Premarital Counseling in the Military Should Not be Based on Christian Beliefs

The Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) has posted two articles regarding premarital counseling in the military. The concern is that chaplains 1) don’t understand or accept nontheists enough to provide proper counseling and 2) may be prone to religious bias in counseling programs that should be secular. The Army, for example, has Strong Bonds, [Read More…]

Gay, Mormon, and Married… but This Time, It Didn’t Work Out

Maybe you saw the story about the Mormon who is gay but happily married to a woman. Things are working out for them (so they say…) But what happens when you no longer want to suppress your spouse’s sexuality? Ashley is a 36-year-old Mormon who (knowingly) married a gay man, but unlike the other couple, [Read More…]

Gay, Mormon, and Married (To a Woman)

I am rarely at a loss for words.  I have opinions on things.  It’s part of my charm (or so I try to convince people). I have been staring at this blank page for literally 20 minutes trying to organize my thoughts.  I just am really having trouble wrapping my head around this article I [Read More…]

What Do You Do When Your Mormon Husband Loses His Faith?

In case you need a good read, Maren Stephenson has a wonderful story at Alternet. The short version: She and her husband were Mormons. He lost his faith. Conflict, conflict, tension, tension. Resolution. A couple of excerpts: We rarely talked about religion, yet it consumed us. When Sean replaced his temple garments — the sacred [Read More…]

Bad Reasons to Change Your Last Name After Marriage

We can debate whether or not it’s a good idea to change your last name after you get married, but Andrée Seu Peterson at World Magazine (a Christian publication) explains how she changed her name after having a talk with her husband: When nothing else was working my true love said to me, “Andrée, ultimately [Read More…]


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