Author Archives: Valerie Tarico

About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt and Deas and Other Imaginings. Founder - www.WisdomCommons.org.

Confront Abortion Protestors with Bible Verses

This gallery contains 1 photo.

It’s time to confront conception obsessed Bible-believers on their own terms, with language they understand. Imagine if anti-abortion protestors found themselves confronted with the Bible and Christianity’s highest values. At regular intervals throughout the year, the most conception-obsessed members of the Religious … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 44 Comments

Nine Ways an IUD Might Help You Survive Donald Trump – Literally

This gallery contains 1 photo.

In uncertain times, getting an IUD can be like putting on your oxygen mask. For women, the next four years are looking darker by the week. With a hundred thousand pussy hats still in the laundry, minority president Donald Trump … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

International Youth Seek Means to Manage Own Sexual Health

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Trust us with our own bodies, says global youth delegation. With knowledge and supplies, we can care of ourselves. From as far away as Bangladesh, China, Argentina, and Senegal young people recently trekked to Seattle for a conference that, on … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Better to unload the gun than shoot at a bulletproof vest – Redditors endorse birth control for men.

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Locker room bluster? No thanks. This high school student wants to hear what you really think. Last summer high school junior William Trinh landed a coveted internship funded by the National Institutes of Health. He showed up at the University … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged | 6 Comments

Should Atheists Pray?

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Secular communities must offer humanity a real alternative to tired dogmas and text worship—possibly including some forms of prayer. My relationship with prayer has evolved over the years. When I attended Child Evangelism camp as a child, first as a … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | 34 Comments

Why It’s Time to Call B.S. on Prayer Requests

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Asking God for help is not as harmless as it seems. Around the world and across America, people ask God for favors large and small, and praying gives them comfort. People pray over dying pets, dying parents, wars, forest fires, … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | 19 Comments

America’s Information-Age Coup

This gallery contains 1 photo.

 It appears that Vladimir Putin and like-minded Americans captured the electoral college by manipulating the flow of information and disinformation. Was the U.S. election an information-age coup? In the most familiar kind of traditional coup, members of a minority faction in the military … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments