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Nathalie Bowman This is the second in a three part parenting series. Read Part 1 here. Peaceful parenting…..what kind of thoughts come to your mind as you read those words? Do you ever “lose it” with your children, then afterwards, you wonder where that came from...

Many argue that an emotional affair isn’t the same as a traditional sexual affair since there is no physical intimacy going on, but marriage counselors and psychologists tells us it can be equally as devastating.  By Hailey Terry and Brittony Schmitt When a couple gets married they...

Evan Crockett I remember working in the garden with my father. As a boy, it was hard to see beyond the seemingly unpleasant task at hand—the physical labor required get the job done. He often asked for my help in tilling the dirt at the beginning...

        Diane Robertson Experiencing the birth of my own ten children has taught me something about pain and endurance. When I had my first baby, I was not prepared for the pain. The earlier pains of labor crippled me and brought tears to my eyes. The second...

Nathalie Bowman Well, things got away from me this week as I began homeschooling and going back to school myself, so somehow I didn’t give myself enough time to create a thoughtful and meaningful “Part 1” to follow up last week’s post. Please forgive me -...

 Kristen Jan Heimuli Picture this: your significant other comes to pick you up for a romantic date. It's obvious they took forever to look good just for you. You can see enthusiasm all over their face when they get to your front door. Meanwhile, all you...

 The next time you think that everyone else sees the world as you do, remember the following. http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/08/30-population-control-quotes-show-elite-truly-believe-humans-plague-upon-earth/...

By Rebecca Mallory Whoever invented the DVR deserves every dime they get. I hope they made millions because that is the greatest invention in years. I can't even remember when I last watched a television commercial. Heavenly. I would even be so bold as to say...

I'll bet you’ve heard that half of all marriages end in divorce and that most marriages are unhappy. In fact we are so used to hearing this that, of course, we all believe it. Most of us probably believe that, while this is not the...

If you could create the ideal home for your family, what would that look like? What would it include? By Nathalie Bowman Think about this question in terms of the physical ideal if you’d like, but more importantly, think about the environment you’d like to create. What...

The article was shocking. It was a story of a mentally handicapped boy who was seen being pushed by his father while at a local school. Officers took a closer look into this situation and found that the boy “smelled of urine and feces.” He...

My father wanted me to be as well prepared for life as I could be. He was attentive and took time to correct misconduct when needed. He was home enough, and I was into mischief enough, that it seemed I was in “the doghouse” throughout...

Since August is National Breastfeeding awareness month…  What? You didn’t know that?   Well, it is and we at United Families International are firmly in the camp of thinking that breastfeeding is essential for the best health and development of babies. In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness,...

 Tashica JacobsenIn a review of many scholarly journals studying negative effects on youth, sexual promiscuity and early sexual activity, are listed as a risk factor along with drug use, delinquent behavior, and violence. However, society is now changing its standards, and is actually encouraging what...

Nathalie BowmanLet’s face it. We live busy lives. Run here. Run there. Drop off the kids. Pick them up. Pick up dinner, put the kids to bed, wake them up, get them to school, and do it all over again. When does the routine end...

Kristen Jan Heimuli The popular phrases, “It’s a boy!” and “It’s a girl!” are now outdated, old-fashioned themes for baby showers everywhere.Gender has moved from two types to over 50. In fact, as of February of this year, Facebook has provided a list of 58 gender...

Maddi GillelWe have all known those in life and in cinema who were naturally fools, deliberate fools, and fools by default. Napoleon Dynamite is a funny movie. My husband and children and I have had our share of laughs at some of the lines and...

by Rebecca Mallory      Do you believe in the constitution, individual rights, adhering to and obeying the law of the land? If so, you might well be a racist. Yup. You could be a bigot, homophobe racist. You’re labeled simply for your core beliefs in rugged...

by Diane RobertsonAs the many marriage cases move through the court system supporters of marriage often find themselves in conversations in which they must defend their stance on marriage and family. This can be a very stressful conversation. Even the best and smartest debaters risk...

by Nathalie BowmanLast week my grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was almost 92 years old. Grandmothers have wonderful life lessons to share.The wisdom of Grandma Nielsen:Gambling is NOT allowed. One year, when I was 16 or 17, one of my favorite cousins...

by Diane RobertsonIn the United States, there has been a battle of words and ideas that has extended to the legislatures and into the court houses. Many people have felt called upon to fight the battle for religious freedom. These people want to be able...

By: Kristen Jan Heimuli             It’s a $57 billion a year industry worldwide; $12 billion right here in the U.S. Its revenue is larger than all combined revenues of professional basketball, football, and baseball franchises. It transcends the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC networks....

Maddi Gillel Principle- a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption-a rule or code of conduct-a habitual devotion to right principles—a distinguishable ingredient that exhibits or imparts a characteristic quality. Virtue-strength-conformity to a standard of right-moral excellence-beneficial quality or power-strength/courage- a capacity to ayt – chastity especially...