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Why silence is good for us

I took my parents to court for historic child abuse

Man Alive: James Cary on humour in the Bible

Contents

Good advice

Cover stories


14    Step up your walking – It’s good for your mind, body and soul
17    Singled out – Six reasons to enjoy being single
37    When depression hits, you need to be kind to yourself says Veronica Zundel
38    How to affirm and empower your husband (and how he can do the same for you!)

Ideas and inspiration

18    The prayer guide – What we can learn from Jane Austen and creative ideas to revitalise our prayer times
36    Why silence is good for us – Our Good Life section opens with news on this neglected discipline
41    I realised listening is a skill – What one volunteer learned from the Samaritans
42    Enjoy this month – Great ways to nurture your well-being

Real lives

10    How I learned to believe in myself – Dianne Parsons shares some of the challenges she has faced and how God has enabled her to help others
22    Parenting young adults – A mother and daughter discuss their changing relationship
30    Turning our dream into a reality – Meet the adventurous couple behind an innovative restaurant, café and gift shop in Sheffield
33    Helping women and children thrive – How a project in Togo is saving the lives of pregnant women and newborn babies
34    I took my parents to court for historic child abuse – One woman’s moving story

News & views

8    Your letters – on answered prayer, God’s care and simple pleasures
47    Next month – Coming soon in our June issue
48    Book club – Recommended reads and an interview with Rev Canon David Adam


Reflections

7      A prayer of commitment – Amy Boucher Pye writes our prayer of the month
24    You’re invited! – Details of our women’s conference, plus Claire Musters shares what the psalms mean to her
26    How one woman’s courage saved her people – Elaine Storkey explores the story of the wise woman of Abel Beth-Maacah
28    Are you sowing good seed? Penelope Wilcock suggests a personal harvest
50    Man Alive – James Cary encourages us to see the humour in the Bible

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