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For Teens

If you’re tempted to cheat

Overwhelmed by the academics in her new school, this author prayed for a solution. The specific—and unexpected—divine guidance that followed not only helped her succeed on a difficult exam, but it also supported her in facing down the temptation to cheat.

Under pressure

We might think of peer pressure as something obvious—like the push to drink at a party. But often, peer pressure doesn’t even feel like pressure. In this article, the author shares how she learned to be alert to the subtle pull of peer pressure and how to pray about it effectively.

Help! I think my friend is mad at me.

What do you do if you think your friend is mad at you? Be a good friend, not by running around trying to make things better, but—surprise—by loving God first.

A healing on Halloween

When an ankle injury threatened to keep this teen home on Halloween night, she realized she could be healed just as quickly and surely as if Christ Jesus had been there. And she was.

What does it mean to lean on God?

With only a few days to learn a leading role, this actress discovered that leaning on God has practical effects. She shares more about just what it means to lean on the Divine in this Q&A.

Better judgment

When this author found judgmental thoughts creeping in and taking over, she realized she needed a new measuring stick. She found one in this Bible verse: “judge righteous judgment.”

Stormy waters could not shake me

I’ve always loved taking trips out in the wilderness. Two summers ago, I was on my favorite trip of the summer: Pictured Rocks.

How can we pray about suicide?

After a friend from high school committed suicide, this author felt impelled to pray more consistently for anyone, anywhere who might be feeling hopeless.

When God broke through

For this author, a black belt test in tae kwon do became a turning point in her understanding and practice of Christian Science.

‘Go into your race with God’

I’ve been on a competitive swim team since the end of fifth grade. But still swimming has always been a growing experience for me—especially once I got to high school and my coach put me in the three hardest events: the 200 individual medley (eight lengths of the pool doing two lengths of each stroke), the 100 fly (four lengths of butterfly), and the 500 free (20 lengths of freestyle).