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Diane RobertsonToday gay rights and religious liberty are at odds. To promote their legal agenda, the gay rights movement has often and frequently equated itself to the civil rights movement. But are homosexual people really facing the same issues that the African-Americans faced previous to...

Cameron Conyers Deadly Affairs, Deadly Women, Beauty Queen Murders, Southern Fried Homicide, and Wives with Knives. These are all names of popular television shows that are readily available, day or night, for young adults, children, and families to view. Whatever happened to wholesome shows like I...

Elise Ellsworth “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?”  This is the famous lament of Professor Henry Higgins in the movie, My Fair Lady.  Thoroughly discouraged by his inability to understand women, Professor Higgins sings this tongue-in-cheek melody about how the world might be...

Rice is the most important crop in the world.  These tips will help you raise your rice properly. Growing rice is challenging but not impossible.  It takes patience, care, and a tremendous amount of work. Even though rice adapts to many environments, it needs plenty of sunshine,...

Kristi Kane Have you ever seen a house or building being demolished? It takes very little time to do. But to build a home or a building requires so much: a lot of money, labor, materials, building permits, inspections and time. The finished product can take...

Marlene Hinton Something very good happens to a baby’s brain when parents are close, attentive, communicative, and nurturing with their children—an effect that continues on through life. During the critical, earliest stages of a child’s life, they learn to trust, respond to and return love, and understand...

Brittany Halstead & Chantelle Paramore Connors favorite class each day was gym.  He looked forward to the class because instead of doing school work he could play with his classmates.  On this particular day however, the teacher had different plans; a guest speaker would be talking...

Maddi Gillel There are a few more terms we need to identify under the umbrella title totalitarianism: Tyranny – A government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power; the office, authority, or jurisdiction of an absolute ruler; absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or...

Ann Bailey I don't blame the Olympic luge teams for being frustrated – and disgusted.   You dedicate your life to a sport and pay the incomprehensible price that must be paid to get to the Olympics and then you’re used as a pawn of the gay...

Diane Robertson This happens to be National Marriage Week. February 7th to 14th each year has become a “collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children.” While many argue...

Marlene Hinton Against doctors’ suggestions that Ilene would require institutionalized medical attention, a mother’s earnest patience and love keep the family together. Ilene’s daily ways invite her family to learn compassion and to delight in her life regardless of the challenges. She was six years old, stick...

Elisabeth Clonts & McKenzie Wallentine Attending a university is a way for people to increase their knowledge and better their lives. Going to college for the first time can be scary because of the new experience, and the unknown reality of what the future holds. A...

There is much discussion as to whether or not the gay community should be able to marry.  It’s one of the hottest debates of the day, and has given all involved in the deliberation opportunity to take a good look at marriage; what it represents,...

Rachel Allison In wars past, I visualize men and more recently women in battle armor, fighting to defend our country and the freedoms of those they love and hold dear.   There are many different kinds of battles and many different kinds of wars; all of which...

 Rebecca Mallory We moved this past week. From a house we had lived in for over 15 years. It had a ton of storage, which probably sounds great to most of you. But guess what you do with a lot of storage? You store.  It brings...

Sarah Alldredge Our little family had quite the experience last night while gathered around the dinner table. My husband and I were in the throes of a marital spat, and our daughter’s expression of frustration with us created the perfect segue from dinnertime to a family...

Aubrey Walton Imagine with me for a minute; you’re back in 4th grade. You’ve just gotten off the bus after a long day at school. Perhaps you were ignored by your best friend today; or yelled at by your teacher. Perhaps you were picked on in...

Editor's note:  A huge rally in support of traditional marriage was held on Tuesday, January 28.  United Families Utah representatives, along with five interns, participated.  We wanted to share some of their experiences and insights - including their reaction when protestors from the gay lobby...

Diane Robertson Last week on the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, thousands of people braved the cold and marched in Washington to protest abortion. On Tuesday, Jan 28th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 227-188 to end all federal funding for abortions. One portion of the...

Nearly two years ago, Micah and Katy Lillrose’s 18-month-old son stopped walking, and, after an MRI, was whisked off to emergency surgery to remove a tumor that was compressing his spinal cord. Within a week, little Emmett was then diagnosed with a very rare and...

Ashley Barber & Whitney Mackley For better or worse, cohabitation is becoming an increasingly common choice in the world today. What does it mean to cohabit? Oxford Dictionary defines cohabitation as the act of living together and having a sexual relationship without being married.  Between 1974...

Rachel Allison If there is anyone living on this planet that isn’t aware of the chaos, confusion and even madness that is encroaching nearer and nearer to our homes and families, I would love to know where they are living and how they are keeping it...

Linda Ash It took years for our American Forefathers to recognize that the King of England wasn’t the all knowing, all caring solution to their health and well being…quite the contrary.  He was too far removed from what they stood for and what their values had...

 “I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing. So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal that we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus.” – Faye Wattleton, former...