UFI Blog

by Cathi Bond In a 2016 survey, 72% of teenagers reported feeling an urgency to check and immediately respond to text messages and social media notifications from their friends. They found it almost impossible to resist the impulse to check the pings or to post; experiencing...

by Ashley Corbaley In September of last year Thai law professor and homosexual activist, Vitit Muntarbhorn, was appointed the first UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and Gender Identity. There was and is great opposition to the Independent Expert’s position. On November 21st the UN voted 84-77...

I am Kelli Houghton, the president of United Families International. We want to share with you an upcoming trip to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations that is focusing on women’s economic empowerment. Our team will be there for two...

by Diane Robertson This week the Supreme Court sent their transgender school bathroom case back down to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court stated: “The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for...

by Cathi Bond No one is perfect. We all make mistakes…therefore, we all need forgiveness. It’s our nature to help others, but sometimes we intentionally or carelessly disappoint and hurt too. Forgiveness is a process, not an event, which can be challenging when our hurt is...

by Breaunna Stone Based out of New York City, and Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations is a headquarters where countries come together to discuss and make decisions on international policy that ranges from the sanctity of life, to water quality, to economic policy. The documents and...

by Diane Robertson The organizers for the Women’s March, held in January, have organized another event for March 8th—“A Day Without a Woman”. The organizers are suggesting that women around the world “take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping for one day...

by Elise Ellsworth President Trump recently revoked Obama era federal guidelines instructing schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and other facilities which aligned with their gender identity. Many saw this revocation as an intentional snubbing of those in the LGBT community and their rights. But...

by Candice LeSueur I remember very distinctly when I realized how great it was to be a girl. I was 16 and was learning, as women, we have attributes that make us unique from men: among a wide array of countless traits, we have a great...

by Diane Robertson Once upon a time society approved of motherhood. Young women were encouraged to bare and rear children. Getting married and starting a family was sought after and expected. That’s not true today. In a high school class, my daughter was told she had to...

by Tashica Jacobson The feminist movement was started by women who wanted equal treatment. Their initial efforts focused on improvement for women in regards to education, employment, and the right to vote. The movement then expanded to equality for everyone regardless of sex, race, age, or...

by Diane Robertson The Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming state legislatures are all currently considering bills to legalize assisted suicide. California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state have laws allowing physician assisted...

by McKayla Skinner Two years ago, my Grandmother passed away due to Alzheimer’s. In her final months, she chose to embrace life even though she had persistent health challenges. Something that once was a fear for her became realized, and she decided to not let it...

by Jennifer Johnson Try to put yourself in the following situation, paying particular attention to how you would feel: You are in a classroom and the teacher says that you are going to have a competition, with a bag of mini Snickers candy bars on the line...

by Diane Robertson The news and social media have been flooded with opinions about Muslims, refugees, and immigration. I am not an expert on immigration law. I do not know enough about the war-torn countries that many families and individuals are fleeing to form an opinion...

Tashica Jacobson The other morning I was holding my sleeping son, who currently is getting over a bad case of baby acne, and found myself fixated on one of the particularly large bump on his face. I was resisting the urge to scratch it off his...

by Cathi Bond There is a never ending stream of soft pornography creeping into our daily lives. It is no longer a matter of if you and your children will encounter hard core porn, but when. This multibillion dollar industry permeates all forms of media. With...

by Diane Robertson My 17 year old daughter and I had the wonderful opportunity to join with thousands upon thousands of people in Washington D.C. on Friday to march for the lives of the unborn. Men and women came from all across the nation to form a...

Guest post by Tiffany Anderson and Audrey Edwards When was the last time the birds and bees got together to talk? Our personal sexuality is a big part of our individual identity. Our bodies were made for the amazing purpose of creation. This wonderful power was also...

by Elise Ellsworth Every parent’s nightmare is the discovery that one of their children has been sexually molested or abused.  However, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys will become victims of childhood sexual abuse.  How can you outsmart molesters and keep your child...

by Diane Robertson There was a March for Women last Saturday. I did not pay too much attention to it, but it got me thinking about a different march. The March for Life is scheduled just 6 days after this other march. As a woman and a...

by Tashica Jacobson “All this because two people fell in love” is the quote on my grandparents photo wall. While I have heard this saying multiple times, the full impact of it never settled in until I saw their wall with photos of each of their...

by Cathi Bond After having two gifted daughters with exceptional language skills, I recognized right off when our third child, a son, was going to need extra help to learn to read. I explained to him that when he learned to read, the entire world would...

by Diane Robertson Telescope Media group is a small couple owned business in Minnesota that makes small promotional films or commercials for local events. The company is Christian based and Christian in purpose. Their website advertises the purpose of the company as follows: “Telescope is based on this...

by Erin Weist Listening to wise counsel this weekend I was reminded that relationships are at the center of our search for happiness-- our relationships with god, our relationships with our families, relationships within our communities, and (surprisingly) our relationship with ourselves.  Often this last one...