Adult Children

Parenting is a lifelong job, even when grown children are living their own lives. Supporting adult children can take many forms, from financial support to childcare help to the emotional safety of a loving family. What do your adult children need from you?

A young mother reading a bedtime story to her daughter.

In Praise of Those Who Mother

Mother's Day isn't exclusively to mothers, but to those who are proactive in the responsibility of "mothering".

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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Carmen Escamilla and her son Cande

First-Generation Mother Takes Pride in Her Educator Son

Carmen Escamilla had long dreamed of her children growing up to be well-educated, prosperous professionals. Her son Cande tried to accomodate her wishes by going to law school—until the day he decided to pursue another path.

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A worried mother hands her grief to God over a daughter's illness and anorexia.

Handing Grief Over to God

As a daughter struggles with a life-threatening illness, a mother hands her battered heart to God.

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Guideposts: Scott Shute went back to his roots to regroup and recharge.

Faith of His Father

His high-tech career at LinkedIn couldn't have been more different from his father's life as a Kansas farmer. But some lessons always apply...

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Lessons From the Land

You would think the basic values of Silicon Valley would be a million miles from a wheat farm in Kansas. You’d be wrong.

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a mother prays for her children

Praying for the Sharks

Michelle Cox says it’s the unexpected details that need special prayer.

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Rick Hamlin's son, far left in green pants, with the LinkedIn team in India

Prayers for a Team Player

Even now with children all grown up, the prayers continue.

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Blogger Rick Hamlin and his two grown-up sons!

Prayers for Grown-Up Kids

They are, after all, in God's hands.

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Karen and Lloyd Leveridge, on the evening of their wedding in 1954

A Mother's Last Gift

Years after his mother's death, one Guideposts staffer discovers a beautiful reminder of her love—and her sense of humor.

Stories of Faith blogger Marci Seither

Trust the Lord to Handle All Anxiety

"The anxiety within me," writes Marci Seither, "dissipated when I saw the love on his face."

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Father-daughter wedding dance

Awesome Father Daughter Dance

This father-daughter duo will steal your hearts with their antics and dance moves.

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A butterfly flutters near Quito, Ecuador.

Learning to Trust an Unseen Guide

Worried that his son lacked direction, an old friend gave him a new way of looking at life.

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Country music legend Loretta Lynn

Guideposts Classics: Loretta Lynn on a Mother's Love

In this story from August 1990, the country music legend muses on faith, family and loss.

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