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.


Family photo as prayer

How a Family Photo Inspires Prayer

Documenting a wonderfully vital, creative, happy family–and feeling gratitude to God.


Simplify your to do list.

How to Simplify Your ‘To Do’ List

When you say “yes” to everything, what’s important takes a back seat. Some thoughts on time management, learned from the military.

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A military mom returns home after deployment.

How Faith Keeps Hope Alive

Military families know that hope takes work and perseverance, especially when a loved one is deployed.

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A military mom's faith overcomes doubt.

Letting Joy Defeat Dread

During her son’s last weeks of deployment, an anxious military mom learns to let her faith take charge.

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Appreciating military spouses.

Appreciating Military Spouses

They aren’t on the front lines, but they are the backbone of our military and deserve all the recognition and gratitude we can give.

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Remembering those wounded in war

How to Support Silver Star Families

Military veterans wounded in a war zone and their families need our help.

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May is National Military Appreciation Month.

Military Appreciation Month: 5 Ways to Honor Military Families

During National Military Appreciation Month, 5 ways you can honor and support the families of those who serve.

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Busy mom

Make Time for What Matters

We’re all busy. But, today, do you have time for family and time for God? Yes.

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Mother holding hands with son

The Hands of My Son

A military mom’s memories of a son who grew from a boy to a Marine.

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Called to serve in the military.

When God Calls You to a Task

Being in the middle of God’s will doesn’t exempt us from struggle or difficulty. But you’re never alone.


Blessings for parents of teens

Blessings for All Parents

Words of comfort for those anxious about troubled teens

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Andrea Freidenthaler with grandson Devon

She Learned to Let Go and Let God Help Her Addicted Grandson

Both her adult son and his son, whom she adopted, struggled with substance abuse. Was her approach to parenting in some way enabling?

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Hidden military heroes in your community.

Hidden Military Heroes in Your Community

If you don’t think you know anyone in service, here are 4 ways to take a closer look. You may be surprised.

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Helping military kids.

How to Help Military Children

When a loved one serves in the military, don’t overlook the family kids left at home.

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