Friends and Family

What is a family? Sometimes your family includes friends who stand by you in every season of life. The heart of your family might also be your marriage, or the meaning and purpose you derive from parenting, caregiving, or even loving the pets who never let you down.
An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

After a Year of Sobriety She Turned to Helping Others

She thought she was ready for romance, but her AA sponsor introduced her to an entirely different kind of relationship.

Mari and her mom, Susie, get in the spirit of the season.

A Hanukkah Tree for Her Methodist Mom

A Jewish daughter searches for the perfect gift for her Christian mother.

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Guideposts staffer Mari Pack

A Christmas Tree for Hanukkah

Guideposts staffer Mari Pack, who is Jewish, shares how she and her brother surprised their mother, who is Christian, with a Christmas tree on the final night of Hanukkah.

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Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury's Christmas Gift-Giving Tips

In this series of videos, bestselling author Karen Kingsbury talks about Christmas gift-giving, the decision to add a new puppy to her family and her Red Gloves collection of Christmas stories, available from Guideposts Books

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Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury and her husband, Donald

Karen Kingsbury on Bringing Her Christmas Puppy Home

The best-selling author and her husband, Donald, didn’t think they could love another dog again—until Toby came along.

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Loss at Thanksgiving

4 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotional when you’re grieving. Try these tips for being kind to yourself and finding moments of joy amidst the sorrow.

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Lauren Zu Photography

This Military Wife Never Gave Up Faith That Her POW Husband Would Come Home

After seven years without her husband, Louise Harris turned to prayer instead of despair.

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Karen, her husband, Donald, and their Lab, Toby

Author Karen Kingsbury: The Puppy That Came for Christmas

Could her husband, still grieving a beloved family pet, open his heart to a new dog?

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Proud papa Hal helped straighten Pierce’s pin after she finished her training program.

He Spent Christmas Flying With His Flight Attendant Daughter

His daughter helped him recover from a broken neck, so he took six flights in three days to make sure she spent her holiday with family. 

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Three generations of the same family

5 Tips for Successful Multigenerational Family Living

Grandparents moving in? How to make a situation like this work for everyone in the family.

Katie Jacobs

Keeping It Casual on Christmas Morning

The Hollywood stylist preferred formal meals, but her kids wanted a pajama-clad celebration. Could they compromise?

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John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott

The Joy of Cooking: A Four-Generation Family Tradition

Meet the great-grandson who adapted America’s most beloved cookbook for the modern chef.

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A married couple holding hands

Money Troubles Put Their Once-Happy Marriage at Risk

Could they work through their financial problems and revive their loving relationship?

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W. Bruce Cameron with his dog Tucker

W. Bruce Cameron Opens Up About His New Book and His Lifelong Devotion To Dogs

The best-selling author and screenwriter of A Dog’s Purpose keeps the adventures of the beloved Bailey going.

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