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THE CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

I FORGAVE MY CHEATING HUBBY

How property developer & TV writer found faith

True story behind boxing legend Nigel Benn’s life

SON’S MIRACLE CHANGED ME

FOOD YOU’LL LOVE Spaghetti carbonara

Shop smart for men’s fashion

The perfect steak White chocolate cheesecake

My wife forgot me after car crash

Valentine’s gift ideas LET US GIVE YOU INSPIRATION

Real story behind hit movie THE VOW

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iBelieve February 2013

Contents

INTERVIEWS

20 ON THE COVER Caroline Benn speaks about turning to God after finding out her boxing legend hubby Nigel was cheating on her

54 Former top underwear model Kylie Bisutti reveals how her faith led her to quit her dream job

REAL LIFE

11 Meet the 15-year-old girl from

India whose parents locked her away for refusing an arranged marriage

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ON THE COVER Manoj Raithatha reveals how he came to faith after his son was healed

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Pastoral co-ordinator Pat Hopewell explains how she was broken until she believed in God

24 Fashion guide for men

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ON THE COVER Give your loved one a super treat with some of our fantastic recipe ideas for Valentine’s Day

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After seeing all her friends at a boozy party, Katie Wood knew that kind of lifestyle wasn’t for her

FASHION

24 ON THE COVER Katie Portman’s top tips on finding the best in fashion for men

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I forgave my hubby

FOOD

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Great fitness gadgets

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Why I quit dream job as a model

Valentine’s gift ideas

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ADVICE

16 Rest days There’s nothing more

great ideas so you can give a gift on Valentine’s without breaking the bank

My Favourite Things with Greenbelt director Paul Northrup

28 Your Money We’ve got some 33

Mandy Smith lends an ear as she helps you solve your problems

VIEWS

15 Don’t give in to your own

desires For our relationship with God to grow we must die to our human desires, writes evangelist Joyce Meyer

58 Men’s ministry leader Carl

Beech says sometimes you’ve got to grit your teeth and get on with it!

FEATURES 8

ON THE COVER Gifts Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we offer some great gift ideas

12 ON THE COVER My wife

forgot who I was Kim Carpenter tells the story of how his wife lost her memory after a road accident

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Gadgets How is your resolution to keep fit? We’ve picked out some fab gadgets that will help you keep on track

39 How to... choose a diamond 42 Motoring Britain’s cheapest

new car: the Dacia Sandero hatchback

43 Devotion There’s an enormous difference between Valentine’s love and the love of Christ shown on the Cross

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt Mark Wreford argues that if something’s bigger than you then it can’t be you

46 ON THE COVER The life of Sophie Neville Don’t miss the first in our new & exclusive series

48 iReviews Books, music & DVDs 52 Puzzles Two fun-packed pages

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NEW LIFE

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February is the month of ‘lurve’! It’s easy to get swept along in the euphoria of Valentine’s Day, but St Valentine’s story is actually one of a rather different kind of passion – a passion which led to his death. In our politically correct culture it’s hard to relate to someone who died for what they believe, but that’s the more sober moment we’re engaging with when we remember the life of St Valentine. When you’re picking out chocolates, flowers and trinkets for the one you love it’s perhaps not the best time to try to focus on a dead saint, but it would be good for us to take a moment to think about what’s really important in life. ‘Focus on your A friend recently suggested to me nearest and that true faith is dearest and something that you’d be willing what really to die for, even matters in if you wonder whether you’d your life’ have the courage to go through with it when it comes to that moment. This might all sound a bit heavy, but the reality is that it’s the message of our modern Valentine’s Day too. Beneath the tacky gifts lies a strong reminder of what’s important in life. Rather than focusing on ourselves, Valentine’s Day shifts our gaze to our nearest and dearest, and helps us remember what made us fall in love. It helps us think about the most important person in our lives. So, while it’s the perfect time to give your beloved something special, perhaps it’s also the ideal occasion to have a look at what is really important. Your life comes down to the sum of your relationships and the most important ones you have should be your focus this month. Take some time to sit with your special valentine and your Saviour, and remember what life’s really all about.

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Shop smart for men’s fashion

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