Depression was healed when I made Christian Science my own

I grew up in a home with loving parents who were devoted Christian Scientists, but I didn’t make Christian Science my own until I was fifteen.

My sister and I were rarely ill, and when we were, our parents’ prayerful treatments quickly brought us back to health. So the passing of my mother was a devastating shock. I was eleven. I continued to attend Sunday School, but everything I heard there went “in one ear and out the other.” Grief and doubt consumed my every thought. 

I did want to continue being a Christian Scientist, but studying the Bible along with Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy—the two books that together are the pastor of the Church of Christ, Scientist—would make me so sad or angry that I did so as little as possible. I joined my branch church, but the added social connection did not help solve the real problems I was facing. 

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