UFI Blog

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...

by Gary Boyd Esau Jardon moved from Mexico to Canada, in search of greater freedom of religion and freedom of speech. He probably has enjoyed greater freedom of expression in Canada than he would have had in Mexico, until recently when he blew it, and expressed...

by Mekelle Tenney In a speech delivered in 1788 James Madison stated, “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks no form of government can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government...

by Diane Robertson During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama, and Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam chided Christian religious organizations for focusing too heavily on “divisive issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. The New York Times reported that President Obama, “chided religious organizations...

by Nathalie Bowman I write what’s in my heart. I don’t study statistics or research papers. I write what I know to be true. As this is my last blog post for United Families International, I want to share some thoughts from my heart about families...

by Gary Boyd A recent change in the wording of a question on the United States citizenship test did not go unnoticed by Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The test now shows “Freedom of Worship”, rather than “Freedom of Religion”, as one of the basic rights of...

by Vanessa Duersch Early settlers to the American continent were not privileged to have the high quality telephones, paper printing methods, medicine, transportation, or even the fancy internet abilities to watch HD movies on Youtube. The best conveniences that they could speak for was the switchboard,...

by Tashica Jacobson Two months ago I said "yes" to the biggest decisions of my life, and now both my fiancé and I are extremely happy. But with this one "yes" the wedding planning piñata blew up in my face, and now I’m wading through endless...

The following is an interview with Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, conductor, and public speaker. His insights on the importance of living our lives by the Ten Commandments makes this well worth the read...

by Rebecca Mallory  "Honesty is the best policy" is a famous proverb written by Benjamin Franklin. Even Wikipedia says that "Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with...

by Gary Boyd For many years, large numbers of Christians have put their religious belief to work through countless humanitarian projects at home as well as abroad. Though believers in Christianity, they have, to this point, taken the role of pacifism in the culture war. John Inazu,...

By Tori Perez op·tion ˈäpSH(ə)n/ A thing that is or may be chosen. There is no freedom without options. When I was a little girl, my mother would foster my toddler independence by showing me all the shirts in my closet and asking "Which shirt would you like to wear...

by Diane Robertson Two hundred forty years ago, there were tens of thousands ready to give their very lives for freedom. With God on their side, and a sacrifice of blood, they were able to bring freedom to the world. Today on the very land hallowed...

by Nathalie Bowman Sexual intimacy in marriage has the potential to make or break a relationship. For many married couples, sexual intimacy takes a back burner to children, work, and all the demands of the modern lifestyle. However, if taken seriously and given conscientious effort, marital...

by Kelsi Shipley It’s loud and cold, but you don’t notice. Your son is playing in the state football championship game. He has worked relentlessly to be ready for this game. He’s been hitting the gym, attending practices, and has even missed hanging out with friends...