UFI Blog

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...

by Gary Boyd Many students across America  on probably every college campus, have wondered whether they might have received lesser grades than they felt they deserved; not due to their academic performance, but due to controversial views expressed by students over the duration of a college course....

By: Kristen Jan Cannon Do you ever think about how your parents raised you? What do you appreciate about them? What would you absolutely do differently? How much has your life course been influenced due to your parents’ parenting style? And how are you going to parent your...

Author's name with held by request On October 26th, 2013 a phone call changed my world forever and caused me to reevaluate just how much my family had been impacted by my parent’s divorce. “I have terrible news,” my father said--a phrase that would prove to...

by Diane Robertson Many women today want to make a difference in the world—they want to be part of something important. To them that means doing well in school, going to a big name college and succeeding in their career of choice. Some women think it...

by Nathalie Bowman The birth and naming of Prince William and Kate’s newborn baby has been all over news. The happy occasion is creating a worldwide celebration. The world’s attitude towards Kate’s pregnancy and the birth of the royal baby has breathed new life into the...

by Rebecca Mallory Been paying attention to the news this week? Ever wonder why people want to become police officers? I assume that they have a desire to protect their communities from harm and bad guys. Perhaps they have a desire to serve their communities. Do...

By Laura Chesley It was 1973, deep into the uproar and chaos of the sexual revolution. The winds had begun to shift concerning marriage and families; it was time to hurl the historic chains of domination by men to the ground and take control of personal...

by Gary Boyd Until recently, I can remember walking in to storefronts of all types, and often seeing a sign that, if not in these exact words, expressed the sentiment: “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason”. While I recollect entertaining...

by Mekelle Tenney Oral arguments began Monday for a case that many are saying is the most important the Supreme Court will hear this year. In the last three days I have read dozens and dozens of blogs and news articles discussing same-sex marriage. I have...

by Diane Robertson In the state of Oregon a husband can have extra marital affairs, leave his wife and children and have no legal consequences. His wife can claim emotional damage and suffering all day long, but she will never get any legal recourse. But if...

by Nathalie Bowman Today is a big day for anyone interested in the status of marriage in the United States. The Supreme Court of the land will hear four cases in regards to the legal issues of same sex marriage. This is an important issue for all...

by Gary Boyd Joe Laycock, writing for qz.com, advocated the idea that religious education has value for reasons beyond the typically assumed benefits of improved morale character. According to Mr. Laycock, religious learning is key to understanding the global environment in which we live. Mr. Laycock addresses...

by Erika Walker Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. The belief in women’s rights and the pursuit for “gender equality” is what started the feminists movement. Three waves of Feminist Movement There have been...

by Elise Ellsworth The date November 11, 2020 will mark the four hundredth year from the landing of the Mayflower in America.   The Mayflower. A boat manned by English religious separatists whose adherence to strict Biblical teachings made them a target of government surveillance, persecution and...