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 artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings

Someone Cares: Bowls of Blessings

She found counting blessings to be a helpful practice, so when she found out her friend was battling cancer, she sent her a special gift.


Kathryn and her grandfather take in a Dodgers game

She Kept Her Mom's Promise to Honor Her Mother and Father

She feared her life as a caregiver would be limited. Instead, it provided an opportunity to forge a loving relationship with her grandfather.

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Military family enjoying time at home

3 Ways to Cope When Life Is Disrupted

For military families, schedules and plans can change in an instant. Here’s how to manage.

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Dominique (left) and Jen, reunited

Jen Bricker's Miraculous Family Reunion

The acrobat, author and motivational speaker had looked up to gymnast Dominque Moceneau since childhood, not knowing she had a stronger connection to her hero than she could have dreamed.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie at the Good Morning America studios

Edward Grinnan Tells 'Good Morning America' About the Dogs Who Changed His Life

In a moving interview, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan and Good Morning America host Robin Roberts talk about the dogs they've loved.

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How to help single parents in a military family

4 Ways to Help Single-Parent Military Families

Deployment forces single-parenthood on a military family. How to become a blessing in that scenario.

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A warm welcome at the American Bible Society

Finding God’s Grace at the American Bible Society

A warm welcome and celebration of the Peale legacy at the new headquarters in Philadelphia

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Lucas and Lisa Wasinger pose with their Minecraft quilt

The Minecraft Quilt that Brought a Mother and Son Closer

To strengthen her bond with her son, Lisa Wasinger created a Minecraft quilt that combined her love of quilting and his enthusiasm for online gaming.

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The American Legion celebrates its 98th anniversary.

Happy Birthday, American Legion

Chartered by Congress 98 years ago, here are 5 notable accomplishments by a great organization that helps our military veterans.

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A woman assists her mother in taking a stroll outside

How to Ask Others for Help With Caregiving

If you're a caregiver who feels as though you're carrying a heavy load alone, here are some ways you can ask friends and family to chip in.


father playing with son at home on spring break

5 Cheap Ways to Entertain Your Kids on Spring Break

Make a week out of school more than just watching TV with these fun ideas for bonding with your kids.

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No man left behind.

No One Left Behind

It’s a phrase that began on the field of combat but now carries meaning for all of us in daily life.

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K9 Veterans Day honors our military dogs.

Remembering Our Military Dogs

March 13 is K9 Veterans Day! We remember our four-legged service members.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie outside the Good Morning America studios

Edward Grinnan and Gracie Visit 'Good Morning America'

Join Edward Grinnan and his dog, Gracie, as they visit Good Morning America for a chat with Robin Roberts about Edward's book, Always By My Side!

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