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by Mekelle Tenney Last week Justice Antonin Scalia unexpectedly passed away. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He was 50 years old and the youngest justice on the court at the time. He was well known for his...

by Diane Robertson Here at UFI, we are very saddened at the sudden passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He was a champion of both the U.S. Constitution and the family. As a husband to Maureen, father of 9, and grandfather to 28, Justice Scalia...

by Keely Tanner Everyone is different in their expressions of love. You might express your love and feel it in a different way than your significant other or others in your family. This is okay because everyone is different, even in expressing and feeling love for...

by Erin Weist I attended the wedding reception of my cousin’s daughter over the weekend.  She was a glowing bride, he was an ecstatic groom, everything was perfect.  It was about a dozen years ago when I enjoyed my wedding day.  Since then my husband and...

by Christie Masters Senator Bernie Sanders has undergirded his presidential campaign with the declaration that “Income inequality is the great moral issue of our time...

by Rebecca Mallory It’s not often that a UFI reader will ask me to write about a particular subject. I got a phone call from someone a few days ago who lamented that he was “trying to have an open mind about socialism but after doing some...

by Diane Robertson On March 2nd, the United States Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a 2013 Texas law requiring abortion clinics to maintain basic health and safety standards, and abortionists to maintain admitting privileges to nearby hospitals. The law also bans abortions beyond 20...

by Jackie Bowles A few weeks ago I attended a family reunion. Getting everyone together is very hard to accomplish. As the week progressed, it was interesting to see the interactions between various family members or should I say a lack of interaction. Most were endlessly...

by Erin Weist One legislator’s proposed resolution in Utah has been receiving national attention.  This resolution would declare pornography to be a public health hazard.  The summary of this resolution states  it “recognizes the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and...

by Teralynn Nordgren The Zika virus has fueled the debate about abortion in some of the most pro-life countries in the world. I understand the fear that is behind this debate. The thought of life with a child who is likely never to gain independence and...

by Mekelle Tenney We can learn a lot about the American people from election results. Monday marked the start of the 2016 Presidential primary election. I have been listening to analysists discuss the results of the Iowa caucus all day. They have compared voter turnout to...

by Tashica Jacobson A common phrase heard over and over during my schooling was “married individuals are happier, healthier, and make more money.” This can seem hard to believe as my husband and I experience the struggle to pay bills and survive the tension of weekly...

by Erin Weist I attended a series of workshops this weekend designed for the women in my area.  We learned about the power of good music in our homes.  We learned about the power of serving other people.  We learned about the power of an educated...

By Ally Fife Fear: (verb) To feel a painful apprehension of some impending evil; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotions of alarm or solicitude. Having several children with anxiety, talk of fear and trying new things can cause any number of emotions and...

by Rebecca Mallory All of us, at one time or another, are brought to our knees because of unexpected events. Trials and tribulation hit each of us whether we're rich, poor, short or tall, young or old. We all have them. These moments often jolt us...

by Diane Robertson More than 150 years ago, the good people who helped their fellow men in bondage escape slavery, would be prosecuted if caught. Around 70 years ago in Europe, the good people who helped Jews escape capture from the Nazi regime and almost certain...

by Keely Tanner Good communication is an important aspect in our everyday lives. Developing good communication skills can be a pain. Communication for some just comes naturally. And then there are some who struggle with it all their lives.  Is it a skill that should be...

by Erin Weist *The opinions expressed in this article are mine alone.  Each individual reserves the right to live and choose as they best see fit. I have seen a few articles recently touting the need for greater national exposure to the HPV vaccine, a series of...

by Elise Ellsworth About a year ago I noticed that a bird had built its nest above my neighbor’s garage. It was the most uniquely situated of any I had ever seen.   I commented on the nest. My neighbor responded with something like, “Oh, that stupid,...

"Largest Movement of Social Reform Since the Civil Rights Movement" - Be a Part!  Since Roe v. Wade, over 58 million abortions have been performed in the United States.  Planned Parenthood alone has been responsible for over 7 million abortions - more than any other abortion provider in the U.S. ...

by Diane Robertson In the name of equality and fairness for LGBT people, the government of the United States is removing the long-standing freedom and rights to speech, religion, conscience, and control of personal property and private businesses. A New York appellate court ruled that Robert and...

by Keely Tanner Have you ever wondered “what is it that my husband really needs?” Or “What can I do to understand my wife?” These are questions that committed wives and husbands ask themselves all the time. Now we may not know all  the answers and...

by Erin Weist Last week Dr. Daniel Mark, an Orthodox Jew and visiting fellow of the Department of Politics at Princeton University, spoke at a private Christian university emphasizing the need for “a family ethic in society.”  Dr. Mark is also a faculty member at Villanova...