Social media mavens, advertisers, and even politicians all want one thing: your attention and buy-in. How can we protect ourselves from these subtle and not-so-subtle influences? One basic but powerful spiritual fact offers help and freedom.
When you look at the world around you, it can seem like some people are good, some people are bad, and some are somewhere in between. But as healers, we can take a different view—and bring out the innate spiritual goodness in everyone we meet.
Faced with a brand new school in a brand new country, this teen wondered if she would ever feel like she was at home, or that she belonged, again. Read about how prayer helped her find comfort—and a conviction that she could be at home wherever she was.
Do you care too much about what others might be thinking about you? One writer says, “been there,” and goes on to show how getting a God-based understanding of her identity has helped her feel secure and happy.
Two of the teens in my Christian Science Sunday School class were crying as we talked about the most recent school shooting, at a high school in Florida. Many in my class said they’d prayed when they saw the news alert on their phone, but still felt helpless, discouraged, and sad.
Hit with an illness during a service trip to Peru, this teen found concrete guidance in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that sped him along to healing.
In the middle of a frightening situation, one teen found that instead of fear and panic, he could feel the peace of God’s presence—and that turned everything around.
A healing of a cold turns into a lesson on how to pray effectively.
She felt as though all the love in her life came from one person: her boyfriend. So when he broke up with her, she thought she’d lost something she could never get back. A pivotal conversation in Sunday School changed her mind—and her experience.
This question from a teen got the author thinking. What does it really mean to be spiritual, and what practical effects can knowing our spiritual identity have in our lives? The answers might surprise you.