Teenagers

Grandparents hugging their teenage grandchild
Grandchildren

Grandparenting Teens: How to Stay Present and Engaged in Your Grandchild’s Life

A teen behavior expert shares tips for those who are having difficulty maintaining a relationship with their teenage grandchildren. 

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Micah Thompson and her cat, Ron, and mother Stephanie
Cats

How a Cat Became an Answer to a Mother's Prayer

If she didn’t find a way to bond with her teenage daughter soon, she worried she might never be close to her.

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Emilia Jones and Troy Kotsur in CODA (Apple+ 2021)
Movies and TV

The New Film 'CODA' Shines a Spotlight on the Deaf World

This heartwarming family drama about a child of deaf adults, starring Emilia Jones and Marlee Matlin, breaks new ground. 

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Illustration by Dawn Cooper
God's Grace

A Mysterious Note of Encouragement from a Child Gave Her Hope

Her son was struggling with alcohol addiction; the message reminded her that he was in God’s hands.

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A young boy and a Jills House volunteer
Family Caregiving

How This Christian Nonprofit Is Helping Families and Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Jill’s House provides overnight round-the-clock care and individually-tailored activities.

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Guardian angels for college
Angels

Praying for Angels to Guide College-Bound Kids

A mom sends off her daughters with spiritual escorts.

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Country music legend Eddy Arnold
Motivational Stories

Guideposts Classics: Eddy Arnold on the Value of Aiming High

In this story from September 1972, the country music legend shares a lesson from his father about recognizing the good in peopleand in himself.

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High school senior
Seasonal Prayers

Special Prayers for—and by—2020 High School Graduates

With commencements cancelled or postponed, these students' words offer optimism for the future.

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Child's clothes on hangers
People Helping People

13-Year-Old Creates School Pantry for Students in Need

Chase Neyland-Square created and works the pantry several hours a week, summer break included.

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A classroom of students with a close up of an empty desk and chair.
Addiction and Recovery

How This Teacher Helped Her Student Through Alcohol Addiction

She prayed that God would give her a student that needed what she had to give...but now she worried she was in over her head.

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