The Ex-Christian Scientist

Information, resources & support for those leaving or questioning Christian Science

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween was originally posted on October 31, 2017 and is being shared again, as it is seasonally relevant. I have seen Halloween experienced (or not) from many interesting perspectives throughout my life. A few years ago we moved in to a neighborhood that throws a big shebang every year at Halloween. The Home Owners […]

you scream, I scream, we all scream

Previously published at, republished with permission, and slight modifications for ice cream… Christian Scientists may abstain from alcohol, but they do not abstain from ice cream. Want to lure teenagers to Wednesday evening testimony meetings? Offer to take them to an ice cream social after. Want to entice your Sunday School class memorizing the […]

Gender and Christian Science

By Jodi, a blog contributor Growing up in Christian Science, I was taught that other religions taught that God is a “He.” Like Jesus said in the Lord‘s prayer: “Our Father….” My dad’s favorite bumper sticker that he saw one time said this: “trust in the Lord, She will provide.” Christian Science Sunday school taught me that […]

Happy Easter to those here Under Familial Duress

With Easter this weekend, we wanted to give a special shout-out to the Inactive Members, Those Other People, and the Former(ly) (Active) Members who may be attending CS services under familial duress. Special thanks to Kat at kindism letting us re-post this! The Christian Science Community is a small one. It is not uncommon for […]

Women & Christian Science

March is Women’s History Month, and as Mary Baker Eddy is a historical figure, we’ve put together a list of popular posts, links and books that help put her in context, as well as contemporary women who are working to share their experiences with Christian Science and help support others. Contemporary Women who are speaking […]