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Gemma Hunt in the hot seat

There is more to roses than romance

Find out how you could be a mission rep

Inspiring faith

7   Prayer for the month — Bringing the day ahead to the Lord
11 Joni Eareckson Tada —Why our lives matter
12 Don’t neglect meeting together — Elaine Storkey urges us back to church
30 Women after God’s own heart — Are you being true to how God created you?
35 What God is teaching me — Singles ministry leader Kris Swiatocho reflects on her journey of faith

Real lives

18 CBeebies presenter Gemma Hunt — on working in the media and being a role model
21 Letter from Haiti — How the church is taking a lead in tackling the problem of domestic violence
22 Adventures abroad — Two women share their experience of working overseas
36 ‘Losing my hearing was devastating’ — One woman’s journey of faith after a shock diagnosis
50 Man Alive — Krish Kandiah explains why his wife is a hero

News & views

 8  August Notes — Knit your own picnic rug and other ideas of what to see and do this month
40 Your letters — on hospitality, mental illness, taking photographs and more
42 How can I treasure every moment? — A mother’s lament
47 Why are we so reluctant to ask for help? — Veronica Zundel on the weakness of self-reliance
48 Bookclub — Recommended reads and an interview with Catherine Campbell
51 Coming next month — in our September issue

Make life better

26 Could you be a charity/mission rep? — Two women give an insight into what’s involved
32 Plan your trip to the Holy Land — Here are five good reasons why
34 Rose therapy — There’s more to these beautiful flowers than romance
45 Changing Lives — How a talk at a local church led two women to support a small charity in Colombia

Good advice

14 Should we be reading erotic fiction? — We ask the experts
29 The money trap — Penelope Wilcock shares her three keys to financial well-being
37 Single File — How important is physical attraction in a relationship?
39 Wise Mum — How to have a happy family holiday

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