Split Vote

By July 4, 2016 Blog

We voted, Glen and I. We talked about it and we prayed about it. We both did our research and we both sought advice from wise Christian friends. Both of us could justify our decisions and both felt that we knew the right thing to do. But I voted to remain and Glen voted to leave. And we are still together.   I don’t think he’s pro-racist, he doesn’t think I’m anti-democratic. He’s not crowing in victory and I’m not …Read More

Stop Press

By November 17, 2014 Blog

Some of today’s actual news headlines:   ‘Record heat sparks health fears for celebrities in (-er) the jungle.’ ‘Lorraine Kelly dazzles in embellished gown with plunging neckline’ ‘Newlyweds Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingstone head out for some groceries in LA’ ‘Are the Clooneys set to become parents?’ – (See also ‘Are the Clooneys Going to Button Moon?’ and ‘Are the Clooneys going to Eat Monkeys?) ‘Lovebirds Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux wear Matching Black as they leave hotel’ ‘Strictly No Wheat …Read More

Change Your Life! Take Our Test!

By September 23, 2014 Blog

Ever  wondered what kind of person you REALLY are? Or how you can unlock your HIDDEN potential? Up to 99% of us are not living our dreams. And as Research shows, it’s because we’re not focusing enough on ourselves. If you’ve ever felt a slight sense of discontent, this blog post is FOR YOU. Don’t waste any more time.  Take our FREE survey and discover how to live your Best Life NOW.   Q1. Have you ever struggled with mental health issues? a. Don’t be …Read More

One True Voice?

By August 19, 2014 Blog

Yesterday I talked a little about the importance of sexuality and the difference between the gospel’s understanding of life and the world’s. I’ve had a few questions and emails asking if this has been prompted by the debate surrounding Vicky Beeching: a Christian who has recently come out as gay and has been speaking about her experiences. I’ve followed the media coverage with interest and I think it’s great that she and others are talking about these issues. But I haven’t …Read More

Wisdom Wanted

By July 22, 2014 Blog

Can I pick your brains? I’ve been approached by a features writer for some UK women’s magazines. (Works like this: you know those ‘true life stories’ you read in magazines in the doctor’s waiting room? – well, often someone from an external news agency sources and writes them, and then they take part of the fee and part of it goes to the person whose story it is). Anyway, they’re interested in covering my eating disorder/recovery stuff and then I …Read More

Going Live

By February 25, 2014 Blog

This Sunday eve I’ll be talking to the folks at Premier Radio. It’s going to be live, so I would really, really appreciate your prayers. There’s a phone-in (see below) if you have questions. (Example: ‘Emma, I’ve just read your amazing book and it Changed My Life.  Is it true that you can get for the bargain price of  X at bookstore Y? What a Billy Bargain.’ Or: ‘Who’s your favourite Cluedo character?’ ) If not, then I guess you …Read More

Anti-Social Media

By November 25, 2013 Blog

One in five children between the ages of 11 and 16 are bullied online. That’s according to a recent NSPCA survey. Bullying is always devastating. But, in some ways, I’m glad that I suffered the old school version. Don’t get me wrong.  It was horrible.  And it screwed me up.  But at least back then, it had a real time and place.  In my day, there was no such thing as trolls: you had the courtesy of being insulted  face-to-face.  You …Read More

Skin-deep

By October 17, 2013 Blog

For millions of readers, the Vogue model represents the pinnacle of femininity. But what we see as ‘beauty’, can be very disordered indeed. Former Vogue editor, Kirstie Clements, has written a book, (‘The Vogue Factor‘) about her experiences.  Here’s an extract: ‘I was dressing a model and…noticed scabs on her knees.  When I queried her about them, she said nonchalantly, ‘Because I’m always so hungry, I faint a lot’.  She thought it was completely normal to pass out each day, …Read More

Change Your Hair: Change Your Life

By June 14, 2013 Blog

Dear Cosmogue, For the last few months I’ve read with interest your features on celebrities losing weight, making-over my home and starting my own cupcake business. For the first time, I feel ready to Enjoy My Best Life Now: I’ve spent too long without your revolutionary new nano-serum; but you persisted, even overlooking my non-directional haircut. Thank-you. Hearing about why Mylene no longer struggles with split ends, I’ve started to reassess my priorities.  All these years I’ve been focused on …Read More

Things The World Needs More Of

By May 2, 2013 Blog

I’m torn today between writing an honest post (on IVF and Going Mad) and a frothier one that will not make me cry or load up on comfort carbs. Guess which won? So – things my world needs more of : 1. celebrities telling me how they shifted their baby weight 2. fliers for pizza houses 3. Madonna albums 4. marriage advice from Gwyneth Paltrow 5. extra blades on razors (mind you… see point 4) 6. invitations for LinkedIn 7. …Read More