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An athlete prays

I am an avid athlete who enjoys most sports—especially hockey, soccer, and track. Last fall, it was soccer season, and I was ready to work hard for my team and win some games.

Impossible to ignore

What’s with all Mary Baker Eddy’s statements about the “nothingness” and “unreality” of evil? Did she mean we should just turn a blind eye to the bad stuff? On the contrary, Mrs. Eddy expected Christian Scientists to be actively praying for our world, and her statements about evil give us the tools to do so.

Believe it or not

You may be a pro at standing up to peer pressure at school. But what about in your thoughts? Learn how to be alert to the pressuring suggestions that come on a daily basis and would seem to have an effect on our lives—until we wise up and recognize their powerlessness.

I didn’t have to miss out

In Costa Rica for a class trip, she suddenly found herself unwell and missing out on activities she’d been looking forward to. Then prayer came to the rescue.

No more period pain

My school regularly holds lectures related to puberty for preteen and teenage students. During one of these lectures, they told us that pain is normal during menstrual cycles and also that our menstrual cycles might be irregular in the beginning.

Feeling stressed?

At exam time, stress can feel like a normal part of student life. This article explores why it doesn’t have to be and offers a spiritual approach for dealing with stress and pressure.

What you’ve taught me

Your contributions to TeenConnect are important! Here’s what they’ve meant to TeenConnect’s editor, and the impact she feels they’re having on the world.

When life seems hard

What can we do when life seems hard? This author found that gratitude opened her eyes to a very different perspective.

“Dinner” with the enemy

After being treated badly, this author had no problem seeing the perpetrator as an awful person. But when they were put together on a group project, she knew that view needed to change.

Different is good

In college, this author was called “different” when she chose not to drink. But “different,” she discovered, wasn’t a bad thing.