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Healing from trauma can take ‘years of showing up’

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – About five years ago, Lynnette Ezell and a friend walked into a north Georgia Department of Family Services office bearing diapers.

FIRST-PERSON: How parents can talk with their teenagers about anxiety

BALTIMORE, Md. (BP) – Anxiety is widespread among teenagers. If you lined up 100 teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18, you could expect approximately every third teenager (31 percent) to experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their teen years.

Churches vital in helping vulnerable children, Send Relief advocate says

NASHVILLE (BP) – The task can seem daunting. Most estimates put the number of children and teens in foster care at 400,000 at any given time.

Los bautistas del sur muestran el valor de cuidar a las viudas

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Con el próximo domingo (13 de noviembre) marcando el Domingo de Huérfanos y Viudas en el calendario de la SBC, los bautistas del sur están reflexionando sobre el importante ministerio de cuidar a las viudas.

Adoption leads families through process of brokenness to healing

NASHVILLE (BP) – Loving others is often a way to learn about God’s love for us. God has used adoption in the lives of two influential families in the SBC to teach about His love for them and how to love others. The parents of both families shared parts of their stories in an email interview with Baptist Press.

Ice cream dreams become ministry for families of children with Down syndrome

RAINESVILLE, Ala. (BP) – Michelle Norwood says on a much smaller scale, she might know a little bit of what Noah felt like.

Pruitt sees an opportunity to reach Gen Z

NASHVILLE (BP) – Shane Pruitt, national Next Gen director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB), says churches now more than ever have the opportunity to step into the brokenness of Generation Z with the hope of the Gospel. 

Church’s foster care ministry focused on school-age children

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas (BP) – The new school year can be especially tumultuous for children in foster care, Union Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jacob Smith learned as the church prayed about the viability of a foster care ministry.

Gateway prof offers loving home, discipleship as single foster mom

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Single foster mom Alicia Wong developed a heart for adoption after learning of China’s one-child policy. Had her parents not moved to the U.S. after the birth of her older brother, Wong’s birth would have been deemed criminal.

FIRST-PERSON: 3 ways earthly fathers should imitate our Heavenly Father

Parenting advice is not hard to come by these days. Advice from grandparents and friends, articles, vlogs, and books detailing parenting strategies and philosophies all vie for our attention. When I became a new dad, it was the first time I ever crossed into the noble task of diaper changing. Thankfully my mother-in-law gifted me […]