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.

Julia Robert in "Wonder"

New Film 'Wonder' Wants Us to Choose Kindness

The film starring Julia Roberts has a lot to teach us about love, tolerance, and choosing kindness.

Gratitude during deployment

Finding a Thankful Attitude During Deployment

A military mom shares how she came to find gratitude even when her son was posted overseas.

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Planting hope for spring with tulip bulbs

Planting Hope in Winter

A spring with the promise of tulips helps a military mom wait for her deployed son to return home.

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Longtime CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Marg Helgenberger

Guideposts Classics: Marg Helgenberger on the Blessings of Family

In this story from June 2009, the longtime star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation shares how her small-town roots serve to keep her grounded.

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Matthew West Gets Personal On 'All In'

Matthew West Gets Personal On 'All In'

The GRAMMY-nominated singer's latest album touches on his family, his personal walk with God, and how recovering addicts inspired him to write more music. 

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Thanksgiving family

An Extra Chair at My Thanksgiving Table

During the season of family gatherings, make room for those who can’t go home.

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Positive Thanksgiving

4 Ways to Be Positive During Family Gatherings

Multiple generations, experiences and perspectives come together around holiday tables at this time of year. Practice positive communication strategies to make the most of the season.

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Child stuck behind fence.

Seeing a Problem from a Different Perspective

How a spiritual approach can help you figure a way out of a tight spot.

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Military welcome home

The Joy of Sharing

As a military mom lets go of fear for her enlisted son, she opens up to a community of supporters.

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A middle aged man on Facebook at a desktop computer.

How a Mistaken Click on Facebook Brought a Family Together

An accidental click was actually an answer to prayer.

A happy family around the dinner table during the holiday season.

8 Ways to Deal with Difficult Relationships

If you're worried about seeing a friend or relative this holiday season, follow these tips to reduce stress and help ease the tension.

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Woman soldier

Veterans Day—Honoring Women Who Serve

Women in military uniform do the same jobs as the men they serve beside.

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Katy Mixon in American Housewife

Katy Mixon on 'American Housewife' and Motherhood

The "American Housewife" star talks about her new show, her adventures as a new mom, and living fearlessly. 

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Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans and Praying for Peace

Unwavering memories of helping a grandfather with American flags when those who served were honored.

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