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.

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

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.

Brenda Graham with a quilt; photo courtesy Brenda Graham

Five Quilts for Five Sisters: A Goodbye Gift from Their Mother

They thought they knew everything about their mother, but she had one last surprise for them.

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Colleen Radke and daughter Wynn; photo courtesy Colleen Radke

Waterfalls and Mother Nature Restored the Spirits of a Mom and Daughter

Colleen Radke shares how a difficult divorce and the trials brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic inspired her to get back to nature with her five-year-old daughter.

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Robert Boggs mom, Melree Boggs, in 1936

A Tribute to His Late Nature-Loving Mother

His beloved mom loved and cared for all of God’s creatures.

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Kyle on his graduation night with Grandma Honeybunch; photo courtesy Brenda Brown

His Grandmother Trained Him to Be a Gentleman

When he became interested in girls, he knew just where to turn for guidance: a grandmother named Honeybunch.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Kennies Earl

Keep the Faith: The Joy of Giving at Christmas

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares a treasured family memory of an early experience with Christmas giving.

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Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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A Southern Casserole at a New York Thanksgiving

A Southern Casserole at a New York Thanksgiving

The coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to spend the holiday with her family down South. So, she decided to bring a little Southern comfort to her northern celebration.

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A Christmas wreath surrounded by two angels. Illustration by Hennie Haworth

This Christmas Wreath Became a Source of Divine Comfort and Love

The festive decoration was just what they needed for their first Christmas as a blended family.

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Sheila and Kristen with their grandmother's photo; Photo courtesy: Sheila Poppen

Her Heaven-Sent Vision Guided Her to The Perfect Blessed Gift

After struggling to find a gift for her sister’s wedding, she was divinely led to one of her grandmother’s keepsakes…

Grandma Mimi and her daughter/granddaughter. Photo credit: Natalia Weedy

This Grandmother Made the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Her granddaughter’s dairy allergy seemed daunting. But with a new attitude, and a little creativity, she made a memorable meal.

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Actress Lacey Chabert; photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Lacey Chabert: Christmas Is Close to My Heart

The star of multiple Hallmark holiday movies wants to help you find the spirit of the season.

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Keeping the family peace

How to Avoid Family Meltdowns During the Pandemic

Relationships will be tested as long as COVID-19 is part of our national vocabulary. Give yourself space to stay true to what’s most important.

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Tonya May Avent. Photo credit: Jim Graham

Why Sweet Tea for Christmas?

Over the years, this delicious beverage became the cornerstone of her family’s holiday celebration.

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