UFI Blog

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...

Mary Pearson According to The American Life League, between the years of 1973-2011, 54.4 million abortions were performed.  That might not seem like a big number but when compared with the population of Italy, 61 million, it doesn’t seem like such a small number anymore. Women...

Brianna Geddie Sacrifice: “to surrender or give up, or permit injury or disadvantage to, for the sake of something else.” Selfish:  “Devoted to or caring only for one’s self; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.” Abortion has been a very controversial topic in our society for a long time. Representing United Families International at the United Nations, Jenny Cooper points out that around the world, it is “estimated that 160 million females are...

Laura Lofgreen describes how motherhood has brought her new perspectives on life and helped her to see more clearly the love of her own mother. We hope you find her words helpful as we have, and please feel free to pass them along to others...

We at United Families appreciate all who advocate for the traditional family. The more voices, the more we like it.  Blogger Matt Walsh is one of those advocates.  Some of his blogs ring so true to our cause we at United Families pass them around...

Lulu Martinez and Brittany Wethington No one wants to hear that someone has intentionally caused harm to a person, but every year at least six million cases of domestic violence are reported in the United States alone and this is not including the millions of cases...

Elise Ellsworth In the last number of years a good amount of material has been published about the rewards of parenting.  Are parents truly happier?  Is parenting worth it?  Many of these articles highlight the downsides of being a parent.  Dirty diapers.  Crying babies.  Bulging tummies. ...

After the holiday festivities, it can be daunting to buckle down to the work facing us in the New Year.  A friend confessed to me this morning, “It’s the middle of January and I still can’t face the big job of putting my Christmas decorations...

Diane Robertson As gay marriage and non-discrimination ordinances which include sexual orientation and gender identity become legalized throughout the world, an atomic bomb of sorts is spreading its way through the legal system. Where ever gay marriage is legal, the common religious belief that marriage is...

There is a story that is told of an Apache grandfather who was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me; it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger,...

Aerial Owen Divorce is like a fire that burns through a family destroying it, leaving only ashes behind when the flames die out. It probably isn’t hard for you to picture someone in your life that has been affected in some way by the fire of...

Today’s news reported a shocking story of a three-year-old toddler being coerced into using terrible language and making obscene gestures simply for the entertainment of the adults in the room. A video of the incident was the punch that forced viewers to acknowledge that...

Maddi Gillel The term ‘totalitarianism’ basically means any form of repressive government. The following is an anonymous quote from a pamphlet by Dr. Wilkinson entitled The Changing Nature of American Government from a Constitutional Republic to a Welfare State: “Socialism – If you have two cows, the government...

Good News & Conquering Fear After a rather bleak picture at the close of 2013, we are grateful to report that New Year has begun with some good news for the Family and Religious Liberties: •    The U.S. Supreme Court granted a “stay” that places a...

Kristi Kane This past September, I paid one of my friends (a professional simplifier), to help me muck out and organize the mess that was in my basement. It took days! When we finished, I had donated over two dozen bags of various sundries to the...

Tiffany Dowell In our fast-paced, ambitious world, many of us are working hard, striving to become better people and to give life to our worthy goals and aspirations.  The simplest things can shape us into what we will become and cultivate the kind of heart where...

Lisa Hymas Imagine for a moment about the life I, among many others, cherished while growing up. Dinner that my mother worked so hard on is set on the table, and a warm, cinnamon aroma filling the house.  My parents give each other a kiss after...

 Rebecca Mallory Well, it's 9:30 am and I just rolled out of bed to a new year. 2014! I'd be more comfortable if it was May 2013. Where did the time go? I say that with more frequency the older I get. And with a new...

Ann Bailey We’ve all done it; started on one website, started clicking, and ended up, topically, miles away.  Well, this was one of those times and I ended up on the website “Queerty.”  Ever heard of it?  “Queerty” has the tagline:  “Free of an Agenda –...

How many of us can recall a time when our naive childhood or adolescent behavior caused a hurtful situation for our parents? Since human errors are part of childhood, all of us have the opportunity, at one point or another, to choose to embrace the...

Tara Holladay It was just another day.  My daughter was at preschool, my mother was watching my toddler son, and I was sitting in a clean, generic waiting room, hoping that when it was my turn in the dentist chair I wouldn’t be hearing any expensive...

Rachel Allison Just over three years ago I was given an assignment that was overwhelming.  It was a forced “New Year’s Resolution” that was placed squarely on my shoulders, and I had no choice but to dig in, learn my responsibilities, rearrange my time commitments, and...