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For Teens

Love others? How hard could that be?

His goal for his summer as a camp counselor seemed simple: to be kind in all his words and actions. But frustrations with his campers forced him to dig deeper to find the real source of his ability to love.

A spiritual solution to procrastination

 Procrastination. Seems like it’s just part of high school, and college, and life, right? But it doesn’t have to be. One author shares some of the ways she’s prayed.

‘How is God even relevant to me right now?’

She thought a life of partying would be so much more satisfying than being a “naïve” Christian Scientist. Several years later, lost and depressed, she began asking the question: Could God be there after all? And could He help her out of this mess?

‘I can’t wait for all the blessings’

One teen shares just a few of the many reasons why he’s a Christian Scientist, including the way it’s helped him in sports, in finding direction and purpose, and how it’s brought healing to all areas of his life.

The perfect selfie

A different take on the “perfect selfie” allowed this author to get a more beautiful, God-based view of her identity.

Facing my parents’ divorce

I’ll never forget the first time I came home from camp. After my parents picked me up from the airport, we went to the park, where I found out my parents were getting a divorce.

A healing of homesickness

Nervous about feeling homesick during camp, this author decided to tackle the problem through prayer. The result? A powerful message from God that changed his whole summer.

The tie that binds

What is it that allows us to help others and find help ourselves? You might say, “Understanding each other’s pain.” But actually, healing comes when what we share isn’t the belief in the reality of pain, but an understanding of the reality of divine Love.

‘She was threatening to jump’

The woman was about to jump off the bridge. Was there anything this author could do to help?

Prayer on the sidelines

I’ve played soccer ever since I could kick a ball. So sitting on the sidelines was not exactly the start I’d expected for the fall soccer season of my sophomore year.