During my teenage years I believed that I was homosexual...

During my teenage years I believed that I was homosexual and practised homosexual activities. Progressively, my whole life became affected. School, career, and social interactions all suffered because of what I now consider immoral and unethical behavior. I felt handcuffed, embarrassed, and dependent on momentary pleasures of the body. For eleven years I struggled along, feeling desperately alone with the problem and having no one to turn to.

I knew a little about Christian Science, mainly through reading the international newspaper The Christian Science Monitor. One day, out of a great need for help, I picked up a telephone directory to find the nearest Christian Science Reading Room. Through contact with the Reading Room I learned the telephone number of a Christian Science practitioner.

The practitioner, who was most kind, agreed to pray for me. She gave me some passages to read from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. This passage was very encouraging to me: "Mankind will improve through Science and Christianity. The necessity for uplifting the race is father to the fact that Mind can do it; for Mind can impart purity instead of impurity, strength instead of weakness, and health instead of disease. Truth is an alterative in the entire system, and can make it 'every whit whole.'"

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Testimony of Healing
"Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by...
May 28, 1990

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