What happens when social media replaces time spent in social activities with family and friends?

The average American spends 24% of their day cyberloafing. Many of us spend our time engrossed by what appears on a monitor or phone screen, while life and meaningful connections pass us by.

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’13 Reasons Why’ Adults Need to Pay Attention to Season Two of this Teen Show

13 Reasons Why Adults Need to Pay Attention to Season Two of this Teen Show

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A New Season of Life

As I move toward retirement I am struck with the notion of how important it is for us as individuals and couples to plan for this new season of our lives.

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How to Make the Most of Summer Break

by Cassie Beltz

Summer is fast approaching and that means summer break. This is a great time to take it easy and enjoy your children without the pressures that sometimes accompany the school year. However, summer break can also be a difficult time for some children and families.

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When Change Frightens You

May is also a time that reminds us of transitions; transitions in nature as May flowers spring into bloom and in other areas of life too and that can be stressful.

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Managing Life with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain sufferers are often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. They frequently end up feeling invalidated by medical providers and family/friends because chronic pain is not a single symptom or a straightforward experience like acute pain.

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Are your expectations for your Preschool kids realistic?

It’s hard to be a parent.  Kids don’t come with rule books or training manuals.  With technology and culture advancing quickly, it makes it even harder to not feel as if kids are growing up too fast.  How do we sort through all the unsolicited “support” we get from family, community, and even strangers who […]

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An Interview with Wanda – From 1988 to 2018

by Lutheran Family

Wanda Pritzel, Director of Development, has been an integral part of the Lutheran Family Service (LFS) ministry efforts since 1988. Her expertise, passion, faith, and heart for sharing the love of Jesus with others is evident in every encounter, visit, and conversation. On February 15, 2018, Wanda celebrates 30 years of service with LFS. We are incredibly grateful for her unwavering dedication to serving our Lord.

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I’m a dreamer.

by Rev. Dr. James Lamb

I’m a dreamer. I have a right to be born and pursue my dreams. The unborn are dreamers too.

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Life is Beautiful. Adoption is Beautiful.

Excerpt from Iowans for Life blog post: Modern Day Hero. Both Iowans for Life and Lutheran Family Service are founding members of the Iowa Coalition for Pro-Life Leaders working to protect life at all stages. For me, the highlight of the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday was Ryan Holets. Did you hear what […]

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