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Look inside our May issue

A chance to vote for your favourite book

Learn how to pray for our nation

A daughter's battle with anorexia

Liz Earle, beauty entrepreneur, in the hot seat

 

 

 

 

GOOD ADVICE
28  How you can pray for our nation — It may seem an overwhelming task, but start small, says Jane Holloway, and join in the prayer movement across the UK
35 Yes, you can learn to be confident — Here are five things you need to know
37 The Single File — How to avoid getting into a destructive relationship
41 Suffering with eczema? — Natural ways to soothe your skin and relieve itching
44 Green ways to clean — Handy tips to freshen up your home this spring

REFLECTIONS
7   Pray with us — This month a prayer of commitment
21 Are you quick to make amends? — Pen Wilcock reflects on the importance of accountability and honesty
30 Will you choose to love those who have hurt you? — Tough questions in our latest study of the life of David
40 How can I witness to others when I can’t manage my own household? — Wise words for Christian parents and grandparents
50 Man Alive — Caleb Storkey on the technological developments that will change all our lives

REAL LIVES
14 A recipe for the good life — Beauty expert Liz Earle on healthy living and giving back
18 My daughter’s anorexia changed her personality — A mother’s story of supporting her daughter who was battling an eating disorder and self-harm
26 Why we’re passionate about Thy Kingdom Come — Inspiring stories from women who took part in last year’s prayer initiative organised by the archbishops of Canterbury and York

NEWS & VIEWS
8   Your letters — on unemployment, autism, volunteering and what’s inspired you in recent issues of Woman Alive
11 Journal — News, reviews and the innovative dress that fits all sizes and ensures producers get a fair wage
22 Which book will get your vote? — Read about our exciting Readers’ Choice Award
32 Let’s get together — Come and join us at our Women of Peace conferences later in the year
42 Bookclub — Great reads and a chat with author Cathy Gohlke
51 Next month — What you’ll be reading in our June issue

MAKE LIFE BETTER
25 Isn’t it time we started to take better care of our world? asks Veronica Zundel
36 Transforming women’s lives — The ministry helping women suffering post abortion syndrome
38 Caring for others — Three women talk about what prompted them to reach out to others

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