For seven years a recurring duodenal ulcer troubled me, and...

For seven years a recurring duodenal ulcer troubled me, and I developed an addiction to the drugs prescribed for ulcer treatment. Simultaneously, our teenage children were associating with individuals who used illegal drugs.

Christian Science interested me the first time I heard of it, which was very early in my marriage. The facts of the spirituality of true existence made an impression on me, but I did not feel I could relinquish medicine for myself or our children. So I drifted among several religious denominations and medical forms of treatment for quite a while.

The situation with our teenagers finally became critical, and I knew that only omnipotent God could save them. The turning point occurred at a Christian Science lecture, which our children attended with me. The lecturer emphasized the necessity of obeying God and loving one's fellow beings as oneself. Several examples of the results of such living were explained, and the children were receptive to these.

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December 17, 1990

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