Your Funeral Guy: Under the best circumstances, ( with funeral cost lower) the home funeral offers mental health advantages that are difficult to reproduce with some of the excessive methods our commercialized society has put into action. This many times involves funeral director hand holding with excessive funeral costs. Many Funeral directors have adopted an organized, hidden, costly approach to deal with the inconvenience of a death in a family.
Sometimes because of certain circumstances, a home funeral can add significantly to the trauma, grief and stress of a funeral. The difference between a helpful, caring (traditional or home funeral) funeral event and a funeral nightmare lies entirely with the family’s collective abilities to provide specifics in offering emotional, psychological support with connection to community. There must be a strong family structure (family of origin, extended and other) with community ties in place so that the shared burdens of trauma,grief and stress results in a smaller individual doses of the same.
For families with a solid church affiliation, the church most often acts as an effective extension to the family with a social support system.
When there is no strong church affiliation, most churches stand ready to assist the unchurched family with the traditional and in some cases the home funeral. Almost always this church option costs less than a Traditional Funeral Home Service.
Funeral Cost Saving should not be the reason to have a home funeral, although it is often sited in blogs and articles as a cost benefit in funeral terms. Home funerals can end up having higher funeral cost because of being new to the public and the intense involvement of so many folks whose efforts are sometimes ineffective from a financial funeral cost perspective.
That said if there is strong family structure, good church ties, and friends in the community the home funeral can be the lower cost funeral. Home funerals done correctly by a qualified home funeral professional can be the low cost less stress funeral. This is often the case in countries outside the USA.
as well as the experience of your funeral guy
Home funerals were predicted in this book. There is also lots of information on your lower cost funeral here:
Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak. #1 International Best Selling Author Jason Oman also gave thumbs up to this book. This book is published by Morgan James Publishing.
Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of Illinois