Chrystal’s Story – Going Crazy At Branch Church

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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Why can’t Nana keep up with us?

By a contributor to The Ex-Christian Scientist. “Why can’t Nana keep up with us?” my child asked. The question hung in the air. “She’s older,” I replied. “She’s not as young and energetic as you are.” This answer seemed to satisfy my child, who skipped further up the path, leaving me to wait for Nana. But more questions follow: “Why does […]

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We went to the park

By an anonymous Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. I was chatting with a woman in line at the bakery this morning. She got her grandson a sticky roll and hot chocolate and was expecting him to behave in church. I got my children something similar, and we went to a nearby park. I sat and watched the kids play, occasionally coming back to check in […]

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Conditions under which a family could possibly bring up happy and healthy children while indoctrinating them with the tenets of Christian Science

By Marion, an Ex-Christian Scientist Group contributor. I have wondered, are there any conditions under which a family could possibly bring up happy and healthy children while indoctrinating them with the tenets of Christian Science and living by those tenets? Some ideas: The parents hide any failures from the children. In effect, they lie to them in the interests of […]

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