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The joy of renewal
This article was adapted from a podcast on JSH-Online.com.
There came a time in my marriage when it was clear that there were major problems in every aspect that is considered a part of married life, and I devoted much prayer to trying to heal the situation. Eventually we divorced. For me, divorce was devastating—it meant that I was a failure.
No matter how long and hard I’d prayed, I still hadn’t been able to heal my marriage. Even after the divorce, I kept trying to bless my former husband. I didn’t really think we would remarry each other, but I did help him prayerfully and in other ways. All during this time, I kept telling myself that if I only knew how to love, this divorce would never have happened. Still, I continued to study and pray, and put into practice the truths I was learning.
I studied the Christian Science Bible Lesson daily. The Bible Lesson consists of passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. The Bible Lessons helped me understand that God created and governs the universe, and that my true spiritual identity is as a perfect, beloved child of God. I consider the Bible Lessons my daily bread, and I work to practice the truths that I learn from them in my daily life.
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