What a joy to express gratitude for a happy home! Christian Science...

What a joy to express gratitude for a happy home! Christian Science is teaching me that the quality of my thought can enrich my life, and I have found this particularly applicable in a marriage to one who is not a student of Christian Science.

A few years ago it became necessary for me to get a much clearer understanding of Love. My marriage had broken down, and I had returned to my parents' home along with our children. Christian Science had met my needs from childhood, and so at this point a Christian Science practitioner was contacted, who agreed to help me through prayer.

As I turned to God and became willing to let Him show me the next step, I began to see that in reality I was a complete idea, expressing both the masculine qualities of strength and courage, and the feminine qualities of gentleness, tenderness, and love. I was not dependent on another individual for my happiness and completeness; and this was true for all God's ideas. I saw I couldn't afford to hold on to a false concept of my husband as out of God's embrace. He was just as much God's idea as I was. I had been accepting as real a lot of false suggestions, and consequently these had robbed me of my happiness. It became clear that our relationship needed to be based on the spiritual nature of man and that I must start by expressing the qualities I wished to see evidenced in my experience.

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May 21, 1977

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