Posted on November 30, 2021
by Toni Larson, LISW
I experienced dark times in my life as a child and at every stage of my growth into and through adulthood. I became a prisoner of my anxiety; especially in my earlier years.
Managing the physical aspects of anxiety along with the cognitive processes that feed anxiety can be extremely helpful to improve daily functioning and quality of life.
Posted on September 27, 2021
by Tiffany Bergman
The wonderful thing about working with an adoption agency like Lutheran Family Service to choose an adoptive family is that we’ve done all the behind-the-scenes work in selecting families to be in our adoption program that can provide a safe and loving home for your baby.
Posted on September 21, 2021
by Kim Laube
The vast majority of women who make an adoption plan for their child will tell you they weren’t sure in the beginning, likely changed their mind throughout the pregnancy, and eventually found peace with their decision at some point along the way.
Posted on September 20, 2021
by Bethany Kuhlmann, DCE
Discussing sexuality and porn with your child can seem like a challenge. However, it’s better to help set a firm foundation in God’s truth for sexuality before they encounter porn than after they’ve been exposed. Use the six tips and resources below as a guide to talking with your child about porn.
Posted on September 2, 2021
by Rev. Andrew Johnson
If you have dealt with cancer, if you’ve walked alongside someone who has had cancer, or if you’re currently in the midst of battling cancer, here are 3 reasons it might be time to receive counseling.
Posted on June 4, 2021
by Toni Larson, LISW
Church workers don’t enter their vocation without bringing along their personal histories. This is the case with many helping professionals; they enter service professions having experienced their own issues. These issues could be personal or family trauma (abuse, substance abuse, loss of a parent or sibling, etc.); they may be genetically or biologically predisposed to depression, anxiety disorders, or addictions; they may develop, due to their circumstances and personality, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, etc.; and they may encounter current stressful life issues with their own spouse or children, congregations, transitions in life such as empty nest and retirement, and community conflict.
Posted on February 16, 2021
by Rev. Max Phillips
10 Ways to Reach Senior Care Community Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic – During this COVID-19 pandemic, it can be a challenge to visit face to face. Please know that the senior care community staff are doing best to protect those elder souls they care for. And, that much of what they do is not optional, but legally mandated.
Posted on January 26, 2021
by Lutheran Family Service
Obria Medical Clinics offers women in Fort Dodge and surrounding communities low-cost pregnancy testing, STD testing and treatment, and ultrasound.