The Law in the Home

When a man and a woman are married, a contract is entered into to the effect that each will love, honor, and cherish the other, "so long as ... both shall live." Each contract contains many details which are entirely unwritten and which do not appear at the time of the marriage ceremony. Many of these details are not discussed, but they become evident to the individuals concerned as situations arise and decisions are made.

Some details are worked out before marriage by mutual agreement. Among these may be the matter of what religion the future family will adhere to. If one party is a Christian Scientist and the other is not, this question is a particularly important one. Because it is so important, it is essential that the Christian Scientist concerned realize that the decision is a mutual agreement between two human beings. For this reason, it can be constantly improved as the Scientist turns to divine Love for guidance. As this is done, any revisions in the agreement between husband and wife which may appear to be necessary as situations arise can be made harmoniously.

Serving the Community
September 5, 1964

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