Parenting

Good parenting means different things in different families, with every mom and dad setting their own intention for the parenting life they want. No matter how many parenting articles you read or parenting tips you receive, remember that you are the ultimate guide and inspiration to your children.


Lucas and Lisa Wasinger pose with their Minecraft quilt

The Minecraft Quilt that Brought a Mother and Son Closer

To strengthen her bond with her son, Lisa Wasinger created a Minecraft quilt that combined her love of quilting and his enthusiasm for online gaming.


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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Putting a lid on fear and anger

Putting a Lid on Fear and Anger

A pause and a prayer help a mom deal with a tense situation.

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Valerie Herskowitz behind the counter at the Chocolate Spectrum

She Created Jobs for Her Son and Other Autistic Adults

A mother finds a path to give her autistic son a purpose in his adult life.

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Laura Boggs and her daughter Maggie

Snark No More: She Gave Up Sarcasm for Lent

A woman who too often turned to sarcastic judgement of other people shares how her daughter convinced her to give up "snark" for Lent. Look for Laura's story in the March 2017 edition of Guideposts.

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Teenage boy enjoying the weather outdoors

Top Summer Jobs for Teens

These helpful tips catered to your teen will land them the perfect summer job.

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Pray for the one who angers you.

Pray for the One Who Angers You

A mother's Monday morning response to a moody teen

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A mother grieves over a daughter's anorexia

Grief for a Daughter in Crisis

A mother’s heartbreak echoes a situation that God knows intimately.

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How chocolate can stop an argument.

The Chocolate Solution to Arguments

A mom comes up with something far sweeter than retorts when her kids bicker.

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father playing with son at home on spring break

5 Cheap Ways to Entertain Your Kids on Spring Break

Make a week out of school more than just watching TV with these fun ideas for bonding with your kids.


What to say to an angry teenager.

Dealing with a Teenage Meltdown

A mom's wise counsel for a son who lashes out in anger

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How to teach our kids to cope and rebound from disappointment.

Teaching Our Kids to Cope

When it comes to disappointment, how teenagers can learn to pivot and rebound through faith.

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What does it really mean to "let go and let God?"

What Does 'Let Go and Let God' Really Mean?

God's will may test us in ways that are difficult to contemplate.

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Ezra, Naomi and Eli bring their parents three times the joy.

The Joys of Adoption: A Trio of Treasured Toddlers

Despite the challenges presented by her adopted children's special needs, this young mother is harried but happy.

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