UFI Blog

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....

Linda Ash I was just reminded of a shocking reality that I learned about several years ago at a major  UN Conference. A film was shown at one of the side events that took us to the brothels of Calcutta where children had been trafficked and sold...

Rachel Allison A sense of entitlement, which is the polar opposite of a sense of responsibility, is endemic among many of the 1st World's children today. It is fostered by our demanding, narcissistic society wherein wants are confused with needs and everyone seems focused on the notion...

“Sexual rights” trump even a child’s right to life and society doesn’t seem to mind. By Diane Robertson A couple of weeks ago in Colorado, Michelle Wilkins answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes. Once she arrived at the seller’s home, Dynel Lane, attacked her, cut her...

Nathalie Bowman I glanced at my mail and read the headline of a local advertising magazine: “7 Reasons why high quality preschool matters for your child.” Among the 7 things were “Get Ahead”, “Success”, and “Test Scores”. Why would I be worried about my 3 year old “getting ahead”?...

Caitlin Woolbert Families are becoming busier and busier in their schedules and are involved in more activities outside of the home. Researchers have studied children of all ages and looked at whether age influences the amount of time a child is willing to spend participating in...

You're being manipulated and you may not even recognize it. Erika Walker I don’t watch much television, truth be told, we don’t even own a television anymore, but my husband and I used to enjoy sitting down and watching a show together in the evenings. On one...

Erika Walker As the saying goes, “you never know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”. This is especially true of freedoms. It isn’t until a right is threatened or taken away altogether that you truly appreciate its significance. For instance, the American flag. Most of us...

Chuck Malone Time is Limited! As co-parents of 5 active children, my wife and I determined early on that we would only have a limited time to create lasting and hopefully character building experiences as a family. We watched older children of other family’s, age and leave...

What happened at the UN last week? The annual UN Commission on the Status of women is winding to a close and we wish you’d been there with us to experience some of the high moments and some outrageous and unnerving, yet revealing moments.   Close to...

Elise Ellsworth In recent years it seems that the news media has all but succeeded in making pornography appear harmless. An article published early in 2014 claimed that there is “no such thing as porn addiction” and that there were positive benefits to children and adults...