Real Life Issues

Parenting | Nov. 17 2016

5 adoption myths debunked

According to the 2013 Adoption Attitudes Survey funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 24 percent of American adults have considered... [READ MORE]

Parenting | Nov. 17 2016

Blessings of adoption, foster care far outweigh challenges, Alabama mother says

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY — NOV. 19 National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children... [READ MORE]

College and Career | Oct. 27 2016

Co-author Powell shares 6 ways to reach young people

There’s no way around it: The Church is shrinking, and it’s aging. And with the growing number of unchurched young people, churches may be... [READ MORE]

Conferences | Oct. 13 2016

Shame isolates, destroys community, psychiatrist says

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Nobody needs a psychiatrist to explain what shame feels like — we all know, said Curt... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Oct. 7 2016

‘Backbone’ of the church: Senior adults valuable segment of church population

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist There may be more millennials than Baby Boomers alive today, but Americans 65 and... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 6 2016

‘Tithing Challenge’ could be way to encourage cheerful, generous giving

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Hesitant givers might find comfort in knowing they could ask for a refund of their... [READ MORE]

Financial | Oct. 6 2016

Trust, prayer, planning can help with financial stress

By Howard Dayton Co-founder, Crown Financial Ministries Remember, God assures us He will always supply our needs, but He has not promised to... [READ MORE]

Financial | Oct. 6 2016

Economy, stewardship, attendance trends all impact church finances

By Neisha Roberts The Alabama Baptist If the statistic that 1 in 5 churches saw their finances decline in 2015 is accurate, there must be a reason... [READ MORE]

Ministries | Sep. 15 2016

‘Come see’ opportunities available in prison ministry volunteer roles

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist When James Smoker met Bruce, Bruce was serving out the last part of a 25-year sentence in... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Sep. 15 2016

Students read Scripture less during busy seasons; parents’ example can help

A recent study suggests that teens read the Bible less when they are busy with school and activities, but student leaders say parental example... [READ MORE]