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How to Give a Eulogy

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Very often, a ULC minister will have to give a eulogy at a funeral, but you don’t have to be a minister to give the eulogy. The family might ask you to say a few words about the deceased, especially … Continue reading

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Think About Your Ethical Will

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In biblical times, it was common for a father to bless his sons not only with his material worth, but also with a heartfelt expression of what truly mattered to him. His dreams of the future, his forgiveness and his … Continue reading

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Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving … Continue reading

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Creating a Positive Legacy for Your Family

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Although it’s not a national holiday, August is often referred to as “What will be your legacy month.” Each person will leave a legacy to his or her family, whether he or she plans to or not. Most people think … Continue reading

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Tips for Overcoming Loneliness

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It’s completely natural for humans to crave companionship. While it’s nice to be alone sometimes, most of us feel the need to spend time with other people. This may be a spouse, a parent, or a friend. Isolation for long … Continue reading

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Talking About Elderly Parents, Caretaking and Dementia

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Alzheimer’s Disease International estimates that about 46 million people are living with dementia. Worldwide, dementia costs about $818 billion annually. For comparison, the annual revenue of Apple is about $742 billion. Dementia is a huge industry that carries social stigma. … Continue reading

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Should You Consider Adoption?

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People adopt children for a variety of reasons. Perhaps a married couple has been trying to conceive for several years, only to find out it’s nearly impossible for them conceive on their own. Some people adopt because they recognize there … Continue reading

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Family of Boy Who Fell in Gorilla Enclosure Being Investigated

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You’ve probably heard by now about the young boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. After he fell in, he was approached by a gorilla named Harambe. The other two gorillas who were in there at … Continue reading

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