Interfaith Dating During the Holidays

Margot Carmichael Lester has a article about interfaith relationships at the MSN Dating & Personals website. She offers the following pieces of advice (all expanded upon in the article) to those who wish to avoid religious conflicts around the holiday season: Start a dialogue Practice acceptance Manage expectations Spread the good word Give a little [Read More...]

Catholic and Atheist on a Date

The date was set up by the New York Post. The guy, Dan, is an atheist. The girl, Kristen, is a Catholic. This should end well. Let’s see what happens. Here’s Kristen: As we were talking, Dan asked about the cross around my neck. I knew wearing a cross on a first date was going [Read More...]

All the Things Girls Never Knew About Sex

If you ever get a chance to give a reading in public, here’s the piece for you. It’s titled: “If sex feels so good, why do I feel so bad?” … close your eyes and think of a guy who is really hot – someone you would really like to go out with. Now imagine [Read More...]

My Parents Won’t Know How to React

In terms of dating someone, race/culture has never mattered to me as much as the person herself. It’s not like I’m that cultural, anyway. But it’s never been a secret to me that my parents would prefer a brown, at-least-partially-religious bride. After my experience with the Indian matrimonial site, I was convinced that finding [Read More...]

Highlights from Harding University

I spent the day at Harding University (A Church of Christ affiliated school) in Searcy, Arkansas and gave a talk to the students/faculty in the evening about my book and atheism in general. Here are some of the highlights: The students gave me a great opportunity to talk about my story on their “home turf,” [Read More...]