Friends and Family

Rachel, Wesley and Josie

Could a Dog Help Her Son With Autism?

She feared she was not up to raising a special-needs child, but a heaven-sent Aussiedoodle puppy stepped up to lend a hand.

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Todd and Karla meet life’s challenges with prayer and a smile; photograph by Scott Goldsmith

A Health Crisis Bolstered Her Faith and Their Marriage

Her husband was paralyzed following a cerebellum hemorrhage. Would he walk or talk again, much less compete in his beloved marathons?

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Linda and Mick at their renewal ceremony.

Their Love Defies Age and Illness

Her husband suffered from Alzheimer's, but that did not stop him from remembering to propose again as they renewed their vows.

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Left to right, Jorge Jarrin, Rick Hamlin, Jaime Jarrin

An Unlikely Gift from Dodger Broadcaster Jorge Jarrin

How he paved the way to self-discovery for a childhood buddy.

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Andy, Rachel, Wesley and Josie (from right to left)

How a Dog Helped Her Son with Autism

Rachel Webb Turner shares how bringing a dog into her home enabled her son Wesley, who has autism, to connect with the world around him.

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Karla McIntyre, her husband Todd and Todd's mobility service dog, Groot

Following His Health Crisis, Their Marriage Is Stronger Than Ever

Karla and Todd McIntyre share lessons they learned during his long, difficult recovery from a cerebellum hemorrhage and paralysis.

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Making new friends

Why You Should Make New Friends as an Adult

Relationships only become more important as we age. 

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Linda and Mick renewing their wedding vows.

The Miraculous Vow Renewal Ceremony

Dementia had stolen Mick's memories and much of his regular life—but it was no match for his and Linda's love. See how the couple renewed their vows, a day Linda says Mick still remembers.

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Is faith about having God do stuff for us?

Is the Point of Faith Getting God to Do Stuff For Us?

Yes, faith can move mountains, but often God hands you a shovel first.

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Going away to college

How to Pray for Kids Going to College

When a teen leaves for a first year in college, prayer finds a new focus.

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A golden retriever taking taking in the fresh air out of a car window.

10 Sentimental Quotes for Every Dog Lover

Whether it's greeting you at the door or being there for you when you're down, the special pups in our lives have a great impact on our lives. Here are 10 of our favorite quotes from famous authors that sum up exactly how we feel about our canine pals. 

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Faith, family and friends

3 Values That Are Keys to Success in Life

A simple sign can be a strong reminder of what's really important. 

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