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Beating the graduation blues

Instead of feeling excited to move forward with her life, this graduate kept wishing for the past and everything she’d left behind. How could she embrace change? A spiritual insight helped shift her perspective.

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.

Is suicide the path to peace?

As a college student, this woman was consumed by everything that was wrong with her life, and the “out” of suicide seemed like the only answer. Then a friend gave her a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

Black and white? Or brothers?

During his first few weeks at college, this writer found himself in a situation he’d never encountered before: having to live with someone who was pretending he didn’t exist because of the color of his skin. Read on to discover how prayer broke through prejudice.

God’s guidance—even on tests

With just a few weeks to go before her Advanced Placement Calculus exam, this high school student felt panicked about passing the test. Prayer brought a change to her perspective—and calm confidence on test day.

Prayer stops a sexual assault

On a packed train, with no means of escape, this author found herself being touched inappropriately. At first, she felt helpless and scared. But then she realized that there was one thing she could do: She could pray.

Prayer about college admissions

A high-school senior shares some of the spiritual ideas that have helped him pray his way through the college application and admissions process.

Beauty treatment

Every time she looked in the mirror, this teen author felt self critical and obsessed with all the things she felt she needed to change. That’s when she knew she needed a change of thought—and a spiritual beauty treatment.

When peace replaced stress

Homework and tests were looming. Stress was building. How was she going to get through the week? A new insight about the presence of God’s peace broke the spell of stress.

Worry-free decision-making

This teen showed up to summer camp without a return ticket. How would she ever make the right decision about whether she should go back home at the end of the summer, or try a new school that was totally out of her comfort zone?