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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.

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.

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.

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.