The Ex-Christian Scientist

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

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 […]

Filled up Full

Filled Up Full originally appeared on, it is reprinted here with slight edits and permission. The other evening one of the children thoughtfully pulled all the books off the bookcase in the playroom. I took a few deep breaths, reminded myself they’re testing their limits, and then recruited the children to help neatly stack […]