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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                  ...

By Danny Quinney Three things happened this week that made we want to write on this subject. Thing number one: I was walking toward a local convenience store to get my first of several doses of caffeine, when I saw a car with the hood up.  Inside...

By Rachel Allison In July of this year Dan Hurley wrote a heart-warming article in the New York Times on Dr. Alberto Costa, his wife Daisy, and their daughter Tyche. (pronounced Tishy) Costa and his wife had been trying to have a baby for a couple of...

“Who are we decide that we pick and throw one away and pick up and struggle to save the other ones?”  So states a pro-life  ad produced by the Ron Paul Presidential campaign.   We want to go on record that United Families International is neutral...

By Kelli Houghton Let’s be honest – marriage can be a wonderful experience, but anyone who has made their way out of the honeymoon phase has had a taste of reality,  can attest that marriage takes patience and work! Then of course there are times when...

"If you tell a lie loud enough, long enough, people will believe it."  So goes the adage that exemplifies the approach that the pro-abortion and anti-family advocates at the UN and in the international arena are using to promote worldwide abortion.  The notion that "Abortion is...

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...