Marriage is a choice. It is not a religious or social obligation and it doesn't complete us, but if we do get married, the marriage can be happy and prosperous. "Marriage: Sink or Swim" touches on spiritual principles that have proven over time to be effective in smoothing out a relationship. To back up the spiritual principles, other chapters are added to the book: "Footsteps of Truth" and "Debunking Misconceptions about 'Science and Health.'" Cheryl also included in the book an essay "Calling out the Naysayers" to empower the reader not to let peer pressure disturb your spiritual progress.
"Good looks, riches, or fame are incompetent to meet the demands of the affections, and should never weigh against the better claims of wisdom, goodness, and integrity. Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. Happiness is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all humankind to share it."
What is God? Is God something I can believe in? Can God heal me? What is Christian Science? Cheryl Petersen has revised a book, first written in the 19th century, that deals with answering these questions. Because the 19th century book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" needed to be revised and updated, Cheryl started the project. "21st Century Science and Health" is now gender-inclusive, it deals with today's social issues, and continues a dialogue about God and spiritual healing. Chery is a freelance writer and lives in upstate New York.