2022-08-02T13:55:28.44+01:00By Carolyn Castleberry
Carolyn Castleberry Hux shares the story behind her book, Women at Halftime
2022-08-02T13:50:00+01:00By Pat Brooker
Pat Brooker, 82, shares her story of growing up in Fiji, Singapore and Malaysia, and how she found healing from childhood abuse through forgiveness as an adult
‘It’s so exciting to be heading up a brand with such rich history and potential’
Stories of God’s intervention
Lola Jaye wrote her new book The Attic Child during the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, in 2020. Here’s what she told us about how the story unfolded
Sue Gray describes how she became a doula and why she is passionate about helping mothers and newborns
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Colleen Haynes Sheehy married a man with a disability, against her family’s advice. Sadly he passed away, but she went on to marry another man with the same disease
Margaret Reed Roberts was diagnosed in her late 40s. Here she describes the unsettling journey it has taken her on
2022-06-01T15:33:00+01:00By Tola Doll Fisher
We discovered Tina RoseLawless via her Instagram account (@TinaRoseLawless). Enchanted by the photos of Tina in high-end fashion, her beaded creations and colourful style, our editor Tola-Doll Fisher was curious to find out more about the woman behind what is fast becoming a signature brand
2022-06-01T15:33:00+01:00By Maxine Hallett
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee means big celebrations for many of us this month –loved ones and neighbourhoods coming together, family gatherings and street parties, rejoicing and commemorating this special occasion of 70 years of the reign of Her Majesty the Queen.
2023-11-20T09:47:00+00:00By Jane Knoop
Melissa Ohden, wife and mother to two girls, is a pro-life advocate, author and speaker. She gives us a glimpse into her experience of discovering she survived an abortion, and her resulting quest for truth
2023-11-20T09:46:00+00:00By Annie Kidd
Annie Kidd shares how God has drawn her closer to him throughout her life experiences – and gave her an unexpected gift later in life
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.
2023-11-07T08:30:00+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.
2023-10-25T08:30:00+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.
2023-10-23T17:48:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
From being a World Vision-sponsored child, living in poverty to gaining a theology certificate at Oxford University, Racheal Mutesi speaks with Jemimah Wright about her passion to be a voice for the horrendously abused women in her community
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…
2023-09-25T07:40:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Speaker and author Cynthia Garrett was the first African-American woman to front a network late night show – Later with Cynthia Garrett. She now hosts The Sessions with Cynthia Garrett on TBN. She spoke with Jemimah Wright about her dramatic journey to real faith in Jesus
2023-08-31T11:34:00+01:00By Jane Knoop
For decades Sara-Louise Martin lived with loss and battled with unforgiveness related to her father’s death. Then, in the summer of 2022, she was faced with a challenging opportunity to step into freedom and healing
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…
2023-08-16T08:30:00+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.
2023-08-11T08:30:00+01:00By Naomi Lovell
Naomi Lovell shares how she uses her height to get conversations going about Jesus.
2023-07-27T10:30:00+01:00By Becky Hunter-Kelm
Becky Hunter-Kelm spoke with actor, writer, speaker, comedian and mum of three, Olga Thompson about her dramatic encounter with God, a breakdown during early motherhood and how she lives out her faith in the comedy and entertainment space
2023-07-27T10:29:29.957+01:00By Emmy Wilson
Emmy Wilson, 70, has lived an extraordinary life, treating AIDS patients as a nurse in the 80s and taking Alpha into prisons around the world
I was an atheist, living my life my way and getting nowhere fast. I was disabled, in chronic pain and was depressed. I finally had enough and called out to Jesus to heal me or take me, as I’d had enough of life and wanted the pain to end. Jesus ...
2023-07-27T10:29:00+01:00By Muyiwa Olarewaju
Actress and singer-songwriter Jessica Oyelowo spoke with Muyiwa Olarewaju, head of Premier Gospel, about stepping away from the limelight to support her family, the struggle for her identity – and why she wanted to honour motherhood in her latest album
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.
Elizabeth Elliot, 74, shares her story of God’s healing from an emotional breakdown.
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 June Whitehouse
Author of Hand Stretched Across the Void, June Whitehouse, tells of God’s goodness in the face of huge family hardship.
2023-05-25T14:38:00+01:00By Jane Knoop
Environmental campaigner Hannah Eves is the policy coordinator for A Rocha UK, Britain’s only Christian conservation charity. Here she shares her belief that we are intimately connected with God, his earth and each other
Susanna MacInnes got to the semi-finals of the 2023 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. She spoke to Jemimah Wright about her creative journey
2023-04-27T12:23:00+01:00By Jane Knoop
Kierra Blaser shares her story of learning to ‘co-labour’ with God, and started the Kingdom Childbirth Class to prepare women both physically and spiritually for birth
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.
2023-04-04T08:30:00+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.
2023-03-27T09:30:00+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.
2023-03-23T09:30:00+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.
2023-03-21T06:55:00+00:00By Cassandra Maria
When Kaya Jones joined the Pussycat Dolls in the early 2000s, she dreamt of being the US equivalent of the chart-topping Spice Girls and their dedication to Girl Power! Sadly, her experience of the music industry looked very different. Cassandra Maria, from Premier Gospel, found out what it’s really like to be in of the biggest girl groups in the world – and how God called Kaya out of that world to sing for him
2023-03-21T06:50:00+00:00By Amelia Jacob
A Christian in a Muslim majority country, Amelia Jacob, 71, had an arranged marriage and moved to England, later becoming one of the first female priests in the Church of England
Natasha Tordoff, 30, grew up in the UK but moved to her mother’s native country, Papua New Guinea, to serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in 2021
2023-02-27T12:16:08.617+00:00By Catherine Larner
Esther Scholes speaks candidly about how she navigated the deaths of her son and then husband
2023-02-27T12:16:00+00:00By Elaine Storkey
WA columnist Elaine Storkey, 78, on coming to faith, motherhood, feminism – and her biggest life lesson
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.
2023-02-02T09:30:00+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.
2023-01-31T09:30:00+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.
2023-01-24T16:16:00+00:00By Catherine Jinadu
English native Catherine Jinadu, 84, defied her family’s wishes by marrying Paul, a Nigerian. They became missionaries and church planters and continue to see God moving miraculously
2023-01-24T16:09:00+00:00By Jane Knoop
Two women in their 40s share their experience of freezing their eggs
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.
2022-12-28T05:56:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
Joanne O’Connor is the CEO of Junction 42, a Christian charity that works in prisons and communities across north-east England and central Scotland, supporting people throughout the journey of custody and rehabilitation
2022-12-28T05:55:00+00:00By Louise Malcolm
Louise Malcolm, 82, was born in Jamaica and raised going to church, but faith did not become real to her until after the death of her young daughter
2022-12-28T05:49:00+00:00By Jane Knoop
A cancer diagnosis at the age of 28 could have shattered the vision Triona Benton had for her future. But she continued to cling to God, trusting that somehow she would have the children she longed for
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.
2022-11-24T10:50:00+00:00By Jemimah Wright
Our deputy editor Jemimah Wright was fascinated by Abby’s social media account and even more interested to find out the family had a faith. She reached out to Abby’s mum to find out how this tiny influencer got so big
2022-11-24T10:24:00+00:00By Jasmin Jones
Jasmin Jones was aiming for a career as a professional tennis player until she was struck down with a back injury
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.
2022-11-16T09:30:00+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.
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 Samara Levy
Samara Levy first introduced us to the charity God stirred her to set up, which serves the Middle East with medical and humanitarian help, in July 2021. She is now back, sharing the stark reality of life for Syrians and challenging us all to contemplate the true cost of forgiveness
2022-11-02T09:01:00+00:00By Aude Lombard
Aude Lombard shares the story of losing her daughter at 36 weeks, and how God provided comfort and a transforming perspective
2022-11-02T04:46:00+00:00By Mary Joy
Mary Joy, 77, lived in a constant state of fear and anxiety and struggled with depression and anger. It was only when God healed her of the trauma of childhood abuse, and she learned to practice forgiveness and walk in step with his promises, that she was set free
2022-11-02T04:41:00+00:00By Rosemary Conley
She may be one of the UK’s most successful diet and fitness experts but in this book extract, Rosemary reveals how she reached out to God in the midst of failure and ill-health
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…
2022-10-12T08:30:00+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…
Readers share memories of, and tributes to, Her Majesty
2022-09-27T08:37:00+01:00By Anna Tindal-Robinson
Anna Tindal-Robinson was in her early 40s when she felt God say that she would be married within the year. At that stage she wasn’t even dating anyone, so the prospect seemed crazy. But in faith, she trusted; not in the hope of a husband, but in the one who had spoken the promise. And within the year, she was walking down the aisle
2022-09-27T08:36:00+01:00By Jacqui White
Jacqui White, 71, shares her experience of meeting the Queen, and the miraculous transformation she has seen in her own family
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.
2022-08-31T10:48:00+01:00By Jane Nicholson MBE
Faced by the unimaginable suffering of hundreds of thousands of Romanian children, Jane Nicholson MBE founded the charity FARA. Here she shares the story of how it developed
2022-08-31T10:41:00+01:00By Tarnya Coley
Tarnya Coley, founder of TC Publishing, shares how she went from overworked and stressed to empowering others to write and publish their own books
2022-08-31T10:34:00+01:00By Lizzie Barker
After caring for her sick mother, Lizzie Barker led a life of adventure in the Middle East, before studying at Bible school and working for the Billy Graham Foundation. She shares her life lessons
Stories of God’s intervention
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.
2022-08-03T08:30:00+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.
2022-07-04T14:01:00+01:00By Woman Alive contributor
Nicki Copeland, who runs Instant Apostle publishers, shares her struggle with low self-esteem, and how following God has led her to places she never expected
2022-07-04T14:00:00+01:00By Woman Alive contributor
Mandisa Lynn Hundley’s award-winning singing career began on the fifth season of American Idol, where she finished in the top ten. She spoke to Damilola Okeke about the challenging seasons in her life and how they have impacted both her faith and music
2022-07-04T14:00:00+01:00By Woman Alive contributor
Jeannine Wiedmer spoke to Becky Hunter-Kelm about her passion to provide a safe place for young people, and the miraculous provision of their Youth Community Home
2022-07-04T14:00:00+01:00By Woman Alive contributor,
In the spring of 2015, Pam Jones’s husband of 24 years wrote her a letter explaining that they wanted to be known as Chrissie. Their rugged alpha male persona had been a mask, an act of performative masculinity to protect their true self, which was, and always had been, intrinsically feminine
2022-07-04T14:00:00+01:00By Woman Alive contributor
Award-winning entrepreneur Bridget Callaghan is the founder of Well Kneaded, a London-based pizzeria and social enterprise bringing connection and restoration. Here she explains how it all started
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.
2022-06-22T08:30:00+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.
2022-06-10T08:30:00+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.
2022-06-07T08:30:00+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.
2022-06-01T15:33:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
Cassandra Maria is a presenter, producer and content creator for Premier Gospel. The radio show is hosting the Premier Gospel Awards on 18 June in London and Tola-Doll Fisherasked Cassandra some questions about herself, as well as the much-loved gospel show
2022-04-29T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Writer Lauren Windle explains why she decided not to leave her dying words to chance, but instead to record them to be played at her funeral and why she thinks it could be the most important thing she ever says.
Vicki Keir shares her story of failed marriages – including discovering abuse in her home – and the faithful God who has given her hope and joy again
2022-04-26T15:08:00+01:00By Clare Blake
Alice Bond’s passion for communicating the Bible found a new outlet, which God had given her in a dream: Biblios, the Bible in a box
Stories of God’s intervention
2022-04-26T14:42:00+01:00By Claire Musters
New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp is also a farmer’s wife and mum of seven. Seeing her sister killed in front of her eyes gave her unimaginable trauma. Here she speaks about the beauty and pain of life and how her writing draws her closer to the healing power of God
2022-04-14T08:30:00+01:00By Jemimah Wright
Samaa died in a bombing attack on her church. She told writer Jemimah Wright about meeting Jesus before she came back to life and what she learned about joy.
2022-04-06T08:30:00+01:00By Rachel Peddar
After suffering a horrific attack six years ago, Rachel Peddar was left with life changing injuries. Yet as they weren’t visible, she found herself having to constantly remind friends and family of her new challenges.
2022-03-31T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
American Amy Mevorach worked as a stripper for a few months to pay her bills through college but her husband, a trainee minister, insisted that she didn’t tell anyone as he said his career depended on their collective reputation.
After Nicole Blake’s second child – who is autistic – was born, she couldn’t find adequate childcare to allow her to return to work as a social worker. So, she opened her own nursery and has been serving families in the Southwark borough of London ever since
2022-03-28T12:31:00+01:00By Clare Blake
Christian Unions are seen by some as legalistic, boring and irrelevant but CU leaders Chaplain Rev Alice Monaghan and English teacher Violet Taylor argue passionately that they need to continue
Catherine Larner spoke to Lizzie Damilola Blackburn about breaking into commercial fiction with a Christian protagonist
God told Kelleigh Wooderson-Hudson to give up her job and start the charity Life Essence Housing. Here, she explains what she has learned about obedience
Stories of God’s intervention
2022-03-25T11:30:00+00:00By Anne Le Tissier
When Anne Le Tissier adopted her husband’s child, she became more aware of God’s love for us all.
2022-03-24T17:02:00+00:00By Suzie Kennedy
When Suzie Kennedy posted about transgender athlete Lia Thomas’ win in the women’s freestyle, her large social media following expressed concern at the potential repercussions.
2022-03-22T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive contributor
Our brave contributor shares her story of domestic abuse and explains that she reached out to her church for help but they didn’t confront him, instead they just gave him a ‘general’ talk about married life.
2022-03-18T17:34:00+00:00By Bekah Legg
Restored CEO Bekah Legg prays that those living in captivity in the UK will experience the same joy as Nazanin as they find freedom and restoration
2022-03-08T09:30:00+00:00By Woman Alive team
The Woman Alive team share a tribute to the women that have shaped them as we celebrate women around the world.
2022-02-22T09:46:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Suzie Kennedy is an internationally renowned Marilyn Monroe lookalike who has flown all over the world to sing ‘Happy birthday’, attend parties and has featured in adverts and films alongside Hollywood stars. However, for over a period of almost 20 years, she was living under the dark shadow of sexual and domestic abuse
Baroness Caroline Cox, 84 has been a nurse, social scientist, and now a humanitarian. She shares some reflections about of her life of service with Jemimah Wright
Stories of God’s intervention
2022-02-18T09:30:00+00:00By Karen Lawrence
Author Karen Lawrence questioned everything when she found out her seventh child, Martha, had Down Syndrome. But in the end her daughter taught her about God, faith and what it truly means to be loved.
2022-02-11T09:30:00+00:00By Rachel Matthews
Some who catch COVID hunker down for a few days while the cold symptoms subside but for Rachel Matthews and her husband, who is in a high risk category, it was far more terrifying. Here she explains what happened when the virus hit her household.
2022-02-09T09:30:00+00:00By Marcia Dixon MBE
In 1988 Marcia Dixon was a student who wrote a gospel music column, more than 30 years on she is a celebrated journalist who has just been awarded an MBE for inter faith relations. She reflects on the journey for Woman Alive.
Stories of God’s intervention
2022-01-25T09:30:00+00:00By Lauren Windle
Paralympic long jump world record holder Stef Reid is braving the ice in ITV’s hit show, but it hasn’t all been glitz and glamour for the sportsperson who lost her leg in a boating accident at the age of 15
We have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are still suffering its effects months after contracting the virus. Respiratory nurse and lecturer Debbie Duncan shares what is has been like for herself and others coping with long COVID
2021-12-17T11:14:00+00:00By Lucinda Smith
Lucinda Smith learned a lesson about her own relationship with God in the process of bringing an abandoned baby into her family
Stories of God’s intervention
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25), Ben Cohen of the charity Open Doors UK & Ireland considers the shocking truth of what life is like for Christian women around the world
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
Stories of God’s intervention through the power of prayer
2021-11-25T11:03:09.97+00:00By Caroline Leighton
When you hear the word ‘nun’ what do you think of? Sister Act or Julie Andrews in the iconic Sound of Music? If these are your benchmarks the reality may well disappoint. However, there are many delightful insights to discover about the religious life. Caroline Leighton spent some time as a postulant in a religious community and lifts the lid on what it was like
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
After 15 years of a progressively debilitating illness, John Mark Comer’s wife, Tammy, was supernaturally healed from a curse last year. She talked to Jemimah Wright about her journey
2021-11-25T11:02:56.043+00:00By Katherine Gantlett
Having lost precious children to miscarriage and a daughter, Libby, at birth, Katherine Gantlett shares how she stopped trying to escape the winter seasons of her life, and learned to walk with him authentically and honestly
Marti Green, 77, and her husband set up Youth With A Mission in England, and helped train thousands of young people to share the gospel
2021-11-25T10:29:00+00:00By Abbie Mumbi
Make this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) count, urges Abbie Mumbi
2021-11-25T09:41:00+00:00By Amy Boucher Pye
The woman behind the popular Woman Alive Book Club, Amy Boucher Pye, is an American living in England. Here she shares her memories of Thanksgiving, and encourages us all to take some time today to think about the things we can be grateful to God for
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
2021-11-23T10:18:00+00:00By Holly Satterthwaite
Holly Satterthwaite shares how identifying and killing the idols in our lives puts God back in the driving seat and makes us better witnesses of Christ’s love
2021-11-22T08:45:00+00:00By Babs Bray
Babs Bray felt great compassion for Alice Evans when the news of husband Ioan Gruffudd’s alleged infidelity broke. Despite Babs’s heartbreak after her ex-husband’s affair came to light, she was determined to forgive her ex and do the right thing
2021-11-17T12:52:00+00:00By Kate Neal
Kate Neal says the growth of social media seems to have created a society in which bullying is more prevalent than ever before, with devastating and even life-altering effects
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
2021-11-15T11:00:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
Britney’s prayers may have finally been answered as a judge puts an end to her father’s conservatorship, but Rachel Pearce questions whether the popstar is truly free
2021-11-10T13:08:00+00:00By Claire Musters
Whatever you think of them talking about their marriage on a podcast, Justin and Hailey have shared some important lessons, says Claire Musters
2021-11-10T10:10:00+00:00By Rachel Gardner
Rachel Gardner urges us to get over our embarrassment and fear of saying the wrong thing, because we have a vital role in helping to shape young people’s attitudes towards relationships and sex
2021-11-08T14:18:00+00:00By Lucy Colman
A new report from Home for Good highlights the benefits of support lodgings as a way for young people to receive support within a family environment. Lucy Colman explains how individuals and local churches can provide a vital safety net for teenagers in the care system
2021-11-05T15:08:00+00:00By Rachel Mander
Would you walk 1,200 miles to get people talking about the environmental and financial implications of climate change? That’s exactly what Rachel Mander and a team from Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) did ahead of the all-important Glasgow summit
Premier Christian Radio’s director of content, Charmaine Noble-McLean was awarded a Fellowship by The Radio Academy during this week’s Radio Academy Festival. We honour her contribution to radio and hear exclusively from Charmaine about why she loves this particular medium
During National Fertility Awareness Week (1-5 November) we look at how employers are beginning to recognise the need to support those experiencing fertility issues – it is time the Church did the same
World Vision UK highlights some of the toughest places in the world to be a girl right now and suggests ways you can help it transform the lives of those living there
2021-11-01T10:14:00+00:00By Rachel Pearce
Whether you earn the national living wage or are a higher-rate taxpayer, the Budget will undoubtedly affect your household’s finances. Here are some of the key Budget changes, along with tips for making your money go a little further
2021-10-29T11:32:00+01:00By Alena Kate Pettitt
A new report looking into Twitter analytics has recently revealed a number of accounts deliberately targeting (often female) celebrities. But we can all be victims of this unpleasant phenomenom. Here’s some practical and biblical advice if it happens to you
2021-10-29T09:52:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Lauren Windle looks at the growing market for love coaches and considers the impact for Christian women
2021-10-25T10:46:00+01:00By Jennie Pollock
When someone is facing great pain and suffering as the end of their life approaches, what is the most compassionate thing to do for them? Jennie Pollock from the Christian Medical Fellowship investigates
2021-10-22T16:31:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
An OkCupid survey found that white, Asian and Latino men were 19% less likely to interact with a woman who was black. Tibz Adeniyi told Lauren Windle about her experiences of dating as a black British woman.
Stories of God’s intervention
Ann-Marie Wilson talked to Clare Blake about a chance meeting that led her to found 28 Too Many, a charity with a mission to end the shocking practice of female genital mutilation
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
Children as young as four are being trafficked into Ghana’s fishing industry – Anita Budu of International Justice Mission says she will not rest until they are free
2021-10-22T14:52:00+01:00By Cathy Madavan
Cathy Madavan shares what she strives to do in all her relationships to cultivate unity and peace
2021-10-21T12:54:00+01:00By Tania Bright
Tania Bright believes National Adoption Week (18-23 October) is a great time to alert society to the amazing opportunity we have to give vulnerable children a loving, safe and stable home
As part of Black History Month, singer Dawn Thomas reflects on her own history, the impact her parents had on her life, and the message of hope she wants to bring others through her music
2021-10-18T16:06:00+01:00By Melanie Currer
When menopause feels like a terrifying rollercoaster ride, trust in the God who knows you better than you know yourself, says Mel Currer on World Menopause Day
2021-10-18T09:41:00+01:00By Helen Hodgson
If you’re serious about making a difference on Anti-Slavery Day (18 October), perhaps you’d consider hosting a survivor of human trafficking or exploitation, suggests Helen Hodgson from Hope at Home
2021-10-14T11:30:00+01:00By Trudy Makepeace
During Prisons Week (10–16 October), Trudy Makepeace shares her journey from addict and prisoner to outreach worker
To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) Tammy Tunnah shares about her traumatic miscarriage and how mentally agonising her next pregnancy was, and we look at the place of art therapy in processing baby loss
2021-10-11T13:47:00+01:00By Amy Halls
Links International’s communications and fundraising manager, Amy Halls, reveals that there are still many countries that see girls as less worthy or capable than boys – and says we need to advocate and be a voice for those girls
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
2021-10-01T10:31:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Author Chine McDonald spoke to Rachel Pearce about her new book, God Is Not A White Man: And Other Revelations
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
As Childhood Cancer Awareness month draws to a close Jess George shares how her faith was tested when her son had cancer
2021-09-24T10:55:00+01:00By Clare Blake
In the same week that CBeebies appoints a new presenter with Down’s syndrome, the court upholds the 1967 abortion law which allows for babies with the condition to be aborted up to full term
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
2021-09-20T11:41:00+01:00By Susie Flashman-Jarvis
Former topless model Susie Flashman-Jarvis was mortified to discover that one in five Brits would consider a career in pornography. Having seen the devastating effects porn can have, her advice is to stay well away
2021-09-17T10:06:00+01:00By Ramani Leathard
Christian Aid’s Ramani Leathard reflects on the complex nature of the situation in Afghanistan, and urges us to stand with the poor and vulnerable
Traumatised by the events of 9/11, Christina Ray Stanton has since developed a deeper relationship with God and a new desire to care for those in need
Having lost her son to suicide, Jill Baker marks World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) by placing a lit candle in a window. She invites us to join her, and to reflect on the way we talk about suicide and support those around us who are struggling. She believes we can do better.
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
2021-08-24T09:50:00+01:00By Clare Blake
Diane Regan shares with Clare Blake how the pain her family has walked through birthed the charity Kintsugi Hope
When Denise Sanderson-Estcourt gave up her regular, ‘safe’ job to become an image consultant, some people – Denise included – felt it was a risky move. But God has brought some incredible confidence-building material out of this decision, and there is plenty more to come
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
Five-time world record holder Stef Reid says her Christian faith has made life more of an adventure. She is excited about competing in Tokyo, in what will be her fourth Paralympic Games
2021-08-20T15:47:00+01:00By Ingvild Snow
Ingvild Snow shares her insights after the devastating earthquake in Haiti and suggests ways we can make a lasting difference for the Haitian people
As a young widow with children, Abi Shotade walked a painful journey of grief. She hopes the book she has written will help other families facing loss
2021-08-18T13:59:00+01:00By Bekah Legg
The language we use about violence against women matters, says Bekah Legg, who urges us to use our words carefully to combat a growing culture of misogyny and rape
Global Care is looking for volunteers to take part in its ‘Shack Supper’ and ‘Shack Shelter’ challenges. Could you take on one…or both?
Kay Burley described the menopause as “tricky”, but for many women it is a life-changing and even career-ending process. New research shows that menopause-related tribunals have quadrupled in three years
2021-08-10T13:35:00+01:00By Melanie Currer
A level students have achieved record results this year despite lockdown, but teacher Mel Currer reassures us that God has a plan, whatever that piece of paper says
2021-08-06T11:45:00+01:00By Jennie Pollock
As yet another person plans to travel abroad in order to die, Christian Medical Fellowship’s Jennie Pollock suggests there is hope of a better way
2021-08-02T11:40:00+01:00By Kathleen McAnear Smith
Kathleen McAnear Smith shares a snapshot of what it is like volunteering as part of a team who visit young people dealing with mental health crises – and provides helpful tips for anyone thinking of volunteering in their community
The topic of gendered violence and gendered inequality is complex and emotive but one young woman, Natasha Eeles, has made it her mission to challenge and change it.
If you’ve ever faced challenges in your life then you will know that they either weaken you or make your stronger. For Karen Bryson her difficulties and disappointments have made her determined to give young people the best start in life. This autumn she is setting up a new Christian school, after having spent years running a tutoring service to provide extra support for children from all walks of life and financial situations.
We reflect on the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Menopause and ask you to share your own stories about menopause
Have you ever returned from a Christian conference, camp or retreat and wished you could hold on to the sense of joy or peace you experienced at it? Dr Gemma Simmonds is a sister with the Congregation of Jesus and she has written a book to help us bring retreat practices into daily life. She shared some of her own story with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues.
Ros Downs encourages us all to pray for merchant seafarers and their families this Sea Sunday, 11 July, as well as consider how we can support them
As previously mentioned, 4 July is National Thank You Day, and we encourage you all to reach out to those who have made the last 16 months that little bit easier.
Winner, a young woman from Togo, has fought against the odds to follow her dreams of becoming an aeronautical engineer
Karen Young shares candidly about the excruciatingly difficult journey her family is currently on, and reflects on what she has learned about those moments when God says: “Not yet.”
4 July has been set aside as national Thank You Day – is there someone you would like to thank?
Director of charity One by One, Becky Murray describes how a terrifying incident almost stopped her realising her dream to help the poor and broken
Maxine Hallett shares honestly about her recent dark moods, which she has discovered are due to the menopause, and how they have made her feel far from God.
Songwriter and worship leader Sarah Téibo shares candidly how hard it can be to worship in the most excruciating moments of life – and yet encourages us all to do so.
The new chief executive of Jubilee+, Natalie Williams, talks to us about imposter syndrome, and why taking up the role feels like a prophetic statement.
Shovorne Adams was judged for being a single mum at 17. But God never left her alone, providing love, protection and hope for her future
Tumi Siwoku, Creative Director at Beauty Science Labs UK, talks to Clare Blake about starting a business in the pandemic, her passion for indie beauty products and why natural may not always be best
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the demands and responsibilities in your life? Ruth Rice was a very capable, busy woman, but then one day her life started to unravel. She shared with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues what happened.
During Foster Care Fortnight, we hear from Hannah Hylton about her family’s journey into fostering
2021-05-13T00:00:00+01:00By Maria Rodrigues
Premier’s Maria Rodrigues spoke to Patrick and Diane Regan about the physical and mental health challenges he faced, and how they affected Diane too.
On International Nurses Day (12 May), intensive care nurse Georgie Coster honours the incredible sacrifice our nurses have made for us in this most challenging of years.
During Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (3–9 May) we hear from Chloe Smith, who was heavily pregnant when her four-year-old son died.
Have you experienced disappointment and loss? Sarah Stockinger has journeyed through miscarriage and, more recently, experienced a ministry job falling through…after her and her husband sold everything to move to America to take up the post. She shared what she has learned through these experiences with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues.
Christine Soule had a series of traumatic experiences in her childhood, including her stepfather phoning her when she was nine years old and home alone, threatening to rape her. As a result she carried chronic fear into adulthood, until one day God set her free. She shared her story with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues:
Karen Allen reached a tipping point in her life when she told God she couldn't do ministry anymore. Her marriage of 14 years had suddenly ended and she found herself pregnant with her 5th child. A close friend spoke into her life and changed things. Here is some of what Karen shared with Premier radio presenter Maria Rodrigues
2021-03-12T00:00:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
A traumatic baby loss meant Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher avoided Mother’s Day for years. Here’s why she wants this year to be different
EMMA WEAVER grew up in a situation where she would alternate between living with her mum or dad. At one point she moved to Spain with her mother, but when financial difficulties hit she returned to the UK to be with her father. In that time her mum set up a business. Premier's Maria Rodrigues heard something of the story, as written in Emma's book 'Unvanquished Spirit'.
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