Closeted Atheist Fears Spouse Will Leave Him

Living in fear... When I first came to the conclusion that I no longer accepted any established religion and¬†washed Christianity off my palate I was at a crossroads. I was an agnostic deist when my wife and I exchanged vows and within the first year of marriage I came to the conclusion through my studies (and prayers)¬†that there was no supreme being. My wife, however, had not altered her beliefs. Living in a state of perpetual fear that she would reject me for what I came to believe was … [Read more...]

Unequally Yoked

So the thing is... Many people assume that since I am an atheist my wife is also an atheist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Now admittedly I am inconsiderate. I'm not too worried about stepping on people's toes but that isn't what makes a marriage work. My wife is a Christian and I am clearly a very active atheist. I've gotten a lot of trolling from some people stating I am going to burn in the eternal pits of hell because of my blatant disregard for any spiritual authority. Sure. … [Read more...]

Is it just me, or does childbirth look easy?

Pro-tip, never say that when you are in the maternity ward. When my daughter Zoe was born, I made that remark. I was trying to make my wife smile and take her mind off the pain. The nurse yelled at me. She told me that I was way off base. The nurse told me that I could never know that kind of pain. Perhaps. Anyway, I've been away from my daughter Zoe for longer than she's been alive. That's something I never want to be able to say again. She's adorable, and my wife has done an amazing … [Read more...]