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.
Barbranda Lumpkins Walls

Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

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

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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Robert and Son Vo today.

How This Veteran Discovered the Son He Left in Vietnam

Decades after the war, this veteran took a DNA test that forever changed his life. 

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Memorial Day flags

Honoring Memorial Day at a Beloved Cemetery

Cemeteries are as full of life as they are of death. Here’s why.

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Robert Nore (right) and his son Son Vo

46 Years Later, a Heartwarming Father-Son Reunion

He'd long thought nothing good had come from his Vietnam experience. Forty-six years later, an e-mail proved him wrong.

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The American flag

10 Memorial Day Quotes That Honor America's Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who bravely sacrificed their lives serving our country and protecting our freedom. Here are ten of our favorite quotes to help honor and remember these heroes on this important day.

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A family at home gathered in prayer.

7 Encouraging Bible Verses for Families

Families come in all shapes and sizes and often we learn the most important life lessons from our closest loved ones who we live and grow with every day.  We hope these Bible verses help you strengthen your family relationships.

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Joe and his dad, Jack

Guideposts Classics: Joe Buck on His Hero, His Father

In this story from November 2003, sports announcer Joe Buck recalls how a shared love of baseball allowed him to grow closer to his father, Hall of Fame baseball announcer Jack Buck, in Jack's final years.

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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 lifewithout breaking the bank.

Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs

How Becoming American Helped Her Honor Her Past

Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs always felt American—until it was time for her to become a citizen. Now she wondered if she were leaving her Indian culture behind.

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Honoring Our Fathers: My Dad, the SuperHero

Honoring Our Fathers: My Dad, the SuperHero

How assistant online producer Jessica Bloustein's dad defied the laws of physics to save the day!

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Honoring Our Fathers: The Writer's Father

Honoring Our Fathers: The Writer's Father

Alice Hunt talks about her inspiration, her father.

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Teri Johnson

An Olympic Gymnast's Mom

Teri Johnson talks about raising a champion: her daughter, Shawn Johnson.

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