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 watching TV

7 Lessons from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

A military mom shares how a favorite family television special brought home some important truths about the season.

Decorating the Christmas tree

How a Christmas Tree Tells a Story

A military mom cherishes all the ornaments on the family tree, a chronicle of her sons’ lives.

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Life after a car accident

When Lives Change in a Matter of Seconds

Finding gratitude in simple joys after a devastating car accident

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Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

How the bravery of those who fought in World War II inspires a military mom today.

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Helping military families of disabled veterans

Helping Wounded Military Families

Tears in the grocery checkout line alert a military mom to a family in need.

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Finding your focus

How to Find Your Focus

When all about you is swirling in chaos, look to the light to find a focal point.

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A middle aged man on Facebook at a desktop computer.

How a Mistaken Click on Facebook Brought a Family Together

An accidental click was actually an answer to prayer.

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Gratitude during deployment

Finding a Thankful Attitude During Deployment

A military mom shares how she came to find gratitude even when her son was posted overseas.

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Planting hope for spring with tulip bulbs

Planting Hope in Winter

A spring with the promise of tulips helps a military mom wait for her deployed son to return home.

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Family vacation

The Best Part of a Family Vacation

A grandmother recounts the moments that really mattered during a recent trip.

Longtime CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star Marg Helgenberger

Guideposts Classics: Marg Helgenberger on the Blessings of Family

In this story from June 2009, the longtime star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation shares how her small-town roots serve to keep her grounded.

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Matthew West Gets Personal On 'All In'

Matthew West Gets Personal On 'All In'

The GRAMMY-nominated singer's latest album touches on his family, his personal walk with God, and how recovering addicts inspired him to write more music. 

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Positive Thanksgiving

4 Ways to Be Positive During Family Gatherings

Multiple generations, experiences and perspectives come together around holiday tables at this time of year. Practice positive communication strategies to make the most of the season.

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Thanksgiving family

An Extra Chair at My Thanksgiving Table

During the season of family gatherings, make room for those who can’t go home.

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