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.

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; photo by Larsen&Talbert

Kristin Chenoweth: The Gift That Taught Her the Meaning of Christmas

As a teen, the award-winning actress and singer wanted Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, but the gift she received instead proved to be much more meaningful.

Patti LaBelle. Photo by Whitney Thomas

For Patti LaBelle, Cooking Is a Family Tradition

This legendary singing star makes desserts to sing about.

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Estelle Grinnan, Edward Grinnans mother

A Mother with Alzheimer's Gives Her Family a Christmas to Remember

She gave her loved ones one last glimpse of who she was. 

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Lessons on Fatherhood from the Story of Joseph

We can learn so much about parenting and faith from the biblical father, who raised God’s only Son. 

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Peggy Thompson with her daughter Sarah and son-in-law Matt; photo credit: Shevaun Williams

Embracing Change for the Holidays

She was used to having a full house for Thanksgiving. Could she adapt to her daughter and her fiance starting traditions of their own?

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A family prays over Thanksgiving dinner

Everyday Blessings: A Thanksgiving Journey

The home and gardening TV personality shares a heartwarming memory of a holiday adventure with her tight-knit family.

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David Mark Smith Jr. in military uniform; Photo credit: Bob Mahoney

The Unbroken Christmas Spirit of a Soldier

An Army serviceman reminisces about family holiday cheer back home in Georgia.

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Today show news anchor Craig Anchor; photo by  Larsen&Talbert

Craig Melvin: His Father's Sobriety Restored Their Relationship

When his Pops finally stopped drinking at age 67, the Today show news anchor got acquainted with the man he barely knew.

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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. 

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Cheryl and her family; Photo credit: NIK LINDE

How God Divinely Provided for Her Adopted Children

Preparing to adopt four children, she was anxious about her family’s changing dynamic, until the miracles started rolling in.

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.

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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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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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