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Q&A

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.

‘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 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.

Is Christian Science healing a lot of work?

What do you do when you’re praying and a healing doesn’t come immediately? Criticize yourself? Give up? This author offers a different approach: Get a different perspective on the “work” of healing.

How can I pray about overwhelming global problems?

Do our individual prayers make a difference when it comes to the big stuff going on in the world? This author says yes—and explains how she knows.

How can I stop doubting myself?

In college, she doubted her abilities and needed reassurance, even when she was performing well. By grad school, she faced down failure with ease. What changed? For this author, the shift happened when she got a deeper understanding of her spiritual identity.

How can I talk to ‘smart people’ about God?

Though she was on fire to share Christian Science and its healing effects on her life, this university student was met with skepticism—sometimes even hostility—from people who seemed to have no interest in God or religion. Prayer helped her find both a different perspective on sharing and a new way to share.

How can I feel loved?

Growing up, this author never felt loved, and as a teenager, she searched desperately for a way to fill that gaping hole. But it wasn’t until she was introduced to Christian Science that she began to see a new dimension to love—one that finally satisfied her.

What does it mean to be a real man?

When it came to achievements on the playing field or sexual conquests, this author just wasn’t measuring up—and that caused him to doubt himself both as a person and a man. A turning point came when he began reevaluating his definition of what it means to be a man and choosing a new, spiritual sense of manhood as his model.