Empty Nest

Prayers for a child leaving home
Prayers for Loved Ones

5 Prayers for a Child Leaving Home

Whether it’s off to college, a new job or home, these words will bring comfort and strength to the whole family.

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Stories of Hope for Caregivers

She Discovered Her Calling for Caregiving in a Dream

This empty nester realized that caring for others was exactly what God had planned for her.

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Prayers for Loved Ones

A Prayer for the High School Graduate

Ask God for guidance during this major life transition.

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The Pimento eggs in a nest.

What This Empty Nester Learned from a Family of Birds

She was having a hard time letting go of her kids, until this cardinal couple showed her the way

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Living Longer, Living Better

4 Ways to Make Food More Fun

Whether it's adapting the portion size or freezing extra servings, here are a few tips to make your food last longer.

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Living Longer, Living Better

How to Embrace the Empty Nest

A mom offers 6 tips on how to enjoy the time with her spouse when the kids leave the nest.

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A older couple packs their belongings in moving boxes.
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Tips for Downsizing and Moving

Moving? These handy tips will shed some light on how to save on future costs.

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Managing Life Changes

Field Notes on an Empty Nest

A mother reflects on the moment her son spread his wings and went off to college.

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Coping With Grief

Tiny Blessings with Shimmering Wings

A mother, dearly missing her departed daughter, is comforted by a host of insects.

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Adult Children

Letter to My Son

The Guideposts executive editor reminisces on his son's childhood years.

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