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Books

5 Guideposts Books Centered Around Strong Women Characters

Celebrate Women’s History Month with these books featuring women who inspire us with their strength, intelligence, kindness, and faith. 

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Tonya Avent (left) with her friend, Ma’isha; photo by Jim Graham
Friends

These Faith-Filled Sorority Sisters Found Common Ground

They had opposite personalities and were of different religions. Could they find a way to work together?

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Neighbors Stephen Wilder and Nicole Figaro; photo by Kerry Ryan
Friends

Best Friends: The Deep Bond Between Next-Door Neighbors

A New Yorker shares how he and the woman in the next apartment learned to lean on each other.

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People Helping People

Someone Cares: Chemo Countdown

A thoughtful gift from a friend brought her comfort and joy during her challenging chemotherapy.

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Stephen Wilder and Nicole Figaro`
Friends

How Two Neighbors Grew Even Closer During the Pandemic

New Yorkers Stephen Wilder and Nicole Figaro, who have been friendly neighbors for 30 years, explain how the Covid-19 crisis has brought them even closer.

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Living with depression
Living Longer, Living Better

How to Help a Friend Living with Depression

The simple but powerful ways to walk with someone through their misery and mystery.

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Validating feelings
Positive Living

Why It's Important to Validate Someone's Feelings

Being seen in a moment of pain helps us to heal and return to a place of peace and calm.

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Jason Segel as Dane, Dakota Johnson as Nicole in Our Friend (Photo Credit Claire Folger)
Movies and TV

How Faith and His Best Friend Helped This Husband in His Caregiving Journey

His wife had terminal cancer. His friend moved in to help. The true story behind the film Our Friend.

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Emotional warmth in winter
Positive Living

The Importance of Warmth—And Staying Connected

Research shows a link between feelings of loneliness and physical cold. Here’s why, as well as four ways to bring more warmth—physically and emotionally—into your life.

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How to Pray

In the New Year, Pray Through Those Christmas Cards

All year long, each one can serve as a prayer trigger for that family or friend.

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