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.
Lutheran Family Service News
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.
Posted on January 25, 2021
by Rev. Dr. Jim Lamb - Life Advocate
Every human being is God’s handiwork, someone created by God’s hands, someone redeemed by His hands, and someone He either has called or desires to call into an eternal, hand-held relationship. Other things do not matter!
Posted on January 19, 2021
Fellow Servants of Christ, Lutheran Family Service thanks you for your prayers, and we thank God that the Protect Life Amendment (HSB41) passed the Iowa House subcommittee hearing held today! Please continue to keep this in your prayers as it moves to the full committee. We will advise you when this happens. Lutheran Family Service Director […]
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.
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:
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.
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.