Father

Whether he's Daddy, Dad, Pop, Papa, or simply a father figure, your father is an influential person in your life, the man who helped give you your life and who has the power to set you on your life's path.
An adult daughter embraces her senior mother
Alzheimer's and Dementia

5 Tips for Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer's

Ruth Drew of the Alzheimer’s Association shares advice, including how to build a support network and taking time for yourself.  

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An artist's rendering of an after shave lotion bottle with angel wings.
Angels

A Familiar Scent Was a Heaven-Sent Message

When she suddenly smelled her late father’s aftershave, she knew it was a sign to seek medical help.  

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Actress Yvette Nicole Brown
Aging Parents

Yvette Nicole Brown on Caring for Her Father with Alzheimer's

Even as the actress’s father’s dementia worsened, their relationship deepened

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Illustration of three angels
Angels

The Angels That Helped Her Say Goodbye to Her Dad

Scared and unwilling to let her father go, she found strength through four angelic beings at his bedside.

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1950s teens line up for the polio vaccine
Coping With Illness

His Son's Brave Battle to Recover from Polio Bolstered a Father's Faith

In this story from the October 1954 issue of Guideposts, a father writes a touching letter to his son.

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Cindy Abel
Inspiring Stories

How ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ Shaped One Family’s Future

Cindy Abel shares the impact Dr. Norman Vincent Peale had on her father—and their entire family.

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Maryanne (right) with Gail
Aging Parents

She Found Purpose as a Family Caregiver

After being laid off from her job, she embraced the role of multigenerational caregiver for her parents and her developmentally-disabled sister. 

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Adjusting to life changes
Managing Life Changes

How to Adjust to Big Life Changes

Feeling comfortable in a new reality takes time—give yourself the gift of letting things settle on their own schedule.

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Nationals win the World Series
Positive Living

A World Series Win in a Season of Loss

The Washington Nationals’ historic victory is bittersweet for anyone who is, like me, grieving a fan.

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Proud papa Hal helped straighten Pierce’s pin after she finished her training program.
Family

He Spent Christmas Flying With His Flight Attendant Daughter

His daughter helped him recover from a broken neck, so he took six flights in three days to make sure she spent her holiday with family. 

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