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.

Grandparents hugging their teenage grandchild

Grandparenting Teens: How to Stay Present and Engaged in Your Grandchild’s Life

A teen behavior expert shares tips for those who are having difficulty maintaining a relationship with their teenage grandchildren. 

Capt. Wendy Lawrence and father Vice Admiral William Lawrence; photo courtesy Wendy Lawrence

This Pioneering Astronaut Looked Up to Her War-Hero Dad

Growing up she barely knew her father. But his unshakeable faith through unspeakably tough times inspired her to reach for the stars.

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A small red dress with a matching pair of red shoes; Photo credit: Getty Images

An Answered Prayer for a Heaven-Sent Child

After countless pleas to God for a baby girl, He delivered miracles to her family for Christmas.

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Saved by a mother

How a Mother’s Cancer Helped Save Her Daughter’s Life

Finding eternal love and support after an unplanned doctor’s visit

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Celebrating Mom

10 One-Sentence Ways to Thank Your Mom

A Mother’s Day gift doesn’t have to be more complicated than a simple, true expression of your love.

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An illsutration of an angels embracing a mother and daughter; Illustration by Amalia Restrepo

She Feared Being Alone with Her Mom with Alzheimer’s

She didn’t know how to comfort her anxious mother. Then a childhood memory—and a prayer—saved the day.

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An angel holding a small sprout; Illustration by Carmen Garcia

How a Pinterest Board Eased Her Grief

She had always longed to be a grandmother. Then she realized that her life could still be full of love and opportunity.  

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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.

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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…

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Kabul, Afghanistan; photo Getty Image/christophe_cerisier

How a Military Chaplain is Finding Strength After News in Afghanistan

The importance of seeking encouragement through prayer, connection and camaraderie during these challenging times.

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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Mother and daughter decluttering; Getty Images

The Do's and Don'ts of Decluttering as a Family

Organizing and cleaning your home together might bring you closer than you think. 

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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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