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United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Kadee Taylor shares what she learned while at the United Nations. It's All About Me  I’ve struggled to find words for what I learned by attending the United...

by Diane Robertson Part two of a two-part series examining California’s overreach into the lives of children and families and the rights of parents. The main problem with California’s SRC 41 is that it removes full on decision making about children from the parents and gives it...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Miriam Blaser shares what she learned while at the United Nations. My time at the United Nations was unforgettable. I experienced so much that will forever change me....

by Erin Weist I follow several family-oriented groups on social media.  These groups encourage support of mothers, father, and children, as well as strong bonds between husbands and wives.  If you’ve spent any time on social media you’ll know what a battleground it can be.  People,...

by Diane Robertson Part one of a two-part series examining California's overreach into the lives of children and families and the rights of parents. Californians and parents beware!! In a move to curb the opposition, State Senator Pan, author of the now infamous SB 18 has moved...

by Elise Ellsworth What is marriage like when you reach eighteen years? My husband and I reached that milestone this past week. Eighteen years of fun dates, moonlight, romance, hand holding and batting our eyes…? Well, not quite. We have had our share of romance but...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Breaunna Stone shares what she learned while at the United Nations. As we walked into the side event, it was visible we didn’t quite fit in. We looked...

by Candice LeSueur I am the fourth of six children in my family. We all joke about how my parents’ third child, the sister just older than me, was a fierce one. My mom thought she would be finished with having kids after her, but I’m...

by Diane Robertson Another aspect of the doctrine of separation of Church and State is on trial at the Supreme Court, today, April 19, 2017. This is an important case for families because it affects government interaction with both education and religion. Some say school choice...

UFI president, Kelli Houghton, shares with us the progress made at the recent United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. After years of not being able to substantively address “family” in UN documents, the dry spell has ended and “family” is back in a Commission...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Andy Gongora shares what he learned while at the United Nations. My main purpose for coming to the UN was to learn about and become more exposed to...

by Diane Robertson For years, the LGBT community has been seeking to make sexual orientation and transgenderism part of non-discrimination laws that were written during the civil rights movement. They have been successful in several states and cities across the nation, and have been the source...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Elizabeth Warner shares what she learned while at the United Nations. While at the Commission on the Status of Women, I met so many amazing and passionate...

by McKayla Skinner In courts in the United States use the image of Lady Justice or the balance she carries, symbolizing fairness under the law. This icon is not only used in the United States but also in thirteen other countries. However, this iconic message of “fair...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Emma Zuniga shares what she learned while at the United Nations. I remember the first time I went to the United Nations. It was a little over...

by Diane Robertson About the same time the State of California charged David Daleiden, the man responsible for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, with 15 felonies, the United States Congress dismissed an Obama administration rule that prohibited the states from defunding Planned...

by Candice LeSueur Attending the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) at the UN this past week was an unforgettable experience for me, as well as one I definitely had not expected. Back in high school, I was lucky enough to...

by Erin Weist About 2 weeks ago, BBC News produced an article titled, “Three-person baby license granted,” reporting about a fertility group in Newcastle that has worked to create a procedure that is intended to overcome a specific genetic defect. A noble goal, to be sure....

Nine university students accompanied the United Families team at the United Nations for the Commission on the Status of Women. They shared with us some of their impressions while working at the UN. Each student had a unique perspective. We are grateful for the enthusiasm...

by Diane Robertson Religious freedom is being chipped away at one small bit at a time. As a result, the freedom in which people had to behave and speak has been changing. Years ago, private business owners could make their religion part of their business and the...

by Cathi Bond Loneliness is an emotion that causes one to feel empty or have the perception of being alone, like when a college freshman feels lonely even when surrounded by roommates and fellow students. Earlier this month, Michael Hobbes, a gay writer, pondered why gay...

by Elise Ellsworth While Congress is hotly debating the American Health Care Act there are many Americans who remain unaware that the act contains language which could be the undoing of America’s biggest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood (originally HJ Resolution 43). Over the last few weeks...

by Diane Robertson There’s an alarming new agenda showing up in liberal circles. It’s coming under two separate guises: women’s rights and children’s rights. Both have the same goal to remove childcare from the parents and give it to the government. I first noticed this in December...

by Angela Fallentine The 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations is underway in New York and the United Families International team is on the ground attending and monitoring events. The theme for this year’s CSW is “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the...

by Christie Masters “No one told me that it would all happen at the same hallowed time: Mothering is at once the hardest and the holiest and the happiest.” Ann Voskamp Several years ago, my two oldest daughters and I joined a women’s book study group. The...