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Three on a Date
When you go on a date, make it a threesome—don't forget God. Maintaining your closeness to God is as important in dating as in academics and athletics.
It isn't frivolous to take just a few moments before leaving home or dormitory to draw close to God. No one is too self-assured to do without a humble request for grace to act in a way pleasing to Him. Selfishness, arrogance, willpower, and lust will then have no place in thought or action. You can be yourself—God's man, whose happiness is spiritual and deep. Then you're free to see the best of yourself and give the best of yourself. This affirmation of man's unity with God leaves you free to respond to His directing. The Bible states it this way: "The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord. ... A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps." Prov. 16:1, 9;
One experience in my high school years illustrates this. It was a girl's-choice dance party. What the band played sounded more like noise than music. I only knew my partner from class. The whole evening was beginning to drag. It was saved, though, when I remembered the quiet thoughts I had had with God before the dance began. These thoughts were from Mrs. Eddy's poem:
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A Timeless Healer
BEVERLY BEMIS HAWKS
THAT WHICH ABIDES
World Peace—Our Part in It
Are We Waiting for the Waters to Be Troubled?
AURELIO J. COLTRI
Red Dragon—Symbol of a Lie
ALICE WILT STRAUSS
No Separation in Spiritual Reality
CYRIL ALEXANDER BARBER
HOME IS HEAVEN
Helen Bonnell Butt
Three on a Date
William Marshall Fabian
Elaine Helps Gary
Wendy Louise Stevens
Prayer Heals Chills and Fever
Perfection and Healing
Peter J. Henniker-Heaton
Mary Baker Eddy begins the Preface to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures...
Rosalie M. Cantello with contributions from Albert E. Cantello
A few years ago my husband and I found ourselves in extremity,...
Dorothy Jane McPhee with contributions from Kenneth Hufford
I had been exposed to Christian Science in childhood and had...
Christine Q. Hedrick
Letters to the Press
Robert B. Hazelett