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Pam Rhodes talks about her life and faith

Read about the challenges of marrying a divorcee

Surfing evangelist Phil Williams in the hot seat

How to celebrate International Friendship Day

Real lives

10     In-laws, church attitudes and someone else’s children — the challenges of marrying a divorcee
17     Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce — the reigning World and Olympic 100m champion talks about her faith
18     ‘God had the perfect job for me’ — one woman’s testimony
22     Pam Rhodes — the popular presenter talks about her life and faith
32     Music makes a difference — how one woman’s passion is changing lives
37     Women at work — an insight into the General Synod, the Church of England’s parliament
38     ‘Now I celebrate my life’ — a rare type of heart attack put Louise Pearson’s faith to the test
50     Man Alive — National Director of Christian Surfers UK Phil Williams talks about his passion for the beach community

Make Life Better

6       Can we start again, Lord? — our prayer of the month
7       Don’t let disagreements spoil relationships — Penelope Wilcock shares how to disagree gracefully
14     It’s urgent, but is it important? — four principles to help you discern between the two
26     Are you a humble person? — what real humility looks like and what it does for us
34     What could you do? — seven easy ways to make a difference
39     Ways to improve your health – smile more, have a cup of tea and other simple ways
40     Celebrate Friendship Day — and other inspirational ideas in our Notebook pages

News, Views & Advice

8       Your letters — on worship in our churches and more
19     Would Like To Meet — Can a courtship go on too long?
20     Our grand day out — Pictures from our conference in May
21     Veronica Zundel — If only all the denominations worked together
28     Could you be a mentor? — Four women explain why they are committed to investing in others
31     Wise Mum — How to tackle stroppy teenagers
44     Book Club — Recommended reads and an interview with Julie Klassen
51     Next month — What’s inside our August issue

Books to give away

24     Casting The Net, a novel by Pam Rhodes
40     Forgetful Heart, by Lucy Mills, The Utter Relief of Holiness, by John Eldredge and Hilda of Whitby, by Fay Sampson


43     Solve our Word Spiral — for a chance to win two beautiful scented arrangements
45     Send in a book review — for a chance to win copies of our Book Club recommendations
48     Find our advertisers — for a chance to win three copies of The Great War Cookbook


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