UFI Blog

by Breaunna Stone Many people proclaim themselves to be “pro life,” or “pro choice.” I claim to be both. I am pro life in the sense that I believe that a new life is created at the time of conception, and that every life created, has...

by Diane Robertson The Canadian senate just destroyed science, sanity, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. They passed the most ridiculous anti-freedom law yet to hit the books of a western nation. In a vote of 63 to 11, the senate added...

by Alannah Hurley Recently, I did what some would call unfathomable, what some wish they could do, and what some have already done – I quit social media. At first it was hard not having that constant entertainment at my fingertips, but it also felt as...

by Miriam Merrill The world continues to advocate for female empowerment but fails to acknowledge the irreplaceable role fathers have in contributing to the movement. I consider myself a strong woman. For my 13th birthday I received a thick book called “Women Making America” filled with...

by Diane Robertson We need fathers. The politically correct modern notion that as long as a child seems loved and cared for, then it won’t matter who raises the child is just wrong. Children need fathers. Society needs fathers. Mothers need fathers. For years fathers have gotten...

by Alannah Hurley “I made a decision to choose abstinence for my life and I stayed true to that commitment. When I was 15 years old, I made a decision that I wanted to save sex for one man only and that was my future husband. Choosing...

by Diane Robertson Do you remember when gay marriage debates were happening all over and those who did not want it to become legalized would receive the question: How can my marriage affect yours? Since that time, married couples could probably come up with a specific answer...

Guest post by Tina Mann I recently attended a meeting at my local middle school to discuss the upcoming sex education classes. After reassuring the parents of the district’s policy to teach abstinence-based classes, which sounded like a positive approach to me, the teacher played several...

Guest post by Paola Zorrilla Soto Working parents, unresolved conflict between adults, divorce, separation, stepfamilies, two homes, addictions, long-awaited child, an only child, only grandchild, the oldest child, the youngest child, neglect, abuse, overcompensating a child for different reasons, lack of good parenting skills, and so...

by Diane Robertson Physician assisted suicide (PAS) proponents in the state of Vermont pushed for officials to interpret the PAS law to require all doctors either to counsel terminally ill patients or to refer them for counseling about assisted suicide. The state health department made counseling...

by Alannah Hurley The birth of my daughter was the most beautiful thing I could have ever experienced. My little gift from heaven took her first breath on that day and now it is, and forever will be, one of my favorite occasions to celebrate. I...

by Erin Weist Last year, Feb. 2016, several American groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against a therapy group claiming to treat unwanted same-sex attraction.  The complaint, brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and...

by Elise Ellsworth “I know a good urologist you could visit.” After a few children my husband got this advice from a young male friend. And I must admit that as I embarked on marriage I had adopted the prevailing opinion at my university that having...

by Diane Robertson La Leche League fills a needed service for new breast feeding mothers. According their website, La Leche League helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding in the healthy development of the...

by McKayla Skinner CNN recently published an article entitled Rethinking Monogamy Today, challenging the centuries long pattern of monogamy in marriage. Instead of couples choosing to “break up, cheat or just ‘settle” when they have sexual differences, the article suggests an alternative that encourages couples to...

by Breaunna Stone Ever since my experience at the United Nations at the 2017 Commission on the Status of women, I have found a voice inside of myself that is more outspoken and boisterous than it has ever been before. Whether it is on social media,...

by Ashley Corbaley Recently I saw a movie in which a man and a woman who were hopelessly in love with each other decided to break up because they chose to pursue their careers instead of their relationship. They tried to follow their dreams while dating...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Allie Gillespie shares what she learned while at the United Nations. Abraham Lincoln once said, “The problem with internet quotes is that you can’t always depend on their...

by Diane Robertson Hurray!!! Free speech and religious freedom, for a business owner, won last week in a court in Kentucky! Those rulings are becoming fewer and farther between. Though the ruling will likely be appealed, one can always celebrate a win for freedom!!!! Should a gay...

by Alannah Hurley Pornography is now easier than ever to access. It is available at the click of a button for adults, teens, and children. However, some states, parties and governments are beginning to see the dangers of pornography and are taking steps to increase awareness...

by Christie Masters If you are too busy, you may, like me, look longingly at your garden as you drive away, again, wishing for more time at home. The weeds in that badly neglected garden seem to mock our desire for rest and peace as they...

by Alannah Hurley Because of technological advances, expecting mothers are now able to tell before birth if their child will have Down syndrome. “The abortion rate in the United States for babies with Down syndrome, sometimes known as trisomy 21, is about 50 percent and is...

by Carol Soelberg In 1983 when my mother, Janet Andersen Ray, was Arizona’s Mother of the year, my seven sisters accompanied her to the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York for the American Mother’s National Convention. I stayed home having just given birth to...

by Diane Robertson I read this great article last week. I hope it goes viral. It describes feelings I have often felt. “What if I never really amount to anything when I grow up—beyond mom and sister and wife? But these people in my primary circle of...

by Dr. Jenet Jacob Erickson If there is anything the last four decades have taught us, it is that marriage matters in the lives of children. In 1960, five percent of children were born to an unmarried mother. By 2014, that rate had increased to 41...