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.
Three generations of the same family

5 Tips for Successful Multigenerational Family Living

Grandparents moving in? How to make a situation like this work for everyone in the family.

Guideposts staffer Mari Pack

A Christmas Tree for Hanukkah

Guideposts staffer Mari Pack, who is Jewish, shares how she and her brother surprised their mother, who is Christian, with a Christmas tree on the final night of Hanukkah.

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Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury's Christmas Gift-Giving Tips

In this series of videos, bestselling author Karen Kingsbury talks about Christmas gift-giving, the decision to add a new puppy to her family and her Red Gloves collection of Christmas stories, available from Guideposts Books

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Loss at Thanksgiving

4 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotional when you’re grieving. Try these tips for being kind to yourself and finding moments of joy amidst the sorrow.

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Lauren Zu Photography

This Military Wife Never Gave Up Faith That Her POW Husband Would Come Home

After seven years without her husband, Louise Harris turned to prayer instead of despair.

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Proud papa Hal helped straighten Pierce’s pin after she finished her training program.

He Spent Christmas Flying With His Flight Attendant Daughter

His daughter helped him recover from a broken neck, so he took six flights in three days to make sure she spent her holiday with family. 

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Katie Jacobs

Keeping It Casual on Christmas Morning

The Hollywood stylist preferred formal meals, but her kids wanted a pajama-clad celebration. Could they compromise?

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John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott

The Joy of Cooking: A Four-Generation Family Tradition

Meet the great-grandson who adapted America’s most beloved cookbook for the modern chef.

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Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Gratitude and Grief: When a Loved One Dies on Thanksgiving

Losing her father on a holiday was hard, but it also allowed her family to truly celebrate his life.

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Mari and her mom, Susie, get in the spirit of the season.

A Hanukkah Tree for Her Methodist Mom

A Jewish daughter searches for the perfect gift for her Christian mother.

Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

Barbranda Lumpkins Walls shares how her family coped with her father’s passing on Thanksgiving Day.

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Simple celebrations for Father's Day

3 Simple Celebrations for Father's Day

Meaningful ways to thank the father or father figure in your life—without breaking the bank.

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Faith of our fathers

A Father’s Day Celebration of Faith

Great examples of love in action from fathers and father figures.

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Grandfather's Instagram Art Helps Him Stay Connected to His Family

This Grandfather’s Instagram Art Helps Him Stay Connected to His Family

Chan Jae Lee, a 77-year-old Korean artist, draws whimsical pictures to keep in touch with his grandkids around the world.

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