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by Rachel Allison Aren’t we all motivated by the turning of the calendar?  December thirty first of each year not only causes many of us to turn our thoughts to the past twelve months, but also to face the next twelve months with hope and resolution...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: Should a church have the right to fire an employee who doesn’t abide by the church’s clearly stated standards of conduct? Here’s how readers responded: 100  Percent                “Yes” 0  Percent                    “No” Looks like there’s pretty strong agreement that churches do not have to...

Rose Marie Murray Every year my children predictably ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” My predictable answer? “World peace!” With heavy sighs, they prod again. But that’s what I really want, world peace. Doesn’t everybody? Now that my children are young adults I have a...

Danny Quinney If you’re anything like me, and I know I am, you love Christmas.  It’s that magical time of the year where you get to go around using words like “Tis”, and “Twas”.  I especially love chasing my wife around with mistletoe.  Up until today,...

Rachel Allison I don’t know if our UFI readers remember my writing about a group of women who, experiencing the heartache caused by their own abortions, have dedicated themselves to educating, influencing and hopefully inspiring others to choose life.  I heard from one of these women this...

Ann Bailey Sitting there in the dentist’s office, the Reader’s Digest cover caught my attention.   Smartly-dressed Michelle Obama grinned at me from the cover and the headline read:  “Michelle Obama’s Family Values.”  But it was the quote from her that really got me going:  “Everything we...

From the Desk of Carol Soelberg While this season of year typically celebrates the life of a new born in Bethlehem, we cannot ignore the ongoing threat to new life today in the form of abortion.  In this week's alert, our Life Issues expert, Melissa Anderson,...

Here’s the questions we asked readers:      “Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?” Here’s how readers responded:   1 Percent                    Yes” (answer by female) 63 Percent                   “No” (answer by female)                                             1 Percent                   “Yes” (answer by male)           35...

Ann Bailey “Some of the most important learning we ever do happens before we are born, while we are still in the womb,” states Annie Murphy Paul,  author of "Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. As she tells of remarkable...

Rachel Allison Yesterday while visiting with an old friend she started relating the differences between her home which always includes much talking and laughter and chaos; compared with her son-in-law’s family who is very quiet. His family members are found gathering in separate rooms visiting, playing...

Danny Quinney There are two things I have learned in my adulthood contrary to the brainwashing my mother inflicted on me.  The first is I am not a little teapot.  The second, I no longer consider myself as “special;” as a mature adult I prefer term...

Here’s the question we asked readers: “Should Child Protective Services be allowed to remove morbidly obese children from their homes?” Here’s how readers responded: 10 Percent                   Yes 90 Percent                   No Are the parents of morbidly obese children not properly taking care of their child?  That is the question.  This would...

We like to give attention to good information - even if it comes from a source that is not an ally in the pro-family effort.   Worldwatch Institute is an environmental group that is a leader in promoting population control and regularly takes what we would...

By Kelli Houghton The warning, “take caution – high wind advisory” posted this past week in some of the western states was not an exaggeration. My neighborhood felt the force of the high winds that reached up to 97 mph. Most homes were damaged, electricity was...

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department has overruled a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make the morning-after pill available to kids without a prescription.  This controversial abortafacient drug, also known as Plan B, will not be sold directly off the...

Ann Bailey Feminists continue to insist that feminism and the sexual revolution have been a boon to women; freeing them to participate in sexual relations in a way that, only until the last few decades, was the domain of men.  So, does the modern woman share...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “If you have a close friend or family member living in a homosexual relationship, do you feel obligated to include the “partner” in holiday gatherings and events?” Here’s how our readers responded: 56 Percent                   No, I don’t feel obligated at all 33...

By Danny Quinney I like it when I can feel my creative juices flowing.   I can literally feel my creative juices oozing out of my ear right this inst – OHMIGOSH!!!  IT’S BLOOD…no wait…(whew)… It’s alright.  No one panic!  It was just jelly from the donut...

"Ideas worth spreading" is the tag line for TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).   You might have enjoyed some of their videos in the past.  This one is definitely worth sharing! Alexander Tsiaras, Asst. Professor of Medicine and Chief of Scientific visualization at Yale, has given a wonderful...

by Rachel Allison In September Priscilla Coleman was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry showing an association between induced abortion and mental health problems. Overall, women with an abortion history experience an 81% increased risk for mental health problems. The results showed that the level of...

By Danny Quinney As you may or may not know, I’m not a professional writer.  I often think I should be.  If the truth be told, I’m just keeping my amateur status so I can write in the Olympics.  There are a few things I never...

Talk about controversial topics!  This is one many mothers would choose to avoid.  However, with 70 percent of American mothers with minor children in the labor force (60 percent of those with children under age three), the question certainly needs to be asked and answered. ...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers:  “Recognizing that all are important, what trait or quality do you think is the most important to teach children?” Here’s how readers responded: 0 Percent                  Determination 36 Percent               Responsibility 11 Percent               Self-confidence/Self-Worth 32 Percent               Gratitude 21 Percent               Self-Control  This was a tough one!  You can...

I love November and December and that they bring with them a joyous season of "THANKS" and "GIVING".  With a grateful heart to each of you for your continued support in strengthening the families of the world, I offer a few personal thoughts on gratitude. One...