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.

U.S. Marine

5 Hats a Military Family Must Wear

In military slang, a cap is a "cover." Here are some that loved ones of the enlisted should get comfortable wearing.

Alikay Wood and her father during their sojourn in Iceland

Iceland: Would a Father-Daughter Trip Change Their Relationship?

On a whim, Guideposts editor Alikay Wood asked her father if he'd like to travel with her to Iceland. She never thought he'd say yes, but he did, and their shared adventure taught her a valuable lesson about love.

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Embrace Patience

An impatient military mom shares how learning to wait brought her closer to God.

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U.S. Navy

Honoring the Navy’s Birthday

How to reach out to members of all our military to show appreciation

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Boy on a roller coaster

Safe In His Father’s Arms

A spiritual realization while watching a little boy ride a roller coaster for the first time.

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Cookbooks, Family Dinners and Making Memories

All those stews, cakes and cookies are not just about food—but also love.

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Financial planning for military families

5 Ways Military Families Can Get Smart About Finances

When it comes to financial planning, there are special programs that offer benefits.

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The power of telling a story

Let Me Tell You a Story…

How a grandmother instills the love of storytelling in her family

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4 things a military mom should avoid

4 Things a Military Mom Should Avoid

Sometimes skirting certain situations can help you stay strong and hopeful.

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The Roark family: (from L to R) Casey, Diana, Carly, Caleb, Diana and Jerry

A Christmas Pageant Script You Can Use

Want an easy, affordable way to get your family in the Christmas spirit? Try this DIY pageant with crèche figures and candles.

The flag of the U.S. Marines

Learning to Embrace Change in a New Season

A military mom admires her son's transition from recruit to full-fledged U.S. Marine.

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Call for help

A Military Family Calls in Reinforcements

Sometimes, in the middle of a spiritual war zone, you need to pick up the phone for help.

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How to support a military spouse

Challenges of a Military Spouse

Whether their loved one is on active duty, in the reserves or deployed, the spouse at home needs special consideration, too.

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Feeding a son returning from military deployment

Feeding My Son

A military mom better understands God’s generosity as she welcomes home her deployed son.

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