Original in Danish

Many years ago after first learning about Christian Science,...

Many years ago after first learning about Christian Science, I attended (on and off) one of the branch churches in Denmark. From time to time I also read the weekly Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly and had help through prayer from a Christian Science practitioner. Everything seemed so easy then. Later I did not concern myself at all with Christian Science for a number of years. Then because of personal problems, I ended up with a serious prescription drug abuse problem.

I took strong nerve medicine for several years. At the same time, I took painkillers and also sleeping pills. That was hard fare every day. I still managed to go to work and to care for my child, but did not feel that I was myself. My mental state was very much affected by the medication.

One day when I faced a very important decision, I called a practitioner. The practitioner encouraged me to pray for myself and to work to understand clearly the truths of Christian Science. The word clearly stood out when she said it, and seemed to me of great importance. I realized I could not think clearly when I was dulled by the medicine. So first thing I began to scale back use of the nerve medicine until I no longer took it. Then came the sleeping pills. But the first week without them, I literally did not sleep.

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Testimony of Healing
I first drank alcohol in my freshman year in high school
December 28, 1992

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