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.

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.

Melvyn Douglas and Irene Dunne in a scene from Thedora Goes Wild

15 Classic Movies to Watch in October on TCM

October's chilly evenings are the ideal time to watch a classic film with the family. Here are 15 movies airing in October that we think you'll enjoy.

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Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

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Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in a scene from Mrs. Miniver

18 Classic Movies to Watch in September on TCM

With autumn just around the corner, curling up on the couch to watch a classic film is all the more appealing. Here are 18 movies airing on Turner Classic Movies in throughout September we think you'll enjoy.

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Prayers for aging parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

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Nicki Cooper and her two sons, Brennan (right) and Breckan; photo courtesy Kamryn Brownlee

How She Prayed for Her Sons to Get Along

She asked God to bring her twin sons together and then the pandemic happened. 

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Nicki Cooper

How Her Family Has Grown Closer During the Quarantine

Nicki Cooper dearly loved her sons but was concerned that theirs was such a contentious relationship. She prayed that they would learn to get along, and finally, during the quarantine, her prayers were answered.

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Rick Hamlin with his mom and siblings

3 Signs of Comfort in the Midst of Grief

A reminder that not everything is chaos these days. Hope and God’s love still present themselves.

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A grandmother receives a kiss from her granddaughter.

5 Positive Character Traits To Instill in Your Grandchildren

Making biscuits with her three-year-old granddaughter helped her to teach patience, perseverance, perspective and more.

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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.

James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy

20 Classic Movies to Watch in July on TCM

In the summer, it's fun to curl up on the couch with the kids to watch a classic film. Here are some favorites airing on Turner Classic Movies in July.

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The lifesaving photo of Doug climbing a muscadine vine as Buddy Earl looks on

God Sent a Boy's Big Sister to the Rescue

He was 10 years old and in way over his head...

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An artist's rendering of cherubs frolicking on a tomato vine

Home-Grown Roma Tomatoes Inspired a Return to Her Culinary Roots

A new mother of three, she had little time for kitchen creativity, but tackling her mother's (and grandmother's) pasta sauce brought rich rewards.

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Lou Dean and her mother.

Unexpected Blessings: Reconnecting with Family

For these Guideposts contributors, Covid-19 has brought their families closer together in miraculous ways.

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