STEP TWO When Someone You Love Dies
• Funeral Etiquette

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Most of us are uncomfortable around death and dying. We're not sure of what to do or say or how to help. Clergy, funeral directors, and families tell their stories and offer their advice of how to comfort those who have lost loved ones.

funeral-etiquitte-thumb Many of us feel uncomfortable about attending visitations and funeral services because we just don’t know what to say to the bereaved. We want to comfort the family, to offer our help, to show our support, but we are afraid of saying the wrong thing, and afraid of saying nothing at all.


helping-children-cope-thumb For a child, experiencing a death can be even more devastating than for an adult. Therefore, it is essential that children be guided carefully and thoughtfully through their experiences with death and funerals.


I'll Remember You

Why do people carve their initials in trees? Or place their hands in cement? They want to leave their mark, and to be remembered. But the real marks they leave are the ones they've made on us. A hug. A smile. A kind word. We want to remember them. This touching video helps families see how remembering can help them deal with loss.


Inspirational Quotations

“A smile of encouragement at the right moment may act like sunlight on a closed-up flower; it may be the turning point for a struggling life.”  -Unknown

“Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure.”  -Proverbs 2:3-4

What To Do When Someone Dies Suddenly

Sometimes death comes without warning. Here is a step by step guide to follow during those first difficult hours.
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