2021-08-24T09:39:00+01:00By Claire Musters
In 2008, Katie survived an acid attack and during her recovery set up The Katie Piper Foundation. She spoke to Claire Musters about how she coped with trauma and the impact on her outward appearance, how her newfound faith helped her come to terms with what happened and how a positive mindset helps her every day
2021-11-25T11:04:06.39+00:00By Maxine Hallett
Maxine Hallett reflects on her journey towards God, and the sanctuary she now calls home
Catherine Etherington, the Head of Recovery for the UK-based Naked Truth Project, talks about their mission to free lives from the damaging impact of sexual addictions
2021-11-24T11:06:00+00:00By Dr Kate Middleton
Research from Menopause Experts Group highlights a rise in suicide rates for women aged 45 to 54 – the age when most women experience perimenopause and menopause. Dr Kate Middleton explains why and offers practical coping strategies
2021-11-16T13:32:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Tola-Doll Fisher felt devastated when cancer resurfaced after a large tumour had been removed from her uterus. But a brave decision gave her a peace that surpassed earthly understanding
2021-11-16T10:19:00+00:00By Helen Roberts
With Bella Hadid candidly sharing her mental health struggles on social media, Helen Roberts looks at the devastating effects the comparison trap can have on us all
Premier Woman Alive offers ideas, inspiration and advice to help draw you close to God and to live out what you believe.
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Trained opera singer, Ginny Miller, 72, had a dramatic encounter with God when she was 19. She lived by faith in a Christian community, and worked in pastoral care and counselling, before meeting her husband
2021-10-10T06:30:00+01:00By Natalie Williams
Natalie Williams reminds us that there is hope in Christ and practical help for those who need it – highlighting those with mental health issues who are living in poverty
2021-10-01T11:08:00+01:00By Cathy Madavan
Seasoned author Cathy Madavan suggests that, whatever our history, we can learn from it and move on
2021-10-01T10:38:00+01:00By Dr Olúṣẹ̀yẹ Àríkàwé
During World Menopause Month, Dr Olúṣẹ̀yẹ Àríkàwé kicks off our three-part series on the menopause, explaining how we can prepare physically, psychologically and spiritually
Jo Fothergill spoke to Jeanette McCarthy about her experience of living with depression, and how her faith has sustained her
As the cost of living rises, and the spending limit for contactless card payments is set to change to £100, Robyn Wright from Christians Against Poverty urges us not to get sucked into the trap of spending without thinking
2021-09-20T14:46:00+01:00By Claire Musters
With the news that Britney Spears is set to tie the knot again, Claire Musters gives advice to those heading down the aisle this year
2021-09-16T11:16:00+01:00By Cynthia Ajayi
With London Fashion Week finally underway, fashionista and YouTube influencer Cynthia Ajayi encourages us to get prepared for the coming season
2021-09-15T13:17:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle believes Molly-Mae’s new job raises questions for Christians who love fashion
As many secondary school students have been returning to school this week, Cherry Dakin from tastelife shares her own story and how she is trying to combat the rise of eating disorders among young people today
Some animal lovers were delighted when Pen Farthing chartered a private plane to rescue 94 dogs and 74 cats from Afghanistan, but Rachel Pearce questions whether prioritising animals over humans is hugely heroic or incredibly selfish
2021-08-12T10:42:00+01:00By Dr Kate Middleton
The GCSE results are in and, against all odds, it looks as though our young people have excelled themselves. Dr Kate Middleton offers practical tips to get their endorphins going and remind them of the bigger picture, whether they have passed or failed
Have you ever looked back over your life and wondered how it could have been different? Jen Baker’s new book, Unwavering, encourages us to reflect on the choices we make to move from making fear-based decisions to faith-based living. Premier’s Maria Rodrigues chatted with her about her own journey with this.
Avery Foley, from Answers in Genesis, explains that when God is the focus of our lives, we should naturally want to care for the earth he created.
Environmentalist and theologian Ruth Valerio speaks to Jemimah Wright about the moment she recognised God’s call to care for the whole of creation – and how it changed the course of her life
On ME Awareness Day (12 May), Keren Dibbens-Wyatt bravely shares an insight into what life is like for someone with myalgic encephalomyelitits (ME), as well as revealing the hidden creative treasures she has found in her stationary life.
At the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week, Ann Clifford shares the importance of preparing for death well – and how she made her own preparations this year.
Despite being a self-confessed hater of exercise, when a friend said she was doing Tearfund’s 21 for 21 challenge Rev Kate Wharton decided to join in too
Rom-com fan Lauren Windle reviews I’m Not in Love.
World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April brings the launch of the UK-wide Christian Creative Directory
2021-03-09T00:00:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Millions of people are thought to have tuned in to watch the interview with Oprah last night. Here's why Lauren Windle thinks a response should come from the Royal Family themselves and not their PR team
Santia Deck is the highest-paid female American footballer in history. Here she tells Jeanette McCarthy about the highs and lows of her career, her battles with self-image and how her faith in God and the support of the women in her life have inspired her to help the next generation
Forced intimacy, casual sex and “love at first sight” – is this how God wants us to find love? Dating and relationships writer Lauren Windle explores...
As a news reader, Premier's Tola Mbakwe has been used to hearing and reporting on bad news almost every day during COVID-19. Here's why she thinks we should all be celebrating the latest from the royal family
Bridgerton has just been named the biggest Netflix series of all time and Woman Alive editor Doll Fisher says it's not just about corsets and gossip
Woman Alive’s singles columnist says the statistics around women prioritising work over motherhood do not tell the whole story...
2020-11-26T00:00:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Tola-Doll Fisher talks to Alena Kate Pettitt about why she has chosen to be a stay-at-home housewife and the negativity that sometimes surrounds this choice in modern society
Star Trek fans will love this analogy from writer Sheila Jacobs as she grapples with some real life parallels
Using the example of a baby teething, Dammy Olatoye shares a life lesson on the strength to endure
Woman Alive editor Doll shares her morning routine and how that sets her up for the day
For years, Alex Agboke searched for a personal style to reflect her identity. Now God has inspired her to help others find theirs
From furlough to redundancy, the pandemic has left many feeling anxious about the future. If you've recently found yourself out of work, here is what you can do next
Susan Wright, 75, is the mother of five children and grandmother to nine. She became a Christian in her 20s then married John, now 86, in 1974. She has battled dyslexia and low self-esteem, but has held onto God’s faithfulness through the trials of life, including her husband having cancer twice, two years of unemployment – and even him being sent to prison
We are all living in a period of uncertainty, however, having a will is important, regardless of what stage of life we are in, to leave a legacy for our nearest and dearest
The wedding ban has been lifted but the threat of COVID-19 means there are still restrictions. Michaela Hyde, executive director of Marriage Foundation explains what you need to know
Little Women has its heroine grasping hold of her career, and also finding love – but let’s be wary of its ‘have it all’ message
Author Helen Roberts talks about the heightened thief of comparison now that we’re all spending much more time online
With many fresh food counters closing and self-isolation becoming the norm, some of us will be facing an involuntary vegetarian or even vegan diet. But it’s not all bad! Here are 3 plant-based staples you can try today to support your immune system...
As most of us find ourselves grounded and in lockdown, reports of less air pollution and the return of wildlife point to positive environmental change.
God helped Anne Welsh rise above chronic pain to become a renowned motivational speaker, campaigner, high-powered business woman, influencer and author
Heather Riley reviews the British comedy-drama about the 1970 Miss World competition held in London
Have you ever felt too old to do something new? If so, Dorothy Wigan’s story may just challenge and inspire you. After a tough start in life, she recently published a series of short stories at the age of 79.
One way to counter the busyness of our days is to create some breathing spaces or Sabbath-moments when we can stop and recalibrate. Mealtimes offer just such an opportunity, says Kate Waterman
Mike and Julie Jowett not only want to provide a space for people to rest and take time out of their busy lives, but also to build bridges between the Spanish people and the migrant community ...
Mary and Geoff Ferguson’s 10-month trip covering thousands of miles with their five children proved to be a faith adventure, as Mary explains to Clare Blake
Ellie Philpott is an author and runs her own natural soap and cosmetic company. She lives in the Elham Valley with her husband, a crazy poodle and several hives of honeybees
The story behind the world-famous Wintershall plays
Once upon a time, girls wore pink and played with dolls, boys wore blue and had construction toys, but not anymore. Rachel Turner considers the move towards a more gender-neutral world and what it means for our children
What do you need to take up or lay down this year? asks Penelope Wilcock
After a devastating loss, Faye Smith found solace in a holiday of a lifetime and discovered the joy of open-air swimming
Meet Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton, the authors of Hope When it Hurts, the winning book in our 2018 Readers’ Choice Award.
Rev Kate Bottley is a priest in Nottinghamshire and passionate about bringing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. She currently presents Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2 and is a regular on Songs of Praise. Rev Kate is also supporting The Children Society’s Christmas campaign.
The popular Danish custom of hygge would have been very familiar to the early church, says Kate Waterman, who suggests we rediscover Koinonia this Christimas
The darkness of winter brings both challenges and opportunities, says Penelope Wilcock
Providence is good, but we also need to ensure we have time to laugh and enjoy life, says Penelope Wilcock
With World Environment Day on 5 June and Volunteers’ Week from 1–7 June, it’s the perfect month to share Fiona Thomson’s diary of a holiday in the Scottish Highlands, which combined both environmental work and volunteering
In the ancient agricultural calendar, May heralds the beginning of the season of growth and life. Kate Waterman explains how the natural world encourages us to delight in rest and play
Media professional Michelle Vandepol answers some frequently asked questions
In January 1994, we ran a short feature about the teashop at Lee Abbey in Devon, which had recently been given a star rating in the Egon Ronay guide, Just a Bite. It was managed by Mollie Foster. Now, 24 years later, Mollie shares her story and explains how God has led her back to the teashop …
It is not always an easy question to answer, says Andrew Graystone
Ruth Valerio talks to Catherine Larner about living out her principles, what the Bible says about caring for the environment and her new role with Tearfund
Jo Swinney considers what turns a house into a home
Beauty entrepreneur Liz Earle speaks about healthy living, giving back and celebrating Easter
Make this the year you discover God’s gift of Sabbath. Suzanne Green talks to Shelly Miller about introducing a rhythm of rest in our lives
Having struggled with their wealth as Christians, Yolanda Ibbett talks about how she and her husband brought their work and faith together in their multi-million pound enterprise ...
Jackie Parsons shares some inspiration about how to slow down when we're on our holidays and give God a chance to speak to us ...
The team at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) present a liberating approach to being fruitful in evangelism and discipleship
Catherine Butcher considers how we can live our lives fruitfully ...
Catherine Larner interviews beauty entrepreneur Liz Warom about being a Christian in the world of business and encouraging and empowering women
Suzanne Green explores why many of us - especially women - groan at the thought of Christmas, and what we can do to love Christmas again
How do we explain Father Christmas to our children as Christian parents? Trisha Foote explains how her family tackled the issue
Find out five simple things that you could do to help you live out your faith at work
Elaine Storkey explains why she believes that belonging to a local church is essential to our Christian lives
Find out how Eileen Heaney made the transition from policewoman to a new vocation as a vicar
A young mother describes how life has changed in Ukraine since the conflict with Russia
Amy Boucher-Pye suggests ways that we can practise hospitality without the pressure of 'doing it right'
Trisha Foote takes our cynicisms about Christmas and reminds us that there are still good reasons to celebrate
Bex Lewis explains what an 'app' is and how we can make use of them in our everyday lives
Sue Williams discusses ways in which single people don't have to holiday alone
Allison Robinson talks about the pressures of being mum, teacher and pastor's wife on a Sunday
Michele Morrison dicusses how to keep our focus on God to discern what is important rather than just urgent
Christine Holmes speaks of how she moved on in her life to embrace change after her husband died of cancer
Claire Musters interviews Nathan and Lou Fellingham about the six months they spent in South Africa working with PJ Smyth and GodFirst church
10 tips on embracing pivotal points in our lives
Three women who blog about the joy of online journalling
Ali Herbert meets the two women behind luxury fashion brand Beulah London
Three women tell Suzanne Green how they spend their summer holiday
Ellie Philpott explains how she and her family began to pursue a more organic lifestyle
Holly Poulter talks about how her faith and business work hand in hand – and the key factors in a great wedding day
Two busy working mums explain how they live and work for Jesus in the office
Let's not be too hasty in dividing the sacred and the secular this Christmas, says comedy writer Paul Kerensa
Discover how frugality can be the key ingredient of a peaceful and more liberated life
How an ex-British Airways crew member discovered a talent she didn't know she had
Ideas to help you to be generous, even when money's tight
One family's experiences on their homegrown adventure
Could you be doing something a bit different in 2012?
How to find that “peace that passes all understanding” this Christmas
How Divine Divas is bringing a diverse group of women together in Yorkshire
Rosemary Conley talks about her life, diet and fitness business and faith
Is it time you pulled in for a spiritual check-up?
The choir chaperone who found love in Africa
Grandmothers and granddaughters on the importance of praying for future generations
A carer gives an insight into the challenges she faces
Having teenagers in the family can be a challenge! Some parents share their experiences
The promise of eternal life is a real promise for today, says Anne Le Tissier
Meet three women working for a fairer world
Author Philip Yancey talks to Ali Herbert about suffering, grace and prayer
Image consultant Jane Fardon comes offers advice on how we can look our best everyday
Meet three women who deliver special hope at Christmas
In many parts of the world, Christians pay a high price for their faith. Two women share their stories
Five ways to learn to love someone you struggle to get on with
A woman with terminal illness explains why her life is richer than before
Does twittering, blogging, Facebooking and e-mailing really help us to connect?
Are you taking care of your body? One woman's mission to encourage us into good habits
Why getting older can be good news
Jenny Hawke (daughter of Eddie and Barbara Askew) writes movingly about the effect of her parents' deaths on her
Sex is a wonderful gift. Make it a priority in your marriage
Grieving with your children - when they are grown up, it's no longer possible simply to kiss their hurts better
Sometimes just making one change in our lives can open up a whole new world
Don't let fear hold you back, say "yes" to your heart
All the joy . . . and none of the stress. Tips to ensure you enjoy the holy season
How do you meet eligible Christian men? Three women share their online dating experiences
Is this how it's supposed to be? Katharine Hill advises a struggling young wife
How do we tackle our teenagers?
Meet two women who have discovered that age is no barrier to starting something new.
They want more than a cup of tea! The challenge of the Saga generation
"We're living apart together" The challenge of long distance marriages
Embrace solitude - it draws us closer to God and helps us to accept and love ourselves
Let's get swishing - the new, fun way to boost your wardrobe
From social events to craft groups, here's how different women are making new friends
What's your spiritual challenge?
Meet the women who chose a different kind of holiday
When your husband is a Jehovah's Witness, your home is a spiritual battleground
Don't let your spending get out of control
Why Britain's fascination with the paranormal is good news for the Church
How to keep your children safe on the internet
How to find true happiness. Here's 8 secrets we need to share
Be creative with what you have and transform your home
The Swiss family holiday run by Scripture Union has something for everyone
Happiness and heartbreak for couples seeking to adopt a child
Make life better! Go green and live the good life
Caring for someone with dementia is a heartbreaking experience. Three women share their stories
Memories of Lindisfarne
Three women, single for different reasons, share their stories
Don't let it cost the earth, here's 7 ways to a greener Christmas
Dreaming of a happy retirement? You need to start planning now!
Give your wardrobe an ethical makeover
Why money can make or break your marriage
Discover the benefits of frugal living
Visit the zoo with a message
Go the extra green mile - we've got lots of ideas!
After surviving cancer twice, Wendy Bray is keen to move on with her life
Colour your world with Bobbie Houston
Should we be tithing our money?
Give yourself a health MOT
The perfect island getaway is just a short flight away. . .
A little creativity and flexibility is all you need to make your Christmas special
Living and working together - three couples give the lowdown
Breast cancer taught me to live for today
The family home which offers quiet day retreats
When the children have left home, it's time to rekindle your marriage
Single or married - make sure you live life to the full