Are you sure?
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Are you a mother?
Is it possible to be a mother and not have children? Most people would say, "Of course not!" But I found a different answer.
I had always assumed that I would have children when I married. However, for various reasons, my husband and I did not discuss the subject much before we were married. After some years, I began to think more and more about having children. I yearned to feel the tender love so associated with motherhood.
The problem was that by this time I was fully aware that my husband was opposed to our having children. There were many arguments, tears, and frustrations. I could see that he would not be a happy father, so I prayed with much humility to know what to do. I dearly loved my husband, and I yearned to have our marriage reflect this love and be free of tension and frustration. So eventually—and reluctantly—I decided to drop the idea of having children.
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We cannot run out of what God gives us
E. Margaret Grace
My reserve fund
Alessandra P. Colombini
What is real?
Anna A. Vinson
What God knows
Allison W. Phinney, Jr.
Divine Love comes to our rescue
Michael D. Rissler
About four years ago, when I was fairly new in the study of...
At one time I had acquired the habit of drinking five...
Christian Science has been with me all of my life, and I...
Janet Helen Alder with contributions from Jean Irving Alder
For many years the articles and testimonies in the Sentinel...