Friends and Family

Anna with Bear

One Couple's Puppy Rescue Mission

She wanted to rescue the dog that had comforted her husband while he served in Afghanistan, but how could a college student possibly raise the necessary money?

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Friends of all ages

Why It's Healthy to Have Friends of All Ages

Having friends in different stages of life broadens our view of others—and ourselves.

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Tonya May Avent

She Learned to Focus on Her Daughter, Not Sports

Her daughter, Kennedi, is a talented track athlete, but Tonya May Avent came to realize her focus on Kennedi's athletic success was misplaced.

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A butterfly hovering over a girl's shoulder.

Do Deceased Loved Ones Watch Over Us?

A biblical scholar separates fact from fiction regarding God's heavenly hosts.

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If you are struggling in your marriage, ask God for help,

5 Prayers to Improve Your Marriage

When your relationship hits a road bump, rely on God to fill you with His never-ending supply of love.

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Joanna with one of her camel companions

Her Camel Companions

Joanna McMurry was caught off-guard when her husband surprised her with a pair of camels to add to their farm. What would they do with them?

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Prayers for a marriage

How to Pray for Perspective in a Marriage

When feeling angry at your spouse, ask God to remind you of the bigger picture. 

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A green parakeet relaxing by indoor plants.

A Parakeet Finds Love in an Unexpected Place

The tropical bird found love in the middle of Minnesota.

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Carol and Lynn take a walk with Zeke

3 Dog Training Tips That Work for Couples, Too

Carol Kuykendall and her husband, Lynn, share the tips that not only helped them train their puppy, but also revived their marriage of 52 years.

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Hamsters in a cage gathered around a plate of carrots

This Indiana Couple Rescues Small Rodents in Need of Care

The animal-loving couple share their home with 92 hamsters, 13 chinchillas, nine mice, four rats and a guinea pig.

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Allison snuggles three of her foster puppies.

A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Pet Foster Parent

She cares for multiple dogs and cats while getting them ready to find their forever families.

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A small, green parakeet in a bird cage.

Is a Small "Pocket" Pet Right for You?

These tips for taking care of rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and other animals can help you make an informed decision.  

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