Father

Whether he's Daddy, Dad, Pop, Papa, or simply a father figure, your father is an influential person in your life, the man who helped give you your life and who has the power to set you on your life's path.
Vintage image of mother and children in kitchen
Angels

This Betty Crocker Cookbook Started a Lifelong Tradition

Her father helped her save green stamps to get the cookbook. She’s made the Eskimo Igloo cake for Christmas every year since then. 

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Peter, his adopted son, Anthony, dogs Simba and Rafiki, and his foster children
Dogs

How a Dad—and His Dogs—Show Kids the True Meaning of Family

This man’s heartbreaking childhood inspired him to help children in need.

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King Richard on Serena and Venus Williams’ journey to tennis greatness.
Movies and TV

‘King Richard’ Demonstrates the Power of Resilience, Faith and Family

Actress Aunjanue Ellis, who plays Venus and Serena Williams’ mother, Oracene “Brandy” Williams, talks to Guideposts.org about the new biopic on the Williams sisters’ tennis legacy and their father, Richard Williams. 

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Stories of Faith

Lessons on Fatherhood from the Story of Joseph

We can learn so much about parenting and faith from the biblical father, who raised God’s only Son. 

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Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert
Addiction and Recovery

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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Cadillac Mountain
Positive Living

How I Found Healing by Returning to a Hard Place

A grieving process takes an authentically positive turn by retracing some steps where it all began.

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John Haney's dog, Pistol; photo courtesy John Haney
Dogs

His Golden Retriever Prepared Him For Parenthood

This Air Force veteran had long prayed to be a good father; his dog helped him achieve this goal.

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Journey's Jonathan Cain
Stories of Hope

Don’t Stop Believin’

A rock song that has inspired millions for decades sprang from a bit of fatherly advice.

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An illustration of a father climbing a ladder; Illustration by Alex Green
God's Grace

How Her Father’s Hammer Became a Spiritual Symbol

A heaven-sent sign of encouragement and love from their father.

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Family saying grace
How to Pray

How Saying Grace at Dinner Is a Time to Talk to God

The deeper stuff of the day can come out as a family gathers around the table.

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