The Ex-Christian Scientist

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

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Mental Health Support, Books & YouTube Videos

Many thanks to those who helped compile these lists and resources. Leaving Christian Science: The Mental Health Episodes Licensed social worker and former guest Cara returns to answer some questions about mental health posted in the ex-CS Facebook group. Great Big Book List Mental health book list for ex-CS by topic compiled by CaraUnderstanding shame […]

Resources for former-CS to share with their therapists

Now that you’ve found a therapist, how do you explain Christian Science? Your experience with Christian Science should be front and center, but we understand how difficult Christian Science can be to explain. We’ve compiled a short list of articles and resources that may be helpful. The Scientific Statement of Being 
There is no life, […]

Step-By-Step: Finding a Therapist

How to find a therapist is an evergreen topic among former-Christian Scientists. In the United States, folks can get in touch with their insurance companies or speak to their primary care medical provider to get a referral. The Psychology Today website ( has been helpful for many former CS. Secular Therapy ( a guarantees a […]

Podcasts & YouTube Interviews with Former CS

The following is a nonexhaustive list of Podcasts/YouTube that highlight CS and former-CS issues. All links worked at the time of publishing. This post will be periodically updated. Podcasts and YouTube channel created by former CS Interviews with/First Hand Accounts from Former-CS by Never-CS Rita Swan Interviews There are more podcasts / youtube videos about […]

Ask a Nurse: Getting Vaccinated for Polio as an Adult

Ask a NurseThe ExCS site has teamed with a registered nurse and paramedic with a background in healthcare education and public health. Married to a former-CS, the Nurse would like to share their experience with the healthcare system, and answer any questions former-CS may have!  The Nurse will NOT get involved in diagnosing or giving medical […]

From the Archives: The ‘Fall On The Ice’

By Jeremy, an Ex-Christian Scientist group editor/writer. Like almost any other religion, Christian Science has its own mythology: those stories that form the core of the faith’s origins, and which often serve to bind its followers together and to the faith, and to validate the faith’s claims. A central story in the anthology of Christian […]