UFI Blog

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...

by Rebecca Mallory What often happens to a TV show, consumer product, magazine, comedian etc. when they start losing money or relevancy? Yup. They turn to sex, after all, sex sells, right? When all else fails, appeal to the lowest common denominator in society. Hey, the...

Kristen Jan Cannon Forgive me for sounding a bit dramatic, but last year my life literally flipped upside down. After months of deliberation, professional help, and spiritual consideration, I made the decision to get divorced. We didn’t have children. We didn’t have to go to court. It...

Diane Robertson In 2005, Canada quietly legalized gay marriage. Unlike the United States, there was never a fight or a court case, or really much ado about it. It just happened. And since then, we haven’t heard if gay marriage changed anything about Canada. Until now… Canadian...

Rachel Allison It has been over nine years since my father passed away. Over the past couple of days I have been thinking of him a lot. My Dad was a man of few words, but life’s lessons had given him a wisdom that enriched each of our...

by Chuck Malone Indeed one of the most fascinating, albeit frustrating, challenges facing any family unit is trying to understand and adjust to changing roles. The constant challenge to the definition of family in today's changing environment makes that challenge even more difficult. In a nutshell, let...

Tashica Jacobson Laura Bunker’s recent UFI alert struck a cord with me, and I haven’t been able to get her message out of my mind. Not only did it bring up this year’s trip to the UN, which brought up wonderful memories for me, she quoted...

Think all those images and characters showing up on your children’s various screens (phone, tablet, TV) don’t have an impact. Think again. By Sara Vance When was the last time you saw a character on a TV show or movie behave irresponsibly with drugs, violence, or sexual...

Kelsi Marie Shipley 18 – 35 year old Millennials are constantly a topic of conversation with older generations. We are too liberal. We have more opportunities than any other generation before us. We don’t have the respect that we should. Today, let’s discuss my personal favorite:...

Rebecca Mallory Let’s pretend that you are a bigwig with a large company in the human resources department. You get to hire the newbies. You have a position to fill and post it online. One week later you have 200 applicants. Forty of those have passing resumes....