UFI Blog

by Diane Robertson Once upon a time society approved of motherhood. Young women were encouraged to bare and rear children. Getting married and starting a family was sought after and expected. That’s not true today. In a high school class, my daughter was told she had to...

by Tashica Jacobson The feminist movement was started by women who wanted equal treatment. Their initial efforts focused on improvement for women in regards to education, employment, and the right to vote. The movement then expanded to equality for everyone regardless of sex, race, age, or...

by Diane Robertson The Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming state legislatures are all currently considering bills to legalize assisted suicide. California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington state have laws allowing physician assisted...

by McKayla Skinner Two years ago, my Grandmother passed away due to Alzheimer’s. In her final months, she chose to embrace life even though she had persistent health challenges. Something that once was a fear for her became realized, and she decided to not let it...

by Jennifer Johnson Try to put yourself in the following situation, paying particular attention to how you would feel: You are in a classroom and the teacher says that you are going to have a competition, with a bag of mini Snickers candy bars on the line...

by Diane Robertson The news and social media have been flooded with opinions about Muslims, refugees, and immigration. I am not an expert on immigration law. I do not know enough about the war-torn countries that many families and individuals are fleeing to form an opinion...

Tashica Jacobson The other morning I was holding my sleeping son, who currently is getting over a bad case of baby acne, and found myself fixated on one of the particularly large bump on his face. I was resisting the urge to scratch it off his...

by Cathi Bond There is a never ending stream of soft pornography creeping into our daily lives. It is no longer a matter of if you and your children will encounter hard core porn, but when. This multibillion dollar industry permeates all forms of media. With...

by Diane Robertson My 17 year old daughter and I had the wonderful opportunity to join with thousands upon thousands of people in Washington D.C. on Friday to march for the lives of the unborn. Men and women came from all across the nation to form a...

Guest post by Tiffany Anderson and Audrey Edwards When was the last time the birds and bees got together to talk? Our personal sexuality is a big part of our individual identity. Our bodies were made for the amazing purpose of creation. This wonderful power was also...

by Elise Ellsworth Every parent’s nightmare is the discovery that one of their children has been sexually molested or abused.  However, 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys will become victims of childhood sexual abuse.  How can you outsmart molesters and keep your child...

by Diane Robertson There was a March for Women last Saturday. I did not pay too much attention to it, but it got me thinking about a different march. The March for Life is scheduled just 6 days after this other march. As a woman and a...

by Tashica Jacobson “All this because two people fell in love” is the quote on my grandparents photo wall. While I have heard this saying multiple times, the full impact of it never settled in until I saw their wall with photos of each of their...

by Cathi Bond After having two gifted daughters with exceptional language skills, I recognized right off when our third child, a son, was going to need extra help to learn to read. I explained to him that when he learned to read, the entire world would...

by Diane Robertson Telescope Media group is a small couple owned business in Minnesota that makes small promotional films or commercials for local events. The company is Christian based and Christian in purpose. Their website advertises the purpose of the company as follows: “Telescope is based on this...

by Erin Weist Listening to wise counsel this weekend I was reminded that relationships are at the center of our search for happiness-- our relationships with god, our relationships with our families, relationships within our communities, and (surprisingly) our relationship with ourselves.  Often this last one...

by Christie Masters The relativism that permeates our culture makes a demand of each one of us: “Be tolerant!” Tolerance has become the crux of what is moral, and to be in open disagreement with the beliefs or lifestyle of another person is considered the ultimate...

by Diane Robertson One does not have to look very far to realize that there has been a global increase in gender dysphoria in children. In recent years, parents have been caught publicly parading their child’s “transformation” from one gender to another. Last year, the UK...

by Tashica Jacobson January first: It’s that time of year again. The start of a new year, the start of a new beginning. And with it comes reflection on the previous twelve months and resolutions for the next twelve. While these goals are good and prompt...

by Jennifer Johnson As a little girl, my favorite movie was Father of the Bride. This movie, starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, and others, tells the story of a father accepting the idea of planning, and carrying out a wedding. I would come home...

by Diane Robertson What happens in the legislature and what happens in the courts ought to be very important to every one. Those are the places where laws are made and repealed. While not all laws affect everyone’s daily life, all laws have a profound effect...

by Diane Robertson California State Legislature is at it again. This time, they are considering taking the right of parents to make decisions for their children and giving it fully to the state. Introduced on the Senate floor on Dec 5th, SB 18 would, “establish a comprehensive...

by Tashica Jacobson Electronic devices are everywhere today. Many families own a TV, computer, laptop, and tablet, with each member also having a personal phone. A 2015 survey found that 90% of households in the United States have three or more devices that connect to the...

by Christie Masters Recently some dear friends were sharing with me that some of their best Christmas celebrations have been when finances were tight. The husband went on to say that one season he had a job that kept him extremely busy and money was no...

by Diane Roberson Think for just a moment. What is the first thing you notice about a person as well as the last thing you forget about them? The answer for pretty much everyone is gender. In fact, gender for humans is much more pronounced than for...