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A QUESTIONS & ANSWERS EXCHANGE
This column is a place to explore questions with other readers and with the editorial staff of the Sentinel. The responses are offered not so much to close the question but to open possibilities for further prayer, exploration, and living of spiritual truth.
Q. Since plastic surgery isn't a matter of health, is it in conflict with the practice of Christian Science?—from a reader in Missouri
A. Plastic surgery probably has more to do with mental health than the question suggests. If we believe that professional success or attractiveness to others or to ourselves depends upon the appearance of the body, we'll never be truly satisfied or secure. We'll also be in ever greater bondage to the body, fearing that we may lose our good looks at any time.
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"Magic Mirror, on the Wall"
Charles Hanson Kaehn
On feeling beautiful
Lucinda Baker Greiner
II Corinthians 5:8
Mary Elizabeth G. Baker
Freedom from sexual pressures
Do you know the "right" people?
Calculated giving or unbounded love?
Bayard C. Auchincloss
As the symbols disappear
Patricia Tupper Hyatt
Margaret E. Leicht
The forgiveness factor
by Kim Shippey
Sexual harassment: an honest discussion
Mary Metzner Trammell
The Christ does indeed meet every human need, however...
Kathleen E. Fenner
One morning when I woke up I noticed a rash on my arm
Devin Lawrence Kuzmer with contributions from Dana Wright-Kuzmer