The Journal

Our Culture Has Labeled Sadness as Bad Name

Have you thought about the acceptability of sadness? Does our society truly give room to be sad? Tom Golden, provides an insight that questions some of the beliefs our society holds about sadness? The article was written on June 20, 2011 and can be found at...

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Your Son Might Just Grieve Differently

The following is taken from, it is an article produced by Tom Gordon in July 2016. The story told reveals a mom's struggle to connect with her son following the death of his father. While situations may differ, the article offers insight to...

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New Zealand Haka a Masculine Way to Grieve

In today's society, there is a correct way to do things and an incorrect way. As we observe our culture, it is rare to see people allow themselves to be vulnerable. "Weak men reveal sadness". This statement is not true even though our society implies that...

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Ofield Funeral Homes Abby Murphy

Abby has a heart of gold. A warm person with a desire to help and serve families. Many of the people we serve will meet Abby. With a desire to one day become a funeral director. Abby comes into her position here at Ofield Funeral Home motivated to learn...

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More Flavors of Pain Than Coffee

“Sure, we'd faced some things as children that a lot of kids don't. Sure, Justin had qualified for his Junior de Sade Badge in his teaching methods for dealing with pain. We still hadn't learned, though, that growing up is all about getting hurt. And then...

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Grief From The Perspective of an Old Man

There is no simple answer to give to a person who has lost someone they love. Every day we meet with people who are dealing with a mother, father, brother sister, cousin, or friend who has passed. You would think that we would find answers, know the right...

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