There's only the one divine Ego

Commitment in Marriage

If we find right companionship and choose to enter into a marriage relation, how can we keep it together? How can a marriage most successfully survive the challenges that arise when a man and woman live together as an economic, social, familial unit for a long period of time?

One important point is to realize that the two individuals are not, in reality, two separate small minds trying desperately to figure out how to relate to each other. Now and forever God is the only Mind, the one divine Ego, continually expressing Himself in the male and female of spiritual creation. In her definition of "I, or Ego" in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy states, "There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle." Science and Health, p. 588;

But suppose the relationship does go sour, and there are deeply hurt feelings, anger, guilt, bitter disappointment? Is it too late to bring about some sort of change, to undo wrongs?

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October 10, 1977

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