The Editors hadn't planned to have the Editor make this...

The Editors hadn't planned to have the Editor make this confession in public, but the more they thought about it, the more it seemed worthwhile. Here it is. Up until last year he didn't have a Christian Science Sentinel subscription of his own.

Would you believe it? How could such a thing be? How could such a "lapse" come about? Well, the Editor says he doesn't know. It was just that the subscription to their home was in his wife's name, and he read her copy—and he had access to a few office copies, as you can imagine. Such excuses! But slowly the light dawned that in order to support fully the Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal and other publications of The Christian Science Publishing Society, he needed to be subscribing in his own name as well as contributing and praying. Now he is (you probably saw this next line coming)... and he hopes you are too!

Seriously, as we have said before in this space, we need strong reader support in order to carry out the Sentinel's mission. If each member of our family of readership had his or her own subscription, it would help us enormously as a first step toward improved circulation. And frankly, there are side benefits. Now the Editor never has to go hunting for the latest issue in his wife's purse, can mark and underline to his heart's content, never finds an article torn out of the copy he's reading!

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Maintaining a marriage
May 29, 1989

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