I Am a Recovering Christian Scientist

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    My stepfather and my mother became involved in

    the Christian Science church when I was about 6 years old. I was born with severe asthma and was hospitalized repeatedly when I was a baby. We joined the local branch church (or they did and I went along because I was their kid) and there ceased to be any medical intervention...
    ohnochriso ohnochriso
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    The thing is that I have never really come to

    terms with CS. I love things about it, yet I had a very traumatized parent who probably would have been worse without it. It is just that her hysteria about life made life and CS difficult subjects for me. I did experience some dramatic healings and that is difficult to forget...
    womanabc123 womanabc123
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 1, 2014

    I have never considered myself to be in any

    kind of a recovery, but I am a former christian scientist.We started attending a small christian science society when I was about 6 or 7. When I was 10 my mom told me I didn't have to go anymore, but I still did once in a while. Eventually the society closed and we moved away.My...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    Long Story

    12 years of illness due to ignorance and denial of body. Near death experiences. Childhood tainted by denial of needs of body. Fed CS Denial of body in their summer camps and in the principia institutions. Negligible, concerning for the children who do not know what they are...
    Bewildered21 Bewildered21
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

    Living with a person

    who grew up in Christian Science has made our lives difficult. I believe this person that I am married to is still a Christian Scientist. He worshipped his mother and has not handled her death well. He does not provide empathy easily, and yet there are other things about him...
    tabolduc tabolduc
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    Me Too.... And It's Tough!

    Yes, another online community for recovering Christian Scientists!  For all the confused and questioning out there, I really recommend checking out christianway.org and reading Linda Kramer's personal story.  http://www.christianway.org/Personal%20Stories/testimon_...
    marguerite5859 marguerite5859
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2010

    Recovering Christian Scientist

    I am really not sure what the intent of this group is and I am mentioning it because I don't want to offend anyone.  My take on being a "recovering Christian Scientist" is that I am recovering from being one when I grew up.  I, however, realize that if you...
    cirsey cirsey
    1 Response Sep 19, 2008
    reservingjudgment reservingjudgment
    70+, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    Christian Science Is An Oxymoron

    I have been batteling the christian science demon all of my life. My Grandparents and Father were christian scientists. Eventually they turned to seeing medical doctors for themselves, but the brain washed viewpoint was there when someone else was ill. It was always "There is...
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2012

    Marriage, Divorce And Christian Science

    Greetings! I do not know where to begin, but this seems like a very open and accepting forum. So, I will briefly tell my story. In short, I saw the principles of Christian Science twisted and turned, and ultimately help ruin my marriage. I also spent nearly 2 years after divorce...
    dcandthecsworld dcandthecsworld
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    Thought I had beat it

    What do you do at 2am other than to google on-line support groups. This was the group that came up on the list. A little background. I was brought up CS all of my live. We did the Sunday School thing and then church in my 20's. Even took my children to SS when they were young...
    beginningorending beginningorending
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012

    Christian Science....mental Manipulation

    I was raised as a christian scientist from birth till I was 20 years old....currently 26. My mother put her faith in this religion so much that the instead of seeking treatment for colon cancer that she knew about early on she decided to pray about it for 7 years until it took...
    d03200143 d03200143
    1 Response Apr 2, 2011

    The thing about being a recovering Christian

    Scientist is that there are so few of us. If we were recovering Catholics, this group would be running in the thousands. As it is, when I feel close enough to someone to want to share with them how I feel about growing up in CS, I first have to explain Christian Science to...
    motherluna motherluna
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    Recovering Christian Scientist

    I am really not sure what the intent of this group is and I am mentioning it because I don't want to offend anyone.  My take on being a "recovering Christian Scientist" is that I am recovering from being one when I grew up.  I, however, realize that if you...
    cirsey cirsey
    5 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    Growing up was horrible.

    I couldn't cough without getting in trouble. I was forced to play when I was horribly ill. I wouldn't even be here today if a family friend hadn't threatened social services if my mom didn't rush me to the hospital when I was 8. The worst part was the mental screwing up. I'm...
    jewelsmb jewelsmb
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    No Idea My Life Could Unravel So Fast

    I think that in my last post (just yesterday) it was mentioned that I was going to a CS funeral. This person was very devout but I was questioning just what kind of service that they were going to have since her church wasn't mentioned in the obituary in the paper. I did go. From...
    beginningorending beginningorending
    Jul 31, 2012

    I was born into Christian Science

    and with Bi-Polar Disorder, an almost deadly combination. Both of my parents were readers, all my grandparents were scientists. I was always shocked to see them preaching about Love and their True being then seeing them fight with the other church board members after service...
    infamousbailey infamousbailey
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    My Christian Science Story-in A Nut Shell.

    My mother and Grandparents were Christian Scientist, my father did not agree. I always had a heart for God so I would go to church with my Grandparents. Most of the time I found it dry and was easily bored or could not understand. When I would get sick my mom would tell me to...
    zorabora zorabora
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2012

    I'M A Survivor Of Chirstian Science

    Sometime in the fall of 1942, officials at the Christian Science church in Boston - "The Mother Church" - who had already provided financial and legal support to my father in his pursuit in having me returned from the family of my mother's sister - approved and physically...
    ttacs ttacs
    70+, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2013

    While Cs May Have It's Positive Traits, It Is Rife With Denial, Neglect And Mind Control...

    I was raised in a CS household in the Bay Area in Calif until I was about 24 when I got out. I went to Prin College and towed the party line until I left the relegion. I believe there are people who benefit by CS. However I believe there are others who are severely harmed by...
    pmarch pmarch
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

    Mental Malpractice???

    I was raised a Christian Scientist.  Both of my parents, at one time or another, were readers.  My mother was a Sunday School teacher and she also played the Organ for the adult service from time to time and even sung solo's.  She is multi-talented,   She was...
    Tsavorite Tsavorite
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2010

    I Am a Recovering Christian Scientist Too...

    I did a search this morning to find other Christian Science survivors and was so excited to find this website come up!  Then I felt a familiar disappointment to find the group empty.  That is how Christian Scientists are - don't talk about it.  It was a...
    gilmorechick gilmorechick
    51-55, F
    12 Responses Mar 2, 2009
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