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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...

By Danny Quinney  (Guest blogger) So I was talking to a couple of co-workers at lunch recently about the crazy economy, the Middle East, our governments OUT OF CONTROL spending, and the hurricanes brewing off the east coast.  In the conversation one of them says, “I’m...

“Mother Russia” is experiencing an unprecedented decline in population.  In the last 20 years, it is estimated that an astounding 80 million unborn Russian children have been aborted.  On average, a Russian woman over the course of her reproductive life will have seven abortions. Combing that...

Here’s the question we asked our readers: “Should Wiccan holidays be added to school calendars alongside of other religious holidays (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.)?” Here is how UFI readers responded: 3 Percent                             “Yes” 97 Percent                           “No” This news article, Wiccan days included on Tennessee university calendar, prompted us...

By Grace Sailor Parenting style does matter and can affect the child’s self-esteem, cognitive abilities, social skills, feelings, and other various attributes. As a mother, I have always struggled with what is the right way to raise emotionally and socially healthy children?   Among many questions is...

By Rachel Allison The successful family is a relative term, but I think we all recognize it when we see or experience it. My definition of a successful family:  Everyone knows they are loved and valued.  All recognize their importance in the family.  Children are taught values...