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.

Kyle on his graduation night with Grandma Honeybunch; photo courtesy Brenda Brown

His Grandmother Trained Him To Be a Gentleman

When he became interested in girls, he knew just where to turn for guidance: a grandmother named Honeybunch.

Sam Sifton cooking in his home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo by Stephen Speranza

Sharing Food and Faith During This Difficult Holiday Season

The acclaimed New York Times food editor offers five ways to celebrate the joy of Christmas—even from afar.  

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A Southern Casserole at a New York Thanksgiving

A Southern Casserole at a New York Thanksgiving

The coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to spend the holiday with her family down South. So, she decided to bring a little Southern comfort to her northern celebration.

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A Christmas wreath surrounded by two angels. Illustration by Hennie Haworth

This Christmas Wreath Became a Source of Divine Comfort and Love

The festive decoration was just what they needed for their first Christmas as a blended family.

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Actress Lacey Chabert; photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Lacey Chabert: Christmas Is Close to My Heart

The star of multiple Hallmark holiday movies wants to help you find the spirit of the season.

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Grandma Mimi and her daughter/granddaughter. Photo credit: Natalia Weedy

This Grandmother Made the Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ever

Her granddaughter’s dairy allergy seemed daunting. But with a new attitude, and a little creativity, she made a memorable meal.

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Keeping the family peace

How to Avoid Family Meltdowns During the Pandemic

Relationships will be tested as long as COVID-19 is part of our national vocabulary. Give yourself space to stay true to what’s most important.

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Tonya May Avent. Photo credit: Jim Graham

Why Sweet Tea for Christmas?

Over the years, this delicious beverage became the cornerstone of her family’s holiday celebration.

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Melvyn Douglas and Irene Dunne in a scene from Thedora Goes Wild

15 Classic Movies to Watch in October on TCM

October's chilly evenings are the ideal time to watch a classic film with the family. Here are 15 movies airing in October that we think you'll enjoy.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Kennies Earl

Keep the Faith: The Joy of Giving at Christmas

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares a treasured family memory of an early experience with Christmas giving.

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.

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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.

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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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