UFI Blog

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...

Written by Beth Whitaker as told to Rebecca Mallory Last weekend my family held the big annual family Christmas party in Utah. I unfortunately came down with a cold and couldn’t go. I was feeling very sorry for myself until my darling sister sent me what she wrote...

Diane Robertson As I put my children to sleep in their safe, warm beds, my heart and prayers go out to the grieving parents in Peshawar, Pakistan, who will not be putting their children to bed this night or any night again. On Dec 16th, around 10...

Rachel Allison This post may offend some of our readers.  If I say something that hits too close to home, just honestly evaluate your child’s involvement and if necessary ignore my observations. My children grew up during the skate-board craze in our neighborhood.  All of their friends...

Kristen Jan Cannon It’s not exactly news that porn is bad for your brain. Thanks to research on the matter, people are starting to realize the effects pornography has on your relationships and how you view others. But how does porn impact the way you view...

Tashica Jacobsen In fifth grade we made dream catchers at school. Our schools theme that year was “catch the dream,” and so in the center of each one, on a piece of clay, we carved what it was we wanted to be when we grew up....

Mekelle Tenney Today is December 10th, my little brothers 21st birthday. Currently he is serving in the Philippians as a full time volunteer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Earlier this week the Philippians were hit by typhoon Hagupit. Twenty seven people...

Diane Robertson If you have been watching the news, listening to the radio, following twitter, or even just browsing your Facebook feed, it would have been impossible to miss the unrest occurring in the streets around the nation. Maybe you’ve had conversations with your friends and...

Nathalie Bowman As I sat on my rocking chair unwrapping ornaments for our Christmas tree, our children gleefully hung the ornaments. Somehow, it has become a family tradition to decorate the tree this way. I sit with several shoe boxes and gift bags full of ornaments,...

What will the population of France look like in 2050?  Some Frenchmen might be surprised. By Suzie Trepanier My last name is Trepanier (tray-pin-yay). When pronounced correctly it is a beautiful French name. It is my married last name and although I have some French heritage, mostly...

Maddie Gillel Our family was flying a kite a few years ago, having a great time watching the kite fly higher and higher. One of the grandchildren asked what would happen if we cut the string? She thought it would surely continue climbing higher and higher!...

Rebecca Mallory If you remember this great number 1 hit from "Sister Sledge" in the '70's, then that dates us both!  (I always thought it was "The Pointer Sisters" who sang that. Nope!)  We are family. Sometimes I sit in church looking at the congregation. Sweet...

Diane Robertson In the fourth grade while a couple of boys sat crying outside the classroom, my teacher sat the rest of the class down and explained that these boys were crying because their conscience hurt. They had been involved in a fist fight during recess....

Nathalie Bowman Abortion is alive and well, and the American media is all for it. Katie Yoder, in her article “Media Hype '1 in 3 Campaign' Promoting Abortion, Censor Women Who Regret Their Abortions”, shares how the media is only showing one side of the Abortion...

By: Kristen Jan Cannon The Media and Pornography Pornography is a way for individuals to become sexually satisfied. It is an outlet, for men and women alike, to relieve stress, relax, and brainlessly fantasize. At least that is the trend the media-and much of society-conveys. In one particular...

Tashica Jacobson Embarrassingly I admit that four years ago many of my attitudes were anti-family. Now don’t jump to conclusions I wasn’t an extremist. However I was at the point that I had given up on the ideal of marriage. I had seen so many horrible...

Diane Robertson If I had a conversation like, “Do you want to know what the UN is doing now?” And then actually repeated some of the information in the UNFPA’s State of World Population report on youth , no one would believe me. They would think...

Nathalie Bowman As parents in this generation, many of us experience technology battles daily. Video games, ipads, computer time, and smart phones all battle for our children’s attention. With games, music, the internet, and all kinds of things to keep kids occupied, more and more families...