A Blog about Secular Parenting

Dale McGowan’s book Parenting Beyond Belief will be released in the next couple weeks! I’m very excited; it’s not very often you get to read essays specifically for atheist parents, written by the likes of Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, and Richard Dawkins, to name a few. You should be excited, too.

The only way to make this news better is to announce the new Parenting Beyond Belief Blog! It’s sure to be a great resource for secular parents (and people who will one day be secular parents). As Dale writes in his usual humorous way:

… this is not a blog about me. It’s about the release of an unusual book, and all the unusual things that are likely to happen in its wake, as well as the general topic of secular parenting. With occasional references to me and my lovely secular family. I’ll try to make it informal, honest, and less guarded than I am in some other venues. Occasional strong language, some nudity.

Here is the RSS feed, and if that isn’t enough, you can also read a previous interview I did with Dale.

Incidentally, I’m not familiar with any other blog about secular parenting written by a “dad.”

Though there are some excellent blogs written by secular moms, including Agnostic Mom, The Atheist Mama, and Humanist Mama


[tags]atheist, atheism, Dale McGowan, Parenting Beyond Belief, Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, Richard Dawkins, nudity, Agnostic Mom, The Atheist Mama, Humanist Mama[/tags]

  • Osakaguy

    Don’t forget Atheist in a Minivan!
    http://possummomma.blogspot.com/index.html

  • http://emergingpensees.blogspot.com/ Mike C

    I assume that your inclusion of “nudity” as one of your Technorati tags is just a shameless way of increasing your blog ranking? ;)

  • http://friendlyatheist.com FriendlyAtheist

    Mike– You know me so well :)

  • Michael

    About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staff was very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 1994, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages [England & Australia]. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17].

    Peace Be With You
    Michael

  • HappyNat

    Thanks for the heads up, Hemant! My wife is expected our first child in July and I’ve been looking for good resources, this looks interesting.

    Micheal, you just demonstrated why I like to raise my child without help of a god.

  • Karen Loethen

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