My introduction to Christian Science came when I met my wife

My introduction to Christian Science came when I met my wife. Although I witnessed many healings for my wife and children, I could not quite accept all of the teachings of Christian Science. I felt that if I were allowed to smoke and have that occasional social drink and once in a while go to a doctor, I would be able to accept Christian Science.

A few years later a severe difficulty arose that caused me to go to the doctor twice a week. It was diagnosed as ulcerated colitis. After several months of medical treatment, the situation became progressively worse. I was unable to eat, work, or sleep. My wife always lovingly asked me if I was ready to be healed in Christian Science, and each time I said that I could not quite accept it.

When the problem became extremely alarming, I went to one of the large medical clinics in the country. Several doctors examined me, and it was determined that I would have to remain in the hospital for the next several weeks for observation. As I was sitting in the waiting room, waiting for admission to the hospital, a still, small voice spoke to me. I knew then that Christian Science was the answer. With that, I garnered what strength I had, signed all of the proper releases, and called my wife. I told her I was coming home and that I wanted Christian Science treatment.

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November 6, 1976

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