Loss

Expressing gratitude
Managing Life Changes

Why Be Grateful for Hard Times?

No one wants adversity. But there are plenty of positive insights to be gained from it.

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Loss at Thanksgiving
Life Advice

4 Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotional when you’re grieving. Try these tips for being kind to yourself and finding moments of joy amidst the sorrow.

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Praying for a fresh start
How to Pray

How to Pray for a Fresh Start After a Setback

There is positive energy in prayer that can help us move on to a new and better chapter in our lives.

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Praying for an answer
How to Pray

When God Has a Better Idea

In tough situations, the wisdom of praying that God’s will be done.

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Comforting a friend
Stories of Faith

How a Faith Community Can Support Us Through Grief

A set of beliefs, practices, rituals and traditions can meet us where we are during a time of terrible loss.

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An artist's rendering of an illuminated, colorful version Jackie's mom.
God's Grace

A Final Visit from Mom

She hadn’t seen her mother in 30 years, but a vivid dream about her difficult parent finally brings healing.

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Finding meaning in grief
Coping With Grief

How to Use Personal Hardships to Help Others

When we face adversity, we have a choice. We can give up or turn our situation into something meaningful.

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Crown of thorns on Good Friday
Stories of Hope

Where Is The Goodness of God on Good Friday?

Finding messages of hope and redemption as death on the cross is ultimately defied.

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Guideposts Executive Editor Rick Hamlin
Inspiring Stories

Rick Hamlin: A Promise Kept

Rick Hamlin shares the story of a promise he kept to retired Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief, Van Varner

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Susan Salomone and husband, Steve
Addiction and Recovery

Addiction Claimed Her Son's Life, But Not His Story

Susan Salomone uses what happened to her son to help end the stigma associated with addiction

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