In my youth I had the opportunity...

In my youth I had the opportunity of attending a Christian Science Sunday School. I remember my childhood and young womanhood as exceedingly happy and satisfying. During college, however, I allowed myself to drift away from this Science, took up smoking and social drinking, and, not long after graduation, I married a physician.

My husband was a fine young man, dedicated to helping others. When he did not return from World War II, I was desolate. Self-pity and resentment soon dictated my life until there was no escape from my misery. I tried psychology, psychiatry, philosophy, other religions—everything I could think of for some way out. Once or twice I opened my copy of Science and Health, but it had become unintelligible to me.

One day, almost without thinking, I called a practitioner, and from that day on blessings began to unfold. Science and Health suddenly became a new book to me, the most meaningful and beautiful book I had ever read. Right away I began to be able to make decisions, a faculty that had slowly deserted me through the years. I began to find happiness in a new marriage. Although we moved around considerably because of my husband's occupation, satisfactory housing, even in the most overcrowded areas, was immediately forthcoming as I learned to listen for God's directing and lived in the constant expectancy of good.

Testimony of Healing
Many faulty traits of character...
January 21, 1961

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