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How can I find a feeling of purpose?

When nothing’s going on, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have purpose. But this author offers a different take: Purpose isn’t dependent on external circumstances but is actually built in to who you are.

When my friends dumped me

If you’ve ever been dumped by a friend, you know it can hurt—and that it can also be hard to trust again. One author shares how prayer has helped her approach friendships more fearlessly.

How can I get people to like me?

She thought that doing what a guy asked would make her popular. When that backfired, this author realized that she could turn to Christian Science to understand what makes her likable and how to have better friendships.

‘This photo popped up on my phone …’

What do you do when an unwelcome photo pops up as a text or a Snapchat? Two Christian Science Sunday School teachers share ideas about how prayer can help us find freedom from these “dark images.”

Can I ask God for a girlfriend?

This writer really wanted a girlfriend, but nothing he was doing was working. How about praying about it? suggested a friend. Pray about getting a girlfriend? Can you even do that? Read on to find out what he discovered.

Think new thoughts

What do you do when your thoughts seem stuck on repeat? One writer shares the inspiration that snapped her out of unproductive thought patterns.

‘I feel like I don’t have faith in God’

What can you do when you feel like you don’t have faith? This writer shares a healing that taught her a lesson about where faith comes from and how to find it.

How can I deal with relationship problems?

This author was swirling in confusion and distress over a relationship problem. But when she asked God for help with fixing it, she got a surprising answer.

How can I feel close to God?

Do you feel like you know God intellectually but don’t really feel close to God? This writer longed to experience God more tangibly, and she shares what happened to make that possible.

When you’re in over your head

During a mountain biking expedition, she found herself afraid and struggling—in over her head. What can we do when we find ourselves similarly overwhelmed? This author explains how understanding more about God, and our relation to God, paves the way to success.