2023-12-08T09:01:00+00:00By Sarah Lang
Sarah Lang, co-founder of infertility support organisation Rhythm of Hope, takes a look at what Christmas could mean for those longing for a child, and shares some of her own 20-year journey.
2023-12-07T09:00:00+00:00By Becky Hunter-Kelm
Writer, Becky Hunter-Kelm looks at how we, as Christian women, should react in the light of such blatant misogyny from leaders such as Dominic Cummings.
2023-12-06T09:00:00+00:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer, Hope Bonarcher looks at female rivalry and why it seems so prevalent in our culture, but says, since becoming a Christian, thankfully she has not experienced it in church.
2023-12-06T09:00:00+00:00By Teri Copley
Author, Teri Copley has had many visions of heaven, here she lists the best way to prepare yourself to be the Bride of Christ.
2023-12-05T09:00:00+00:00By D’vora M.B
Jewish mum, D’vora M.B writes about her experience of living in a warzone with her young children, and how it is reminiscent of her childhood, sheltering from bombs during the Gulf War.
2023-12-04T09:00:00+00:00By Emma Goulds
Charity co-director, Emma Goulds writes about the importance of a safe home for the women she works with this Christmas.
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2023-12-04T09:00:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
Woman Alive deputy editor Jemimah Wright looks at why Christmas themed street names could mean you are in the money
2023-12-01T09:15:00+00:00By Sharmila Meadows
Writer Sharmila Meadows shares the lessons God taught her from looking after a feline friend named Mollie.
2023-11-30T09:00:00+00:00By Dr Sonji Clark
Obstetrician, Sonji Clark comments on the quest to reduce maternal deaths in England and Wales, and the disturbing statistics in a recent Maternal Mortality report
2023-11-29T09:00:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
Woman Alive deputy editor Jemimah Wright, says Jamie Lynn Spears telling the story of her daughter surviving a drowning, and why she became a Catholic, is encouragement to us all
2023-11-29T09:00:00+00:00By Lucy Jeremiah
Writer, Lucy Jeremiah comments on how Annabel Croft’s Strictly dance, dedicated to her husband who died in May, was a beautiful picture of how sorrow and joy can go hand in hand.
2023-11-28T09:00:00+00:00By Adele Paterson
Adele Paterson, CEO of International Health Partners explains why Giving Tuesday is important, and why we should all get involved.
2023-11-28T08:30:00+00:00By Erica Gustafson
Writer Erica Gustafson wonders, should you expect a husband from God because you have been ‘a good Christian’?
2023-11-27T09:00:00+00:00By Jennifer Larbie
Jennifer Larbie, Head of Campaigns and UK Advocacy at Christian Aid, shares why the global 16 Days Campaign is important to her, and what we can do to help vulnerable women and children.
2023-11-27T09:00:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we answer a question on abortion.
2023-11-24T09:00:00+00:00By Alex Noel
Writer Alex Noel looks at how we can navigate the frenzy of Black Friday, and respond in a positive way
2023-11-23T08:30:00+00:00By Sarah Hodgkinson
Sarah Hodgkinson, founder of Positioned For Promise, shares her wisdom for those struggling with the waiting.
2023-11-22T08:30:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
More and more women are having babies in their 50s, Woman Alive deputy editor Jemimah Wright looks at what the Bible says about having a baby in ‘old’ age.
2023-11-21T08:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Rachael Cottle offers the lowdown on the best apps for Christian women.
2023-11-20T08:30:00+00:00By Nicole Watt
Many Christians are suspicious of natural remedies but here Nicole Watt explains that they are all part of God's provision.
2023-11-17T09:30:00+00:00By Rosemary Hector
The world is starting to realise that men can be left feeling short changed. Rosemary Hector reflects on how we can address the imbalance.
2023-11-16T08:20:00+00:00By Lucy Pieterse
In the wake of Suella Braverman losing her job, writer, Lucy Pieterse comments on Suella’s thoughts on homelessness, and why she thinks she is very wrong.
2023-11-15T08:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Rachael Cottle gives us the rundown of the Christian women who are preaching up a storm in the UK right now.
2023-11-14T08:30:00+00:00By Deanna Fletcher
Writer and broadcaster Deanna Fletcher encourages us all to think through who’s in our corner when it comes to our careers.
2023-11-13T15:41:00+00:00By Veronica Zundel
Two-time breast cancer survivor Veronica Zundel shares what she thinks about the provocative slogans used on the Smash the Stigma billboards.
2023-11-13T08:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle the tricky topic of dating someone who isn’t a Christian.
2023-11-10T09:30:00+00:00By Kate Orson
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced that she was an 'urban nun' abstaining from sex, alcohol, violent entertainment, and excessive spending.
2023-11-10T08:30:00+00:00By Michelle Tant
Midwife Michelle Tant explains that to ignore and fear the period is to misunderstand God’s message of hope. And she suggested it should be talked about more, not less.
2023-11-09T08:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle, author of Notes On Love: Being Single and Dating in a Marriage Obsessed Church, shares her thoughts on the latest dating concept to hit the market.
2023-11-08T09:30:00+00:00By Belle Tindall
Writer Belle Tindall explains why we should all be concerned by the recent figures that show more and more women are turning to sex work to pay their bills.
2023-11-08T08:30:00+00:00By Becky Thomas
Choir director of the London Community Gospel Choir Becky Thomas has appeared on stage alongside the likes of Elton John. But the mum of one has faced constant criticism through a glittering career.
2023-11-07T16:10:00+00:00By Woman Alive reporter
Kat Osborn, CEO at Safe Families, reveals a new course to help Christians join the fight to end loneliness in our communities.
2023-11-07T08:30:00+00:00By Kristina Foster
Kristina Foster spent her life in and out of hospital and on bed rest, she prayed that God would tell her exactly what her body needed to heal, and he did.
2023-11-06T08:30:00+00:00By Alex Noel
Writer Alex Noel is impressed that Kylie Minogue, 55, isn’t defined by her age or relationship status, but asks: where are the similar role models in the Church?
2023-11-03T08:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
As Police Scotland’s new chief constable agrees that the force is guilty of institutional discrimination, Lauren Windle shares her thoughts on the police force from a Christian perspective.
2023-11-02T08:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle, author of Notes On Feminism: Being a Woman in a Church Led By Men, recommends the best books for people exploring feminism from a Christian perspective.
2023-11-01T08:30:00+00:00By Jane Kirby
Author of Say Goodbye to Anxiety, Jane Kirby, shares how she faced up to anxiety and embraced Jesus in the process.
2023-10-31T09:30:00+00:00By Dr Chukwuemeka Nwuba
Dr Chukwuemeka “Chuks” Nwuba, author of Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate explains that people assume Black people don’t struggle with eating disorders and it means their care is not up to standard
2023-10-31T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
On the final day of Black History Month, Woman Alive’s editor Tola-Doll Fisher reflects on the month and what it marks.
2023-10-31T08:30:00+00:00By Veronica Zundel
Writer Veronia Zundel explains why she thinks lovers of Christ don’t have to dodgy the Halloween celebrations.
2023-10-30T08:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we address a question about taking the morning after pill.
2023-10-27T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
The theme of this Black History Month is ‘Saluting our Sisters’ and writer Hope Bonarcher explains why she’s inspired by presenter and author Cynthia Garrett.
2023-10-26T08:30:00+01:00By Louise Kelly
October is Domestic Abuse Awareness month, writer Louise shares her thoughts on divorce in the context of an abusive marriage.
2023-10-25T08:30:00+01:00By Penelope Swithinbank
Writer Penelope Swithinbank took on the challenge of a 200 mile pilgrimage to mark her 70th birthday, spending time with God and raising money for charity at the same time.
2023-10-24T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As Halloween fast approaches, writer Lauren Windle looks at the origins of the day and explores the different approaches Christians take to it.
2023-10-23T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Christian writer Hope Bonarcher reflects on the messaging that mainstream media puts out about abortion and suggests that Jesus offers a better solution.
2023-10-23T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Nicholas
This Breast Cancer Awareness month author Kate Nicholas shares the lessons she learned as she 'battled' breast cancer.
2023-10-20T08:30:00+01:00By Belle Tindall
With the news that you can now study 'Magic and Occult' at Exeter University, writer Belle Tindall muses on the positives and negatives for believers of Jesus.
2023-10-19T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
The theme of this Black History Month is 'Saluting our Sisters' and writer Shakira Peronet explains why she's inspired by Sharmadean Reid MBE.
2023-10-18T08:30:00+01:00By Jessica Wilmot
Jess Wilmot flew over to Israel to be a bridesmaid in her friend’s wedding just as the attacks started. Here she reflects on what it was like to be in the Holy land surrounded by such pain.
2023-10-17T08:38:00+01:00By Veronica Zundel
Writer Veronica Zundel’s relatives were murdered in gas chambers for being Jewish, but she argues that to defend the state of Israel without consideration for the people of Palestine denies the full story.
2023-10-17T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Allcock
Netflix's latest documentary following the career of football ace David Beckham, got writer Rachel Allcock thinking about Jesus.
2023-10-16T08:30:00+01:00By Alex Noel
As Holly Willoughby quits her presenting job at This Morning after 14 years, Alex Noel asks how the rest of us know when it’s time to hand in our notice.
2023-10-16T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle how to work out if someone likes you.
2023-10-13T08:30:00+01:00By Funke Oham
This Baby Loss Awareness Week writer Funke Oham shares how you can best support someone facing the loss of a baby.
2023-10-12T12:34:00+01:00By Michele Guinness
Writer Michele Guinness is of Jewish ancestry and suggests that choosing sides is the wrong approach to the heartbreaking situation in the Middle East.
2023-10-12T06:47:00+01:00By Kristiina Wells
Kristiina Wells shares her thoughts on how we, as Christians, can respond to the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
2023-10-11T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher concedes that some of the outfits around today make her wince but here she explains why she refuses to 'outfit shame'.
2023-10-10T08:30:00+01:00By Vicki Whent
This Baby Loss Awareness Week, Christian writer Vicki Whent shares how she faced the heartbreak of losing nine babies.
2023-10-09T09:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Writer Jemimah Wright joined Youth with a Mission (YWAM) at the age of 18, here she pays tribute to its founder Loren Cunningham as he dies at the age of 88.
2023-10-09T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
Some Christians are sceptical about celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D's baptism. Here, writer Kate Orson shares her thoughts.
2023-10-06T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The UK’s first mental wellbeing festival kicks off tomorrow and Lauren Windle asks what small change we can make to improve our mental health.
2023-10-05T08:30:00+01:00By Philippa Cook
Curate Philippa Cook explains that the struggles we face in the day-to-day are often not just earthly.
2023-10-04T09:24:00+01:00By Hope Virgo
Mental health campaigner Hope Virgo shares her perspective on body shaming after reports of toxic behaviour in ballet schools.
2023-10-02T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle the taboo topic of sex toys.
2023-09-29T08:30:00+01:00By Claire Morrison
Writer Claire Morrison explains why the 'daddification' of Mandalorian and The Last of Us actor Pedro Pascal is something Christians should be concerned about.
2023-09-28T08:30:00+01:00By Camille Meskill
Camille Meskill overcame adversity to hear God’s call to start singing in church again. Then she got a diagnosis that meant she may never sing again. She shares her testimony here…
2023-09-27T08:30:00+01:00By Jami Nato
When Jami Nato was called to a season of rest she felt unsettled, but God was preparing her for what was to come.
2023-09-26T08:30:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
It's difficult to know how to handle elderly relatives if they say something racist, here Cassandra Maria explains why it's important to speak up.
2023-09-25T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
After a London Fashion Week catwalk show saw models with painted black eyes, bruises and split lips, Kate Orson asks how Christians should respond to ‘fashionable evil’.
2023-09-25T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle asks if love at first sight really exists and if so, is it biblical?
2023-09-22T08:30:00+01:00By Delia Gould
Author of You Can Be Happy Again Delia Gould explains the most important step in her recovery after her husband had an affair with her best friend.
2023-09-21T08:30:00+01:00By Nicole Watt
Nicola Watt felt challenged by God to behave more respectfully, but that doesn't mean tolerating being poorly treated.
2023-09-20T08:30:00+01:00By Sophie Dianne
Sophie Dianne hoped for children but those dreams seemed over when she received a diagnosis in 2022. But then God stepped in to give her new hope.
2023-09-18T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
This weekend the news was flooded with reports of women coming forward to accuse Russell Brand of sexual assault but Lauren Windle asks: what have we taught boys about sex?
2023-09-18T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; feelings of shame about your sexual history.
2023-09-15T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Rachel Pearce shares her key dos and don’ts for anyone who’s struggling with a tricky workmate.
2023-09-14T08:30:00+01:00By Michele Guinness
Step aside youngsters, there's a new set of leaders, influencers, ministers and matriarchs in town. Here Christian writer Michele Guinness introduces you to the 'Queenagers'.
2023-09-13T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle shares her thoughts on the latest of Disney’s thought-provoking animated movies.
2023-09-12T08:30:00+01:00By Alex Hutton
Alex Hutton, along with her tax-expert-cum-vicar father, are passionate about helping people prepare their affairs for the end of their life.
2023-09-11T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As the University year starts, Lauren Windle discusses the different options facing teens heading into freshers’ week.
2023-09-11T08:03:00+01:00By Margot Flowers
This week is World Childless Week, which aims to raise awareness of the childless not by choice community and enable every childless person to tell their story with confidence. Margot Flowers shares her story.
2023-09-08T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle has had a bad run with flights this year, but she’s not alone as thousands of flights have been grounded this summer. Here’s what God said to her in the testing times.
2023-09-07T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Yesterday the Church of England published the results of their investigation confirming that accusations of inappropriate behaviour by Mike Pilavachi were substantiated.
2023-09-06T08:30:00+01:00By Naomi Bosch
Writer Naomi Bosch shares her ideas for marking the 'Season of Creation' which is between September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.
2023-09-05T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Allcock
Rachel Allcock reflects on her years as a primary school mum and the relationships she's built at the school gate.
2023-09-04T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; wondering if you’ll ever meet your husband.
2023-09-01T08:30:00+01:00By Brooke Tatum Hendrix
Professional footballer Brooke Hendrix explains why she loves the beautiful game and how Jesus helps her play well.
2023-08-31T08:30:00+01:00By Anne Olivant
Anne Olivant was sadly widowed in her 50s, here she reflects on what it is to be single again after years of marriage.
2023-08-30T08:30:00+01:00By Lizzie Hutchison
Lizzie Hutchison explores the advice of some of the most popular dating influencers and shares her thoughts.
2023-08-29T08:33:00+01:00By Rev. Jo Trickey
Rev. Jo Trickey relates to Helen Skelton's decision to call time on her radio show, after making a similar choice of her own.
2023-08-28T08:31:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Astrologers are reporting that Mercury is now “in retrograde” until 15th September, which they claim means disruptions for communication and travel. But what do Christians believe?
2023-08-25T08:30:00+01:00By Julie Williams
Diagnosed with ADHD at the tender age of 40, here’s what writer and mum-of-five Julie Williams learnt about herself along the way…
2023-08-24T08:30:00+01:00By John Reynolds
Influencer John Reynolds explains why, despite the recent ”Twitter” to “X” turbulence, he’ll be sticking with social media, plus why he believes other Christians should too.
2023-08-23T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Journalist Lauren Windle researches the faith of the future King and Queen of England and asks if William and Kate are a religious couple.
2023-08-22T08:30:00+01:00By Fiona Stewart
Fiona Stewart loved listening to stories of paranormal activity, and then one day they unexpectedly led her to God.
2023-08-21T14:47:00+01:00By Veronica Zundel
Veronica Zundel says the unusual approach taken in the recent screen adaptation of The Hiding Place is a necessary reminder of the horror of the holocaust.
2023-08-21T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
It costs $1,000 to sign up to Catholic author and podcaster Timothy Gordon’s dating service but Lauren Windle notes that women in their 30s and those who had had sex with more than three partners need not apply.
2023-08-18T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Julia A’Bell and her husband Joel left Hillsong in 2019 after 19 years at the Church.
2023-08-17T08:30:00+01:00By Rev Dr Helen Hall
Rev Dr Helen Hall explores some of the darker consequences of deliverance ministry and asks how we can keep each other safe.
2023-08-17T08:00:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Hope Bonarcher says the current trend in relationship advice is seducing a generation of women straight into bondage.
2023-08-16T08:30:00+01:00By Donna Rogers
Donna Rogers, author of The Gambler His Wife And His God, explains why she believes Christians shouldn't gamble.
2023-08-15T08:30:00+01:00By Lindsay Bruce
Lindsay Bruce was diagnosed with cancer after hearing a word from God, and his words were a great comfort to her.
2023-08-14T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle explores the disturbing new “AI girlfriend” trend and asks what it could do for real human interactions.
2023-08-11T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle shares her tips for connecting with other professionals in a way that doesn’t feel shallow and draining.
2023-08-11T08:30:00+01:00By Naomi Lovell
Naomi Lovell shares how she uses her height to get conversations going about Jesus.
2023-08-10T08:30:00+01:00By Hatty Calbus
Hatty Calbus shares her perspective on being a single Christian woman and encourages church leaders to make more effort with unmarried women in their congregation.
2023-08-09T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher despairs at the "one up manship" of celebs and their outrageous behaviour.
2023-08-08T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The nation’s hopes are resting on the Women’s England team but how many of them will have been praying about this tournament? Journalist Lauren Windle does a Google deep dive to find out about the faith of the celebrated team.
2023-08-07T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
However you feel about the former UKIP leader, closing accounts based on a person’s political or religious views is dangerous, says Rachel Pearce.
2023-08-04T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
As President Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, “endorses” Meghan Markle as a woman she would back for the White House, writer Shakira Peronet asks whether or not the Duchess of Sussex should run for public office.
2023-08-03T08:30:00+01:00By Lizzie Hutchison
Advertising copywriter Lizzie Hutchison shares the advertising campaigns that surprisingly share a Christian message.
2023-08-02T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher shares her thoughts on the way men and Ken are portrayed in the latest Barbie release.
2023-08-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Journalist Lauren Windle had two main takeaways from the latest cult documentary to hit Netflix, but they won’t be new information for Christians.
2023-07-30T21:36:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; if you can flirt as a Christian.
2023-07-26T08:30:00+01:00By Katherine Spearing
Katherine Spearing worked in a church for years but was expected to take on more work than her male collegaues and her sermons were described as ‘cute’.
2023-07-24T09:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Woman Alive's editor-in-chief Tola-Doll Fisher shares her thoughts on the highly anticipated Barbie movie.
2023-07-24T08:30:00+01:00By Charlotte Lynch
Footballer Charlotte Lynch talks about championing girls in sports and beyond.
2023-07-21T08:30:00+01:00By Mica Gray
Writer Mica Gray explores the latest TikTok trend and why it's helpful for our spiritual lives.
2023-07-20T08:30:00+01:00By Michelle Tant
Writer Michelle Tant looks at someone of the wedding traditions we hold dear, and asks what God thinks about them.
2023-07-19T08:30:00+01:00By Abigail Irozuru
Christian and Team GB Olympian Abigail Irozuru shares her thoughts on allowing trans-women to compete in all female sports.
2023-07-18T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Journalist and recovering alcoholic Lauren Windle shares her experiences of being around drinking at Christian events.
2023-07-17T09:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; if it's unbiblical to have sex while on your period.
2023-07-14T08:30:00+01:00By Alex Noel
Alex Noel refers to the words of the Bible to explain what it takes to win Wimbledon and encourages us to incorporate these practices into our own lives.
2023-07-13T08:30:00+01:00By Kat Wordsworth
Kat Wordsworth shares how 'deconstructing' her faith allowed it to grow and we shouldn't be afraid of doubt.
2023-07-12T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher shares her experience of abuse in the Church and how she turns to Jesus for her faith rather than the example of flawed people.
2023-07-11T08:30:00+01:00By Lizzie Hutchison
As the Barbie movie has its world premiere ahead of the UK release (July 21), writer Lizzie Hutchison explains why she's looking forward to the much-discussed film.
2023-07-10T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Jemimah Wright shares the advice that would have saved her a lot of heartache, if she had been told sooner.
2023-07-07T08:30:00+01:00By Alex Noel
Alex Noel explores our emotions and how we can both express them and honour God at the same time.
2023-07-06T08:30:00+01:00By Sharon Hastings
2023-07-05T08:30:00+01:00By Dr Kathrine McAleese
Author Dr Kathrine McAleese shares how we can simplify and "unhustle" our lives with the help of Jesus.
2023-07-04T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Andrew Tate, a self-proclaimed misogynist influencer has been charged in Romania with rape, human trafficking and forming an organised crime group to sexually exploit women. Here we take a look at his religious beliefs.
2023-07-03T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; if you could lose your viriginity by having a smear test.
Misty always had a close relationship with her parents and recalls many heartwarming family memories throughout her lifetime, particularly with her father Bill, who was both her “tutor and superhero”. But when Bill was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body dementia in 2016, Misty knew it was her turn to help take care of the man who made her who she is today.
2023-06-29T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Money shouldn’t be a taboo subject, says Rachel Pearce, but lending to others without expecting repayment is a biblical precept.
2023-06-28T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The idea of getting older always concerned writer Lauren Windle, but she was surprised when she realised Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That… was changing her perspective.
2023-06-27T08:30:00+01:00By Tori Wells
Tori Wells operated a "come one, come all" attitude towards hosting, until a friend challenged her to put some boundaries in place.
2023-06-26T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi went viral at Glastonbury this weekend when he had to ask the audience to help him sing, but the moment was reminiscent of an important moment for Moses.
2023-06-23T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle offers a breakdown of the content of series six of Black Mirror from a Christian perspective, plus what the Bible has to say about the main themes.
2023-06-22T08:30:00+01:00By Jo Acharya
Author of new book Living Well With God, Jo Acharya explains why we all benefit from supporting those with additional needs.
2023-06-21T10:38:00+01:00By Bekah Legg
Bekah Legg, CEO of domestic abuse charity Restored, says the Church needs to step up and protect women from the growing spread of misogynistic messages.
2023-06-21T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
Kate Orson loves to get lost in a book, but after feeling bereft at the end of her last, she felt drawn back to the Bible.
2023-06-20T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle thought she had put her clubbing days well and truly behind her, but she would consider a glorious return for Atlanta’s Christian nightclub ARK.
2023-06-19T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; why sex has become so associated with shame.
2023-06-16T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
The film version of pastor-evangelist Greg Laurie’s memoir is released on 23 June in the UK. Years ago Woman Alive’s deputy editor Jemimah Wright met some people who experienced the Jesus Movement in real time, so she asked them what they thought of the film.
2023-06-16T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive team
Woman Alive writers reflect on what they have learned from their fathers.
2023-06-15T08:30:00+01:00By Minister Maureen Morgan
When Minister Maureen Morgan had her heart broken in church, she had to juggle the end of the relationship and the church’s response to it.
2023-06-15T08:30:00+01:00By June Whitehouse
Author of Hand Stretched Across the Void, June Whitehouse, tells of God’s goodness in the face of huge family hardship.
2023-06-14T08:30:00+01:00By Funke Oham
Award-winning mentor and speaker Funke Oham had her life all mapped out, until she realised conceiving wouldn’t be as easy as she thought.
2023-06-12T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
News of Phillip Schofield’s affair has been dominating the headlines, and with it, his denial that he groomed the young adult he knew since the age of 15. What exactly is grooming, and what does the Bible have to say about it?
2023-06-08T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Virgo
Author and campaigner Hope Virgo shares her thoughts on the computer generated ‘perfect’ people.
2023-06-07T08:30:00+01:00By Amy Boucher Pye
Author Amy Boucher Pye explains why we shouldn’t fall into the trap of cultural typecasting of these famous biblical sisters.
2023-06-06T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As series ten of Love Island kicked off yesterday, we look at the spiritual life of its host Maya Jama.
2023-06-05T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; if it’s ’unchristian’ to have a ‘quickie’ with your husband.
2023-06-02T13:18:00+01:00By Damilola Okeke
What can a major wardrobe malfunction on a pulpit in front of tens of thousands of worshippers teach us about total surrender to God? Plenty, says Premier’s Dami Okeke.
2023-06-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle offers a further update on Phillip Schofield’s axing from ITV follow revelations of an affair with a much younger colleague.
2023-05-31T08:30:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
Presenter Cassandra Maria shares her thoughts on Disney’s newest live action film The Little Mermaid.
2023-05-30T08:30:00+01:00By Karen Simmonds
Karen Simmonds, who has run a travel business for 25 years, explains the value of rest.
2023-05-29T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher argues that we have become too ‘woke’ for our own good.
2023-05-26T08:30:00+01:00By Rachael Cottle
Writer Rachael Cottle turns to the Bible to answer the question: “Can Christians swear?”
2023-05-25T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Addiction specialist Lauren Windle gives a Christian perspective on using hallucinogenic drugs as treatment for depression.
2023-05-24T08:30:00+01:00By Tori Wells
Tori Wells ran so often that it became part of her identity, until an injury forced her to slow down and helped her to deepen her faith.
2023-05-23T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As Rishi Sunak is forced to speak to an ethics specialist about Suella Braveman’s conduct, Lauren Windle explains how she handles ethical dilemmas in her life.
2023-05-23T08:30:00+01:00By Lizzie Hutchison
As summer holidays are just around the corner, writer Lizzie Hutchison asks if Christian women should wear bikinis.
2023-05-22T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; how to know if you’re asexual.
2023-05-19T08:30:00+01:00By Katherine Kelaidis
Historian Katherine Kelaidis explains why the Russian Church is standing by the country’s leader’s decision to invade Ukraine.
2023-05-17T12:15:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher on why coming of age story, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, in cinemas from 19 May, remains incredibly powerful even for adults.
2023-05-17T08:30:00+01:00By Deanna Fletcher
Writer and broadcaster Deanna Fletcher tells of her experience of a toxic friendship and shares five things to look out for in an envious friend.
2023-05-16T08:30:00+01:00By Rachael Cottle
Sometimes we all need a break. Here, writer Rachael Cottle runs through the best UK Christian retreats for women this year.
2023-05-15T09:04:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Tabloid journalist Lauren Windle fills us in on what’s been happening with the This Morning presenters and offers a Christian perspective on the front-page fallout.
2023-05-15T08:30:00+01:00By Shannon Cramer
Shannon Cramer was devastated when she found out she couldn’t carry her own children but then another incredible family stepped in.
2023-05-12T10:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
If you hate renting but have no deposit saved up, a 100% mortgage may sound tempting. Finance writer Rachel Pearce urges female renters to think carefully before looking for a ‘magic mortgage button’.
2023-05-12T08:30:00+01:00By Kayleigh Ward
At the age of 34 Kayleigh Ward decided to have a hysterectomy, here she explained the positive impact it had on her physical and spiritual life.
2023-05-10T08:30:00+01:00By Nicole Watt
Writer Nicole Watt was considering throwing in the towel on her marriage until she met her mentor Phyllis.
2023-05-09T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
Christian writer Kate Orson explains why her past experiences with the new age mean that she would never try hypnosis and hypnobirthing.
2023-05-08T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do if you’re worried your husband thinks you’re bad in bed.
2023-05-05T08:30:00+01:00By Sarah Molyneux-Hetherington
Writer Sarah Molyneux-Hetherington recaps the evolving situation with the Church of England's investigation into Mike Pilavachi and explores why speaking out about can be so difficult.
2023-05-05T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Mataraki
Writer Rachel Mataraki explores our love of the monarchy and asks if there’s something better for us to prize.
2023-05-04T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Journalist Lauren Windle looks at how things could be different for Christians after King Charles’ coronation, and how things could be different for women, with a man leading the Anglican Church.
2023-05-04T08:30:00+01:00By Praise Kujore
Writer Praise Kujore shares a moving insight into her faith journey, making the God of her parents, her own.
2023-05-03T08:30:00+01:00By Jules Rendell
Musician Jules Rendell shares her experience in the music industry and answers the question, can Christians listen to secular music?
2023-05-02T08:30:00+01:00By Emiko Ray
Founder of a skincare range, Emiko Ray, shares her journey in understanding that beauty isn’t just skin deep.
2023-05-01T08:30:00+01:00By June Jay
Devoted wife June Jay spent 46 years praying that her husband would accept Jesus into his life… and then one day he did.
2023-04-28T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Allcock
When she heard that Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret by renowned author Judy Blume was being made into a film, Rachel Allcock was curious to see whether there was ever more to it than the bits she remembered (bras, boys, and periods)…
2023-04-28T08:30:00+01:00By Ada Hilton
Ada Hilton shares her reflections on building bridges and not always needing to be right.
2023-04-27T08:30:00+01:00By Sheridan Voysey
Writer, speaker and broadcaster Sheridan Voysey shares his experience of infertility and explains why we need to talk about the damage it can do to men as well as women.
2023-04-27T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie
Authors of The Lives We Actually Lead, Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie, share a blessing for those who experienced trauma from their childhoods.
2023-04-26T07:30:00+01:00By Natalie Baird-Clarke
Writer Natalie Baird-Clarke explains that, even though Christians are terrible at saying "no", we need to learn to care for ourselves.
2023-04-25T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As Channel 4 release another show about nudity, writer Lauren Windle asks if they are really reaching their goal of normalising different body types.
2023-04-25T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Woman Alive’s deputy editor explains how she managed to keep trusting God when it felt like her prayers weren’t being answered.
2023-04-24T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do if the idea of God watching you have sex puts you off entirely.
2023-04-21T08:30:00+01:00By Oyindamola Fakeye
Oyindamola Fakeye, the executive and artistic director at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, explains why we should get behind efforts to decolonise the British Museum.
2023-04-20T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle gives you a run-down of the talented Christian women who are on our big (and small) screens.
2023-04-20T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Our soon-to-be-crowned monarch is walking the tightrope with his statements about faith, but will he turn the great British nation into a circus or will he act as a wonderful ringmaster, pointing us back to Christ?
2023-04-19T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer and model Hope Bonarcher reflects on growing older and how the likes of the Bible’s Solomon and popstar Madonna, have taught her what to do and what not to do.
2023-04-17T09:30:00+01:00By Andrea Sarginson
Author Andrea Sarginson explains the devastating effect the Black Death had on people’s faith in the 1300s and compares it to how people responded to the COVID pandemic.
2023-04-14T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher was no stranger to sin. She gave her life to Christ and turned things around, but is her life more boring now?
2023-04-13T08:30:00+01:00By Bekah Legg
Bekah Legg, from survivors of domestic abuse charity Restored, explains the new measures put in place by the government to tackle intimate partner violence.
2023-04-13T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Picking out the perfect name for your newborn child is a big decision. Here, journalist Lauren Windle shares a few options from the Bible.
2023-04-12T08:30:00+01:00By Olivia Jackson
Author of (Un)Certain: A Collective Memoir of Deconstructing Faith, Olivia Jackson gives an insight into her research and encourages us all to do better.
2023-04-11T08:30:00+01:00By Marjie Sutton
Author of Living to Finish Well Marjie Sutton asks if we can face a fear of death by better understanding the glory of eternal life.
2023-04-11T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; choosing contraception methods as a Christian.
2023-04-10T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Writer and recovering alcoholic Lauren Windle shares the invaluable support she got from her church community in early sobriety.
2023-04-07T08:30:00+01:00By Bryony Wood
For many years, Bryony Wood’s Easter was little more than a bank holiday and a chance to scoff too many chocolate eggs. Until one year when her world turned upside down.
2023-04-06T08:30:00+01:00By Maggie Rich
When we are desperately praying for healing, it can be hard to feel that God isn't answering our prayers. Here a Woman Alive contributor explains how she almost gave up on God in the midst of her disappointment.
2023-04-05T08:30:00+01:00By Stephanie Pena
Stephanie Pena has been on several pilgrimages in her life but after some recent family difficulties, she felt led to travel to Knock, in Ireland. Here’s why she thinks Easter is the perfect time to re-connect with God.
2023-04-05T08:30:00+01:00By Chloe Edmonds
Midwife Chloe Edmonds explains why she would encourage her mothers to explore their mystical connection with Christ when giving birth.
2023-04-04T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle watched Netflix’s Wellmania with interest and amusement, but couldn’t help thinking there was one route to ‘wellness’ the main character should have tried.
2023-04-04T08:30:00+01:00By Sue Shaw
Sue Shaw has been a street pastor for the past nine years, here she shares her experience of taking on the tough ministry in her sixties.
2023-04-03T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle investigates a conundrum that she’s wrestled with since childhood – why do we associate Easter with chocolate eggs?
2023-04-03T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Orson
Pop star Ellie Goulding's latest single Like a Saviour features a lot of biblical imagery. Here writer Kate Orson asks if she's converted to Christianity.
2023-03-31T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Woman Alive's editor Tola Doll Fisher explains that as Christians, it's a bad idea for us to adopt a 'flexitarian' approach to faith.
2023-03-30T08:30:00+01:00By Sarah Jane Souther
Christian writer Sarah Jane Souther explains the value she finds in focusing her reading on books written by men.
2023-03-29T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Picking out the perfect name for your child is a big decision, journalist Lauren Windle helps out with a few options from the Bible.
2023-03-28T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
New research suggests that 98% of women in the UK want to return to work after maternity leave, but only 13% make it back full time. The reasons? Sky-high childcare costs and inflexible employers…
2023-03-27T09:30:00+01:00By Caroline Kelly
Caroline Kelly had to face the pain of her dad's illness while caring for young children and felt like she couldn't cope until God gave her an unexpected gift.
2023-03-27T09:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; how to help your daughter prepare for marriage when she doesn’t like physical intimacy.
2023-03-24T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Can’t keep up with the Kardashian? Writer Lauren Windle gives you the lowdown on Kim K’s relationship with Jesus.
2023-03-24T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
As Premier's end of financial year appeal begins, Woman Alive's editor Tola Doll Fisher tackles the tough topic of money, giving and tithe and explains why donating to the Church and Jesus-focused causes is so important to her.
2023-03-23T09:49:00+00:00By Di Archer
Di Archer, CEO of Taste Life shares her own experience in working with people with eating disorders, and how she discovered it was a mental health condition, so she decided to do something to help
2023-03-23T09:30:00+00:00By Cherry de Winter
Cherry de Winter decided that aproaching the big 5-0 was the right time for her to launch her music career, here she explains why.
2023-03-22T09:30:00+00:00By Rebecca Hunter-Kelm
From manifestation coaches to money codes, believing in the power of positive thought and the law of attraction to create your desires are among some of the most popular beliefs of our time… and Rebecca Hunter-Kelm’s Instagram feed is FULL of it.
2023-03-22T09:30:00+00:00By Amy Seiffert
Author Amy Seiffert realised she wasn’t feeding herself with spiritually nourishing things. Here she explains five things she did to make a positive change.
2023-03-21T09:30:00+00:00By Philippa Cook
Philippa Cook offers practical advice to those who have decided they want to follow Jesus.
2023-03-20T09:30:00+00:00By Vanessa Maynard
Christian Aid’s Vanessa Maynard shares a glimpse into the devastation in Ukraine a year after the war began, and the vital aid that charities are providing.
2023-03-17T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
Our contributor from fostering and adoption charity Home For Good shares her reflections on waiting to become a parent after being approved to adopt.
2023-03-17T09:30:00+00:00By Jules Middleton
Rev Jules Middleton shares the realities of being a 'ministry mum' this Mothering Sunday.
2023-03-17T09:10:00+00:00By Juliet Coley
Juliet Coley writes about her forthcoming book, Mothers of Zion, which shines a light on the role mature women have played in building Britain’s Black Pentecostal Church movement. Here she shares her experience of growing up around these wonderful Windrush women.
2023-03-15T09:30:00+00:00By Sarah Berger
When Sarah Berger was faced with the most horrific bereavement she had to choose whether she would walk away from her faith or pull closer than ever into God. Here she explains her story.
2023-03-15T09:30:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
Jemimah Wright shares the extraordinary prophetic word that encouraged her to keep going with her debut novel.
2023-03-14T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Last week the Prime Minister launched an investigation after reports that school children were being given graphic and violent sex education lessons. Here, Lauren Windle argues that the Church should step up to teach on intimacy.
2023-03-14T09:30:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
Rachel Pearce thought she knew how it would feel to suffer a miscarriage. The heartache of a life lost; the physical pain from the bleeding; the fear that it might happen again. It turns out she had no idea…
2023-03-13T09:30:00+00:00By Kate Orson
Miley Cyrus’ new single Flowers is one of the most popular songs in the UK at the moment. Writer Kate Orson asks if the strong message is as empowering as it initially seems.
2023-03-13T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to say to your teenager if you think they’re having sex.
2023-03-10T09:30:00+00:00By Lizzie Hutchison
As the sixth installment in the cult Scream series hits big screens, writer Lizzie Hutchison weighs in on whether followers of Jesus should be watching scary movies.
2023-03-10T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive reporter
Children’s charity Home for Good has launched an urgent appeal in response to an unprecedented shortage of homes for children who need them and a desperate need for more foster carers in the UK.
2023-03-09T14:00:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
A group of school children reportedly suffered signs of fainting, anxiety and other symptoms at the Galeras Educational Institution in Galeras following a séance session, believed by some to be a way for the living to communicate with the dead.
2023-03-09T09:30:00+00:00By Dr Freda Wemin
Dr Freda Wemin, Founder of Mama Waiting Hut initiative in Papua New Guinea, explained the value of designated spaces for women before and after birth.
2023-03-08T09:30:00+00:00By Sheila Wray Gregoire
Author of The Great Sex Rescue, Sheila Wray Gregoire, explains why she was horrified at Joshua Ryan Butler’s Gospel Coalition article that equated the Holy Spirit with semen.
2023-03-08T09:30:00+00:00By Anna Townsend
Here, Anna Townsend, director of charity Women Without Roofs explains why Nepali women take marking the day dedicated to women very seriously.
2023-03-08T07:47:00+00:00By Woman Alive reporter
On International Women's Day the first ever all-female audio version of the NIV Bible is launched - to show women that their voices matter.
2023-03-07T09:30:00+00:00By Claudine Roberts
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and here, writer Claudine Roberts, asks if it is an event we should be celebrating in the Church.
2023-03-07T09:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Plenty of us mark St. Patrick’s Day with stew, colcannon and a pint of Guinness. But how much do we really know about the famed evangelist and his works in Ireland? Rachael Cottle fills us in.
2023-03-06T09:30:00+00:00By Hope Virgo
Mental health campaigner Hope Virgo explains the additional challenges people with eating disorders face in the Church and how we can all do better.
2023-03-06T09:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Ever lost for words when it comes to writing your Mother’s Day cards? Rachael Cottle’s on hand to help with some beautiful scripture and inspiring quotes for the mother figure in your life.
2023-03-03T09:30:00+00:00By Tina English
Tina English, director of Christian charity Embracing Age, explains why she’s fed up of our western view of ageing and why she’s turning to what the Bible says instead.
2023-03-02T09:30:00+00:00By Claire Musters
To celebrate World Book Day, Woman Alive book club host Claire Musters and other book club members share the titles that have been transformational in their own lives.
2023-03-01T09:30:00+00:00By Benedicte Mella
Norwegian wife and mum Benedicte Mella, who lives in Kenya, went to visit Asbury University, because she heard of the revival and wanted to immerse herself in what the Holy Spirit was doing.
2023-02-28T09:30:00+00:00By Samara Levy
Campaigner Samara Levy shares a bleak picture of what life is like for those in Syria at the moment and what Christians can do to help.
2023-02-28T09:30:00+00:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher explores the biblical response to LGBTQI+ identifying people in the Church.
2023-02-27T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do when you physically struggle to have sex with your husband.
2023-02-25T09:59:00+00:00By Emily Emanuel
God sent Emily Emanuel to Asbury last year, six months before revival broke out. At the time she was disappointed but with hindsight she sees how he was working.
2023-02-24T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
An anonymous contributor shares the story of how God pulled her back from the brink of prison to give her a second chance and show her new life away from addiction and trauma.
2023-02-23T13:02:00+00:00By Kathleen Durham
Kathleen Durham spoke to Madison, a senior at Asbury University, about her experience of the revival that started after a morning chapel service on the 8th February 2023
2023-02-23T10:05:00+00:00By Sophie Mei Lan
Sophie Mei Lan felt that the Church would never be the place for her after witnessing hatred towards her gay dad based on "religious beliefs".
2023-02-23T09:30:00+00:00By Naghmeh Abedini Panahi
Naghmeh battled tirelessly to get her husband, who had been arrested for his Christian faith, released from an Iranian prison. But in the three and a half years he was away, God spoke to her about the abuse she had suffered at his hands.
2023-02-22T09:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Today, the start of lent, writer Rachael Cottle shares what helps her successfully navigate 40 days of discipline and how she uses the time to bring her closer to Jesus.
Authors Lavinia Byrne and Jane McBride has an unusual suggestion for connecting with God this Lent and it involves the classic musical.
2023-02-21T09:30:00+00:00By Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie
Authors of The Lives We Actually Lead, Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie, share a blessing for those who are concerned about ageing.
2023-02-20T14:54:00+00:00By Bobbi Kumari
The author of Sacred Sexuality shares her interpretation of the biblical stance in light of what Synod says about unreservedly welcoming same-sex couples
2023-02-20T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
She is tipped to be Nicola Sturgeon’s replacement but her conservative Christian views and position on abortion and same-sex relationships are viewed as problematic by many.
2023-02-20T09:30:00+00:00By Anne Hartslief
Anne Hartslief’s faith that her body was a temple was shattered by an unexpected cancer diagnosis. Here she explains how she began to love herself again.
2023-02-17T09:30:00+00:00By Katrina Moss
Katrina Moss shares the inspiration and story behind the Uk’s largest faith-linked art prize.
2023-02-16T09:30:00+00:00By Cassandra Maria
Premier presenter and comedian Cassandra Maria explains why our fascination with “bad boys” is just more proof that we need Jesus.
2023-02-16T09:30:00+00:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher explains how God's word delivered her from the extreme hopelessness that led her to attempt to take her own life.
2023-02-15T09:30:00+00:00By Sharyn Borodina
In March 2022, Sharyn Borodina shared stories of what God was doing in Ukraine, a year on she gives Woman Alive an update.
2023-02-14T09:30:00+00:00By Shakira Peronet
This Valentine's Day writer Shakira Peronet spoke to ten Christian couples and shares their hard-earned wisdom.
2023-02-14T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
On a day dedicated to “love” it’s comforting to know that even if you don’t love yourself, God still loves you.
2023-02-13T09:30:00+00:00By Sarah Molyneux-Hetherington
With same-sex marriage and LGBTQI+ relationships at the forefront of conversation in the Church of England, Sarah Molyneux-Hetherington shares why she thinks we need to carefully consider the high cost of allowing people to feel excluded.
2023-02-10T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
A man on the internet used artificial intelligence software to create images of VeggieTales at Armageddon and you can’t unsee them.
2023-02-09T09:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Prompted by the installation of a 'post-box to heaven' Rachael Cottle refelcts on the big questions she would pose to God if she had his postal address.
2023-02-08T11:23:00+00:00By Rebecca Hunter-Kelm
As the death toll rises, Istanbul-based writer Rebecca Hunter-Kelm, shares the responsibility on us as the Church to respond.
2023-02-08T09:30:00+00:00By Claire Musters
During Marriage Week, Claire Musters encourages us with tips on how to stay the course in our marriages – even as we navigate huge changes.
2023-02-07T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
It turns not "doing it" is the latest in thing... who knew single Christians were so ahead of the times?
2023-02-07T09:30:00+00:00By Nicole Watt
Nicole Watt was feeling ground down by the drudgery of everyday life until the Holy Spirit convicted her to celebrate the wins rather than dwell on what she hadn’t gotten done.
2023-02-06T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
After repeated invasions of privacy former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson has released a documentary telling her story in her own words, but sadly there’s no mention of faith.
2023-02-06T09:30:00+00:00By Rachael Newham
Author Rachael Newham explains the Christians often miss the Bible out of conversations on mental health, and explains that it has to stop.
2023-02-03T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle delves into the ‘witch lit’ book craze that promises to empower women but often does so at the expense of Christianity.
2023-02-02T09:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Rachael had no idea why she was called to London and she still doesn’t, but incredible things are happening around her and that can only be God.
2023-02-02T09:30:00+00:00By Bryony Wood
Writer Bryony Wood explains why she jumped at the chance to combine her two favourite things; Jesus and The Sound of Music, with her new book ‘The Sound of Musings’.
2023-02-01T09:30:00+00:00By Amy Seiffert
Author of Starved, Amy Seiffert offers her tips for tackling potentially volatile political conversations while keeping God at the centre.
2023-01-31T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
Laura spent years not believing in God and instead turning to destructive relationships and behaviours, until in the pandemic someone spoke to her about Jesus.
2023-01-30T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; whether married Christian couples can be ‘experimental’ in the sack.
2023-01-27T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Writer and author of Notes On Love, Lauren Windle, shares her advice for those who’ve made a romantic resolution.
2023-01-26T09:30:00+00:00By Penelope Wallace
Christian author Charlotte M Yonge’s book was just described as “the best Victorian novel you’ve never heard of” by a mainstream YouTuber.
2023-01-25T09:30:00+00:00By Joanna Davey
If you’re hoping to pad out your “to be read” shelf with some of 2023’s most anticipated books, help is at hand. As Joanna Davey, publisher at Hodder Faith, shares the ten books she’s eagerly anticipating this year.
2023-01-24T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle encourages Christians not to completely reject the idea of watching Love Island as it can hold more opportunities for sharing the gospel than you’d think.
2023-01-24T09:30:00+00:00By Gemma E Asafo-Adjei
Author Gemma E Asafo-Adjei explains that a woman doesn’t need a mother of her own to be an amazing parent.
2023-01-23T09:30:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
Looking to snaffle up some cryptocurrency? Don’t be caught short, advises Rachel Pearce.
2023-01-20T09:30:00+00:00By Jo Acharya
Writer Jo Acharya experimented with ChatGPT and felt uncomfortable, not by the level of intelligence it displayed… but the level of “imagination”.
2023-01-20T09:00:00+00:00By Rev Becca Bell
Rev Becca Bell writes about New Zealand’s Prime Minister quitting her role because of burn out, and asks why responding well to stress often looks like failure.
2023-01-19T09:30:00+00:00By Carla Lotus
Carla Lotus explains the dangers of dieting and focusing on weight-loss. Instead she suggests that we put our energy behind a healthy God-focused lifestyle.
2023-01-18T09:30:00+00:00By Donna Rogers
Donna Rogers felt God brought her together with her husband but when he relapsed back into gambling addiction, she found herself terrified and in huge debt.
Between uncertainty in the monarchy, stirkes in many industries and the cost-of-living crisis, we’re in tough times. But Warm Welcome Campaign’s David Barclay explains that this is when the Church can really step up.
2023-01-17T09:30:00+00:00By Jasmin Jones
Jasmin Jones was heart broken when she woke up from a horrific dream about modern slavery but God gave her a creative way to support those who fight against it.
2023-01-16T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle details every mention of the supernatural in Prince Harry’s best-selling book Spare, but there’s a sad lack of Christianity.
2023-01-16T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do when you don’t fancy your husband.
2023-01-13T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle laments the pitiful depiction of women in business in 2023’s series of The Apprentice and explains in what ways God is a far better boss than Lord Sugar.
2023-01-13T09:30:00+00:00By Shakira Peronet
Demi Lovato released pictures of herself in a bondage style position lying on a cross shaped mattress and writer Shakira Peronet isn’t impressed.
2023-01-12T09:30:00+00:00By Shakira Peronet
Writer Shakira explains why we need to stop waiting for a “traditional milestone” to break out the Shloer and cheese straws.
2023-01-11T09:30:00+00:00By Belle Tindall
The much-admired author Fay Weldon sadly died last week. Here writer and long-time fan Belle Tindall, reflects on her remarkable life and boundary-busting writing.
2023-01-11T09:29:00+00:00By Andrea Campanale
Andrea Campanale shares details of The Transforming Shame Network’s February symposium where attendees will be invited to further explore the effect shame has on their relationship with God, themselves and others.
2023-01-10T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
There’s no shortage of headlines about Prince Harry at the moment, but what does the royal’s Christian faith actually look like?
2023-01-09T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
As heavyweight boxer David Haye reveals he’s in a non-monogamous relationship, writer Lauren Windle looks at polyamory in the Bible and asks why there was so much of it if marriage is supposed to be for two?
2023-01-06T09:30:00+00:00By Suzie Kennedy
Writer Suzie Kennedy explains why there’s no need to entertain fools, even those as antagonising as Andrew Tate.
2023-01-05T09:30:00+00:00By Ashley Verma
Mum and former celebrity trainer Ashley Verma shares her tips for loving your body after pregnancy.
2023-01-04T09:30:00+00:00By Lizzie Hutchison
Writer Lizzie Hutchison argues that the succinct writing of the famous American sitcom is something preachers could learn from.
2023-01-03T09:30:00+00:00By Lee Anne Assing
Author of Caught Between Life and Death, Lee Ann Assing, offers an important reminder to believers about what which paths lead to life in its fullness.
2022-12-23T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; a mother’s concern for her son’s relationship.
2022-12-23T08:02:00+00:00By Claire Musters
Author and avid reader Claire Musters shares the ten books that have had her gripped this year.
2022-12-23T07:41:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
This year has been full of ups and downs and we’ve been here, helping you navigate it from a Christian perspective. Here, Lauren Windle takes a look at what you’ve been reading on Woman Alive’s opinion page over the past twelve months.
2022-12-23T07:30:00+00:00By Mirette Abraham
Christmas is a hectic time for all parents. Here author Mirette Abraham explains the value of rest for mums.
2022-12-22T22:56:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Many people take the beginning of January as an opportunity to make a positive change in their lives. Here, addiction specialist Lauren Windle shares the things you should know if you want to successfully give something up.
2022-12-22T22:34:00+00:00By John Kenny
The Bible, in 1 Corinthians 7:1-40, says: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” But what should you do when your partner hasn’t managed to leave and cleave?
2022-12-22T22:21:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
This year has been tough for many reasons, but here Tola Doll Fisher explains why we, as Christians, have a lot to celebrate.
2022-12-22T22:00:00+00:00By Hope Bonarcher
New York singer Hope Bonarcher shares how her life was full of drugs and parties until someone started talking to her about Jesus.
2022-12-22T22:00:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
Some Christians believe debt is an abomination to God. Rachel Pearce believes otherwise…
2022-12-22T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Between December 22 and January 1 is the most popular window for a proposal. As Christians, we know that - for those who are called to it - marriage is an exciting milestone, here are some things to look out for if you think an engagement could be imminent.
2022-12-22T09:30:00+00:00By Rachel Gallardo PhD
Women are more likely to struggle with imposter syndrome than men. Here Rachel Gallardo PhD suggests ways of silencing the lies of the enemy and remembering that God says he ‘gives us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control’.
2022-12-21T09:30:00+00:00By Anni Uddin
Are we so used to seeing people rough sleeping that we've lost our empathy? Here London City Mission's Anni Uddin explains why we can't forget those who are experiencing homelessness and what the Church can do to help.
2022-12-20T09:20:00+00:00By Hope Bonarcher
American dancer and producer Stephen “tWitch” Boss was a husband and father of three who seemed to have it all. Here Hope Bonarcher refelcts on Jesus’ words about the darkness hidden inside us and the value of each person.
2022-12-19T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
In the final three episodes of Netflix's Harry and Meghan documentary, the Duchess of Sussex received a message from Beyoncé suggesting that she was 'breaking a generational curse' for the Royal Family. Here Woman Alive's editor-in-chief Tola-Doll Fisher shares her thoughts.
2022-12-19T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column ‘Great Sexpectations’ the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; sexual assault in marriage.
2022-12-16T09:30:00+00:00By Shakira Peronet
Sometimes even Christians forget that the festive season is a celebration of Jesus and not the latest sales on the high street. Here, writer Shakira Peronet, asks if your plans for the big day look like Christmas or more like Xmas.
2022-12-16T09:30:00+00:00By Rebecca Hunter-Kelm
Of course Jesus doesn’t have an Instgram account but if he did, it would probably be the best Instagram account on the internet. Here, writer Rebecca Hunter-Kelm imagines how @JesusOfficial would use social media.
2022-12-15T09:30:00+00:00By Chelsea Boes
We don’t know if Jesus was born without any pain to Mary, but the process of childbirth is not straightforward. Here Chelsea Boes explains how she realised she was suffering from trauma three years after having a baby
2022-12-14T09:30:00+00:00By Hollyanne Boyce
For many people, times are tight this Christmas, and lots of us are feeling the stress of keeping the house warm, the family fed, and providing a fun Christmas Day. To help families manage the pressure of the festive season as the recession hits, Spurgeons children’s charity are offering their top tips to navigate the coming weeks without breaking the bank, but still creating wonderful family memories.
2022-12-13T09:30:00+00:00By Meryl McKean
Writer Meryl McKean explains how your perspective and mental health can completely change when you stop listening to yourself and start speaking to yourself with God’s word instead.
2022-12-12T09:30:00+00:00By Shakira Peronet
Writer Shakira Peronet sat down to watch Netflix’s Harry and Meghan documentary with the popcorn ready to get the inside scoop on the royal upset. But all she could think about was Jesus’ response to judgement and the way he modelled love.
2022-12-12T09:30:00+00:00By Kat Wordsworth
Kat Wordsworth felt doubt in her faith but, ashamed and scared, she did all she could to swallow the uncertainty and carry on as if it didn’t exist. Here she explains the importance of discussing doubt and acknowledging it’s a normal part of our faith journey.
2022-12-09T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
In light of the news that 54 per cent of England and Wales do not describe themselves as Christian, writer Lauren Windle asks if it’s time to stop celebrating Christmas as a national holiday, and keep it as a Church event.
2022-12-09T09:30:00+00:00By Ruth Leigh
Novelist Ruth Leigh’s main character Isabella M Smugge has found herself part of the ‘sandwich generation’. But it’s not just Ruth’s protagonist experiencing these challenges, it’s herself too. Here she shares her story.
2022-12-08T09:30:00+00:00By Andrew Bunt
As the media is awash with conflicting opinions on sex, gender, non-binary identity and transgender issues, and many people are struggling to find compassionate and biblical answer. Here, author of Finding Your Best Identity: A short Christian introduction to identity, sexuality, and gender Andrew Bunt, explains that there’s another question to ask before we discuss what makes a woman, a woman.
2022-12-07T09:30:00+00:00By Christina Schuetz
2022-12-06T09:30:00+00:00By Beth Collingridge
A Single Friendly Church survey found that 80 per cent of Christians found Christmas more difficult. Here Beth Collingridge explains what churches can do to support those who feel alone during the festive period.
2022-12-06T09:30:00+00:00By Daniella Rushton
Pilgrimage is an incredible opportunity for spiritual growth and deeper connection with Jesus. Here, author Daniella Rushton shares the three most important things she learned on her trip to Jerusalem.
2022-12-05T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column 'Great Sexpectations' the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do if your SO (Significant Other) is going out without you and partying a lot.
2022-12-01T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Increasing numbers of women are gambling, and with the cost of living crisis, some are using it as a way to make money. Rachel Lampard from the Joint Public Issues Team spoke to Premier about how dangerous this is, and what the church can do to help.
2022-12-01T09:30:00+00:00By Sarah Linklett
Frankincense and myrrh will forever be associated with Christmas, as they were two of the gifts brought to Jesus by the three wise men. But many people don’t realise their cleansing and anti-aging properties. Here Sara Linklett explains how you can use them at home.
2022-12-01T09:30:00+00:00By Emma Waring
As a sex therapist, Emma Waring is all too aware of shame in the consulting room. Here, she challenges us to stop giving women and girls the impression that their genitals are 'nasty' and to help them celebrate the bodies God gave them.
2022-11-30T09:30:00+00:00By Lydia Rolley
Many people don't understand the debilitating effects of chronic fatigue. But with 3.5 per cent of the population suffering from Long COVID, it's time Christians were more up-to-date. Here's what Lydia Rolley, author of The Fatigue Book, thinks Jesus would have done.
2022-11-29T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
The England squad are preparing to take on Wales this evening but how many of them will be praying to Jesus for victory? Lauren Windle took it upon herself to do hours of research so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
2022-11-28T09:30:00+00:00By Anna Spreckley
Image Consultant, Anna Spreckley suffered from low self-esteem and struggled with her body-image. Here she explains how finding the right colours and styles for her body, changed so much more than her outside appearance, but her relationship with herself.
2022-11-25T17:26:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Modelling exposed me to a wonderful world of fashion and I still love clothes but hate any attempt to trick us into buying in excess disguised as a “bargain”. We deserve better and so does the earth God gave us to protect.
2022-11-25T13:31:00+00:00By Woman Alive reporter
Red chairs are being put in churches, businesses, train stations and schools to raise awareness that, globally, a woman or girl dies at the hands of an intimate partner or family member every 11 minutes
2022-11-25T09:30:00+00:00By Kemi Koleoso
Grief support volunteer and former palliative care professional Kemi Koleoso says that she thinks of 'death as an end with a bend'. Here she explains why Christians should find hope and encouragement in death and shouldn't shy away from speaking about it.
2022-11-24T09:30:00+00:00By Hannah Butler
Hannah Butler knows she has a lot to be grateful for as, in her teenage years she was homeless for a while. Here, she explains the role gratitude to God has in helping our mental and spiritual health and encourages all of us to say thank you to the Lord this Thanksgiving.
2022-11-23T09:30:00+00:00By Heather Tomlinson
Writer Heather Tomlinson speaks to YouTuber Mikhaila Peterson and Instagrammer Jon McCray about getting the Christian message to younger people. And they are hopeful about the next generations.
2022-11-22T09:30:00+00:00By Elizabeth Moore and Audrey Elledge
Heartbreak is agonising and brings up so much hurt and disappointment. Here, Elizabeth Moore and Audrey Elledge, authors of Liturgies for Hope, share their prayer for when you love someone who doesn’t love you back.
2022-11-22T09:30:00+00:00By Iona Rossely
At the age of 25 Iona Rossely was living her dream – winning awards for speed skiing all around the world. Jesus wasn’t on her radar at all. Until a life-changing accident meant Iona could no longer compete and she was plunged into depression and then she joined a Bible study.
2022-11-21T09:30:00+00:00By Hope Virgo
Campaigner Hope Virgo explains why The Crown is a challenge for those who struggle with eating disorders as the show paints a shallow picture of the affliction and reinforced harmful stereotypes.
2022-11-21T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column 'Great Sexpectations' the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do if you're living with your partner before getting married and you feel uncomfortable about it.
2022-11-18T09:30:00+00:00By Frances Kordonowy
The World Cup is a wake-up call that labour exploitation is still a very real problem for millions of people around the world, and unless we act now, it will continue to get worse. Here, Frances Kordonowy from modern slavery charity IJM, explains what churches can do to help.
2022-11-17T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Marriage is under attack and it's important we cover our married friends in prayer. Here, Woman Alive's editor-in-chief Tola-Doll Fisher explores the influence the 'spirit of lust' can have on the breakdown of the family, and what we can do about it.
2022-11-16T09:30:00+00:00By Elizabeth Moore and Audrey Elledge
For all of us, the idea of getting older, looking older and having your youngest years behind you is daunting. Here, Elizabeth Moore and Audrey Elledge, authors of Liturgies for Hope, share their prayer for letting go of your younger self.
2022-11-16T09:30:00+00:00By Suzie Kennedy
Suzie Kennedy spent years trying to change her pale skin so she would look ‘better’ in the eyes of society. It wasn’t until she saw women with darker skin embracing their looks, that she felt inspired to embrace the way God created her.
2022-11-15T09:30:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
What do you do when you need career direction and you don’t know where to start? Woman Alive’s Deputy Editor, Jemimah Wright, shares her experience in finding her vocation without a clear path to follow.
2022-11-14T09:30:00+00:00By Amy Ellison
Amy Ellison is the proud step-mother to her partner’s children. Here she explains the honour God has put on the role, even if at times it can feel like a struggle.
2022-11-11T18:42:00+00:00By Rosie Killick
Home for Good’s Rosie Killick explains the things she loves about the new John Lewis Christmas advert - the tale of a couple preparing to foster a teenage girl.
Singer Bria Jean Valderrama and her husband Robby struggled to know how to tackle the division in the Church and wrestled with the question: ‘What is Church for?’ Until God gave them an answer which then inspired a song.
2022-11-10T09:30:00+00:00By Elizabeth Moore and Audrey Elledge
Many of us are struggling to make ends meet at the moment. Here, Elizabeth Moore and Audrey Elledge, authors of Liturgies for Hope, share their prayer for when there’s not enough money to pay the bills.
2022-11-10T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
As tributes pour in for Matthew Perry AKA Chandler in 'Friends', Lauren Windle takes a look at the words in his autobiography, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, published a year before his death.
2022-11-09T09:30:00+00:00By Lucinda Smith
This World Adoption Day, writer Lucinda Smith, explains that we are all welcomed in and adopted by God and explores how that identity should help us break free from fear and anxiety.
2022-11-09T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
Russian law imposes criminal charges on anyone who disagrees with the war, receives funding from the West or practices evangelism outside of the Russian Orthodox church. Here, our anonymous contributor, speaks about the realities of those living in the heavily controlled country.
2022-11-08T09:30:00+00:00By Lizzie Hutchison
A Christian foundation in Kansas launched a $100million campaign called “He Gets Us”, to promote Jesus to the masses. Here, advertising copywriter Lizzie Hutchison shares her expert opinion on the pricey project.
2022-11-07T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what you should do if you’re disappointed with your sex life after waiting till marriage.
2022-11-04T09:30:00+00:00By Suzie Kennedy
Living, the latest movie to hit cinemas today sees award-winning actor Bill Nighy facing his mortality and making difficult decisions. Here Suzie Kennedy shares her thoughts on the moving film and how it reminded her of God’s messages to us.
The much-admired author and public speaker Jennifer Rees Larcombe sadly lost her battle with lung cancer last week. Here her friend, evangelist J.John, reflects on her remarkable life and faith in Jesus.
2022-11-02T09:30:00+00:00By Suzie Kennedy
Actress Suzie Kennedy went to see heart-warming film Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and found that the title character showed a lot of Christian values.
2022-11-01T09:30:00+00:00By Anna Hill
Mum Anna’s oldest daughter is just seven years old but she’s already feeling the effects of technology as her friends are less interested in connecting and more interested in their phones.
2022-10-31T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle loves to partner with God to do his good work. So, with that being said, Stormzy if you’re reading this (presumably you’re a Woman Alive subscriber) drop Lauren a line and she’ll happily play match-maker and set you up with a Godly woman.
2022-10-31T09:30:00+00:00By Lizzie Hutchison
Writer Lizzie Hutchison shares her musings on Halloween and how she has navigated the non-Christian event as a Christian woman.
2022-10-28T08:30:00+01:00By Valerie Jeannis
Valerie Jeannis walked away from her engagement just four weeks before the wedding because she finally realised she could leave and her fiancé didn’t have to give his permission. Here she shares her story.
2022-10-27T08:30:00+01:00By Krista Woodard
Krista Woodard got stuck in a horrific cycle of drug addiction but felt that she couldn’t speak to people at her church about it. Here she shares her story…
2022-10-26T08:30:00+01:00By Kemi Olowe
Kemi Olowe, from Essex, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2018 at just 33 years old. The diagnosis came as a shock, not just because Kemi had no family history of breast cancer, but because she was repeatedly assured by medical professionals that her symptoms were simply hormonal. Here she tells her story and how her faith helped her through.
2022-10-26T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Woman Alive’s deputy editor, Jemimah Wright shares her encouraging testimony of faith in God’s promises while she waited for her husband. Along with some remarkable stories of other women who stepped out in faith before they even knew who their partner was.
2022-10-25T08:30:00+01:00By Anneka Wallington
Founder of jewellery business Recognised and Young Businesswoman of the Year 2021, Anneka Wallington, shares the five lies she’s had to overcome when establishing a successful company.
2022-10-24T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; whether or not you should feel worried if your husband has a single female best friend.
2022-10-21T08:30:00+01:00By Sophie Bannister
For minister Sophie Bannister, every Sunday is “Bring Your Child to Work Day” which create some unique challenges. Here she reflects on her two vital callings; motherhood and ministry - and asks which comes first?
2022-10-21T07:56:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Liz Truss resigned as prime minister yesterday after just five weeks in office. While she failed to deliver on the promises she made in her leadership campaign - Woman Alive’s deputy editor Jemimah Wright urges us not to focus on the failure but to pray that she meets with God within it.
2022-10-20T08:30:00+01:00By Amy Jo Stimson
Writer Amy Jo Stimson explains why she thinks the discourse around the word submission, particularly in conservative, complementarian churches, needs to be challenged. As she has heard preaching of submission for wives that thinly veils an exhortation to plain obedience.
2022-10-19T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Nicholas
This Breast Cancer Awareness month, writer Kate Nicholas shares how being diagnosed with cancer allowed her to fully embrace the story of what God has done in her life, and encouraged her to share it with others.
2022-10-18T08:30:00+01:00By Dr Olúṣẹ̀yẹ Àríkàwé
This World Menopause Day, Woman Alive’s columnist Dr Olúṣẹ̀yẹ Àríkàwé, compares the facts about menopause to God’s biblical truth.
2022-10-17T08:30:00+01:00By Jo Acharya
While the government and the economy are in crisis, writer Jo Acharya encourages us to turn to biblical wisdom and Jesus for our comfort. She says: “Let’s let the turbulence of these days drive us closer to him, hungry for his grace and guidance.”
2022-10-14T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
In case you needed an excuse to host a breakfast for friends, family or church community - here it is. The Prince’s Trust, the charity headed up by King Charles, is running The Brilliant Breakfast until October 16, and every penny raised helps to support disadvantaged young women.
2022-10-14T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive team
Two Christian climate activists, Laura Young and Jessica Bwali, will be attending COP27 in Egypt next month. Laura, from Scotland, and Jessica, from Zambia have partnered with Christian humanitarian charity Tearfund, to call for action on the climate crisis. This week, during Premier’s Missions Week they share their passion for campaigning on climate justice.
2022-10-13T08:46:00+01:00By Nicole Parakrama
Nicole Parakrama explains how the 2019 bombing, severe COVID restrictions and economic crisis have left her gorgeous country Sri Lanka in desperate need of prayer.
2022-10-12T08:30:00+01:00By Beth Axton
Beth Axton was searching for God when she was invited to a meeting at the Unification Church. She was quickly sucked in and persuaded that for her salvation she not only needed to attend the meetings but hand over everything she had to the group. Until Jesus stepped in…
2022-10-11T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
This Baby Loss Awareness Week, Woman Alive’s editor-in-chief Tola-Doll Fisher shares her story of tragedy and explains that while life hasn’t looked how she expected there is always hope.
2022-10-10T08:30:00+01:00By Dr Kate Middleton
On World Mental Health Day, Mind and Soul’s Dr Kate Middleton explains why having a mental illness diagnosed is important but we shouldn’t allow it to define us - as only God does that.
2022-10-10T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; whether or not a Christian woman can be friends with a man without feeling tempted.
2022-10-07T08:30:00+01:00By Marcia Dixon MBE
October is Black History Month Marcia Dixon MBE is celebrating the “black church”. Here she explains the impact the church had on her life and the many ways it positively influences the black community.
2022-10-06T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle always wanted to avoid fast fashion and stand against the chemicals, landfill and slave labour that are built into the industry. But “conscious” shopping seemed like it was only available to the super wealthy, until she made some key changes.
2022-10-05T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Last week far-right politician Giorgia Meloni was named Italy’s prime minister. Her focus is on protecting the family and national identity, but some of her controversial statements have caused some to compare her ideology to ‘fascism’. Here’s what we know…
2022-10-04T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Worship collective Maverick City and Dante Bowe have parted ways after his behaviour was deemed to be “inconsistent” with their “core values and beliefs”. Here writer Lauren Windle suggests that the hype around this story does not match the behaviour.
2022-10-03T08:30:00+01:00By Catherine Campbell
Author Catherine Campbell explains how the Bible demonstrates God’s devotion to us and reassures us that, if it all feels like a mess, he’s not finished.
2022-09-30T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Many people find writing cathartic but, as she was working on a fictional story, Woman Alive’s deputy editor Jemimah Wright assumed that wouldn’t apply to her. But in fact, over the ten years she penned her novel, Isabella’s Voyage, her relationship with herself and God completely changed.
2022-09-29T08:30:00+01:00By Belle Tindall
Christian writer Belle Tindall has avidly followed the unbelieveable events around Olivia Wilde’s film Don’t Worry Darling. Here she explains why our response is a bigger issue than Olivia’s behaviour.
2022-09-28T08:30:00+01:00By Suzie Kennedy
The world’s top Marilyn Monroe impersonator, Suzie Kennedy, was appalled by Netflix’s movie Blonde - the first X-rated film to be released on the streaming platform.
2022-09-27T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Tabloid journalist Lauren Windle started watching reality TV when Big Brother opened its diary room doors in 2000. She’s seen many Christian contestants compete on various different shows, but has never seen it done well.
2022-09-26T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; the tricky topic of masturbation and whether or not it’s wrong for Christian women.
2022-09-23T08:30:00+01:00By Nathan Blackaby
It’s no secret that women outnumber men in the church. Here Christian Vision for Men’s CEO, Nathan Blackaby, explains how they are trying to address the balance and what we can all do to support their work.
2022-09-22T08:30:00+01:00By Carolyn MacDonald
Carolyn MacDonald was diagnosed with a chronic illness when she was a regular member of a church but she still found herself longing for more support from her community. Here, she explains how we can better come along side people and help them not to feel isolated.
2022-09-21T09:30:00+01:00By Suzie Kennedy
The Queen will always be associated with vibrant colour block outfits with matching hats and coats. But there was a very generous reason she opted for the eye-catching attire and it’s just another example of her servant heart.
2022-09-21T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Classes at Kanye West’s Donda Academy, named after his late mother, will include; Parkour, Christian choir and various other ‘enrichment’ lessons, plus the standard maths, English, arts and sciences.
2022-09-20T08:30:00+01:00By Catherine Butcher
Author of Our Faithful Queen Catherine Butcher explains that the Queen was not afraid of dying but instead had hope in the resurrection of Jesus.
2022-09-19T10:59:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Journalist Lauren Windle remarks on what an incredible gospel opportunity the Queen’s funeral is and explains that we all have a part to play in making sure Jesus’ message lands.
2022-09-19T08:30:00+01:00By Marcia Dixon MBE
Marcia Dixon was awarded an MBE for her services to the Black Christian community for her work with The Voice newspaper as editor of Keep The Faith magazine. Here she reflects on the Queen and her leadership.
2022-09-16T09:30:00+01:00By Emily Beater
Queen Elizabeth II was the proud patron of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). Emily Beater explains how the Monarch’s steadfast faith mirrored their mission.
2022-09-15T08:30:00+01:00By Frances Kordonowy
Despite recent tragic events, a stripped back London Fashion Week kicks off today. But did you know that there are an estimated 25 million people in forced labour slavery around the world – and many are producing items we use every day, including our clothes? Frances Kordonowy from International Justice Mission UK explores the dark reality of exploitation in fashion supply chains, and what we can all do to help.
2022-09-15T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Hanna
Northern Irish writer Dr Rachel Hanna reflects on the impact The Queen had in Northern Ireland and explains that without the Queen’s stabilising presence - she feels more aligned with Ireland than Britain.
2022-09-14T08:30:00+01:00By Rachael Newham
We are all still processing the death of the Queen, but for some it brings up the hurt of previous losses. Here Kintsugi Hope’s Rachael Newham explains that lament is a powerful tool for addressing this pain with God.
2022-09-13T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Patterson
As we grieve the death of Queen Elizabeth, Kate Patterson says that, as Christians, we can mourn differently to the rest of the nation.
2022-09-13T08:30:00+01:00By Isabell Fisher
Reading with your child gives them an incredible advantage when it comes to expressing themselves and processing their emotions. Here Isabell Fisher, co-founder of Little Hands Learning, explains the vast advantages of books and suggests some titles to dig into with your little ones.
2022-09-12T08:30:00+01:00By Sarah Jones
Helping children understand death and grief is a challenge, but mum-of-two Sarah Jones, explains that the Queen’s death is an opportunity to speak to our children about God and Jesus and the promise of eternal life.
At a special Service of Prayer and Reflection at St Paul’s Cathedral, London this evening, The Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London, spoke of the Queen’s life of service, as well as our need to grieve. We share her sermon here.
2022-09-09T08:30:00+01:00By Amy Boucher Pye
At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed and unsure how to respond to the sad news of the Queen’s death, spiritual director and the author of 7 Ways to Pray Amy Boucher Pye, shares some prayers that may bring us and her family some comfort.
2022-09-08T18:20:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
The country is in mourning, but what about the practical implications of our beloved monarch’s death? Rachel Pearce investigates.
2022-09-08T18:15:00+01:00By Belle Tindall
In the wake of the Queen’s death, writer Belle Tindall reflects on how her passion and commitment is a lesson we can all carry into this new phase of history.
2022-09-08T17:51:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Queen Elizabeth II, who has died at the age of 96, was the longest serving British monarch. Lauren Windle explores how she relied on her faith in Jesus and the prayers of her subjects to sustain her during the 70-year-long reign.
In celebration of Gospel Heritage month, American Idol contestant and award winning singer Mandisa Lynn Hundley shares how music got her through a particularly dark time after the death of a friend.
2022-09-07T08:30:00+01:00By Emily Beater
‘Single parenthood is one of the most precarious states’ says writer Emily Beater, who explains the trials she faces in a church environment and how we can all support single parents better.
2022-09-07T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
In a culture where individual choice is king, more and more people like the idea of an arranged marriage. As Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking gains huge audiences, Woman Alive Editor in Chief Tola Doll Fisher, asks why we’re turning to seemingly outdated methods and wonders if a matchmaker would do a good job of finding her a husband.
2022-09-06T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
The winner of the Conservative Party leadership race was announced yesterday with Liz Truss beating her opponent Rishi Sunak to head up the party and take her place as our country’s Prime Minister. But here Woman Alive’s Editor-in-Chief Tola Doll FIsher explains why she’s not overly impressed or excited about the new head of state.
2022-09-05T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Rapper Eminem is known for his controversial and – at times all out horrific – lyrics. But in his latest song on DJ Khaled’s new album God Did, currently number 1 in the US album charts, the peroxide artist speaks of Jesus as his Saviour and Shepard. So, is he a Christian now? Write Lauren Windle certainly hopes so.
2022-09-05T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; what to do if you just don’t want to have sex with your husband.
2022-09-02T08:30:00+01:00By Veronica Zundel
Are we all constantly searching for hints and premonitions of what’s to come in our lives? Writer Veronica Zundel explains that, while she thinks horoscopes are nonsense, she’s seen plenty of Christians use the Bible as though it’s their daily fortune cookie and that’s a shame because it has so much more to offer.
2022-09-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle had always been sceptical of “near-death” divine revelation, especially when she was asked by a tabloid newspaper to cover two stories in particular. But when she asked her vicar about the credibility of these fantastical tales, she was blown away by his response… and then she fell down a rabbit hole of research.
2022-08-31T08:30:00+01:00By Andrew Atherstone
When we talk about the global phenomenon of the Alpha course, we often praise the men who champion and promote it, but women were pivotal to its inception and proliferation. Here, author of Repackaging Christianity: Alpha and the Building of a Global Brand, Andrew Atherstone shines a light on three of these “Alpha Females” and explains that they deserve proper recognition for the significant parts they have played in the impact of this global evangelistic movement.
2022-08-30T08:30:00+01:00By Colleen Le
TikToker Colleen Le went viral when she told how she donated her kidney to save her Christian boyfriend’s life only for him to cheat on her. Here she shares the full story.
2022-08-29T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Virgo
As we prepare for term time, parents of children who struggle with their eating will be concerned about the best ways to support their young person. Author and founder of #DumpTheScales campaign, Hope Virgo, shares her ten tips for setting children up for success.
2022-08-26T08:30:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
Many couples in church date in secret to avoid gossip and pressure from others in the congregation. Here, presenter Cassandra Maria, explains how forcing people to hide their dating creates a dangerous environment for players to thrive.
2022-08-25T08:30:00+01:00By Storm Cecile
As it is announced that the Abortion Act will be amended to grant permanent access to at-home abortions in England and Wales, poet Storm Cecile enacts the divisive debate in a powerful spoken word piece.
2022-08-24T20:30:00+01:00By Frances Kordonowy
There may be fewer and fewer headlines about the war in Ukraine but Europe is still in the middle of its biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Here International Justice Mission’s Frances Kordonowy shares the incredible work churches continue to do for those who need our support.
2022-08-24T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Woman Alive’s editor-in-chief Tola-Doll Fisher explains that she believes the demise of family is a threat to our society. Here she encourages all of us to pray to keep marriages and families together.
2022-08-23T08:30:00+01:00By Naomi Miles
Naomi Miles was left disheartened after realising that all the Christian books for girls were adorned with flowers and butterflies, while the boys’ offering was plain and dark, and spoke of courage, leadership and strength. Here she explains that the church should be free of toxic worldly influences and we should avoid these stereotypes art all costs.
2022-08-22T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The eyes of the nation were fixed firmly on Anthony Joshua as he took on Oleksandr Usyk in a well-publicised boxing match on Saturday night. But it’s not the fact that he lost that we’re all talking about, but his emotional and unexpected speech.
2022-08-19T08:30:00+01:00By Sarah Hamaker
Plenty of parents post snaps of their children to social media. Here, leadership parenting coach, Sarah Hamaker, explains the things that you should think through before clicking ’upload’.
2022-08-19T08:30:00+01:00By Bobbi Kumari
Sexual soul ties are often misunderstood by Christians, or sometimes misunderstood altogether. Here, writer Bobbi Kumari explains what happens in the spiritual realm when were our physically intimate with someone, and what we can do to break the tie.
2022-08-18T08:30:00+01:00By Clare Luther
Author Clare Luther found Jesus four years after she started dating her now-husband, but he remained a non-Christian. The difference in their faith and their priorities meant their relationship became strained, until one day when everything changed.
2022-08-18T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
It’s A-level results day and hordes of young people and their parents will be anxiously awaiting their marks. Here writer Lauren Windle explains that she didn’t get the grades the hoped for - but that’s actually more than ok.
2022-08-17T08:30:00+01:00By Hilary Higgins
God isn’t afraid of difficult teens and even had one of his own in Samson. Here, author Hilary Higgins, explains why you should take heart if you’re struggling with your child’s adolescence as you have no idea what God will call them to.
2022-08-16T08:30:00+01:00By Stephanie Pena
New film Redeeming Love is a beautiful tribute to God’s grace and the healing power of love, says writer and reviewer Stephanie Pena. Here she explains what it showed her about our bride groom and good shepherd, Jesus Christ.
2022-08-15T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on email@example.com and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; whether or not you have to tell your partner about your sexual history.
2022-08-12T08:30:00+01:00By Naked Truth Team
The harms of pornography are well documented and yet it continues to be viewed at alarming rates. Here, Naked Truth Project team explains why it is so appealing to many people, who will often sacrifice their wellbeing, relationships and families in the process of consuming the x-rated material.
2022-08-11T08:30:00+01:00By Suzie Kennedy
Actress and world renowned Marilyn Monroe impersonator Suzie Kennedy explained that God led her to delete her social media accounts and that she felt so much freer when she didn’t have to “keep up” her online profile.
2022-08-10T08:30:00+01:00By Dr Kate Middleton
Your menstral cycle impacts your energy, how you build muscle, your productivity, focus and efficiency, your creativity and so much more. Here Dr Kate Middleton explains the impact our periods have on our minds and how we can manage our monthly cycles.
2022-08-09T08:30:00+01:00By Bobbi Kumari
We all like the idea of getting a glimpse into our futures and plenty of people read turn to their horoscope for guidance. Here Bobbi Kumari explains how this gives the enemy a foothold in your life and that God offers a far better way of discovering more about yourself.
2022-08-08T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Jesus elevated women into places that the culture said they shouldn’t be. Here Lauren Windle explains why it’s so important to follow his lead and celebrate any woman who steps into ‘a man’s world’.
2022-08-05T08:30:00+01:00By Yasmin Attwood
Here, English Literature expert Yasmin Attwood explores the different translations of the Bible and what your favourite may mean about you. From the historical King James to the compassionate New Living translation - so which are you?
2022-08-04T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
There’s a new social media app in town with no filters, no friend count and no visible likes and comments and Christians are loving it. But would you try it out?
2022-08-03T08:30:00+01:00By Denise Arthey
No one would have blamed Denise Arthley if she had been filled with anger after a drunk driver careered into her and her husband Chris, causing them both to have their left legs amputated. But instead of focusing on what she lost, Denise focused on what she still had with her faith guiding her through. Here’s her remarkable story.
2022-08-02T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Breast may be best, but breastfeeding is no walk in the park, says mum-of-two Rachel Pearce. Here she shares her five top tips for feeding little ones.
2022-08-01T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive panel
In our fortnightly column “Great Sexpectations” the Woman Alive panel answer your questions on sex, faith and intimacy. Drop us a confidential email on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us anything. Here, we tackle; What’s the problem with sex before marriage?
2022-07-29T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Heartbreak can be excruciating, but as Christians we have God, who soothes and comforts. Here author of Notes On Love, Lauren Windle, shares some things that may help you if you’re trying to mend a broken heart.
2022-07-28T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Gardner
Every 15 minutes a child comes into the care system. Here, Director of Partnerships at Youthscape and Ambassador for Home For Good, Rachel Gardner asks how we can all contribute to turning that statistic around so we can say that every 15 minutes a child finds a home.
2022-07-27T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive reporter
Many Christians feel called to live more ethical lives, but this is hard to do when 40 per cent of companies who claim to be sustainabile could be misleading customers and using the term as a marketing tool. Here, the CEO of ethical app ethy, explains why accountability is so important.
2022-07-26T08:30:00+01:00By Dr Kate Middleton
When the world brands some food “good” and some food “bad” and we’re bombarded with messages about slimming down with fad diets, it’s hard for us - or our children - to know how to navigate it. Here Dr Kate Middleton gives three simple thoughts that can help us have a truly healthy attitude towards eating.
2022-07-25T08:30:00+01:00By Elle Limebear
‘The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep’. So says E. Joseph Cossman, inventor, entrepreneur and author, but a good night’s sleep seems so much harder to come by these days. Here Christian singer Elle Limebear shares that, after a life-threatening incident, she’s prayerful about sleep.
2022-07-22T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
When writer Lauren Windle felt convinced that she should give up praying and hoping for some of the things she wanted in life, someone asked her a very simple question and it completely changed her mindset.
2022-07-21T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Actor Ethan Hawke’s come up with a master plan to stop the war in Ukraine and it involves Pope Francis. That sounds a bit mad doesn’t it? But it’s actually not as wild as you may think.
2022-07-20T08:30:00+01:00By Claire Musters
Alongside her husband, Claire Musters offers pre-marital classes to engaged couples and marriage ‘check-ups’ to those in their local church, and together they have also written a book on marriage. However, Claire says the best piece of marriage advice she was given was something it took her years to accept.
2022-07-19T08:30:00+01:00By Louise Morse
This weekend brings World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. To mark the occasion Louise Morse from Pilgrims’ Friend Society explains why grandparents can play a vital role in the faith of our children.
2022-07-18T10:46:00+01:00By Georgia Coy
Former student at Bethel School of Supernatural ministry, Georgia Coy writes about the impact Beni Johnson’s life had on her and many others
2022-07-17T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
Writer Shakira Peronet confessed that before she got married, she was clueless about sex. Here she explains the three things that helped her navigate her newly-wed sex life.
2022-07-15T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Being a wedding guest is an expensive business from travel to gifts to outfits to overnight stays, but the costs often start well before the day itself. Here, writer Lauren Windle explains why she’s sick of the large amounts of time and money required to have a friend who’s getting married.
2022-07-15T08:30:00+01:00By Victoria Hinton
Victoria Hinton co-parents her two sons Isaac, seven, and Arthur, five, with her ex partner Dave. The pair have managed to find a set up that works for them and their sons, and good communication is at the heart of it.
2022-07-14T08:30:00+01:00By Emily Richardson
In their forthcoming book At the Gates, Naomi Lawson Jacobs and Emily Richards heard from many disabled Christians about their experiences of church. Here Emily explains the key things churches could consider to help them become places where disabled people thrive.
2022-07-13T08:30:00+01:00By Pastor Marjorie Esomowei
Female leadership coach Pastor Marjorie Esomowei often finds that women are held back from leadership by fear. Here she explains that that’s not what God had in mind when he put the call on their lives.
2022-07-12T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive reporter
As summer brings plenty more drinking opportunities, Private Rehab Clinic Delamere shares the signs that you’re a functioning alcoholic and what you can do about it.
2022-07-11T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
Writer Shakira Peronet felt challenged by God to look at her “mean girl” behaviour. Here she explains how she now feels that we are called to pray and encourage the weaker parts of the church body and be mindful of those on the outskirts.
2022-07-08T08:30:00+01:00By Maxine Hallett
Finding a partner is a challenge at any age but Maxine Hallett found dating in her 50s to be a totally different ball game to when she was in her 20s. Here she explains how she ‘got back out there’ and how she found the difficult world of online dating.
2022-07-07T13:29:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As Boris Johnson steps down as Prime Minister, writer Lauren Windle explores what God says a good leader and good leadership really looks like.
2022-07-07T08:30:00+01:00By Rebecca Chamaa
Social media is an incredible way to connect, but if you let it - it can really affect your mental and spiritual health. Writer Rebecca Chamaa explains the one change she made to help her use Facebook and Instagram in a healthier way.
2022-07-06T08:30:00+01:00By Morgan Brown
Student Morgan Brown felt that her Christian beliefs weren’t accepted at her ‘progressive’ school so she challenged them to accept her as they do others.
2022-07-05T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Tabloid journalist and author of Notes On Love, Lauren Windle explains that, while she can’t tell you whether or not it’s right to watch Love Island, she can tell you some things you’ll need to remember if you do
2022-07-05T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive reporter
Women are historically bad at asking for promotions and pay increases, but with the cost of living going up people are needing more money than ever just to get by. Here a professional explains exactly how to go about asking for a raise.
2022-07-04T08:30:00+01:00By Elizabeth McQuoid
In a world where we’re all encouraged that “you do you”, author Elizabeth McQuoid explains that we’re not made to define our own identities but for glorious dependence on our loving creator.
2022-07-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Feeling exhausted as you head home from a Christian festival feels like an inevitability, but sleep experts at MattressNextDay have a list of handy hacks for those who just can’t seem to get shut eye during the festivals – and they involve making just a few preparations and adjustments that could make all the difference.
2022-07-01T08:30:00+01:00By Louise Ryrie
Founder of Prayerful Pilates, Louise Ryrie explains how Pilates can help with mental health and emotional wellbeing. Plus how she found it to do an ideal way to connect with God with combined with prayer.
2022-06-30T08:30:00+01:00By Victoria Jennings
Victoria Jennings, founder of Bloom Baby Classes, suffered from post-natal depression after having her first child. Here she explains that it also affects ten per cent of men and what steps you can take if you suspect your partner needs support.
2022-06-29T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Dame Deborah James has died of bowel cancer at the age of 40. Here writer Lauren Windle, pays tribute to the tireless campaigner and recalls the one eventful evening that they worked together.
2022-06-29T08:30:00+01:00By Jennie Riley
Jennie Riley couldn’t help but notice that all the men in her church were all wearing a ’uniform’ of checked or striped shirts with jeans. Here she explores whether a consistent ‘middle-class dress code’ could be putting people off joining your church.
2022-06-28T08:30:00+01:00By Kathryn Slatter
Sexual violence is very prevalent in the UK today and the impact devastates the lives of those who experience it. Here, Kathryn Slatter, CEO of Lifecentre, a charity supporting victims of sexual violence, explains her hope for the futures of people who have had this life experience and how we can support survivors.
2022-06-27T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The popular singer has been open about his Christian faith in the past and famously attended Hillsong church in LA. Now, the Love Yourself singer, has opened up to fans about how Jesus has helped him deal with recent medical problems.
2022-06-27T08:30:00+01:00By Woman Alive reporter
Love Island’s collaboration has thrust sustainable fashion into public consciousness, here ethical school uniform provider David Luke explains ‘buzzwords’ of the moment and what they really mean for the items in your wardrobe.
2022-06-24T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Pearce
Rachel Pearce offers her top tips for holiday bliss as she prepares to travel abroad with two very little people and a happy-go-lucky husband. What could possibly go wrong?
2022-06-23T08:30:00+01:00By Emily Carter
Reaching out to women in the sex industry is vital frontline work. Here, Beloved’s Emily Carter explains that in a time when women’s stories are manipulated to either promote or demonise sex work, they choose not to conform to either of these, but instead to stand in the gap.
2022-06-23T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As much as we’d prefer it didn’t, dating can get messy so staying friends with an ex can be a challenge. Author of Notes On Love Lauren Windle, explores when you should and shouldn’t pursue friendship with an ex and the best ways to go about it.
2022-06-22T08:30:00+01:00By Julie McAddock
Julie McAddock is the co-founder of Street Connect, a charity that offers hope to those battling addiction. Here she shares her personal story of transformation from being trapped in the depths of addiction with her children in foster care, to complete freedom through Christ.
2022-06-21T08:30:00+01:00By Angie Le Mar
When Angie Le Mar felt a “God prompt” to invite people to a walk on Facebook she had no idea that she was starting a movement that was badly needed. Now We Walk Wednesdays runs in 16 locations and there are hiking, talking, golfing and dining versions to connect people.
2022-06-21T08:30:00+01:00By Frances Kordonowy
According to the UN, the unprecedented displacement of millions of Ukrainians is “turning into a human trafficking crisis”. Now International Justice Mission (IJM) has warned that things are set to get worse for women and children as their resources run out and the risk of trafficking increases.
2022-06-20T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Gaming addiction in young people increased drastically in recent years. Addiction specialist Lauren Windle explains how to spot the signs and what you can do if you’re concerned for your children.
2022-06-17T08:30:00+01:00By Andy Kind
Writer Andy Kind is the father to two young girls, here he explains what he hopes to teach his daughters as they venture into the world.
2022-06-17T08:30:00+01:00By Rosie Tennant
With a master’s in Conflict Resolution, Rosie Tenant is no stranger to a dispute. Here she explains how assertive, compassionate communication always trumps your fight or flight response.
2022-06-16T08:30:00+01:00By Jenette Jadloc-Carredo
Jenette Jadloc-Carredo is Aftercare Development Lead for International Justice Mission in Cebu, working to stop one of the darkest crimes in the world: the online sexual exploitation of children. She explains how her faith gives her the courage to face the darkness, and how prayer is powering change.
2022-06-15T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As summer hots up many of us will experience that familiar dread that we’re not ready to bear all in swimwear. Here Lauren Windle explains why it’s time to take a stand against the ‘beach body ready’ narrative.
2022-06-14T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Many of us allow ourselves a sneaky snooze in the mornings but the pros insist it’s bad for your routine. Here Lauren Windle explains why getting straight up was not only great for her sleep but for her relationship with God.
2022-06-14T08:30:00+01:00By Rebecca Hunter-Kelm
Many of us shy away from talking about our ‘time of the month’ but writer Rebecca Hunter-Kelm challenges that idea. Here she explains why we have nothing to be ashamed of and how we can bleed as believers.
2022-06-13T08:30:00+01:00By Arianna Walker
We’re surrounded by motivational sayings like ‘be yourself, everyone else is taken’. But Mercy UK’s Arianna Walker explains that it’s too simplistic and people often use it to excuse bad behaviour.
2022-06-10T08:30:00+01:00By Teresa Weeks
Christian marriage counsellor Teresa Weeks of Marriage Care offers couples five simple reminders that will positively impact their relationship. Plus she explains the ‘unspoken messages’ you’re sending with caring behaviour.
2022-06-10T08:30:00+01:00By Janet Spencer
Janet Spencer had been out of the workplace for nearly thirteen years, caring full time for her adopted son, Zeph, when one day she felt a quiet tug to volunteer at YMCA Exeter. Little did she know what lay in store.
2022-06-09T08:30:00+01:00By Bekah Legg
The Istanbul Convention is a major human rights treaty ensuring women have the right to stay violence free. Bekah Legg of Restored UK explains why it’s great news for women but desperately disappointing that the Government is signing up to the agreement with ‘reservations’ that will affect migrant women.
2022-06-09T08:30:00+01:00By Karis Kolawole
Karis Kolawole has been infuriated by reports of people being told not to wear a cross around the office, but there is a far stronger symbol of our Christian faith and no employer can mess with it.
2022-06-08T08:30:00+01:00By Imogen Macdonald
In the midst of heart-break, Imogen Macdonald heard God tell her to set up a profile on notorious “hook up” dating app Tinder. She was reluctant, but decided to obey… and that’s when she met Kyle.
2022-06-07T08:30:00+01:00By Macaila Britton
After a life-change injury Macaila Britton thought her church would rally around her, but instead she claims she was ostracized and asked to leave for giving up her volunteer roles.
2022-06-06T08:30:00+01:00By Isabell Fisher
Children are often glued to a screen and getting them to put it down in favour of a book is a difficult task. Here Isabell Fisher, co-founder of Little Hands Learning, shares her three tips for getting your children excited about reading.
2022-06-01T10:00:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
As the Queen celebrates 70 years of loyal service to our country, writer Lauren Windle explores some other things that she could have spent the same amount of time on.
2022-06-01T10:00:00+01:00By Lauren Crook
As a result of the supernatural power of Jesus, Lauren Crook has witnessed incredible miracles. Here she explains the perks of a spirit-filled life and explains that maybe ‘being weird’ isn’t so bad anyway.
2022-06-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Celebrated columnist, author and general larger-than-life personality Caitlin Moran is not a Christian and until last week hadn’t been to a church service. As with much of her writing, her observations were hilarious and often very relatable.
2022-06-01T08:30:00+01:00By Natalie Williams
Natalie Williams, co-author of Invisible Divides, explains that as a new Christian from a working class background, the most daunting thing wasn’t learning about Jesus, it was learning how to fit in with a middle class church.
2022-05-31T08:30:00+01:00By Natasha Rees
While porn use has traditionally been seen as a men’s issue, Naked Truth Project says it is vital to raise awareness of the struggles women face too and remove the shame and stigma that prevents many women from seeking the help and support they need.
2022-05-30T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Justice secretary Dominic Rabb published new draft legislation that will give victims more support as they fight for justice. But charity Women’s Aid say we still need ring-fenced funding, particularly for services by and for black and minoritized women.
2022-05-30T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Peddar
From the Shepherd to the Father, writer Rachel Peddar explains how the different names we have for God reveal more about his character and what they say about us too.
2022-05-27T08:30:00+01:00By Nicholas Whitaker
After the tragic fatal shooting of 19 primary school children and two teachers in Texas this week, American Nick Whitaker reflects of America’s reputation for gun violence and what it’ll actually take for the killing to stop.
2022-05-27T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Virgo
Author and founder of #DumpTheScales campaign, Hope Virgo, explains that pregnancy doesn’t solve eating disorders and people shouldn’t assume that just because the baby is growing that the mum is mentally well.
2022-05-26T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
Churches are supposed to be places that are bursting with connection and community, but sometimes they couldn’t feel further from it. Writer Shakira Peronet shares her experience of feeling lonely at the Sunday service and how we can all do better.
2022-05-25T11:30:00+01:00By Tola Mbakwe
As a journalist, Tola Mbakwe knows what it’s like to feel the second-hand trauma of horrific events on the news. On the second anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, she explains the effect the news can have on her mental health and how she leans on God to help her see the beauty in the world.
2022-05-25T08:30:00+01:00By Macaila Britton
Writer Macaila Britton was on the brink of burnout when she decided to embrace a month of Godly meditation. Here she explains how the experience changed her perspective on her relationship with the Father.
2022-05-24T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Research from The Marriage Foundation suggests that co-habiting parents were twice as likely to break up than their married counterparts. Writer Lauren Windle, takes a look at the stats.
2022-05-24T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
These days we’re flooded with messages about ‘side hustles’ and achieving big. Here Woman Alive’s Tola Doll Fisher explains why it’s time ditch the dreams of being a ‘girl boss’.
2022-05-23T08:30:00+01:00By Dr Katie Gaddini
Many single women feel devalued and excluded from church life as a result of being unmarried. Rather than allowing yourself to feel this way or worse, leaving the church altogether, Dr Katie Gaddini offers three things you can do instead.
2022-05-20T09:30:00+01:00By Suzie Kennedy
WW1 film Road Dance is a far cry from the sweet period drama writer Suzie Kennedy was expecting. Instead it told the powerful story of a woman terrified of judgement in the face of unspeakable trauma.
2022-05-19T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Despite sorry being the hardest word, the Bible is clear about its importance. If you struggle to make amends you’re not alone. These are the reasons people often can’t apologise, according to a relationship expert.
2022-05-19T08:30:00+01:00By Tanya Wylie
Christians are often portrayed as hypocritical, narrow-minded, and weird in TV and films. That’s why actor Tanya Wylie is careful before taking on characters with a faith.
2022-05-18T08:30:00+01:00By Anne E Thompson
Writer Anne E Thompson felt inspired to learn Psalm 22 in Hebrew in order to improve her grasp on the language and to test her memorising skills after a brain injury. But the real perk of the exercise was doing it with her mother.
2022-05-17T08:30:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Cheslie Kryst died earlier this year at the age of 30, after tragically taking her own life. Here Woman Alive’s editor-in-chief, Tola-Doll Fisher talks about her experience of the same functioning depression Cheslie experienced.
2022-05-17T08:30:00+01:00By Belle Tindall
While many have negative feelings towards the idea of feminism, Belle Tindall argues that we usually fight for better opportunities for ourselves and the women around us but we should go much further.
2022-05-16T08:30:00+01:00By Sheila Jacobs
Sheila Jacobs was diagnosed with a debilitating illness that forced her to stay at home. But as she got better the fear of leaving the house stayed and she didn’t live a ‘normal’ life for years.
2022-05-13T09:22:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Fertility doctor Donald Cline, an elder at his church, inseminated hundreds of women in his care with his own sperm without their consent. And disturbingly, he quoted the Bible as justification.
2022-05-13T08:30:00+01:00By Paula Halliday
Plenty of people who are single at the moment are hoping to find a relationship and ultimately marriage. Paula Halliday, author of Singled Out, shares the key things every single person should remember.