ALETEIA: After Death: A Husband's Final Act of Love For His Wife

Once upon a time it was a familiar and normal thing for a family to prayerfully wash and prepare a loved one's body for burial

By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.

Our culture is generally squeamish about death, and that may partly be due to the fact that many generations have passed since the days — really, just a hundred years or so ago — when it was quite the norm for a family to prepare the body of the departed and hold a wake in the home, before a funeral and interment.

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Posted on August 15, 2016 .