Language of the Heart: Rituals, Stories and Information about Death

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Wood Lake Publishing Inc., 1998 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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Funeral or memorial ceremonies are important in meeting the social and emotional needs of survivors. They can be important rituals to help us acknowledge a death. Ceremonies can help people express pain. Rituals can help us remember. Ceremonies can help people heal. In Language of the Heart, author Carolyn Pogue offers stories and resources for creating meaningful and healing ceremonies. The book answers the questions many of us have about financial and legal matters, living wills and ethical wills, organ donation, and what to expect at a funeral home. It also contains sample memorial ceremony outlines, prayers, and suggested scripture readings. Includes unique resources for situations when there has been a death of a child, when the relationship was unloving, when the death was a suicide.

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ONE Where We Stand Today
TWO Practical Matters
THREE A Funeral Home or Not

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About the author (1998)

Freelance writer and editor, Carolyn Pogue's work includes books, plays, articles, poetry and short fiction for both children and adults. She has edited several books, including Treasury of Celebrations and written Language of the Heart and Part-Time Parent for Northstone (an imprint of Wood Lake Publishing). Carolyn's latest work is a spiritual ecology book for children called After the Beginning (CopperHouse) and A World of Faith: Introducing Faith Traditions to Teens. To learn more about Carolyn, visit her website"

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