FUNCTION WITHOUT THE DYS—

So much in contemporary life argues for focusing on, even obsessing about, the troubles people face on a daily basis—from dysfunction in the family or in a special relationship, to the distress many feel over a troubled economy or a contentious and almost endless election cycle. Since stress is literally contained within distress, is it any wonder, then, that by some estimates more than four-fifths of the physical complaints that Americans report to their physicians are thought to be caused by some form of mental or emotional stress?

Ask long-time Christian Science practitioner and teacher Ruth Elizabeth Jenks what it takes to heal through prayer, and she might say, "Start by knowing that God's work is already done and can't be undone." In this week's featured conversation with Betty about healing dysfunctional lives and bodies through prayer, you'll find out what she means by that counsel and its correlative: Start with the solution not with the problem. To Betty, this approach isn't head-in-the-clouds wishfulness or semimeta-physical self-help. It's simply following Jesus' example—Go straight to God in prayer, thank the All-good, and behold Her always good creation.

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