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.
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Positive Living

How I Found Healing by Returning to a Hard Place

A grieving process takes an authentically positive turn by retracing some steps where it all began.

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John Haney's dog, Pistol; photo courtesy John Haney
Dogs

His Golden Retriever Prepared Him For Parenthood

This Air Force veteran had long prayed to be a good father; his dog helped him achieve this goal.

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Journey's Jonathan Cain
Stories of Hope

Don’t Stop Believin’

A rock song that has inspired millions for decades sprang from a bit of fatherly advice.

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An illustration of a father climbing a ladder; Illustration by Alex Green
God's Grace

How Her Father’s Hammer Became a Spiritual Symbol

A heaven-sent sign of encouragement and love from their father.

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How to Pray

How Saying Grace at Dinner Is a Time to Talk to God

The deeper stuff of the day can come out as a family gathers around the table.

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Grieving
Emotional and Mental Health

Honoring the Process of Grief and Loss

Notes on Grief—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s slim, profound book—paints a vivid picture of losing a beloved family member.

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An illustration of a sailboat on the wter as the sun sets; Illustration by Gina Triplett
Angels

His Father Taught Him How to Sail

His dad’s deep faith and adventures on the water taught him how to navigate life smoothly. 

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Aging Parents

5 Ways to Give Back on Father’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating the day as your dad’s caregiver, or honoring his memory, consider these special ways to return and share his love.

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Father and son
How to Pray

What My Dad Taught Me About Prayer

Watching his two sons prepare for fatherhood, this dad reflects on some prayer traditions he learned as a boy.

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Capt. Wendy Lawrence and father Vice Admiral William Lawrence; photo courtesy Wendy Lawrence
Military Families

This Pioneering Astronaut Looked Up to Her War-Hero Dad

Growing up she barely knew her father. But his unshakeable faith through unspeakably tough times inspired her to reach for the stars.

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