UFI Blog

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...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Kadee Taylor shares what she learned while at the United Nations. It's All About Me  I’ve struggled to find words for what I learned by attending the United...

by Diane Robertson Part two of a two-part series examining California’s overreach into the lives of children and families and the rights of parents. The main problem with California’s SRC 41 is that it removes full on decision making about children from the parents and gives it...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Miriam Blaser shares what she learned while at the United Nations. My time at the United Nations was unforgettable. I experienced so much that will forever change me....

by Erin Weist I follow several family-oriented groups on social media.  These groups encourage support of mothers, father, and children, as well as strong bonds between husbands and wives.  If you’ve spent any time on social media you’ll know what a battleground it can be.  People,...

by Diane Robertson Part one of a two-part series examining California's overreach into the lives of children and families and the rights of parents. Californians and parents beware!! In a move to curb the opposition, State Senator Pan, author of the now infamous SB 18 has moved...

by Elise Ellsworth What is marriage like when you reach eighteen years? My husband and I reached that milestone this past week. Eighteen years of fun dates, moonlight, romance, hand holding and batting our eyes…? Well, not quite. We have had our share of romance but...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Breaunna Stone shares what she learned while at the United Nations. As we walked into the side event, it was visible we didn’t quite fit in. We looked...

by Candice LeSueur I am the fourth of six children in my family. We all joke about how my parents’ third child, the sister just older than me, was a fierce one. My mom thought she would be finished with having kids after her, but I’m...

by Diane Robertson Another aspect of the doctrine of separation of Church and State is on trial at the Supreme Court, today, April 19, 2017. This is an important case for families because it affects government interaction with both education and religion. Some say school choice...

UFI president, Kelli Houghton, shares with us the progress made at the recent United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. After years of not being able to substantively address “family” in UN documents, the dry spell has ended and “family” is back in a Commission...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Andy Gongora shares what he learned while at the United Nations. My main purpose for coming to the UN was to learn about and become more exposed to...

by Diane Robertson For years, the LGBT community has been seeking to make sexual orientation and transgenderism part of non-discrimination laws that were written during the civil rights movement. They have been successful in several states and cities across the nation, and have been the source...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Elizabeth Warner shares what she learned while at the United Nations. While at the Commission on the Status of Women, I met so many amazing and passionate...

by McKayla Skinner In courts in the United States use the image of Lady Justice or the balance she carries, symbolizing fairness under the law. This icon is not only used in the United States but also in thirteen other countries. However, this iconic message of “fair...

United Families International was privileged to have university students accompany us to the Commission on the Status of Women. Emma Zuniga shares what she learned while at the United Nations. I remember the first time I went to the United Nations. It was a little over...

by Diane Robertson About the same time the State of California charged David Daleiden, the man responsible for releasing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, with 15 felonies, the United States Congress dismissed an Obama administration rule that prohibited the states from defunding Planned...

by Candice LeSueur Attending the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) at the UN this past week was an unforgettable experience for me, as well as one I definitely had not expected. Back in high school, I was lucky enough to...