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.

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.

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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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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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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Ben and Erin Napier

Erin and Ben Napier Are 'Home Town' Strong

There are big things coming up for the HGTV hosts, including a spin-off of their popular TV show, but for now, they are isolating at home with their daughter.

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5 Simple Tips for Celebrating Easter at Home

Churches may be temporarily shuttered, but there are still plenty of ways to honor the Resurrection.

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How to Stay Connected with Your Grandchild While Social Distancing

How one grandmother is keeping the family close even when she can’t see them.

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9 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Relationships in Close Quarters

How to make the most out of sheltering in place.

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A butterfly hovering over a girl's shoulder.

Do Deceased Loved Ones Watch Over Us?

A biblical scholar separates fact from fiction regarding God's heavenly hosts.

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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.

Elizabeth Gray

Moving Tips from an Introverted Military Spouse

Elizabeth Gray shares how she’s handled relocating with her family.

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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.

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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.

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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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