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For Teens

A new way of helping others

She thought that helping others meant picking up trash or holding the door. But then a new idea dawned on her: Maybe she could help others by praying.

Good, bad, or somewhere in between?

When you look at the world around you, it can seem like some people are good, some people are bad, and some are somewhere in between. But as healers, we can take a different view—and bring out the innate spiritual goodness in everyone we meet.

Eight thousand miles from home … but still at home

Faced with a brand new school in a brand new country, this teen wondered if she would ever feel like she was at home, or that she belonged, again. Read about how prayer helped her find comfort—and a conviction that she could be at home wherever she was.

Waking up to healing

It was 4:30 in the morning when I woke up feeling like it was hard to breathe and with a painful, scratchy throat. My initial reaction was to dread the upcoming week, assuming that I was going to suffer through a cold.

Do you care what others think?

Do you care too much about what others might be thinking about you? One writer says, “been there,” and goes on to show how getting a God-based understanding of her identity has helped her feel secure and happy.

A simple shift in thought

I’d been waiting for this trip for years. At my school, we get the special opportunity to go to Costa Rica in eighth grade.

School shootings: What can we do?

Two of the teens in my Christian Science Sunday School class were crying as we talked about the most recent school shooting, at a high school in Florida. Many in my class said they’d prayed when they saw the news alert on their phone, but still felt helpless, discouraged, and sad.

Clear guidance for healing

Hit with an illness during a service trip to Peru, this teen found concrete guidance in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that sped him along to healing.

The way I really am

In sixth grade, I got excited about playing football, but didn’t know how I could do it. For much of my childhood, I hadn’t been able to participate in sports, because I was hampered by a physical problem.

‘I am a what?’

Over the summer, I worked as a counselor-in-training at a camp for Christian Scientists. During the first session, it seemed like there was a stomach bug going around—and I was one of the people who got it.