To Our Readers

If I Told You that someone warned that marriage, in general, is on slippery footing, you'd hardly be shocked. After all, the rate of divorce in the United States today is quite high. What may come as a surprise, however, is that this warning was first published over a hundred years ago, when everyday life appears to have been a lot more marriage-friendly.

Toward the end of last century, in her landmark book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy made this statement in a chapter simply titled "Marriage": "Matrimony, which was once a fixed fact among us, must lose its present slippery footing, and man must find permanence and peace in a more spiritual adherence" (p. 65).

As the statement suggests, the key to building firmer and happier relationships has less to do with the pace of life or with improving one's people skills, and more to do with understanding man's relation to God, divine Spirit. This becomes evident as you read our Cover Story, which is actually a series of brief articles, experiences, and comments on the subject of marriage, written by people who realize that their closest relationship is with God.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

November 9, 1998

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