Family

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Blended families bring both richness and complexity to both the large and very small aspects of family life. But even if family problems weigh heavily on your heart, rest assured that you can find a way to improve the love and connection within your family.

Autumn forest

A Love-Filled Moment at the Anniversary of a Death

A year after my father died, I feel myself shifting into a new relationship with grief.

Prayers for aging parents

How to Pray for Your Aging Parents

After a lifetime of receiving prayers, one son is committed to offering them daily for his elderly mom and dad.

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Nicki Cooper and her two sons, Brennan (right) and Breckan; photo courtesy Kamryn Brownlee

How She Prayed for Her Sons to Get Along

She asked God to bring her twin sons together and then the pandemic happened. 

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Nicki Cooper

How Her Family Has Grown Closer During the Quarantine

Nicki Cooper dearly loved her sons but was concerned that theirs was such a contentious relationship. She prayed that they would learn to get along, and finally, during the quarantine, her prayers were answered.

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Rick Hamlin with his mom and siblings

3 Signs of Comfort in the Midst of Grief

A reminder that not everything is chaos these days. Hope and God’s love still present themselves.

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A grandmother receives a kiss from her granddaughter.

5 Positive Character Traits To Instill in Your Grandchildren

Making biscuits with her three-year-old granddaughter helped her to teach patience, perseverance, perspective and more.

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James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy

20 Classic Movies to Watch in July on TCM

In the summer, it's fun to curl up on the couch with the kids to watch a classic film. Here are some favorites airing on Turner Classic Movies in July.

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Home-Grown Roma Tomatoes Inspired a Return to Her Culinary Roots

A new mother of three, she had little time for kitchen creativity, but tackling her mother's (and grandmother's) pasta sauce brought rich rewards.

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The lifesaving photo of Doug climbing a muscadine vine as Buddy Earl looks on

God Sent a Boy's Big Sister to the Rescue

He was 10 years old and in way over his head...

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Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in a scene from Mrs. Miniver

18 Classic Movies to Watch in September on TCM

With autumn just around the corner, curling up on the couch to watch a classic film is all the more appealing. Here are 18 movies airing on Turner Classic Movies in throughout September we think you'll enjoy.

Lou Dean and her mother.

Unexpected Blessings: Reconnecting with Family

For these Guideposts contributors, Covid-19 has brought their families closer together in miraculous ways.

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Ben and Erin Napier

Erin and Ben Napier Are 'Home Town' Strong

There are big things coming up for the HGTV hosts, including a spin-off of their popular TV show, but for now, they are isolating at home with their daughter.

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5 Simple Tips for Celebrating Easter at Home

Churches may be temporarily shuttered, but there are still plenty of ways to honor the Resurrection.

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How to Stay Connected with Your Grandchild While Social Distancing

How one grandmother is keeping the family close even when she can’t see them.

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