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To Our Readers
For someone to encounter difficult circumstances and feel down for a while is one thing. Usually, he or she bounces back, and things return to normal. But when sadness doesn't return to gladness, there's a need and often a yearning for help, a longing to be lifted out of chronic depression.
A prevalent view among medical and psychiatric professionals is that chronic depression has biological roots, and often what they recommend as treatment is some combination of antidepressant drugs and non-drug therapies.
Vicki Turpen—a wife and school teacher—found a very different kind of cure. She was healed of years of depression through Christian Science treatment. Mrs. Turpen explains that her life was usually one of joy and activity, but that she began to sink so low into depression that she didn't want to be alive. The severity of the trouble was as much a shock to her as it was to her husband.
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To Our Readers
with contributions from Carolyn Gill, Ward R. Quincey
items of interest
with contributions from Luis D. Leon, Michael Meehan
Depression is not natural
By Colleen Douglass
SEVERE DEPRESSION HEALED
Vicki A. Turpen
Can I get to the church on time?
By Robert C. Lewis
Learning from mistakes
By Clifford Kapps Eriksen
Intelligence gaps? God can help
By Alma Chico Green
Building on a stable foundation
By Judith H. Hedrick
Every puppy has its place
By Sarah A. BRITTON
Malignant tumor dissolved
Prayer heals severe knee pain
Hope B. Quartey-Papafio
Child's injured arm and wrist quickly healed
Kenzie J. Jones
God—our constant companion
By Robert A. Johnson
Brothers, sisters, and strangers
William E. Moody