About thirty-five years ago I...

About thirty-five years ago I first took an interest in this blessed religion, Christian Science, although it was a very disbelieving and antagonistic interest. I was very much opposed to what I thought Science was. But I could not deny the healings and happiness which I began to witness in the life of a young man who was afterward to be my husband. A certain freedom and joy permeated his thinking and his home.

Secretly I longed for this freedom. The atmosphere in my home was loving and religious but very fearful. At times it was happy, but, more often, tragically unhappy. I entertained a heavy feeling of impending doom and disaster and felt engulfed by a sense of helplessness against disease, death, and sin.

How grateful I am that the young man in my life discounted my fears and my firm belief that periodic tragedy was an inevitable part of life! He was very loving and patient with me but impatient with illogical and superstitious material beliefs and religious concepts which I fiercely refused to relinquish.

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Testimony of Healing
It is with a heart filled with gratitude...
August 21, 1965

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