Get Ordained Blog - Page #72

The Ethics and Etiquette of Social Media and Funerals

Most everyone has a story or recollection about the misuse of social media in a social situation. Incidents range from embarrassing selfies to inappropriate or even vengeful posts. As with much technology, social media s ...

Category: Funeral

Making Way for Choice in Burials

The casket industry in the United States is said to be a 1.5 billion dollar industry, with a typical price tag for a steel coffin coming in at around $2,500. In past decades and until fairly recently, up to 90% of burial ...

Category: Funeral

Finding the Words for a Funeral of a Suicide Victim

Funeral of a Suicide Victim Funerals may be emotionally difficult events under any circumstances, but a service for a suicide victim may present special challenges for everyone involved, from the mourners to the offic ...

Category: Get Ordained Funeral

Lincoln’s Funeral Ride Home

The U.S. recently marked the 150-year anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. CBS News covered the occasion with an essay focused on Lincoln's funeral train and the account of that long and emotion ...

Category: Funeral

Pets Can Be Experts at Comforting People in Times of Grief

The poet Joseph Duemer writes, "There are some simple truths inside the world's complexity, and the dogs know what they are." Throughout history, people have declared their appreciation for their pets' undying loyalty an ...

Category: Funeral

With This Joint Checking Account I Thee Wed…or Not.

In modern partnerships, money is at least as difficult a subject to talk about as sex, and maybe more difficult. Personal finances can be closely associated with security, identity and trust. The joint checking account u ...

Category: Wedding Planning

Mom at the Bachelorette Party

In recent years, the bachelorette party has received a good amount of attention. The gals-only party is a relative newcomer, however, to the typical American wedding agenda. It is only since the mid-to-late '90s that a n ...

Category: Wedding Planning

What Newlyweds Do With the Cash

Even as the traditional registry continues to thrive, cash and cash cards are increasingly popular options for the modern wedding gift. Couples are less shy about requesting money, and some guests welcome the opportunity ...

Category: Marriage

Wisconsin Moves to Legally Recognize Hmong Weddings

The Hmong population in Wisconsin is over 49,000, and climbing. The community has seen steady growth in the Midwest and elsewhere in the United States. As with many minority cultures, people have often struggled to hold ...

Category: Perform a Wedding

Adventure Weddings May Be the Next Big Thing

For some brides and grooms, a walk down the aisle just isn't enough to commemorate one of the biggest moments in their lives. These are the people who take the adage to heart: the family that plays together, stays togeth ...

Category: Ceremonies