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March 2013 Contents

Celebrating motherhood - four women around the world on the challenges they face A fine romance - finding love again in later years Spiritual deep clean - 40 tough questions only you can answer Veronica Zundel considers 'high maintenance' churches


Real lives

Celebrating motherhood We hear from four women living in very different parts of the world about the challenges they face

Hopeful Girl looks back on her search for Mr Right and prepares to answer your dating dilemmas

Worried about your work/life balance? Don’t be. Two busy working mums explain why it’s an unhelpful concept and encourage a focus on discovering God’s best for us today

Sold as a slave How China’s one child policy has impacted the lives of young women

A fine romance When Eric and Margaret met, it was clear their lonely widowhood was over

The hungry on our doorstep Why community foodbanks are in increasing demand here in the UK

Body & Soul

Peeling back the layers Our prayer for the month

Get ready! Lent is a time of preparation, says Penelope Wilcock

Commit your plans to the Lord and trust that his plans will be accomplished

A spiritual deep clean 40 tough questions on your money, lifestyle, relationships, prayer, worship, work, witness and behaviour

Too busy? How to find a new rhythm of life

Man Alive We can’t make our own spiritual fruit, says Nick Tomlinson

News, Views & Events

Your letters on heaven, hair pulling, God’s peace and more

Veronica Zundel considers ‘high maintenance’ churches

Women’s Day at the Christian Resources Exhibition Book now and join in the fun

Notebook What to see, do and read this month

Wise Mum Tackling teens and technology

Bookclub Good reading and an interview with Bev Murrill

Just for you


Five copies of Would Like To Meet, the story of Hopeful Girl’s search for Mr Right; £50 worth of cleaning products; copies of of Mary Craig’s Blessings and So Many Everests, by Diana and Victoria Webster; fairtrade tea, coffee and biscuits. Plus, solve our Word Spiral and you could win a gorgeous spring bouquet; send us a book review and win our two recommended reads from the Bookclub, and win a book about J R R Tolkien in our Directory competition.

Next month in Woman Alive

What’s your passion?

  • Passion for change: Meet the women whose passions have shaped their lives and ministry
  • Passion for life: A doctor and campaigner debate assisted dying
  • Passion for Jesus: Great ideas for a spiritual getaway


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