A pure sense of companionship

We all can and must at some time grow in our understanding of a pure sense of companionship. Yet men and women live in a society today that not only condones but encourages sexual promiscuity. How does a young person deal with this situation? Unfortunately, many go along, through peer pressure or under the guise of "It's OK with society," or, even sadder, in the hope that a brief physical encounter will take away their loneliness. But the cliché "Everyone does it" falls flat for those who are striving to uphold their moral upbringing and thinking.

A Christian Scientist I know faced such an issue some time ago. She was able to prove the truth of this statement by Mrs. Eddy: "The destruction of the claims of mortal mind through Science, by which man can escape from sin and mortality, blesses the whole human family." Science and Health, p. 103. She had been dating someone. After each date— and her rejection of his advances—she'd think: "Well, he won't call again, and I'll be better off for it." But he would call, and because she enjoyed his company, she continued to go out with him; but finally she thought, "No more! The situation can and must be healed."

Meeting the test spiritually
August 10, 1981

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