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...]

Ask Richard: A Young Atheist, a Baha’i Egyptian Girl, and Her Father

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, I have been seeing an Egyptian girl of the Baha’i faith for about one year. It has gotten serious enough that she decided to tell her father that she was [Read More...]