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.
Grieving
Emotional and Mental Health

Honoring the Process of Grief and Loss

Notes on Grief—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s slim, profound book—paints a vivid picture of losing a beloved family member.

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An illustration of a sailboat on the wter as the sun sets; Illustration by Gina Triplett
Angels

His Father Taught Him How to Sail

His dad’s deep faith and adventures on the water taught him how to navigate life smoothly. 

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A senior man with his son smiling; Getty Images
Aging Parents

5 Ways to Give Back on Father’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating the day as your dad’s caregiver, or honoring his memory, consider these special ways to return and share his love.

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Father and son
How to Pray

What My Dad Taught Me About Prayer

Watching his two sons prepare for fatherhood, this dad reflects on some prayer traditions he learned as a boy.

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Capt. Wendy Lawrence and father Vice Admiral William Lawrence; photo courtesy Wendy Lawrence
Military Families

This Pioneering Astronaut Looked Up to Her War-Hero Dad

Growing up she barely knew her father. But his unshakeable faith through unspeakably tough times inspired her to reach for the stars.

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Actress Nikki DeLoach; photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images
Everyday Coping for Caregivers

A Caregiving Q&A with Nikki DeLoach

Her Hallmark movies end happily ever after. How this actress finds hope in the real-life story of her father’s dementia

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Beth and her father; photo courtesy Beth Gormong
Aging Parents

How Could She Best Care for Her Widowed Father During the Pandemic?

They made a new guest suite for him. But was he ready to give up his independence?

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Rick Hamlin with his father's Bible; photo by Jim Anness
Stories of Faith

A Handwritten Prayer Gave Him a Deeper Understanding of His Late Father

He thought he knew his father well: his devotion to family, his solid faith. A slip of paper in a forgotten Bible revealed more.

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God's Grace

A Sign This Nursing Home Was Meant to Be

A family is reassured that they made the right choice for Dad.

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An artist's depiction of an angel enveloping a woman with her wings; Illustration by Andrea Cobb
Angels

An Angel Gave Her the Strength to Move Forward

In the hospital after a terrible accident, she experienced divine intervention that gave her the will to live.

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