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…]

Go Forth and Spread the Good News!… but Not On Facebook

***Update***: It turns out Rev. Miller admitted to having a threesome with his wife and a church assistant. I don’t care what he does in his bedroom, but I don’t recall threesomes being endorsed by the Bible as a way to show love to your wife. (And people go to this guy to get marriage [Read More…]

Save Yourself Till Marriage?

Sexie Sadie has a lot to say about the problems with abstinence-only sex education, but in the process, she raises an important question about why some people “save themselves” for marriage: I’ve never understood the concept of “saving yourself for marriage”. What exactly is one “saving” by waiting until the blessed wedding night to have [Read More…]

A Reason Not To Get Married in a Church

This is why I need to have a wedding: Blog fodder for weeks. The bride added: “I felt like telling her she could keep her $50 and her guilt trip, too, but decided I would have my revenge by having a long, happy, secular marriage instead.” Lovely. I am sooooo gonna invite 329423 religious people [Read More…]

Are There Marriage Preparation Classes for Atheists?

A reader sends this email and needs your advice: I am engaged to be married and both my fiance and I are atheists living in London, England. We really want to do some kind of marriage preparation course, but can’t afford the fees for the only secular course we can find and we would feel [Read More…]