I am offering my experience and healing in Christian Science...

I am offering my experience and healing in Christian Science with the hope and assurance that some others who are seeking the truth may also be healed and blessed as I have been. My wife had never been a very healthy woman, and in later years had been failing rapidly, until she was almost an invalid. She could not walk more than two or three blocks without giving out. She had reached the point where medical aid and drugs were of no avail. Acting upon the advice of a neighbor who was a Christian Scientist, she went to a Christian Science practitioner; and it is with much rejoicing that I acknowledge her complete healing. From a frail and wasted woman of some ninety pounds, she now weighs about one hundred and forty, and has been a very healthy and useful woman during the years that have followed that healing.

Through all of this experience I received my blessing also. For years prior to my wife's taking up Christian Science I had been sinking deeper into degradation, and the desire for strong drink had so fastened itself upon me that there seemed no remedy. I was very selfish toward my family, spending money lavishly over the bar for drink for my friends and myself, but always loath to provide my wife with sufficient money properly to clother herself and the children. When she first suggested taking Science treatment I agreed, but after about a week's treatment, at which time she appeared to be growing worse rather than improving, I began to remonstrate, and finally demanded that she discontinue the treatment; but she refused to do so.

I have learned since that my remonstrances were the beginning of a moral chemicalization within me. This lasted for about ten days, during which time I certainly was a very disagreeable husband. But it had its ending. On Sunday morning, February 2, 1908, my wife managed to drag herself to the Christian Science church, which was only about a block and a half away, taking the children with her, thus leaving me alone in the home. As near as I can relate, it was about the hour of silent prayer in the Christian Science church, as I sat at the breakfast table, that suddenly a great light broke in upon me, and I arose from my seat and paced up and down the room. I realized that all of my old habits were being emptied out. I knew I would never desire another drink of liquor, that I was through with gambling, tobacco, profanity, and also that I would never again require drugs in case of illness. During all of these years that have followed there has never been a return of a desire for any of them, and I have never missed a day from my store or work on account of illness.

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Testimony of Healing
I want to express something of my deep gratitude for the...
March 20, 1926

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