Practicing Radical [Self] Reliance: Self care for former Christian Scientists (and for life in general)

This post was originally shared on Nov. 9, 2016. The holiday season can be a difficult time so we are sharing it again as a reminder to everyone to take care of themselves.  With the holiday season upon us, we are sharing some of our favorite self-care techniques. Self-care is often a difficult concept for former Christian Scientists, and it is […]

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Happy Halloween!

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 Association figured out that Halloween is the only time the majority of neighbors are in town / at home. (The school year has started, […]

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#MeToo

Please know: the following may contain triggers for many people reading. The following post is by an Anonymous contributor. This whole #MeToo hashtag on social media (the Movement was started by Tarana Burke) has hit home for me and for so many of my friends – male, female, trans… Like just about every other woman I know, I have also […]

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Chrystal’s Story: My 2nd Lump (Part 3)

This is part of an on-going series, for all posts in this series see the tag Chrystal’s Story. A note from Chrystal: I was born a fourth-generation Christian Scientist, and finally left the religion when I was in my 40s. In this blog series, I will do my best to share with you my 40+ year journey. I have done my […]

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Praying about The Weather & Natural Disasters: An Ex Christian Science Perspective

 The following are thoughts and notes on the current natural disasters that are hitting the globe, by Chrystal.  To begin … Well, first off, I just want to say these are sort of disjointed thoughts I’ve had over the years and I am still formulating my thoughts around these concepts. I guess the “uncovering” of random Christian Science thinking and […]

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Hindsight is 20/20

This is Part 2 of a multi-part story of one woman’s journey leaving Christian Science. For all posts see ‘Spice‘. I have been unable to see properly for at least half of my life. While a lot of modern day Christian Scientists don’t go to doctors, many of them do go to eye doctors, because Mary Baker Eddy herself went to […]

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Quick Reminder: Our Comment Policy

Dear Readers, Seekers of Truth & Those Who Have Stumbled Upon Our Website Accidentally, Like many websites, the Ex-Christian Scientist has a comment policy (below). Please keep these guidelines in mind when you’re commenting, or wondering why your comment hasn’t been approved. If you’re not a spam-bot picked up by the filter, and have any questions about why your comment wasn’t […]

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Chrystal’s Story: My Second Lump (Part 2)

This is part of an on-going series, for all posts in this series see the tag Chrystal’s Story. A note from Chrystal: I was born a fourth-generation Christian Scientist, and finally left the religion when I was in my 40s. In this blog series, I will do my best to share with you my 40+ year journey. I have done my […]

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