"In our case, we didn't go to church-sponsored therapy (I think that would be much more 'unevenly yoked' based). We looked into therapists that were covered by my insurance. The online search was fruitful because we were able to look…"
"Man, that's a tough spot, Mark. I would suggest getting some good family counseling, even religious based counseling. My wife is religious, and we've had our differences, especially when it comes to raising kids, and the counseling we had,…"
"I really feel for your situation. I have a very similar thing going on here, although I think we've reached a level of understanding of each other (I'm an atheist, my wife is Christian). I'm ok with the kids going to church, Christian…"
"I am a member of American Atheists, Brights, etc. The most significant barrier I've faced in becoming more active in freethought groups is that of my wife (Christian). There was some definite pain when I went from being more of…"
"For the vast majority of my life I've never had the urge to self-identify with a racial emphasis. That has long been a mystery to me; I'd see things like 'Black Power!' and 'I'm black and I'm proud', and they…"
"I'm not the biggest fan of Dave, but I think he represented himself well. I also don't think the idea was to change anyone's opinion in a four min segment, but to provide a viewpoint that, hey, atheists aren't spawn of the devil,…"
"Wow, that's terrible! I haven't had an experience like that before, but I know that it's fairly common. Maybe look around on meetup.com to see if there are some freethought or atheist/agnostic groups in your area. It's a good…"
"Hey Round Peg, that is a tough situation indeed. I'm in a similar boat, married to a Christian with two girls, six and four. I've never been a believer, even though I was brought up in a nominally Christian home.
You got some good…"
"Counselors of all types have experience working with people from all walks of life, and they've seen many different types of relationships and helped them through it. I wouldn't dismiss a church counselor or even a pastor out of hand. They…"
"Hey, that Revelation TV interview wasn't bad at all! Several times Richard pointed out that the interviewer had absolutely no reason to believe what he believed, and the interviewer kept coming back to quotes from scripture and biblical…"
Greetings, Justin! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
I hear that. I was baptized Catholic, raised Christian, converted to Islam, and converted again to African Spirituality and then educated through school in ways of critical thinking and decided to apply that education toward my core beliefs first. None of my beliefs regarding Deities and religion held water so I eliminated them.