Marjorie Duterte

Helping the world heal, one book at a time.



Capturing wonder into words. Thoughts on faith, hope, and love. 



Author of Love Yourself as God Loves You, Harvest Moon, DIY Writing Retreat.



Helping you turn your ideas into a book—from concept, creation, to launch.



A workshop on loving yourself and finding your purpose.

Live from the core of your being.

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Love Yourself

As God Loves you

How Do You Love Yourself?
Let us count the ways…
God wants you to accept and love yourself as He does.
This simple and inspiring book provides you with the spiritual truths that will help you love yourself God’s way.

  • Learn biblical truths that will help you overcome the lies that lead to self-hate and undermine your self-worth.
  • Find practical ways that you can do when your love tank is running empty, when you’re feeling needy and need to take care of your self.
  • Discover valuable lessons that will help you love yourself in a healthy way.

PLUS: 52 Ways to Love Yourself, one for every week of the year!
Are you ready to take the first step towards wholeness?
This book will help you to truly love your self, the way God does.
Love yourself today.

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Harvest Moon

There are few moments in your life when you encounter people and places that take you into another direction.

You go somewhere new, meet someone, do something you’ve never done before and you are never the same. The moment turns your life around.

Hiroki Sato never thought that such a day would also happen for him. He was only twelve years old when he started working hard for his career. Now in his twenties, Hiro is successful, famous, and exhausted. Left alone with his thoughts, he often wonders if there is more to life than his work, until he meets Michelle.

His brief encounter with her lights a dying spark inside him and he is drawn to her like the moon to the sun.

Their serendipitous meeting takes them to explore Beijing, Tokyo, and the Philippines together, but bridging their different worlds was not as easy as they thought it would be.

What can heal the pain of history? What can overcome the boundaries of the heart?

Perhaps, love.


God is Working Behind the Scenes

It's been a week since The Feast Conference: Joyful Joyful ended. It's been both a humbling and grace-filled experience to be part of the largest inspirational event in the country. It’s my first time to serve as a speaker there. To be honest, when I first received the invitation to speak, I wanted to say no. I was scared and thought, why me? I felt I was a writer and not a speaker, comparing myself to those whom I knew...

Do It Afraid and Find Joy!

Hello there! It’s been so long since I last wrote here! Hope all is well with you! 🙂 Just wanted to say hi and share what I’ve learned recently about life. Just a few days ago, I was able to conquer my fear of parasailing in Boracay. Exactly 10 years ago, I found myself in the same predicament. However at the last minute, when I was already being asked to put the harness, I backed out! I was so terrified,...

From Hiding to Highlands

“Looks like you’re having a milestone one after another,” a friend messaged me recently. While I liked her comment with an eye-hearted emoticon, I couldn’t help but remember how hard the journey has been.  My friend did not know that I haven’t been on social media for the past six months. In a way, I hid from the world. I needed to step away in order to heal. It was difficult, but here's what I learned: In the hiding, I...

The Twin Suns

Hello, 2018! Goodbye, 2017! I love what January stands for. I just learned yesterday that January originated from the name of Janus—the Roman god of beginnings and endings. In Roman mythology, he is portrayed with two faces facing opposite sides—one looking to the past, the other to the future. This dichotomy reminds me also of the twin suns in the recent Star Wars film, the Last Jedi. Spoiler Alert: skip this paragraph if you haven’t watched 🙂 The twin suns,...

The Gift of Pause

I am grateful for this time to write to you. I have taken time off to rest today. For me writing leisurely is restful. Lately, I have been rushing through life and I have to stop myself from working too much because a good friend reminded me to: “Love yourself!” Indeed. 🙂 So, I am taking this day to pause for a while. The work can wait. But our health cannot. It’s incredible the amount of unnecessary stress we place...

How to Be Brave

I always find visiting a wake sobering. It puts life into its proper perspective. I’ve been to many wakes before including my dad’s but it doesn’t get any easier even if you knew it would happen eventually. Still I have hope because I know that life on earth as we know it may end, but love does not. Last Friday, our beloved Tito Rey Ortega died. He was an orphan who built an orphanage, and started many ministries in the...

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