My first published testimony appeared in The Christian Science Journal...

My first published testimony appeared in The Christian Science Journal in 1946. Since that time there have been many more blessings in our family through our growing understanding of this healing Science. When our older son told us he was engaged to marry a young woman who knew nothing about Christian Science, and who had a record of ill health and had been told by her physician that she could not survive childbirth, I was dismayed. Then I realized that since this young man had received the benefits of Christian Science from the age of four, he had what it would take to "meet every adverse circumstance as its master," as Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 419).

Shortly after their marriage this young woman began the study of Christian Science. When within a few years their two sons were born, there were no complications. The births were harmonious, and there were no ill aftereffects. These two boys have now grown to manhood and are active students of Science in their branch churches. Their mother, having become a student of Christian Science, is now able to help others.

During the economic depression of the early 1930's, the establishment where my husband was employed closed its doors, and he was without employment for several months. Our scanty reserves were soon depleted, and we were partially dependent on a relative for our needs. My husband was able to say he was grateful for the additional time he was afforded for further study of Christian Science, and so he was not discouraged. When a job with a newly organized business was given him, although in a business about which he knew nothing, he gladly accepted. We were grateful, even though the starting salary was small. As time went on and he was able to put into practice his understanding of Christian Science, the business prospered and so did my husband. After twenty-five years of service he was able to retire with an income adequate for our every need.

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Words of Current Interest
October 16, 1976

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