Family Problems

Family problems are a universal phenomenon. No family that has ever existed has escaped the realities of family issues, from marital strife to parenting challenges, financial tension, or struggles throughout the extended family. The best way to face problems in families is with an attitude grounded in love, respect and honesty.
Keeping Kids Clean: Advice for Parents

Keeping Kids Clean: Advice for Parents

An expert from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers tips on how parents can help keep their children happy, healthy—and safe.

Rashad carries the ball during a game against the Cleveland Browns in 2016.

How Former NFL Player Rashad Jennings Connected With His Dad

Longing for his father’s approval, the running back first had to understand his father’s dreams.

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Family praying

A Family’s Battle with Addiction

How one woman never lost faith despite her husband and children’s descent into drugs and alcohol

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Praying for recovery

3 Ways to Pray for Someone in Recovery

Recovery is a chance to reset the dial. To re-embrace hope and change for both you and your loved one.

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A voice inside Ken asked, Isn’t there somebody you need to forgive?

Finding a Way to Forgive His Only Remaining Family

After years of emotional abuse from his older brother, John, he decided it was time for forgiveness—for John's sake and his own.

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Talking to a teen

Communicating with Kids in 5 Words or Less

As Jesus showed us in the Temple, getting results doesn’t require a lecture first.

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How military families can fight stress during holidays

6 Healthy Swaps for Military Stress

When a loved one serves in the military, it’s a perfect time to learn some new behaviors to deal with life.

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A happy family around the dinner table during the holiday season.

Holiday Gatherings: How to Reduce Family Stress

If you're worried about seeing a friend or relative this holiday season, follow these tips to reduce stress and help ease the tension.

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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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Life, Faith and Prayer: How to Be a Positive Influence in Your Family

Life, Faith and Prayer: How to Be a Positive Influence in Your Family

Pablo Diaz describes 3 steps to positively influence your family. 

Actress Ruth Warrick

Guideposts Classics: Ruth Warrick on the Blessings of Family Bonds

In this story from July 1998, actress Ruth Warrick, best known for portraying Phoebe Tyler Wallingford on All My Children, shares a lesson on keeping peace in the family.

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Blessings for parents of teens

Blessings for All Parents

Words of comfort for those anxious about troubled teens

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Andrea Freidenthaler with grandson Devon

She Learned to Let Go and Let God Help Her Addicted Grandson

Both her adult son and his son, whom she adopted, struggled with substance abuse. Was her approach to parenting in some way enabling?

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Treating yourself with compassion during Lent

Giving Up Self-Criticism for Lent

Learning to see yourself through God's eyes–as loving, worthy and deserving of compassion

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