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From the February 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal

THIS MONTH'S FEATURE "THE MOTHERHOOD OF GOD" (P. 34) explores God's feminine nature. Our writers show that everyone's true identity includes perfect balance of male and female qualities—a balance that comes from our universal source, our divine Father/Mother.

Not everyone has grappled with the concept of God's dual masculine/feminine nature. For example, when I was in graduate school, authors, professors, and classmates challenged most of my beliefs. Including my belief in God. I remember one friend's question—"How can you be serious about Christianity when it's so oppressive to women?" And scholars asked, "Why is the Judeo-Christian God male—isn't that a patriarchal power play?" "Why does the Christian God have a son, but not a daughter?"

I'm glad I didn't duck those questions. I examined objectively these and other questions about the nature and existence of God.

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