UFI Blog

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...

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,...