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.

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

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