As one who had been reared in a churchgoing,...

As one who had been reared in a churchgoing, God-fearing, Bible-reading family, I had good exposure to the Scriptures—but only from a literal and material standpoint. My questions about God and my relationship to Him went mostly unanswered. I was resentful, because I thought that at least some of the ministers of the church should know the answers to my questions. (The answers and an understanding of God as our loving, caring Parent came through my study of Christian Science some time later.)

During the years of an emotional wilderness experience, at a time when I would not even have a Bible in my house, I had become a successful businesswoman who was married to a successful businessman. But we were both heavily addicted to alcohol. We attended a self-help group for alcoholics. However, we still had not found the peace and freedom for which we longed, although we appreciated the group's efforts to aid us.

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