Funeral Preplanning - What You Should Know

Tips For Handling The Cremation Service Of A Stepparent

The death of a stepparent can be as challenging as facing the death of a biological parent, especially if they had a strong part of raising you. Wondering what you should contribute after a death can add even more stress to this difficult time. Here are some tips for how to handle the cremation service […]

What Should You Know Before Selecting Cremation In Your Pre-Planning?

Pre-planning funeral arrangements is a smart move that can save family and friends from having to tackle this difficult task while struggling with grief. If you are planning for a memorial service instead of a funeral because you want to be cremated, there are several things to consider beforehand.  Should You Opt for Cremation? Cremation […]

Tips for Preplanning Your Funeral

Regardless of your age, it isn’t too soon to start planning for the future. In some ways, this includes choosing your own funeral arrangements. While this seems morbid to some, consider how much stress it could take off your loved ones, who will be having a hard enough time dealing with your passing. Here are […]

Use These Methods Of Providing Comfort To Someone Who Is In Grief

While many people remain stoic while attending a funeral, others will display varying degrees of grief. Although you have no obligation to do so, it’s a nice gesture to try to comfort visitors to the funeral home who are struggling with their grief. It’s important to display some tact in doing so — telling the […]

How To Handle The Funeral Of An Estranged Loved One

Sometimes it’s essential to set boundaries and kick some people out of your life. It’s actually a very healthy thing to do in some extreme situations. Moving on from people who mistreat you may be the best thing for your mental health. Unfortunately, the unexpected often happens at the most inopportune moments. If a loved […]

3 Things You Can Do To Make The Funeral A Healing Process

Experiencing the death of a loved one can be very tragic. Many people find themselves dealing with inexplicable grief. For many, the funeral can be a healing process and they say goodbye to their loved one through a ceremony. Here are some things that you can do to ensure that the funeral is a therapeutic […]

What Should I Do With My Loved One’s Cremated Ashes?

If you have opted for cremation of a loved one’s remains, you’ll also need to decide what to do with the remains once you receive them from the cremation facility. Here are four wonderful ideas for giving your loved one a final resting place.  Try an Urn Urns are a more traditional use for cremated […]

What To Do When You Notice A Misbehaving Child At A Funeral

Nearly everyone has noticed a badly behaved child when out in public. It’s usually easy to grin and bear it. Simply looking the other way is usually the best option since you may not know the complexities behind a child’s behavior. However, if you notice that a misbehaving child is causing chaos at a funeral, […]

Tips On Staying Cool At Outdoor Funerals This Summer

When a loved one passes away during the summer months, many surviving families will choose to hold funeral services outdoors. If you find yourself planning to attend such a service — or the service is indoors but you’ll be graveside for the burial and the temperature is extremely hot — it’s important that you take […]

4 Simple Ways To Inject Spirituality Into Your Funeral Service Plans

Living a life in which you are passionate about your own personal spiritual outlook will often mean that when you pass away, you want your funeral to be reflective of the same ideals. Unless otherwise directed by your own personal funeral pre-arrangements or instructions of a close family member, a traditional funeral is not always […]