UFI Blog

"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...

The happy “same-sex family” is more often than not built upon the back of a destroyed mother/father heterosexual family.  In the same-sex marriage debate, how often have you heard this snarkily-delivered question:  “Well, how does a same-sex marriage harm your heterosexual marriage?”  With the obvious answer...

by Rebecca Mallory  Well America, here we are, front row seat witnesses of what happens to a society that throws all morals and righteousness out the window. These past few weeks have proven to the world that words and laws mean absolutely nothing to America's Supreme...

by Tashica Jacobsen “You can never get enough of what you don’t need, because what you don’t need can’t satisfy you.” I first heard this statement in my family relations class as we discussed satisfying our children’s developmental needs. I knew that this idea applied to...

By Trishia Van Orden A young mother walks into a room and where her two children are watching television. As the mother sits down on her couch she pulls out a book. After a few minutes, her children notice their mother reading. Immediately they turn off...

by Diane Robertson Before this month is over, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on marriage laws for all 50 states. The questions the Supreme Court must answer are: Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? Does...

by Emily Black When people hear that I am an advocate for traditional marriage, the first question that bursts forth is always, “Well, do you actually know anyone who is gay?” as if my not knowing anyone would be reason to condemn my stance on same-sex...

by Caitlin Woolbert My Dad is a great example to me. One of the greatest lessons I learned from my Dad is the importance of telling your children how much you love them. Children don’t just know they are loved. They need to be told. Guess...

by Fae Emily Love What do you and I have in common with a celebrity like Marilyn Monroe? Probably more than you think. We are all human beings. We all make mistakes, and we all live lives that everyone has opinions about. How do we contrast with...

I have to warn you before you read my post. This story is horrifying. It wrenched my gut more than anything I’ve read in the past two weeks.   By T.R. Ransom   A fourteen-year-old girl who was impregnated by rape had the fetus beaten out of her by...

by Diane Robertson We need fathers. The politically correct modern notion that as long as a child seems loved and cared for, then it won’t matter who raises the child is just wrong. Children need fathers. Society needs fathers. Mothers need fathers. For years fathers have gotten...

By Valerie Preston A young father was stranded in LA and was in need of a cab to make his flight. Taking all risks into account, he found a ride from three young teenage boys. As a visitor to LA, he commented on the beautiful city....

by Marlene Hinton Robert Ludlum begins his book, The Bourne Identity with Jason Bourne as an amnesiac looking for clues as to who he is.  His first tip is when a gun is tossed to him and he is told to take it apart and reassemble it, which...

by Tom Christensen When driving through the arid national pine forests of Montana, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, one cannot help but notice large numbers of dead trees.   Mountain pine beetles about the size of a grain of rice bore into, lay their eggs, feed on and...

by Kelsey Shipley On a scale from one to ten, how would you rate your personal stress level? Recently the American Psychologist Association (APA) conducted their annual “Stress in America Survey.” On scale from 1- -10 parents rate their overall stress as a 5.7. A healthy stress...

by Diane Roberts The American Psychiatric Association, APA, is usually considered the most relevant source for psychiatric disorders. What the APA determines about psychology and mental disorders, Universities and practicing psychologists and pschyatrists follow. The APA’s “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”, or DSM, is...

by Rebecca Mallory Usually the trash on social media just makes me shake my head in sorrow for the lost morons who gobble this stuff up. However, this whole Bruce Jenner thing needs to have the other side addressed. It is not only disgusting, but extremely...

There is this thing called "media" and it devouring many families.  What about yours? By Marissa Simpson There was a time in high school when I found myself overwhelmed with academic and athletic demands, as many high school students do. I remember my frustration when my dad...

If you could put your finger on the leading cause of the deterioration of the American family what would that cause be? By Chris Baccile There are many things that go into the breakdown of traditional nuclear families here in America. Feminists, judges, political leaders, college professors,...

By Diane Robertson In the last ten years or so, society has seen the progression and acceptance of homosexuality and as companion to that a decline in traditional religious beliefs of marriage and family. Now that much of the western world has embraced a new-age view...

by Vanessa Duersch Common Core is expanding in an increasing number of states. Parents who wish to be a proactive role in their child’s education used to feel that they were sufficiently qualified to assist in their children’s learning-especially in grade school levels. Since the release...

by Tori Perez Much of the evidence in support of gay marriage is anecdotal. Stories of happily married families with two mothers or two fathers, successful LGBT men and women being treated unjustly, and glorified sex changes. While there are some anecdotes in favor of traditional...