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For Teens

‘This is for You, God’

Is humility a weakness? In many areas of life, especially competitive sports, it might seem like it is. But what I’ve learned through Christian Science and in following Christ Jesus’ example is that humility brings us the greatest strength, even in athletics.

Feeling conflicted?

If you’re struggling with a moral dilemma or trying to make a tough decision, how do you know which answer is the right one? This author shares the qualities of thought—like humility and willingness—that have helped speed her in the right direction.

A quick healing

Would an accident on the trampoline the night before camp started ruin her summer? No way. This author found immediate help in calling a Christian Science practitioner and knowing that God’s power was present to heal her.

Want to make a difference? Try this!

This author wanted to help the causes she cared about. Should she volunteer? Join a club? Yes, she could. But she discovered something she could do every day, and which had powerful effects: read the Christian Science Bible Lesson.

What do you see in the mirror?

Close your eyes for a minute. Imagine yourself looking in a mirror.

Course correction

When a broken thumb looked like it might derail his soccer season, this author realized he had a choice. He could keep focusing on the image of the injury, or he could pray to see himself spiritually. His decision brought healing.

Can grief really be healed?

A friend’s tragedy got this author questioning whether grief just fades, or whether it can actually be healed. The Sermon on the Mount had the answer.

Goodbye, self-condemnation

Self-criticism can be hard to shake, especially when you feel like you keep messing up. One athlete shares how he worked through a season of mistakes on the field and ultimately found healing from self-condemnation.

Credit where credit is due

When you achieve something awesome, do you feel like you deserve the credit, or do you give the credit to God? This author struggled with giving God the glory until prayer helped her see her accomplishments in a new light.

Love heals homesickness

With homesickness threatening to ruin her service trip to Peru, this writer focused on sharing and experiencing joy. But it wasn’t until the end of the trip that she realized how spiritually powerful her approach had been.