Resources for secular living


Coming Out Resources

5 Mistakes People Make When Coming Out Atheist https://youtu.be/ZPPDb9IIkHU

5 Reasons to Hide Your Atheism https://youtu.be/4SOgrafSHRs

Coming Out Things to consider before coming out. http://youtu.be/MJ-8ocmtb_8

Coming Out Atheist: How to do it, How to help each other, and why - by Greta Christina Youtube Talk & Get the book on Amazon.

How do you tell your parents you don't believe in God? (Humanize Me! Episode 103) 
http://bartcampolo.org/2016/02/how-to-tell-your-parents

Life After God http://www.lifeaftergod.org/

Mom, Dad, I'm an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer
Find this book on Amazon.

Openly Secular http://openlysecular.org/

Religious Trauma Syndrome - Find out about Religious Trauma Syndrome HERE
Journey Free http://journeyfree.org/
Leaving the Fold Find this book on Amazon

The Thinking Atheist Podcast - Religious Trauma Syndrome
http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/podcast/religious-trauma-syndrome

Revealing Your Atheism: Should you come out of the closet as an atheist?
https://www.thoughtco.com/revealing-your-atheism-248458

Ways to Support a Loved One Who is Losing Their Faith
http://www.reallifebeyondfaith.com/2016/05/ways-to-support-loved-one-who-is-losing.html?m=1


Coming Out Stories

Coming Out As An Atheist - Cara Santa Maria
https://youtu.be/nkcBnCwN1-8

Excommunications - Recovering from Religion's  Blog http://www.patheos.com/blogs/excommunications/

Recovering from Religion: You Are Not Alone
RfR community members and volunteers discuss the highs and lows of walking away from their faith, discovering a new way to live, and the role RfR played in their journey.
https://youtu.be/T3dTJqgdYXY

Recovering from Religion: Jennifer https://youtu.be/VzPj4OozTEw

Recovering from Religion: Natalie https://youtu.be/5ARPWdo_b3M

A Better Life https://www.theatheistbook.com/
A Better Life Podcast https://www.theatheistbook.com/pages/podcast

All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir (A moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life, and one man's struggle with faith, family, and community.)
Find this book on Amazon.

Apostasy Project http://newhumanist.org.uk/series/apostasy-project

ExodusDoc - Short videos exploring the testimonies of Millennials leaving their religion.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC97M_hEoDmGJtG9k61ZCvuw 

Deconverted: A Journey from Religion to Reason Find this book on Amazon

devonverter A blog site with stories from people who have gone though religious deconversion. http://www.deconverter.com

Do This With Your Life Podcast - Former Mormon Recalls Why She Left The Church
https://youtu.be/a3LPhfVNaio

Ex-Files: Ciera Ramirez and Dealing with Depression 
http://www.lifeaftergod.org/046-ex-files-ciera-ramirez-and-dealing-with-depression/

Faith to Faithless - They share the stories of ex-religious people.
http://faithtofaithless.com/
https://www.youtube.com/faithtofaithless

From Apostle to Apostate: The Story of the Clergy Project 
Find this book on Amazon

Israel Story Episode 24: Losing My Religion
https://soundcloud.com/israelstory/episode-24-losing-my-religion

It's Okay To Go http://www.itsokaytogo.com/

iTASSJA - In her blog, stunning Canadian model - Tassja - shares her courageous struggle to overcome religious trauma. http://www.itassja.com

Letting Go of God Julia Sweeney's story of leaving faith. https://youtu.be/KiU5ht5W_lk

Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America - and Found Unexpected Peace Find this book on Amazon

Out of God's Closet Find this book on Amazon

Talk Beliefs YouTube Channel - Do you have a story to tell?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW4uOCGQxCLHormwGHCs2LQ

Voices of Deconversion http://voicesofdeconversion.com/home/

Why I believed: Reflections of a Former Missionary
Find this book online here.


Finding Meaning

Afterlife https://youtu.be/eeMoOJpvUlU

Atheism, Meaning, and the Absurdity of It All (Can life have meaning without belief in God?) 
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally/201402/atheism-meaning-and-the-absurdity-it-all

Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe
Find this book on Amazon

"How Can I Be Happy?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That's Humanism!
https://youtu.be/Tvz0mmF6NW4

I asked atheists how they find meaning in a purposeless universe
https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/when-i-was-a-child-i-spake-as-a-child?utm_term=.vogLwwWEk#.plNyDDYPq

Life Driven Purpose: How an Atheist Finds Meaning
Find this book on Amazon

Living Without God: New Directions for Atheists, Agnostics, Secularists, and the Undecided Find this book on Amazon

Secular Virtue: for surviving, thriving, and fulfillment
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Will_Walsh_Secular_Virtue?id=BiZHDwAAQBAJ 

Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life Episode 3. https://youtu.be/SIfMuSpwfBQ

So You've Decided There's No God - Now What? Finding Love, Meaning and Purpose in Atheist World
http://www.alternet.org/belief/theres-lot-more-atheism-just-denying-existence-god-how-should-they-live-differently

The Way of the Heathen: Practicing Atheism in Everyday Life Find this book on Amazon


Find/Start A Local Group

Recovering from Religion Support Group Meetups https://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-from-religion/

American Atheist Local Partners and Affiliates https://www.atheists.org/affiliates

American Ethical Union Member Societies
http://aeu.org/who-we-are/member-societies/

American Humanist Association Affiliates and Chapters
http://americanhumanist.org/What_We_Do/Local_Groups/AHA_Groups

Meetup.com - Humanist Groups Search http://humanism.meetup.com/

Sunday Assembly http://www.sundayassembly.com/assemblies

Secular Directory https://seculardirectory.org/local/

Secular Directory https://seculardirectory.org/how-to-start-your-own-group/

The Secular Web - Local Organizations Around the World
http://infidels.org/org/local.html

United Coalition of Reason
http://unitedcor.org/

Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association - find a local group http://huumanists.org/local-groups/list


Grief

Grief Beyond Belief http://www.griefbeyondbelief.org/

Grief Beyond Belief Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/GBBGroup/

Grief Beyond Belief Pet Sector https://www.facebook.com/groups/GBBPets/

Nonbeliever Mourning Facebook Group - grieving those with addiction/mental illness
To join this group go to their Facebook page and follow the directions in the pinned post. 
https://www.facebook.com/nonbelievermourning/


Holidays

Being Openly Secular During the Holidays
http://openlysecular.org/being-openly-secular-during-the-holidays/

Christmas: Behind the Curtain https://youtu.be/kenbgMjRvlY

Happy Holidays from the Secular Coalition of America
http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9241bef44976519ab9f9dff94&id=2433b1def2&e=3acef04a69

White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin https://youtu.be/fCNvZqpa-7Q


Maintaining Relationships with Believers

I Live With A Believer Episode 114 of The Thinking Atheist
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2013/06/18/i-live-with-a-believer

Street Epistemology https://streetepistemology.com/
This could be a tool to use if you want to see why someone holds the belief that they hold.

The Rise and Fall of Faith: A God-to-Godless Story for Christians and Atheists
Find this book on Amazon

Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son Find this book on Amazon


Secular Family Resources

Ask an Atheist: Raising Hell? Secular & Atheist Parenting https://youtu.be/53M8TYjChvo

Black Homeschooling for Freethinkers - Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bhfreethinkers/

Camp Quest http://campquest.org/

First Generation Atheist Parents
http://www.atheistrepublic.com/blog/karenloethen/first-generation-atheist-parents

F.R.E.S.H (Free Resources & Ebooks for Secular Homeschoolers) - Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1404888253103982/

Homeschooling Freethinkers - Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/25856326124/

In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious believers and nonbelievers can create strong marriages and loving families Find this book on Amazon

Kids Without God http://www.kidswithoutgod.com/

Long Island Secular Parenting Forum http://secularparentingforum.org/

Losing Our Religion: How Unaffiliated Parents Are Raising Their Children
Find this book on Amazon

Parenting Beyond Belief Find this book on Amazon

Parenting Without God: how to raise moral, ethical and intelligent children, free from religious dogma Find this book on Amazon

Relax, It's Just God Find this book on Amazon

Secular-Parenting http://www.secular-parenting.com/

The Parents' Corner of The Secular Web http://infidels.org/families/parents/

Till Death Do Us Part - Interfaith Marriage and Marriage Beyond Faith
http://www.reallifebeyondfaith.com/2015/05/till-death-do-us-part-interfaith.html

Young Skeptics http://www.youngskeptics.net/


Secular Weddings & Celebrants

Find a Humanist Celebrant - The Humanist Society
http://thehumanistsociety.org/celebrants/statelisting/
The Humanist Society Humanist Celebrants can solemnize weddings in most states. Be sure to check with your local county clerk's office for more accurate information.

Find a Secular Celebrant - CFI
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/education/find_a_secular_celebrant/
Please note that not all CFI celebrants can solemnize a wedding. Be sure to check with a celebrant you find through CFI if you require your marriage license to be signed by someone with legal rights to solemnize your marriage. You can also check with your local county clerk's office for more information.

Guide to Non-Religious and Humanist Wedding Vows
http://www.leapofhumanity.com/resources/wedding-vow-suggestions/


Secular Funeral Planning

Nontheistic and Naturalistic World View Crisis counseling of nontheists by theists
http://militaryatheists.org/resources/nontheistcrisisministry.pdf

Secular Memorials and Funerals Without God
http://ffrf.org/news/timely-topics/item/14052-secular-memorials-and-funerals-without-god


Secular Online Communities

Atheist Forums https://atheistforums.org/

Atheist Nexus http://atheistnexus.org/

Atheist Republic http://www.atheistrepublic.com/

ExChristian.net http://new.exchristian.net/

International Skeptics Forum http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/

Secular Healthcare Workers - Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/secularhealthcareworker/

Spiritual Trauma Survivors - Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiritualtraumasurvivors/

Support Group for Atheists Demonized or Abandoned by Friends or Family - Atheist Republic  http://www.atheistrepublic.com/support-group-for-atheists

Tarnished Spoonies - Facebook Group for nonreligious people with invisible illnesses like fibromyalgia, lupus, lyme disease, crohn's, RA, etc. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/760469593994938/?hc_location=ufi

Thinking Atheist http://www.thinkatheist.com/