Focus on the Family

Edie Melson

Edie Melson—author, blogger, and speaker—is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through her camera lens. She knows the necessity of Soul Care and leads retreats, conferences & workshops around the world on staying connected to God. Her numerous books, including the award-winning Soul Care series reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts. Learn more at

helping an adult child cope with grief

How to Help Your Adult Child Cope with Grief

I’ve found that ultimately, even when my children want to be respected as an adult, they also crave the comfort of a parent.

Helping Someone Deal with Grief

The weight of sorrow can feel unbearable, but with compassion, understanding, and the love of God, it is possible to help someone who is grieving.

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Parenting Adult Children Through Prayer

Spending time in intimate conversation with our Heavenly Father on behalf of our kids can take away the feeling of powerlessness that we sometimes battle. These times spent with God can renew our sense of hope, open our eyes to what God is doing now in our kids’ lives, and impact our interactions with our children.

tips for new grandparents

Creative Ideas and Tips for New Grandparents

Creative ideas tips for purposeful grand parenting. Here’s how you can find your place in your grandchildren’s lives and hearts, near and far.

Help Your Kids Develop the Habit of Time with God

The most valuable life skill we can give our children is the habit of spending time with God. Here are practical tips for all ages.