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By Kelli Houghton The holiday spirit is once again in the air. It is impossible to think about the holidays without contemplating the importance of family relationships. No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we long to find peace and joy during this season, and...

by Rachel Allison When I read last week from United Families Weekly News Feed about The Face of Modern Slavery By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF I was reminded of what I had seen and felt years ago at the UN Conferences when desperate men and women would come...

November 22, 2011 Dear Friends:: 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...

Today we at United Families International welcome Melissa to our UFI Team.  Her story will astound you.   Melissa speaks with a voice and experience that will touch hearts and change minds.  You won't want to miss her upcoming articles. By Melissa Anderson I was the perfect abortion...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “Would you vote in support of a “personhood amendment” similar to the one that recently failed in Mississippi?”   Here’s how UFI readers responded:                                         71  percent            Yes 24  Percent              No 5  Percent                Undecided The personhood amendment movement is somewhat controversial within the pro-life/pro-family...

Members of the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday, that the proponents of Proposition 8 have the right under state law to defend the 2008 California marriage amendment in federal court.  You will recall that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit...

Although the music and acting is a little overdone, the message of this documentary is important.  The cases are well-known and legitimate and the analysis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is accurate.   There is definitely a mindset and movement abroad...

by Rachel Allison Several days ago I was reading an article by  Meg Mirshak entitled “Poor Parenting Leads Youth to Violent Crime.” The article printed in the Augusta Chronicle upset me and I’m sure many other readers. Crime cases were cited involving children as young as 11....

Voting along partisan lines the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to end the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  In 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act was approved by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in both house of Congress (85-14 in the Senate and 342-67 in...

By Danny Quinney I don’t know who is in charge of making up the generation titles, “Baby Boomers”, “Gen X”, and “Gen Y”, but if the powers that be came to me, your humble narrator, to name the current generation, this Gen-Xer I would have to...

by Rachel Allison I’m a fifty-nine year old grandmother to eight beautiful grandchildren.  My oldest grandchild is seven.  My youngest grandchildren are two-week old twins… Grandchildren are on my mind constantly these days.  Since I don’t have all the answers as to how to be the...

"Every child a wanted child" is a common refrain among those who support abortion.  If abortion is legal, they claim, more children will then be 'wanted' which in turn will lower the rate of child abuse.    If they are correct, then it would follow...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: Do you know someone whose divorce was unnecessary? Here’s how readers responded:   88 Percent               Yes 12 Percent               No We asked this question because of a new policy initiative called “Second Chances:  A Proposal to Reduce Unnecessary Divorce.”   The press release for the...

Raging hormones, misunderstandings, raised voices, restrictions and curfews come to mind for many when they hear the phrase “teen discipline.”  But wouldn’t you rather think of respect, transitioning into adulthood, rational discussions and reasonable behavior? The recipe for raising children requires a delicate balance of authority...

By now you might have heard that the Girl Scouts of Colorado flipped-flopped on their decision to allow a boy to become a Girl Scout.   Seems that local Girl Scout leaders in Colorado denied a parent’s request to allow her son to join the troop...

Dig out your ribbon – this time make it white.  Wear it to remind yourself and others that pornography is not a victimless past time.  “White Ribbon Against Pornography Week” runs from Sunday, October 30 through Sunday, November 6.  This is a perfect time to...

International population advocates and their allies in the media have decided that October 31, 2011 is the day that the world's population will reach 7 billion.  How convenient for them; they get to play off the day dedicated to spooky tales with a spooky tale...

By Kelli Houghton Do you ever have a moment when you shake your head and think, “Am I really seeing this?”  Unfortunately, I tend to be having more and more of these moments as our society takes a nose dive into a moral abyss.  I often...

by Rachel Allison Several years ago my nephew got into drugs, and as a result became defiant and almost impossible to live with.  My sister introduced me to a term I had never heard before…’Tough Love.”  Out of desperation, she and her husband started studying anything...

By Kelli Houghton It is clearly marked on my calendar that October 24th is United Nations Day. Who knew? The United Nations website says that “This day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this...

By Melissa Anderson Last Thursday a two year old child died. She had black hair and dark eyes and a little round face. Her name was Wang Yue, but she was called YueYue. Wang Yue toddled out into the middle of a small street in China....

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “What is the main reason why women now surpass men in college degrees by almost three to two?” Here’s how they responded: 11 Percent                   Changes in modern labor (from “backs to brains”) 40 Percent                   Feminism has drastically altered societal norms 34 Percent                  ...