July 2012 Contents
13 things we wish you knew about sex Coping with change, trouble and finding new direction Domestic violence - why we should do more to help women Meet Oasis founder Steve Chalke
Steve Chalke talks about fighting for justice, juggling roles and handling criticism
'My life has changed and I love it’ How God answered one woman’s prayers
Would Like To Meet Hopeful Girl reflects on problems with the dating scene
‘It was the best and worst of times’ Julia Immonen talks about what kept her going when she attempted to row across the Atlantic with an all-women crew
Is the Church doing enough to protect women from domestic abuse? Campaigners and a survivor say more is needed
Body & Soul
Sex is a gift and good for you! What three women wish you knew
Margaret Silf asks: What have you built your life upon?
There is a time for everything and that can be a comfort as we get older
God’s promise of grace – a treasury of blessing
Make & Do
Good neighbours – how simple acts of kindness are transforming lives
Flower power Catherine Larner spends an afternoon learning how to make a hand-tied bouquet
Agenda Inspiration and ideas for the month ahead
News & Views
Your letters on parenting, singleness, good reads and more
Changing lives A sports initiative which has changed over three million children's lives around the world
Veronica Zundel reflects on the death of her mother
Bookclub Recommended reads and an interview with Rita Gerlach
Man Alive Russ Bravo says getting older isn’t all bad news
Just for you
Win copies of The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex, The Other Side of Chaos, The Word of the Wives, a summer bag, baggage scale, travel socks, picnic container and a pocket watch perfume when you solve this month’s puzzle.
Joining us in July
Michele Morrison reflects on getting older; Sheila Gregoire shares what she knows about sex; Catherine Larner learns a new skill and Veronica Zundel mourns the death of her mother.
How to stay in shape – top tips from Rosemary Conley
10 ways to celebrate summer – fun ideas for the weeks ahead
‘God did a miracle for us’ How a summer day out nearly ended in tragedy for one family
Interviews with athlete Christine Ohuruogo and women worship leaders Lex Buckley, Cathy Burton and more
It’s all in our August issue!
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