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My spouse and my faith
Often when people meet me and discover, as we get acquainted, that I am a Christian Scientist and my husband is not, they ask me how it works for me to practice my religion. Then as the conversation continues and they learn that my husband is a retired medical professional even more questions come up. They often ask how we raised our three children with one of us leaning on medical care and the other leaning on spiritual care.
Now, just to clarify, there is no “church mandate” or rule about Christian Scientists seeking medical treatment. Christian Scientists are free to choose whatever we individually feel is the best course of treatment for ourselves in any instance. I choose to rely on prayer and spiritual healing for my health care because I find it to be effective.
About the author
Katie S. Brown is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is also currently the Committee on Publication for Indiana.