UFI Blog

By Breaunna Stone It seems that from the beginning of time, the family has been described as a mother, a father, and their children. In most cases, many remember the father as being named the breadwinner while the mother reared her children in the home. Today it...

By Diane Robertson Between the breakdown of the family and wide-spread pornography usage, child sexual abuse seems to be on the rise with no end in sight. Even very careful and watchful people can be tainted by this scourge that is sweeping the earth. Recently, I learned...

By Miriam Merrill Euthanasia doesn’t grant patients the right to die, it gives doctors permission to kill, and the rate of killing is becoming more frequent. A recent news story announced new research that Euthanasia is responsible for 4.5% of all deaths in the Netherlands. The...

By Christie Masters I recently found myself reorganizing my bookshelf when one of my science books from college caught my eye: “What is Life?” by Erwin Schrodinger. The title gave me pause, especially with the tragedy of little Charlie Gard so fresh in my mind. What...

One benefit of working with United Families is the opportunity we have to partner with other pro-family organizations. For instance, while at the United Nations, UFI has collaborated with Fight the New Drug to educate individuals and community leaders about the dangers of pornography, and...

By Diane Robertson Last week, a judge in Wisconsin announced that the court would rule that a Christian photographer could declare her faith-based intent not to take photos at homosexual weddings and not be prosecuted or chased out of business because she does not have a...

“Charged with discriminating against a gay couple, the owners of another Christian family-run business are being forced to shut their doors…Betty and her husband, Richard, are the owners of Görtz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa. In 2002, they purchased the 77-year-old stone church and transformed...

by Diane Robertson By now, everyone knows the story of Charlie Gard. He was a very ill baby. His parents wished to transfer his care from the UK to the US. They had crowd-sourced over a million dollars for some experimental treatments. The Hospital would not let...

Lessons Learned From My Teenage Daughter’s Pornography Addiction The Author of This Article Wishes to Remain Anonymous As parents of a teenage son, my husband and I have been adamant about teaching him the hazards of pornography. This adheres to an urgency that exists for parents of...

by Erin Weist I recently read a book written in 1955 by a woman who visited a quiet beach for a vacation alone for several weeks. She observed the world around her and recorded her thoughts as they related to her life, subsequently publishing them as...

by Elise Ellsworth Many years ago, homeschooling pioneer, Dorothy Moore, described "a woman who was asked by a rehabilitation center to counsel men who had been classified as unemployable. They were not derelicts, Mrs. Moore reports, but instead, well-dressed and articulate. As the woman worked with...

by Diane Robertson Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the United States. They kill over 300,000 unborn babies each year, and they have been caught illegally selling body parts of unborn babies. So, here at United Families International, we can only celebrate when on...

by McKayla Skinner Recently, BBC News published an article entitled Canadian Baby ‘First Without Gender Designation’ On Health Card. The article talks about a non-binary transgender person (neither completely male or female) known as Kori Doty (originally a female), who gave birth to a baby...

by William C. Duncan At the close of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term, the Court issued an important religious liberty decision and announced another decision was likely to come during the next term. The recent Trinity Lutheran decision involved a Missouri religious preschool that had applied for a...

by Diane Robertson As a parent of many children, I have run the gamut of affordable school choices. I started my kids in public school. Dabbled for a couple years in home schooling, tried out a renowned charter school and ultimately pulled my kids out formal...

by Alannah Hurley Recently, a transgender boy who identifies as a girl, joined an all-girls track team, competed in state competitions, and came in first on multiple times during these competitions. “Andraya Yearwood, is the boy and his success knocked out other top contenders who are...

by Miriam Merrill Abortion headlines seemingly dot newspapers more than ever. Oregon is preparing to sign the most radical pro-abortion bill in the United States, making tax- funded abortions free with no informed consent and no parental consent or notification for minors required. Sex-selective abortions would...

by Diane Robertson Michelle Cretella, M.D. and president of the American College of Pediatricians declared that affirming children’s wishes to live as the opposite gender is child abuse. “Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Madisen Busenbark shares what she learned while at the United Nations. It’s been nearly 4 months now, and I still can’t get it off my mind. The Big...

by Christie Masters This 4th of July marked the first time I have had the privilege to participate in our community’s annual parade. The early morning saw our historic downtown quickly fill with the different groups that would be walking (or riding) down the long streets...

by McKayla Skinner The Nurx app (Pronounced New RX) and others like it, promote birth control at the click of a button, without the personal assistance of a pharmacist or a visit to the doctor’s office. Nurx offers birth control such as: the pill, patch and...

  by McKayla Skinner  Parent-child communication is often challenging. Across time and culture almost all parents have had to confront contention in their homes, and most have realized that they needed to change the communication patterns in their family. As a young mother with three children under...

by Diane Robertson Free speech has been under attack for many years now. Any speech deemed offensive is being punished and those punishments are being cheered from all sides of the political spectrum. It seems that Americans no longer comprehend freedom of speech. The Bill of rights...

by Diane Robertson By redefining consensus as fact, conformity as diversity, and violence as tolerance a new progressive movement has succeeded in stifling speech in America and other Western Nations. When an individual or group attempts to publicly speak truth in opposition to the progressive consensus,...

by Erin Weist Sometimes the question comes up among traditional marriage supporters about how to defend marriage in the face of those who invoke statements such as, “love wins,” or “people can’t help who they love,” or “it’s all about love.”  Indeed, that would be tough...