Family

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Blended families bring both richness and complexity to both the large and very small aspects of family life. But even if family problems weigh heavily on your heart, rest assured that you can find a way to improve the love and connection within your family.

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How to Stay Connected with Your Grandchild While Social Distancing

How one grandmother is keeping the family close even when she can’t see them.

A butterfly hovering over a girl's shoulder.

Do Deceased Loved Ones Watch Over Us?

A biblical scholar separates fact from fiction regarding God's heavenly hosts.

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Elizabeth Gray

Moving Tips from an Introverted Military Spouse

Elizabeth Gray shares how she’s handled relocating with her 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.

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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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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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Mom working from home

9 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Close Quarters

How to make the most out of sheltering in place.

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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Katie Jacobs

Keeping It Casual on Christmas Morning

This Nashville 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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Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Gratitude and Grief: When a Loved One Dies on Thanksgiving

Losing her father on a holiday was hard, but it also allowed her family to truly celebrate his life.

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