Ask Richard: Clarity and Honesty in a Relationship With a Christian

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I’m sure you get questions all of the time about religious girlfriends/boyfriends, but my question has more to do with timing, patience, and viability. I’ve been dating a wonderful girl I met at work for nearly a year. She’s 22, I’m 25. The [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Am I a Hypocrite in a Group of Christian Mothers?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi, I am a mother of two preschoolers. I am an Atheist. Those two things often isolate me on their own, but together, I often feel completely alone. To make my isolation worse, we recently moved to a new place, with no friends or family [Read More…]

Ask Richard: To Prevent Conflict with In-Laws, Know Your Spouse

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I am a young atheist, age 21. I am also the father of the most beautiful one-year-old girl in the world. I am also just recently married. And I am looking for some advice. My wife’s immediate family is very religious. They are [Read More…]

Ask Richard: New Dad Misses the Belief that God Will Protect his Daughter

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Good day Richard, my name is Ken and I have never been a strong believer in a Deity. As a kid my mom did teach us to believe in God, but over my 36 years on earth, I have seen and been a part of [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Teaching My Kids Religious Tolerance and Science at the Same Time

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed for their privacy. Richard, My non-religious (as of yet) kids (ages eleven and eight) go to my in-law’s church occasionally when they stay over Saturday night. They then attend the Sunday school portion with their rather religious cousins. When they get home, we discuss what they talked about and [Read More…]