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Family harmony

Keeping God as the head of the household

By Libby Jones
From the December 10, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Don’t be overwhelmed for me” this mom of seven used to quip when friends would comment on the logistics of having a large family. But her lighthearted response wasn’t just for laughs; it pointed to a deeper spiritual conviction: God, divine Love, was the real head of their household. Read

Raising children and turning to God as Mother

By Blythe Evans
From the May 8, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In moments of stress and anxiety what can parents do? This parent explains how recognizing that “God is our Father, our divine Parent, always present to support and guide His children” helped her navigate parenting challenges with more equanimity. Read

Family harmony

By Adam Scherr
October 23, 2012 - News of Healing

When discipline proved ineffective to curb family bickering, this dad prayed—and found inspiration in the idea that the divine Father-Mother was parenting everyone, including him. Listen

COURAGE on the home front

By Sentinel Staff
From the November 5, 2001 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

An unexpected deployment upended this couple’s plans. But what they’d learned in Christian Science proved as solid as ever during uncertain times: "Together we've learned that [...] situations change,” they explain, “but that the power of God is always the same. There is a divine law of harmony that can never be interrupted.” Read

Feeling burdened? There's a way to lighten the load

By Jane K. Mercereau
From the March 2, 1998 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

One author shares how the New Testament story of Mary and Martha took on new meaning for her when she felt burdened by lots of demands at home. Read

Parenting with spiritual conviction

By Marjorie C. Stephens
From the July 16, 1990 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Sometimes fear and confusion seem to be the hallmarks of being a parent. But the spiritual truths about God and His children, as taught in Christian Science, are sure antidotes to these feelings and can help parents find more peace, clarity, and dominion. Read

The role of humility in parenting

with Ingrid Peschke
May 4, 2020 - Sentinel Watch

Finding lockdown with kids a testing time? This week's Sentinel Watch guest and parent of three shares just how powerful a tool humility can be in the parenting skills toolbox. Listen