All unashamed

IN college I learned to smoke cigarettes and drink alcoholic beverages. These activities competed with my academic studies, and my grades suffered. Upon graduating, I felt that I was setting out into the "real world" with more bad habits than good ones. I was not proud of myself.

Later, when I married and became a mother, I wanted to raise my children in a pure environment, so I wanted to stop smoking and drinking, but the harder I tried, the more miserably I failed. I longed for a self-help book that could guarantee me success in my struggle to break these habits.

Then a wonderful thing happened in my life. Through the simple prayer of a friend, a remarkable healing occurred when I told her of a serious physical condition I was suffering from, for which my doctors had recommended surgery. All she said to me was, "Why don't you try Christian Science?"

Breaking smoking's chain
August 11, 1997

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.