Stories by Valerie Tarico

Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington, and the founder of Wisdom Commons. She is the author of "Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light" and "Deas and Other Imaginings." Her articles can be found at valerietarico.com. subscribe to Valerie Tarico's feed

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Bible makes some rather bold claims about prayer. How well do they hold up?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Just imagine if God answered these Christian prayers.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Will young women look to Hillary Clinton and take their husbands' names—or is there a necessary fight to be somebody, not just Mrs. Somebody?

Posted on: Sep 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Prolife leaders trying to convince the world that they are actually pro-woman have failed to convince even their own followers.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

God may have created the virus, but the Religious Right has turned it into a devastating epidemic.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It’s the equivalent of the Democrats holding their convention at a place that bans collective bargaining for its workers.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Stephanie Page is researching male birth control, and everyone she meets agrees: It's about time!

Posted on: Jun 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Powerful, sexist, war-mongering, and in need of constant attention, Trump is an awful lot like the God of the Old Testament.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Inexcusable as sexual assault perpetrators are, the act doesn’t always mean a lifetime of suffering for the victim.

Posted on: May 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy on their own terms—and leave a lot of people out.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Religious right politicians hoping to exploit transphobia are up against one of the most powerful forces in the world: parental love.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Julie Smolyansky discusses campus rape and the outrage of untested rape kits.

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

America can avoid a Zika virus crisis with a few simple changes in reproductive health care policies and individual choices.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

North Carolina Christian reenacts Good Samaritan story, plays role of Pharisee.

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

What do whales, caribou and humans have in common? Abortion as an adaptive response to resource scarcity.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The notion that life begins at conception is a variation on a very ancient—and very sexist—cultural theme.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

When does spirituality start looking like addiction?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A variety of potential contraceptives could finally offer men some real choices.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

What made a Christian doctor start what Esquire magazine deemed "The Abortion Ministry"?

Posted on: Apr 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Woman-as-victim rhetoric portrays abortion providers as predators.

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