Why I gave my boyfriend Science and Health

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  August 10, 2021.

I’ve always felt uncomfortable sharing Christian Science. My religious beliefs feel very personal to me because I’m only just beginning to understand them. Also, I’ve never wanted people to think I was trying to convert them.

In the past, when I’d shared Christian Science with a boyfriend in order to explain how I approach life and difficult situations, either he was unsupportive, or he got combative, arguing that the Bible and God weren’t real. This made me feel even less motivated to share my beliefs and explain them to those I felt close to. 

Then there were the uncomfortable questions. When friends had been curious about Christian Science, they’d asked me questions like “What happens if you . . . ?” followed by an extreme situation in which most people would rely on medical treatment. I’d always felt embarrassed because I didn’t know what to say. And when I did respond, I never felt satisfied with my answers. 

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