UFI Blog

Tashica Jacobson There are many things that parents try to accomplish with their children. They try to get them to eat vegetables, do homework, and keep up on household chores. But what is the ultimate goal of parenting; what should parents really try to accomplish? To...

Submitted by Rebecca Mallory My name is Dzung Tran. (John Tran Myers) I was born in 1965. Family of seven; Mom, Dad, three boys, and two girls. I am the second child in the family. Before 1975 life in Vietnam was fairly good. We live in a city called...

Gary Boyd Rachel Feintzeig, writing for the Wall Street Journal, discusses the influence of marital harmony on productivity in the workplace, and what some companies are doing support their employees and employees’ spouses. Each marriage, of course, comes with assorted dynamics and challenges. The exclusive nature of...

Kristen Jan Cannon There seems to be a major cultural shift surrounding our society in regards to tolerating, accepting, and even embracing pornography. Some people argue that it’s a healthy way to explore and understand your sexuality. A lot of couples claim that it actually enhances...

Diane Robertson Three times the controversy over same sex marriage has come before the Supreme Court. This is what has been happening. In 2012, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that California must legalize gay marriage because they had in the past. The narrow ruling only affected California. In...

Nathalie Bowman Let me be frank. Those of us who don’t experience same-sex attraction don’t understand it. Not only do we not understand it, but many times we judge it and reject it. By judging and rejecting “it”, we judge and reject another human soul who...

Is there anyone left who is "innocent?"  With the pervasiveness of pornography, that is a valid question. By Becca Phillips How old were you when you were first exposed to pornography? You probably don’t have to think very hard about it. It’s probably a moment you remember....

Rebecca Mallory What are you afraid of? Maybe you're one of the fortunate few who aren't afraid of anything. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions humans experience. Many fears are justified, but just as many may be a mere figment of our imaginations. Playing...

With so few children available for traditional adoption, here’s a way to help parents and honor life. By Gary Boyd Imagine that, through in vitro fertilization, you were able to have the children you had always hoped for, but which had not come as easily as you...

With anti-discrimination laws, someone will ultimately be discriminated against. by Diane Robertson A Christian man asked 13 gay bakers to decorate a cake with the words “Gay Marriage Is Wrong.”  All thirteen bakers turned him down, many using obscenities while streaming insults. Although the man had no...

Do you extend to your children the same courtesies that you offer to your friends? By Nathalie Bowman The other day as I was making dinner, my son came to me with a question. He kept going on with details. I knew the situation and what he...

Mekelle Tenney The Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a study conducted in 2013 that stated the following: 20% of high school students reported having had five or more alcoholic drinks in a row 18% of high school students reported having had a drink of alcohol before...

By: Kristen Jan Cannon There are many cases where children are reprimanded or scolded for lacking respect for their elders. We’ve all probably been there. “Don’t talk to your mother like that!” or “Have some respect for your father!” are common phrases used to put children...

Diane Robertson The beginning of the New Year also means the beginning of legislative sessions in the 50 states. Now is the time to check up on your state representatives and senators and see what they are up to. This map will tell you when your...

Nathalie Bowman It’s 2015. Shouts of “Happy New Year!” are fading away and your New Year’s resolutions are needing some attention. Or not. I must admit, I don’t have “resolutions” this year. Or any year. I’m not a natural at setting goals. I have other strengths,...

Some intriguing facts on the value of work and how it can impact your children's lives. By Maralee Turner Success is achieved through work. In fact, all admirable men and women, husbands and wives, and mothers and fathers have a developed a strong work ethic. My husband,...

Thank you to all for your support during the last year.  It has been a great year and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. Join us during the upcoming year as we continue to do our best to support the pro-family and pro-life...

Tracy Allen Aren’t we all motivated by the turning of the calendar?  December thirty first of each year not only causes many of us to turn our thoughts to the past twelve months, but also to face the next twelve months with hope and resolution to...

Rachel Allison Dr. Miriam Grossman, M.D. worked at a campus counseling center for more than 10 years.  The young women who came to her were in crisis. They were “working hard to fulfill their dreams:  a college education, maybe grad school, a great career, and—at some...

Families are what Christmas is all about.  It was the formation of a new family on that Christmas Eve some two thousand years ago that literally changed the world. We at United Families International wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that you are each enveloped...

Sometimes we find ourselves thinking and worrying about all that is wrong in the world. Yet, there’s much that is right and good. Diane Robertson To my children tonight, I read the words, “Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small, Was singing! Without any...

Nathalie Bowman I received an email this morning that caught my attention. It was from Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, which works to defend and heal the natural family.  The email explained that the United States Census Bureau “is in the process of...

In today’s world it appears that caring for and teaching children is considered to be a profession – as long as they’re not your own. By Jessika Allsop with contributions from Mary Johnatakis When I first found out I was pregnant, the most common question I was...

Rachel Allison My husband and I have totally different parenting styles. I have often wondered how I ended up being the strict disciplinarian.  He on the other hand had an open-door policy with our children.  Any time a discussion or heart to heart conversation was needed...