"Ginger ale, please"

[For young adults]

"Why don't Christian Scientists drink? Isn't that a bit puritanical?" These are questions often asked. What can we answer?

At an early age I was convinced that I didn't want to drink when I grew up. Besides coming from a family that had wonderful times without alcohol, I had heard of people whose lives had been ruined by drinking.

However, when I got to the age when my friends began to drink, it wasn't so easy to stick to my convictions. I was often embarrassed in a group to be the only one drinking soft drinks.

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Trust in God's Guidance
April 11, 1970

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