Guideposts is a motivational handbook to living a happy and successful life by honoring religious faith. Each monthly issue contains a number of articles and first-person stories written by people from all walks of life, meant to inspire and nurture the personal growth and struggles of the magazine's dedicated readers. In Guideposts, Americans of all ages, race, and backgrounds express their devotion to prayer and commitment to God, and convey how these followings have helped to find peace of mind and soul. Topics that are regularly confronted in this magazine are how to satisfy personal and familial relationships, build a strong career, and come to terms with the loss of loved ones. The monthly cover stories of each issue feature a notable public individual. Guideposts magazine has been a source of comfort and wisdom to millions of Americans for over fifty years.