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Men Showing Grief

It can often be hard for men to show emotions, especially in the face of pain and grief. There is a societal notion that one needs to “man up,” or shut down emotional pain. Keeping pain and feeling...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, October 28, 2019

Forgiveness During Grief is Healing

Forgiveness is a powerful tool. It can reconcile many relationships, even those with people we have lost. Forgiveness is an important part of the healing process in overcoming the grief that surro...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, October 21, 2019

Is Grief Good?

Living with grief can feel as though a great weight rests on our shoulders. Grieving can be a challenging experience. Although grief is brought upon us by loss and sorrow, is it truly a bad thing? ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, October 14, 2019

Customizing Your Loved One's Monument

When creating a monument for a loved one’s burial site, there are a lot of different options to consider. Customization can range from size and shape, to the color of the stone, and the finish on t...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, October 7, 2019

Choosing Your Loved One's Funeral Clothing

When you are arranging a funeral for a loved one, the final clothing they will wear is one aspect that is often overlooked. The burial clothes that you choose can be one more way to present who the...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 30, 2019

When Grief Goes Unacknowledged

Grief can be born out of a lot of different factors through life. A loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, and other major life changes can bring o...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 23, 2019

How Millenials Could Change Funeral Services in the Future

There are a lot of articles out there about how millennials are ruining certain industries because of economic or technological advances; but how are they affecting certain industries for the bette...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 16, 2019

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Returning to Work After the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is often unexpected, and the grief can be devastating. While most jobs will give you some leave for bereavement, it often adds up to just a matter of a few days. The 3 or s...

5 Ways to Help a Grieving Family

When a friend or family member passes, it is important to be there for their family. It is hard for a family to deal with all of the responsibilities and ramifications of a lost family member; and...

Keeping in Touch With Family After A Funeral

Funerals are always an unfortunate time for families; but they often offer an opportunity to reconnect with family members that have been out of contact for a while. Loss can bring families togeth...

Grief During A Pregnancy

There is a lot of joy in pregnancy. A new baby on the way can be exciting. But when you have to face the grief of losing a loved one during a pregnancy, it can feel odd to be happy. There can be a...

Donating Religious Vestments and Sacred Vessels

When a loved one passes, it is common for family and friends to make donations in their name. Some families opt to donate something to their loved one’s church. Priest vestments, chalices, censers,...

4 Reasons to Preplan Your Funeral

Preplanning your funeral is the best way to ensure that your funerary wishes are met, and that the burden of hastily planning a funeral is taken off the shoulders of your mourning family in the ev...

Memorializing Veterans

A big part of planning a funeral for veterans or servicemen is often the memorialization of their service. There are many ways that a funeral service can be prepared for members of the armed forces...