About Richard Wade

Richard Wade is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist living in California.

Ask Richard: Are There Non-Religious Therapy Options for an Atheist Divorcé in the Bible Belt?

A recently divorced atheist living in the Bible Belt wants to know how to overcome depression when the only options he can find are Christian in nature. Richard Wade offers him advice without bringing God into it.


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Ask Richard: Atheist and His Religious Sister Need to Negotiate Agreement About Her Children

What should you do when your sister says atheists are a bad influence on her daughter, but invites you to religious functions? Should you attend or should you stand up for your own beliefs? Richard Wade offers his advice.


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Ask Richard: High School Student Faces Dilemma Over Reporting School’s Church/State Violations

Should a high school student report her school after teachers invited a Christian comedian to perform at an important fundraiser? Richard Wade has a sensible response for her.


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Ask Richard: Atheist Mother of Four Says “Coming Out” Could Mean Difficulties for Her Family

Should a 50-year-old atheist mother of four tell her extended family about her non-belief, or would that only make matters worse? Richard Wade gives her some powerful, sensible advice.


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Ask Richard: Older Atheists Have Difficulties with Their Religious Families, Too (Part 2 of 2)

A 61-year-old former seminary student wants to know if there’s a way to tell his siblings about his atheism.


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