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Should I sleep with him?

When she ran into a good-looking guy far from home, this author found things moving fast—and she was into it. But right at the moment when they were about to sleep together, something even better happened—something that’s continued to help and bless her even years later. 

No more stage fright

How did this author go from debilitating stage fright to being able to sing freely in front of an audience? Learning more about Christ Jesus’ teachings proved to be the key.

Who am I now?

She’d spent her whole life as a gymnast, so when this high school student decided to end her gymnastics career, she was faced with an uncomfortable question: Who am I now?

Me? Beautiful?

From the time she was in second grade, this author was bullied for having so many freckles, and she felt the only answer was to change her appearance. But when hiding her freckles didn’t work, she learned she could find more lasting self-worth by understanding beauty and identity in a completely different way: spiritually.

Love—actually

Getting dumped right before Christmas was this author’s definition of the worst Christmas ever. Now what was she supposed to do while everyone else was celebrating? She was surprised to find that the answer began with getting a better understanding of the spiritual significance of Christmas.

Praying about mental health

As a twenty-something, this writer faced scary symptoms that pointed to a mental health issue. But what she was learning in Christian Science about God as Mind—the only Mind—not only empowered her to pray, but led to complete healing and freedom.

Protected from an assault

Alone on a dark street, this young woman seemed to be a prime target for an assault. But right in the moment when she seemed most vulnerable, a clear message from God broke through her fear and helped her find safety.

Can we stop fighting about politics?

When you’re having a political discussion, what’s your goal? To convince someone else how wrong they are? Taking an honest look at her own political discussions led this author to pray for a spiritual upgrade to her approach to politics.

Overwhelmed? Prayer can help.

A heavy course load. A looming project. Lots of extracurriculars. What’s a student to do? This author found that understanding God as the “engine” for her endeavors helped to remove stress and ensure success.

Divine direction during the college search

Torn between two schools, this author was agonizing about her college decision, until she realized she could pray about it. Following God’s direction brought her peace—and an answer that was surprising but satisfying.