Segment on HuffPost Live

atheist husband

Our favorite screen grab of the night

Nothing like coming back from a huge trip and being asked to be on a panel discussion about interfaith marriage!

Last night, I had the opportunity to join a panel discussion about interfaith relationships. I said “um” a lot. And admitted that Jason and I don’t really argue very much about our faith differences, which probably bored everyone. Because a nice dose of drama is far more exciting than a couple of people who just get along and like each other.

But I’m okay with boring. Goodness knows, I don’t think my life could stand any ACTUAL drama. The stuff that I make up, like my terror of doing the segment at all, is plenty for me.

To those of you who Tweeted and Facebooked your support for me yesterday, thank you so much. You are a gift. It’s always a little scary to write or talk about interfaith stuff. I know that I don’t speak for all mixed faith couples, but sometimes it can seem that way and that feels like a huge responsibility. I’m grateful for the vast amounts of grace that you show me when I am not so eloquent in my discussion about this.

If you missed the segment or are really excited to watch it again, you can head over here. Or you can just watch the video below. Thanks again for reading and listening. I so appreciate you all!

  • ThatGuyKC

    That’s awesome! I was on HuffPost Live on Monday talking about kids and discipline. We’re famous! :)

    • Alise Wright

      Oh, I was already famous. ;-D

      • ThatGuyKC

        haha. touche.

  • Monika Jankun-Kelly

    Just keep on being you, Alise. You don’t have to speak for everyone, but I bet you inspire and comfort many.

    • Alise Wright

      I’ve tried being others, but it never works out. And thank you so much for your ongoing encouragement. It means a lot to me.

      • Monika Jankun-Kelly

        You’re welcome. :-D

  • HopefulLeigh

    You are awesome.

    • Alise Wright

      No, YOU’RE awesome. (We can play this game all day, sister.)

  • RawFaith

    I thought you did a great job. I’m so glad that you were the one who did it and not some self righteous hyper religious person.

  • Joni K Martin

    I was raised Christian (fundamentalist) and I’m currently Christian still (not so fundamentalist) and my husband is an Atheist. The most important thing is giving each other respect. We don’t conflict about it a lot, but I don’t make demands on him either, religiously speaking. Thanks for talking about this!