From Our Readers
Children of Divorce I have been separated from my wife for three years, and I miss my child very much. But it is the children who suffer, and we parents ought to think more about this. Had I read the series “Help for Children of Divorce” (April 22, 1991) while we were still together, I am certain I would have thought twice about separating.
S. C. M. F., Brazil
Barrier Reef At school I was assigned to do research on corals. I did not know where to seek detailed and concise information, however. It was a great surprise to me to see the article “A Visit to the Great Barrier Reef.” (June 8, 1991) It had precisely what I needed! I used that information and received the highest grade. Many thanks for your valuable help.
M. M. T., Argentina
Raising Families The article “Raising Families Worldwide—Parenting With Love, Discipline, Example, and Spiritual Values” (September 22, 1991) was a great encouragement to me as a new student of the Bible. When we began attending Christian meetings, my son would act up and cry like a maniac. But with the help from the Christian woman who studies with us, and the encouragement from the magazines you publish, I am now reaping fruitage. My two-and-a-half-year-old son now sits quietly during the meetings and even makes short comments.
M. T., Japan
Gossip I was a serious gossiper. But one day I came home from school and read the series “Gossip—How to Avoid Getting Hurt.” (June 8, 1991) With your help I was able to break that bad habit. I really didn’t know that gossip was so serious and that it could ruin someone’s reputation. I am so grateful for this information.
F. B., United States
The articles literally saved my job. I repeated a rumor going around that they were closing down the factory where I work. Before the day was over, I was called to my supervisor’s office. He told me that I was gossiping and that spreading things like that would only scare people because jobs were scarce. People had been getting laid off where I work, and I figured this was their excuse to get rid of me. When I received the Awake! on gossip, I took it as counsel from above. I showed it to my supervisor and told him what I had learned and that I would do whatever I could to stay free from gossip. He thanked me—and I still have my job.
L. G., United States
Estrogen Replacement I am grateful for the article “Estrogen Replacement Therapy—Is It for You?” (September 22, 1991) I was amazed at its clarity. I am being treated now for osteoporosis and have been receiving estrogen replacement therapy for four years. But now I am better able to converse with my doctor about things and can face my problems with more optimism. Thank you very much.
R. C. S. M., Brazil
Learning Musical Instruments I really want to thank you for the article “If Only I Could Play Like That!” in the September 8, 1991, issue. I am now in my first year of junior high school and am learning to play the electric organ. Already two years have passed, and although it’s about time I showed some progress, I have not. At this year’s recital, my playing was full of mistakes. It was terrible. This article was gentle and timely advice for me.
M. O., Japan