Funeral Articles

Many cultures from all over the world believe in an afterlife where the dead can go to rest. Some ancient Norse people hoped to find themselves in Valhalla, a realm where those deemed worthy resided with the all-father d ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

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Every single major religion throughout history has placed huge significance on dying and what comes after death. Whether a religion believes in an afterlife or reincarnation, each religion has guidelines for how to condu ...

Category: Get Ordained, Funeral, Ceremonies

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Whether we’re facing the ends of our lives or we’re pondering our own mortality, it’s easy to feel vulnerable, uncertain, lost, or even afraid. Many people find that death isn’t an easy subject to ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

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Planning a funeral is not a fun task for anyone. Sorting through the emotions involved in losing a loved one can be difficult enough, and needing to plan a funeral on top of that can really complicate things. Still, it ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

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Grieving the loss of a loved one is not an easy process. Losing someone close to you may be one of the hardest things you go through. The first few days are likely to be the hardest, as you go through the many emotions ...

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The commonly repeated axiom that funerals benefit the living more than the dead may have some truth to it, especially if you consider loved ones’ need for closure. Yet what if you hold a funeral for someone while h ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

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Death is often regarded with equal parts curiosity, awe, and fear, so it’s not surprising that humans have developed complex belief systems and rituals to deal with it. Since it’s sometimes hard to tell wheth ...

Category: Funeral, Loss

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A funeral service addresses what may be a universal need to say goodbye through ceremony. Most religions follow their own practices regarding services, but ceremonial differences may have as much to do with cultural ...

Category: Funeral, Ceremonies, Loss

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Baby Boomers have led the way for countless emerging trends in many aspects of life for decades. It turns out, end-of-life issues pose no exception. Funerals and memorial services are being made more distinctive and indi ...

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In the West, a funeral is usually where you’d pay your last respects to a deceased person. Yet both older and newer alternative traditions exist that still let family give an honorable, memorable goodbye to a loved ...

Category: Funeral, Society, Loss

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