Ask Richard: Of Mothers and Mothers-in-Law, Part Two

Dear Richard, I’ve been an atheist for all my adult life. When I first came out to my Lutheran parents, they were surprisingly accepting, and now I regularly discuss religion and current religious issues with them respectfully. A few years ago, I met a wonderful man I’ll call Craig. He was raised by Catholic parents, [Read More...]

Reasons Not to Change Your Last Name

Rose at The Jewmanist explains why she didn’t take her husband’s last name after marriage: People would ask me after I got married when I was changing my name. I would sometimes simply say “I’m not” but sometimes I felt offended and would utter “what’s wrong with mine?” 25 years it took me to love [Read More...]

Atheist Wedding Vows

After Maressa Brown‘s article about an atheist wedding, I asked people what they said during their wedding ceremonies — vows that didn’t mention a god, but still managed to show love for each other. You guys sent in some beautiful examples. As you’re reading through these, just keep in mind that there are so many [Read More...]

Questions About a Non-Theistic Wedding

I’m getting some wonderful wedding vows sent to me from a lot of atheists. I’ll post those soon. … On a related note, one reader has a couple questions about his upcoming wedding that some of you may be able to help with: … we live in the Pittsburgh area and while we’ve found a [Read More...]

She Had an Atheist Wedding

My friend Maressa Brown has a wonderful story at Lemondrop about how an atheist named Jaclyn Johnston got married and left god out of the proceedings. Jaclyn tells her story to Maressa like this: When I got married this past weekend, there was no mention of God, faith or heaven. My husband and I were [Read More...]


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