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Marriage and Children

From the August 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Concerning the attitude of Christian Science in relation to marriage and progeny Mrs. Eddy writes: "Until time matures human growth, marriage and progeny will continue unprohibited in Christian Science. We look to future generations for ability to comply with absolute Science, when marriage shall be found to be man's oneness with God,—the unity of eternal Love."Miscellaneous Writings, p. 286;

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy makes clear the demands upon husband and wife in marriage and the obligation of parents to their children.

It is evident in Christian Science that parental responsibility cannot be delayed until the birth of the child but must be recognized and accepted as important in the prenatal state. Mrs. Eddy writes, "To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, you should so detach mortal thought from its material conceptions, that the birth will be natural and safe."Science and Health, p. 463;