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Ask A Counselor: Are Date Nights Silly?

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on November 14, 2023
by Hannah Fowler, tLMFT

As a marriage and family therapist, I hear couples express their concern about feeling more like roommates than lovers as the demands of life slowly take over. We all have constant demands on our time. However, we ultimately get to choose how we spend our time. And how we choose to spend the time we have communicates what matters most to us. 

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Meet Lindy Hinckley

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on September 1, 2023
by Lindy Hinckley, tLMFT

Meet Lindy Hinckley, tLMFT, a marriage and family therapist serving clients in Chamberlain and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as throughout the state via telehealth. With a passion for fostering community and connection as an antidote to isolation, Lindy brings understanding and experience as a pastor’s wife and parent of a child with special needs.

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Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on August 21, 2023
by Lindy Hinckley, tLMFT

How to rewire your mind towards compassion and love. Looking for love, or “whatever is lovely” in your life and relationships? Read on! The pain-body Like static overpowering a radio signal, negativity can block us from tuning in to the positive healing of love, whether it be with God, in our relationships, or within ourselves. […]

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A Work To Do: Responding To Bad News

Godly Living

Posted on July 24, 2023
by Rev. Jonathan Conner

This post is the second in a two part series: A Way to Think and a Work to Do; Processing and Responding to Bad News. Click here to read part one: A Way to Think; Processing Bad News. Do Promoting and protecting human flourishing Now, what should we do? How should we as a people, […]

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Meet Ruth Barz

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on June 5, 2023
by Ruth Barz, tLMHC

Ruth Barz is a counselor, wife, mom, and one of the newest members of the Lutheran Family Service mental health counseling team. With a deep love of God’s Word and His truth and master’s level training as a mental health counselor, Ruth brings vast experience and insight to her practice. Read on as we discuss navigating life transitions, the power of relationships, different types of trauma, when to seek counseling, and the healing and hope found in Christ alone.

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Too Busy To Read This?

Church Worker Wellness

Posted on May 24, 2023
by Rev. David Gunderson, tLMFT

Find strategies to create more margin in your life. After hearing the words, “Dust you are and dust you shall return” during an Ash Wednesday service, Billy, a four-year-old boy asked his mother “what does that mean?”. His mother explained that God created people from the dust of the earth, but when they die, they […]

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8 Signs Of A Toxic Relationship

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on March 5, 2023
by Susan Shields, LMHC, LIMHP, LPC

A toxic relationship is a relationship characterized by behaviors on the part of the toxic partner that are emotionally and, not infrequently, physically damaging to their partner.

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Social Media And Your Marriage

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on February 9, 2023
by Toni Larson, LISW

Social media in and of itself can be very useful and is not the problem. It is how we use these tools that can be the problem.

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Meet Amy Hull!

Marriage & Relationships

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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The Spouse of an Essential Worker

COVID-19

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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