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Ask Mommy: How Do I Help My Teen Cope With Depression?

Coping with a depressed teen

I got this note on Facebook Messenger: Hey GM, I was wondering if you had any advice for me. I have a 15-year-old son who, up until recently, attended church with his father (my ex). This was one of the many things that he stopped engaging in when he began to feel depressed. He has

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Ask Mommy: Should I Tell My Ex That Our Son Is An Atheist?

Telling your ex your kid is an atheist

On this blog, I’ve been pretty repetitive about inter-faith relationships. I have said again and again that it’s easy to fall for someone with a deep faith or even someone who believes but doesn’t take it so seriously. It’s easy because there are beautiful, kind, intelligent and funny religious people out there that anyone would

Ask Mommy: How Do I Cope With The Abuse I Suffered In Church?

How do I cope?

I get these questions all too often. The ones that stump me; that have me lying awake in bed at night wishing I could actually do something. These are the questions I cry over and the ones that I rarely get to answer publicly because the topics are so sensitive. The most common question like

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New Video: Ask Mommy: Help! I’m Being Forced To Pray!

forced to pray

In this video I respond to a Facebook message from someone who is being forced to pray by their family. I can’t imagine that being my family’s response to me telling them I am an atheist, but this has certainly happened to plenty of people. Here is how I would deal with it: What would […]

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Ask Mommy: My SO Doesn’t Approve Of My Clothing Choices, How Do I Respond?

Should husbands be able to approve clothing?

Sometimes I get messages I struggle with and this is one such note. In fact, I’ve had several messages with the exact same question. I’ve tried to pump out an answer to this one for the better part of a week. It would appear GM has advice constipation, because I can’t seem to get anything other than

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Ask Mommy: My 3 Year Old Is Praying, What Do I Do?

Child prayer atheist

Another atheist parent send me a question this week, I’m atheist born into a Catholic family. I was raised Catholic. I have a daughter now, who I am raising without religion. Lately, she’s taken to thanking god for things which she has either learnt from school or from my family who are not staunch catholic

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Ask Mommy: I’m An Atheist Mom Married To A Christian Dad! Help!

Raising kids in the church?

I got an email from a reader this morning who asked me what she should do. She’s an atheist raising a child with a Christian husband who wants a full Christian upbringing, including a Christian education, church and Sunday school… the whole Jeeboner kit and kaboodle. I do not envy the situation this mommy is

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Ask Mommy: How Do I Cope With Death?

Richard Dawkins: We are going to die

I’ve been on vacation, which you probably know already if you follow my Instagram. I sat down at my computer this morning after a couple of weeks off, traveling around British Columbia, etc. and I found a couple of emails asking me for advice on coping with death. Each of these people had just been

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Ask Mommy: What’s The Harm In Faking Theism? 

Faking faith

A couple nights ago, a really nice in-the-closet atheist sent me an email talking about why he remains in the closet. He’d read my post about Neil Tyson, and talked at length about his thoughts on what I said. He asked me many questions, but one in particular stood out because I don’t think I’ve

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Ask Mommy: My Parents Keep Asking Me To Pray, What Should I do?

prayer

Seeing someone pray, to me, can only be described as alarmingly creepy. Watching a person mouth words to something that is not there – to someone who has never believed in a god, it’s like watching an adult pull down his trousers and shit on the floor. You start in with the “Heavenly Father…” bullshit and I’m all

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