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What the news won’t tell you

By Deborah Huebsch
From the teen series: Trending - March 17, 2020

Glued to your phone for updates on the latest terrifying thing sweeping the globe? Christian Science can help us productively navigate our consumption of—and response to—information. Read


Help stop the spread of fear

By Jenny Sawyer
From the teen series: UpFront - March 10, 2020

If you—or your friends—are feeling afraid about what’s going on in the world, there is something you can do to help. You can actually disengage from fear. This author explains how—and why saying no to fear is so powerful. Read


What I’m learning about contagion

By Trinity Thomas
From the February 24, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Anytime she was around sick friends or family members, this teenager felt like getting sick was inevitable. But as she thought about what she’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School, she began to realize that she could challenge this “inevitability” through prayer and discover more of her God-given immunity.  Read


What am I supposed to think about the bad stuff?

By Jenny Sawyer
From the teen series: UpFront - February 19, 2019

When bad things happen, what are we supposed to think? And how can we reconcile our faith in God as All and all good with the fact that we still see awful stuff in the world around us? “I’ve never found answers by staring at the bad stuff,” says this author. Her answer? Look toward God instead. Read


‘I feel like I don’t have faith in God’

By Judy Olson
From the December 2, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

What can you do when you’re facing something that seems really hard and you feel like you don’t have faith? This writer shares a healing that taught her a lesson about where faith comes from and how to find it. Read


When things don’t go the way you planned

By Logan Landry
From the February 25, 2019 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Nothing was working out the way this college student had planned and she felt lost and disappointed. But soon she realized this was an opportunity to let go of her own plans and trust God’s loving direction. Read


Turn off the noise

By Mark Catlin
From the teen series: Trending - April 11, 2017

His co-counselors were coming down with the flu and this camp counselor wanted to do something to help. This meant more than just taking on extra responsibilities; he realized there was something he could do mentally, prayerfully, to combat contagion.  Read


Stay connected

By Jenny Sawyer
From the April 3, 2017 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

In this author’s own words, “This is [an article] about how I woke up to a different way of staying connected that has improved my life, like, majorly, and has even helped me approach social media with more poise and discernment.” Read


When you’re facing the unknown

By Judy Olson
From the May 11, 2020 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

Struggling with uncertainty and fear about the future, this author needed an answer. What she found in the Bible allayed her fears and helped her stop worrying about what came next.  Read


How can I find a feeling of purpose?

By John Biggs
From the teen series: Q&A - April 22, 2020

When nothing’s going on, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have purpose. But this author offers a different take: Purpose isn’t dependent on external circumstances but is actually built in to who you are. Read