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by Rachel Allison What married couple has not considered marriage counseling, marriage seminars, workshops, retreats or classes to help improve their marriage?  I would venture to guess that we’ve all thought about one or more of these marriage helps at some time or another, but how...

“Sex shots” for 12 year olds.   That is how the pro-family organization Save California Families is framing the news that California governor Jerry Brown has signed the controversial bill that allows children who are 12 and older to seek medical care to prevent sexually transmitted...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers:  “Should an airline or any business have a policy regarding very overt public displays of affection? Here’s how readers responded: 95  Percent                 “Yes, if it is enforced equally”  3  Percent                  “No, allow societal norms to rule”  2 Percent                   “No, there’s nothing you...

Sometime this month, demographers tell us that the world population will reach the seven billion mark.  Get ready for lots of hand-wringing and wails from environmentalists and the population control lobby.  Is that a number that should fill us all with dread?  Are humans "over-running"...

Thoughts from a young mother Several years ago while in nursing school, I had a professor teach a class on positive affirmations.  She had been struggling with fibromyalgia for years and found herself unable to get up from her bed.  In trying to combat the disease...

Within ten days of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy” which allows openly homosexual individuals to serve in the U.S. military, the Department of Defense announced that same-sex “weddings” will now be allowed on U.S. military bases.  They aren’t calling them weddings,...

Here’s the question we asked UFI readers: “Have your children ever said they’ve experienced a negative response from a school teacher or administrator for opposing same-sex behavior?” Here is how UFI readers responded: 63 Percent                           Yes 30 Percent                           No 7 Percent                             My children are home schooled  We came to...

by Rachel Allison The title “Why Working Moms Are Happier” was a taunt that caught my attention.  The article by Laurie Tarkan first suggests that “women who believe they can do it all—the successful career, the clean house, a home-cooked meal every night—may be more unhappy...

Here’s the question put to UFI readers: “If financially possible, is it your intent to leave your children an inheritance?” Here’s how they responded: 94 percent           Yes, it’s my obligation to try 6 percent             No, going to spend every penny                  This group of UFI readers polls quite differently...

By Danny Quinney I think it is important to point out that of all the contributors to this website, I’m the dumbest.  I say that, not to brag, but to let you know I’m aware of my dumbery.  I ain’t no highly educated man.  See what...

By Grace Sailor You might remember a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog titled, “Why Am I Watching Pornography at My Favorite Restaurant?” I detailed my disappointing experience of going into my favorite local restaurant to find a new video playing in the restaurant...

by Rachel Allison A recent study issued by the UN arm UNICEF paints Swedish parents as pillars of commendable restraint because they undermine materialism by not purchasing toys and gifts for their children.  UNICEF throws out accolades as if the limiting of commercialism is the one...

A debate has been raging over a CNN Poll that asked this question:  “Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal under only certain circumstances or illegal in all circumstances?”  Abortion rights advocates say the poll results confirm that Americans overwhelmingly favor...

Here’s the question we asked our readers:  “Have you had your teen vaccinated against HPV – a sexually transmitted disease?” Here is how readers responded: 6  Percent                    Yes 9  Percent                    No, but plan to 3  Percent                    Never heard of it 82 Percent                   No, never will This question is part of...

"Life.  Protect it.  Respect it."  So ends a well-crafted video produced by Virtue Media. On this 10th Anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded about what happens when people begin thinking of others as less than human. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Mac6nMajw&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3]...

by Rachel Allison An article I read many years ago still remains embedded in my memory. At the time of reading I was in need of the philosophy it espoused to support my efforts in getting my children involved in family work projects. Prior to reading I...

By Danny Quinney First,  I think it is important to tell you, I consider myself an expert on marriage.  Not that I’m educated in, received any awards, accolades, or even an “atta boy” on the subject.  Next month (October 2011) my wife and I will have...

By Grace Sailor What is this world coming to? Do we have to view pornographic images everywhere we go? Are there not family friendly environments anymore? I am not one who is usually easy to anger – but I am angry! I am so tired of being...

Things look good that California’s Prop 8 will move forward with the sponsors of the proposition being able to defend it before the Federal 9th Circuit.  You’ll remember that the 9th Circuit threw the case back to the California Supreme Court to determine if Prop...

by Rachel Allison If you haven’t felt the need to speak up for decency…if you haven’t had the time to get involved…if you are expecting the depravity in the world to never affect you and those you love…it’s time to change your approach to the world...

We asked our readers this question: How closely do you monitor the content of your children’s textbooks? This is how our readers responded: 8 Percent                             Never look at them 8 Percent                             Only if a child points something out 84 Percent                           Monitor very closely As this school year begins, the results of...

By Grace Sailor It is that time again – the start of another school year.  It seems like only yesterday when I was dropping my oldest son off at kindergarten, and now fifteen years later I find myself dropping my youngest off at junior high and...

Want to raise the IQ of the children of your community and your nation?   Encourage fathers to live with their children and be actively engaged in their lives.  The Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science recently released a study that joins with a multitude of other...