Guideposts' "Making Marriage Work" series has a true story this month about tackling the problems and challenges when a married couple start and run a business together. The feature also brings in accompanying commentary by Guideposts' guest contributor Dr. Neil Clark Warren, psychologist, author, relationship expert, and founder of eHarmony.com. Stories that help round out July Guideposts include: the man who's kept Lady Liberty's torch burning for 30 years, how a young girl's dream of going to Africa brought Africa to her, rescuing a hiker trapped on the dangerous cliffs of the Na Pali coast, how a daughter's innocent faith helped her mother get back on track after a difficult divorce, the founder of Garden of Angels who provides a caring final resting place for deceased abandoned infants, a relief aide worker's determination to help a refugee family in Darfur, how lucky an adopted dog named Lucky proved to be for an Arizona family of three, and much more.
Plus, July features another winning story from this year's annual Young Writers Contest, one of the largest student writing competitions in America. "Light in the Darkness" tells young yeshiva student Zachary Grashin's touching story of heartbreaking loss and divine comfort at the time of his brother Ari's death. The Young Writers Contest has been a part of Guideposts since 1964 and awards over $35,000 in scholarships annually.
"Our stories have impact because they're true. Readers really connect with Guideposts stories because the person the story is about - even well-known personalities, like Jim Cantore - actually write their own story in their own words," says Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief. One of the 10 largest monthly magazines in America, in 2005 Guideposts celebrates 60 years of bringing its popular, engaging, and life-changing true stories of hope and inspiration to millions of readers. Guideposts' July issue is on sale at major retailers, food & drug chains, bookstores, newsstands, and other magazine outlets nationwide at a cover price of $2.49.
Guideposts' stories reflect today's culture, where the desire for a sense of hope and interest in spiritual well being has never been more important. Founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and recognized as "America's Source for Inspiration," Guideposts contains articles, from everyday people and celebrities alike, covering topics such as: relationships, health issues, family, self-help, heroism, survival, and rescue. Regular departments and on-going series focus on subject like: People Helping People, Health Breakthroughs, Caregivers, Communities in Action, Positive People, and Pets & Healing.