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Meet Amy Hull!

Mental Health

Posted on October 29, 2020

Amy brings over 19 years of counseling experience to the team providing individual, couple, and family therapy. She specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief, relationship issues, bipolar and mood disorders, life transitions, and couples experiencing marital issues.

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Eight Ways to keep Connected with a Loved One in a Senior Care Community

Eldercare

Posted on August 27, 2020
by Mollie Clark - Director of Marketing

With visitor restrictions in place at most senior care communities, families have to get creative to find new ways to keep connected with loved ones in meaningful ways. Read for eight ways to help you connect with your loved one living in a care community:

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Meet Amber Dopler!

Mental Health

Posted on August 21, 2020

Amber Dopler, LISW, has joined the Lutheran Family Service Christian counseling team as a master’s-level prepared and experienced mental health and marriage counselor. Her office is located in Bettendorf, Iowa and can serve clients in-person throughout the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities area. Amber can also serve clients located anywhere in the state of Iowa through telehealth/distance counseling via smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Under Cover of COVID – TelAbortion

Posted on July 30, 2020

TelAbortion was recently unleashed in Iowa. It allows young women to kill their unborn child by obtaining the drug RU-486 through the mail.

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2020 Iowa Legislative Recap

Posted on June 16, 2020

The 2020 Iowa legislative session was quite different given its interruption and significant focus on COVID-19 issues and impacts. Lutheran Family Service began the year preparing to build support toward passage of the Protect Life Constitutional Amendment.

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URGENT!! The Protect Life Amendment needs your action NOW!!

Posted on June 12, 2020

The Protect Life Amendment, drafted, polled, and expertly scrutinized following a rouge Iowa judge’s decision to declare a right to abortion was “found” within our Iowa Constitution, is in eminent danger of dying in the Iowa House of Representatives. Your actions now will make the difference.

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Caregiver Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eldercare

Posted on May 19, 2020

“There’s the anxiety of caregiving for their loved one. But there’s also their own anxiety around falling into the high-risk category for catching COVID-19 themselves.”

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Helping High School Students Cope With Loss

Mental Health

Posted on May 7, 2020
by Toni Larson, LISW

High school students, especially seniors, are likely going to experience feelings of loss as they miss out on having a “normal” senior year. Things like homecoming, prom, graduation, year-end parties, award ceremonies, senior plays, sports competitions, state meets and even classes will all be different than what they had envisioned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The One Essential Thing

Life Advocacy

Posted on April 23, 2020

One thing is needful. One thing is essential. Listening to the words of Jesus. Lutheran Family Service offers His words in the words we share, words of a living Savior, words of His peace and His presences and His promises. No matter what the circumstances, Jesus gives the essential message, the “good portion, which will not be taken away from [us].”

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The Spouse of an Essential Worker

Marriage

Posted on April 23, 2020

As spouses of an essential worker, we may still worry, and that is okay. Keep praying. Keep helping. Keep reading your Bibles. This is just a point in time, and it will pass.

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