UFI Blog

Happy Mother's Day! From the Desk of Carol Soelberg: United Families International sends warm wishes to women around the world who are honored this week as "Mothers". The single most influential role in the world is that of a mother. Civilizations are created and conquered through the...

Ann Bailey Okay…  just gotta ask.  What are your thoughts on the Time Magazine cover:  “Are You Mom Enough?”  This has certainly brought front and center (so to speak) the topic of breastfeeding. United Families International has long been a proponent of women breastfeeding and we have...

Diane Robertson On Tuesday, May 8th, North Carolinian voters came out in record numbers to a primary election in order to vote on the issue of gay marriage. Sixty one percent of the voters voted in favor of a state constitutional amendment that would ban gay...

Daniel Allison A German proverb which has also become part of our English lexicon says, "blood is thicker than water," suggesting that the bonds of family are stronger that the bonds of unrelated persons.  And for most people this is probably true. When I was a child,...

Diane Robertson Should public school and public university teachers and coaches be allowed to speak up in city councils or post political or religious opinions on Facebook? Should they be allowed to lobby their state legislatures and testify during committee meetings about laws they feel passionate...

The number tells the story.  More than ninety percent of unborn children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted.  There is no better indicator of the “better dead than have downs” attitude that exists in our culture.  But one man, columnist George Will, tells...

Melissa Anderson Why is abortion protected and fought over so much in the United States?  Because it’s connected to women’s rights?  Of course not.  Because it’s a business.  Not only is abortion a business, abortion is a business that rakes in millions of dollars, privately and...

Rachel Allison What a pounding the time-honored institution of marriage is getting these days.  We could blame the gay movement, and have justification for doing so.  But there have been some high-profile reminders these last few days of just how far the disregard for marriage vows...

Gary Boyd On April 26, John Seewer's article Lesbian Scout leader ousted in Ohio; parents upset discusses the removal of a lesbian scout leader in Ohio, after a complaint was made about Ms. Jennifer Tyrell to a local scouting professional.  Tyrell, by all accounts cited, demonstrated...

Here's a very readable and effective chart that shows that the world is actually in population decline as based on the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of countries.   Note that a 2.1 TFR is required for replacement - statistically,  a man and woman need to have...

Ann Bailey No one loves a bargain more than me and for a long time Groupon has been on my list of favorite on-line businesses.  No more.  I REALLY like food, travel and entertainment deals, but a discount on a tour of a San Francisco 5-story...

Rachel Allison The last two weeks have been a vivid reminder of how important it is to support and strengthen our adult children.  I don’t mean throw money at them…although every once in awhile a struggling student needs some extra financing. I’m saying that emotionally our support...

Diane Robertson Recently, I have been informed by a couple of nice people how important it is to keep ALL of the laws.  I know what they are telling me is kindly meant. But, I do have to laugh, because well-- I don't even speed. I...

Ann Bailey Our kids have become the “guinea-pig generation” in so many ways, but now we can add porn addiction to the tragic list.  A special report out of the UK showed that “four out of five 16-year-old boys and girls regularly access porn online while...

Rachel Allison If the liberal New York Times is publishing articles about the risks of cohabitation, then things are far worse than we realize. With divorce being so prevalent too often young love sees the solution as creating a trial run…a mock marriage situation where compatibility and...

Ann Bailey Who’d have thought that a student artist portraying the traditional family in a school mural would be controversial?  But that was what 17-year-old Liz Bierendy was confronted with as she painted a wall mural showing the life progression of a boy to a man. ...

Here’s the question we asked our readers:  “Should a physician be held accountable (sued) for not prescribing a test for Down syndrome for an unborn child?” Here’s how UFI readers responded: Yes                         2 Percent            No                          97 Percent Unsure                 1 Percent   This question was a result of...

Melissa Anderson Something about being away from my children makes me crazy.  On days I'm not crazy lonesome or crazy melancholy or a crazy shopper buying crazy amounts of children clothing to send to my adorable children, I'm just a mama crazy in love with her...

Diane Robertson The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. However, all over the nation businesses, the government, schools, and universities are revoking those rights because the person in charge does not...

Rachel Allison Last week I spoke to a very frustrated new mother.  She wasn’t frustrated with her new baby.  She was frustrated with the 7 and 13 year-old boys who now call her Mom.  She and their father married a month ago.  She grew to love...

Danny Quinney So I’m at a restaurant recently, minding my own business, when I look over at a young family.  What caught my eye was not the cute little kids (two or three years old), who were adorable, but the iPad that was propped up on...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: Regarding expressions,” of religious faith and prayer by political leaders, is there:  “too much,” “too little,”  “about right or “don’t know?” Here’s how readers answered: Too much        0 Percent        Too little          85 Percent About right      9 Percent         Don’t know      6 Percent   This question...

Ann Bailey Suicide, substance abuse, over-dosing, cutting, eating disorders, and other forms of self-injury are all obvious signs of distress and trauma among young people.  The number of adolescents who exhibit these destructive behaviors has been increasing for several decades.  Ever asked why?  Researchers in Australia...

“Same-sex marriage is not a human right.”  No, that line didn’t come from some conservative pro-family group; but it came, last month, from an unexpected place – the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.    The ruling was the result of a case involving...