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 subscribe to Valerie Tarico's feed

Posted on: Feb 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Advocates for sexual and reproductive empowerment say the glitch was unacceptable.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Catholic Church is obsessed with sex. Even if you're secular you're not immune from its noxious ideas.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

What do you say if a therapist suggests that the solution to your depression is Jesus?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Women are defying social stigma to tell their abortion stories.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There are quite a few prescriptions for terrorism in the Bible.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The birth story of baby Jesus celebrates the promise of new life, but for girls it also sends a harmful message.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's one big "Who, me?" from the religious right after attacks like Colorado Springs.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

If you keep issuing calls to take up arms, someone is eventually going to take the message and run with it.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Members of the Satanic Temple find it easier than Christians to follow some of the teachings of Jesus.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's not a war on women — it's a one-sided assault by conservative men drunk on power.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Conservative readings of the Bible demand suffering for women, the sick and the dying. And this has an impact on our lives today.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Can zombies get married, according to the Bible? Find out below!

Posted on: Sep 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

One of the key means by which conservative religion propagates.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Atheists — even Satanists! — are exhibiting more moral behavior than the Bible thumpers.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An interview with a sociologist of religion and non-belief.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Atheist filmmaker Chris Johnson discusses his new documentary, "A Better Life."

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: Salon

A silent majority of us are sex-obsessed only once in a while, or not at all, or used to be but aren’t anymore.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Nothing gets some people more riled than the thought of unsupervised teens or women managing their own bodies.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

An interview with black theologian Kelly Brown Douglas on America's greatest sins.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Churches just got a new way to figure out who is sleeping in on Sunday morning.