UFI Blog

by Kelsi Shipley It’s one of my favorite times of the year: Back to School. As a child I always loved the smell of new notebooks, crayons, and markers. It’s no surprise that I became a teacher. Right now, stores all around the country are advertising back...

By Natasha Rasaka Growing Up Babies grow up becoming terrible at two, leave for the very first day of school at five, and can read a book by age seven. Around 12 years of age the baby you used to have is really a young adult and...

by Diane Robertson The videos revealing the practice of Planned Parenthood selling parts of aborted babies has brought the debate back to the forefront. My social media accounts have been full of people condemning and defending Planned Parenthood and abortion. I have two separate thoughts on...

by Holly Gardner Readers, I’ve heard the arguments over and over again. “Woman’s right to choose,” “My body, my choice.” Well sister, (in most cases) you’ve already made your choice: when you made your baby. And it’s not just your body, it’s that absolutely innocent one...

by Erin Weist Someday I hope my children make it a priority to get married. I know it will only get harder to keep the traditions of family-building alive, rampant as societies are with self-serving choices. I wanted to write a letter in hopes of expressing...

by Mekelle Tenney Do children need both mom and dad? This has become a very controversial question. Do children do best in a home where both the mom and dad are actively involved in their child's life? This question has been brought up several times in...

By Jimmy Bridges Toward the close of our wedding reception, my wife and I said our goodbyes to family and friends. One particular guest, age 21, parted with the following words, “congratulations you two, I hope it lasts.” There was a strange casual, uneasiness in his...

by Diane Robertson In 2013 California made it legally possible for children to have more than two parents. More states will surely follow suit. The diversity-in-family-structure-loving-liberals think this is enlightened. They’re working hard to bring society out of the dark ages of Married mother and father families into...

by Carol Soelberg It was all over the news last week: “U.S. poverty heads toward highest level in 50 years.” Other countries around the world, notably Greece and Spain, continue to struggle with insolvency and surging rates of poverty. Economists and other experts point to all sorts of reasons:...

by Rebecca Mallory       " You can catch a fly with honey a lot easier than with vinegar" is no truer than with a happy marriage. We've all heard and read countless derogatory comments about marriage lately. "It's old-fashioned", "women don't need men",  "marriage ties...

by Erin Weist While a multitude of ills befall our world on a regular basis, recently very few things have aroused such passions on an international scale than the issues surrounding marriage & family. Not far behind, and related by nature, is the controversy of abortion....

be Fae Emily Love I have not wanted to address the Supreme Court ruling lately for a number of reasons. It has nothing to do with the fact that I have no backbone to stand up for my beliefs when they are under attack. I do. The...

by Diane Robertson A restaurant owner in Portland, Maine has gotten national attention and sparked a debate after yelling at a screaming 21 month old baby girl in her restaurant and then ranting about it on Facebook. The owner, Darla Neugebauer, asked the customers to leave, and...

You carefully monitor the types of television your children watch. You restrict the movies they attend and you are vigilant about the types of reading material they bring into the home. So have you covered all of the bases? If you haven’t read your children’s...

by Vanessa Duersch It is often said that “Time is money!” and that time is the hot commodity of acquiring what we desire most in life. What about people and the memories we make with our loved ones, heroes, and family members that impact each of...

by Rachel Allison This past weekend my three sisters and I assembled for some much needed emotional strengthening. Our conversations focused on the battles that our children and grandchildren are facing, and how we as women of faith could fortify and support them against the onslaught...

by Ally Fife Is it possible to have a rational discussion about same sex marriage? Each side, pulling further and further apart, throw words of bigotry and hate that seem to stop all conversation before it even starts. So much of our back and forth is...

by Diane Robertson Policy makers in the state of Oregon must love irony. A new health policy allows teens as young as 15 to obtain hormone suppression supplements and surgery to alter their gender without parental permission. The state will even subsidize the cost for the...

by Rebecca Mallory Remember back in the olden days when you were punished for doing something wrong in school? Remember when the really bad guys were suspended for fighting, stealing or cheating? Remember when you could opt out of Sex Ed if you felt uncomfortable? Well,...

by Erin Weist The media stories that have been overwhelming my news feeds lately have dealt with the transition of the traditional family. They have covered the current dogma of the fluidity of gender, the worldly view of traditional parental roles that are seen as archaic, the...

by Diane Robertson If ever there was a time in U.S. History for Americans to rise up and stand together the time would be now. People may celebrate the Obergefell ruling legalizing gay marriage, but what many need to realize is that with this single ruling,...

"Marriage is dead,”. . . or, at least,  no longer necessary was the Nietzchean-like declaration of two young, female writers in Newsweek.  In an article entitled “The Case Against Marriage,” Jessica Bennett and Jesse Ellison lay-out with dismissive nonchalance, and not a small amount of...

by Caitlin Woolbert I know the summer is part way over, but I have a great idea for you! Make family time a priority. Seems simple enough? Wrong! Everyday life is busy. Summer life is even busier. This summer is a great time to start making family...

by Tori Perez "Not everything can be changed that is faced, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - Lucille Ball It's simple. Gas prices are falling, poor people are getting better health insurance, soldiers are being sent home to their families.. It sounds like things are...

by Diane Robertson The United States of America has officially entered the realm of the ridiculous and impossible. Five justices on the Supreme Court decided that the Constitution apparently protects the dignity of adults, and since heterosexual marriage bestowed dignity upon those couples, then according to...