Two Generations, One Village

After only a few months working for The Village Family Service Center as a pregnancy and adoption social worker, Sarah Flesberg feels at home. “It’s like a big family,” Sarah says. “The staff are all supportive of each other.” Sarah’s familial roots with The Village go deeper than her new, caring coworkers. Her grandmother, Evelyn…
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What Parents Need To Know About Teens And Dating

By Kelly Olson The Village Family Service Center It seems like yesterday they were holding your hand across the street. Now your son or daughter is a teenager. They’re interested in dating, which you know can mean more than just holding someone else’s hand … It’s difficult to establish a “right” age for dating, as…
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A Love Story For Valentine’s Day

At The Village, we help families. Sometimes, we help create families through adoption. Each adoption is truly a love story: The love the birth mother shows to her child by creating a plan, the love the adoptive family has in welcoming their new child. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a recent success…
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Unsatisfied In Your Marriage? These 14 Tips Could Help

Couples today may experience less satisfaction in their marriage as compared to their parents, research shows. One report indicated a 42 percent dip in satisfaction! One factor may be related to having kids later in life, and feeling more social pressure to provide the best of everything. However, some research shows that marital satisfaction declines for…
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Volunteer Mentor Sees Difference A Perfect Match Can Make

Framed photos decorate Char Laney’s tidy desk at JDP Electric, Inc., in Fargo. Among pictures of family members and pets is a small silver frame. It shows Char with her “youngest friend,” on their first outing to West Acres mall. For over three years, Char has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village.…
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