity.

Moreover, Virtue offered courses via DVD including courses on past life healing and mediumship as well as a course for people desiring to become spiritual writers. Also, she has a YouTube channel that has more than 236,000 subscribers. Therefore, spiritual teacher Doreen Virtue has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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13 thoughts on “Doreen Virtue – Net Worth, Husband, Christian Conversion, Books, Quotes”

  1. I just finished The Joy of Jesus and I agree with everything she has said. I too got teased by serpents with having visions and angels coming forward to me. Now I know from reading this book I was also being fooled. Congratulations to you Doreen for figuring it out for the rest of us.

  2. Dorren Virtue let lots of people down by renouncing the new age, there are many paths in life that leed us home to the God/Goddes energy. Even Doreen own son still teaches about newage Angel Therapy/ Mediumship what message is this sending?

    • The thing is that you condemn her for leaving the new age movement. Is she not exercising the same freedom you deserve for yourself to stay? She prays for, I am sure, for her son and everyone that disagrees with her. If she had been a murderer (she was not) and stopped and renounced killing she would hurt the feelings of those that still kill and let them down too. You deny her the freedom you claim to do as you like. Give her the same consideration I am sure she has given others.

    • It’s very possible that Doreen’s so-called Christianity is simply an offshoot and hybrid of New-Age theosophy.., NOT actual Christianity.

      • This is an ugly, judgmental spirit that you are throwing about. I’m sorry that it is troubling you. I pray for you, Scarletpumpernickel. May you find the grace to love others instead of judging them.

  3. I’ve never essentially followed Doreen Virtue so cannot comment on her as a person…but something intrigues me. If as she states she was ‘Never internally satisfied’ ( can’t quite remember her words) then what was she teaching? Was she telling people ‘Im not satisfied but you should believe in what I teach anyway’?. Or was she telling untruths from the outset? it doesn’t add up…I am also an ex New ager turned Christian ( and also a teacher). I also felt empty but felt I couldn’t deceive people by lying to them….Its something to think about. Nowhere in the bible does it promote prosperity by the way. Not saying we have to be on our back but it’s amazing what drives people and how other’s fall for it. I wish her luck but I think she should have hung out on a book deal and got more years under her belt….this looks a bit dubious…anyway as I said I wish her luck anyway…

  4. Does anyone know how to contact Doreen? She has stated she has been verbally assaulted, called awful names & been threatened. Yet it is not possible to leave even a comment on her Facebook. I would like to encourage her, but don’t know how to get hold of her. I will respect her privacy, though. Thanks for any info.

  5. Dear Doreen, I have seen a couple of your YouTube videos and I was deeply disturbed. I have the gift of the the Holy Spirit and speaking of tongues and no where in the Bible does it say it is demonic. It actually has several scripture that says these two things are needed to get into heaven. This really shook me up, it was in the video of Lindsay Davis testamony.

    • Please share the scriptures which say you have to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues in order to enter heaven.

      • Hey, SG! I would love to share some with you. It’s amazing what you find when you put denomination teaching aside and just read the Bible for yourself. Let’s look at the Apostles. Though human and flawed like us, Jesus specifically chose them for good reason. They spent 3 years of their life being taught and mentored by Him. What an opportunity!!!! In that time, they prayed, cast out demons, healed the sick, cleansed lepers, and lived in the literal presence of Jesus every single day. And with all that, they still did NOT have the Holy Ghost in them. They did not receive the Holy Ghost until the day of Pentecost. There’s a tremendous difference between having the Holy Ghost WITH you or ON you, and having it IN you. John 7:37-39 clearly says that nobody had the Holy Ghost, and that it wouldn’t be given out until AFTER Jesus ascended into heaven. Remember, He also taught that in order for the Holy Ghost to come, He had to go first. (John 16:7-13)

        Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He commanded them to wait in Jerusalem until they received the Holy Ghost, as He had been talking about and promised. Acts 1:4-9. They obeyed Him, and as a result, they experienced that Beautiful promise!!! Scripture tells us that as they were praying in an upper room on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost was poured out upon them. How? They felt a presence, a wind, and then they ALL began speaking in tongues as they received the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:1-4

        Because it was a major holiday (Pentecost), Jerusalem was overcrowded with people. People down in the streets below heard the great ruckus going on, of over 100 people speaking in tongues, and crowds continued to gather. Eventually, Peter went out and explained what was going on. You can read it in Acts 2. After he spoke, they were convicted and asked, “What MUST we do to be saved?” Peter, who had been taught by Jesus Himself, answered them by saying they had to repent, be baptized in Jesus’ name, and receive the Holy Ghost; just like they themselves did. The people then obeyed, and about 3,000 people repented, were baptized, and received the Holy Ghost as the Apostles and others in that upper room did.

        Who are we to think we can get the Holy Ghost another way? Who are we to think we don’t have to do what the very Apostles of Christ did? We never cleansed a leper, we never lived with Jesus, most people claiming Christ have never laid hands on someone and healed them; yet we’re better than the Apostles??? I wouldn’t dare say so. There is no favoritism and God does not change.

        In Acts 19, Paul ran into some other believers; and he asked them a very peculiar question: “Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?” What? But I thought the Holy Ghost is just a presence that comes upon you and you automatically get it when you become a believer? So many churches teach that. But Jesus and the Apostles never taught that. The believers he encountered say something even more strange: they say they’ve never even heard of it!!! What??? How could believers NOT have heard of the Holy Ghost?? Because this was a new manifestation being poured out on God’s people. This had never happened before. Paul insisted its importance, and the people received it!! This was what Paul taught and believed about the Holy Ghost. He then went on to teach in Romans 8:9 that if you didn’t have this Holy Ghost that he preached on, you didn’t belong to God. That is SERIOUS!!!!! Those are Paul’s own words. Not mine.

        It wasn’t just Paul, the other Apostles also emphasized people getting the Holy Ghost as they did. When they got the Holy Ghost, there was a SOUND. Just like with everyone else. No one got it in secret or quiet. Peter preached to the Gentiles in Acts 10, and as he preached, he was shocked because right in the middle of his sermon, the Holy Ghost was given to the Gentiles. How did Peter and the other believers with him know that the Gentiles got the Holy Ghost? Scripture specifically says in Acts 10:46 that the reason Peter and them knew was solely because they heard them speak in tongues. That was the only evidence ever given or accepted.

        Speaking in tongues as evidence of the Holy Ghost is NOT the same thing as the spiritual gift of tongues Paul talked about in 1 Corinthians
        chapters 12-14. Speaking in tongues is a prayer language you use in your own personal time with God. However, as Paul instructs, the gift of tongues MUST be used along with the gift of interpretation. That gift is used in a group setting, where God brings a message forth to His people. We won’t understand what’s being said, so there is an interpretation.

        Praying in tongues for our prayer time strengthens us and our faith, according to Jude 20.

        People try to use the Epistles to show that you don’t need the Holy Ghost. In Ephesians, for example, Paul says as believers, we were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. But who was he talking to??? You can’t use the Epistles to show salvation because they were letters written to people who were already saved!!! The Gospels taught us about Jesus. Acts shows what the apostles did with what they were taught. Then the rest of the New Testament was them writing to churches- people they already taught in the book of Acts. All those churches: Rome, Corinthians, Ephesians, etc., were all established in the book of Acts. They were taught what the book of Acts said. None of the founding church fathers ever changed their teaching and instruction from what Jesus said.

        If the Holy Ghost isn’t necessary, why were the apostles adamant about people having it? If speaking in tongues isn’t necessary, why did they insist on it? Why didn’t they accept any other evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost?

        Here’s a better question:
        If God gave us a promise, and we claim to love Him, why on earth are we sitting here with sour faces, asking, “Yeah, but do I HAVE TO have it?????” Yikes!!! I would want everything God has for me. And if I were the devil, knowing how powerful the Holy Ghost is, I would do everything in my power to make sure you never get it. And convincing people they don’t need the greatest weapon in their arsenal is a very effective strategy.


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