Combining religions in funerals

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Combining religions in funerals

My mother converted to Judaism when she married her second husband. When she died it was a little confusing to work out what kind of ceremony to have for her funeral as she was brought up a Catholic and brought up the children from her first marriage (including me) as Catholic. The funeral home was a great help in this tricky time as they worked with the rabbi to work in some of the aspects of both religions and we ended up with a really beautiful service that everyone enjoyed. This blog has ideas on how to incorporate multiple religions into one funeral service.

Debunking Myths Associated with Pre-Planning Funeral Services

There is a growing population of elderly adults who see advanced funeral planning as a continuation of the will preparation. For this reason, what was considered taboo by many in the past is increasingly becoming the norm today. However, this is not to say that the practice of pre-planning funeral arrangements is not without certain misconceptions. Despite the emotional and financial security that funeral arrangement pre-planning provides, such myths and misconceptions make people shy away from the practice. This article highlights and goes ahead to debunk some of these misunderstandings.

No Need to Pre-plan if you are Financially Stable -- Most people believe that they should only pre-plan for funeral arrangements when they are not financially secure. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Regardless of your, or your loved one's, financial position, planning the funeral well in advance is good for everybody. For instance, even if the family is financially secure not pre-planning may result in the funeral service not being conducted according to the deceased wishes. Whether you are financially stable or not, pre-planning lifts the financial burden of funeral arrangements and lets you focus on the most important things such as picking the right flowers or epitaph.

Cremation Does Not Need Pre-planning for Funeral Services -- One thing you must realise is that the deceased choice to be cremated is just one part of the funeral arrangement. The fact that there is no casket does not mean that they do not require a funeral service. Even loved ones that prefer cremation to burials would not want their final wishes disregarded. Most importantly, it does not matter if they desire to be buried in a casket or cremated, whichever they choose, pre-planning for the funeral service remains essential.

It is Hard Talking about Funeral Arrangements When Still Alive -- The truth is that it is often hard on family members who fail to plan for their loved one's funeral well in advance. Most people are of the belief that talking about death when one is still alive is morbid. Others just find it a difficult thing to do. However, it is much more difficult if you start funeral service arrangements after the loved one passes on. Obstacles like time and financial constraints might prove challenging to overcome and can hinder your ability to provide the perfect send-off for your loved one. It is positive to overcome the difficulty of talking about funeral arrangements well in advance.

Talk to a funeral planning service for more information.