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Intelligent people are less likely to believe in God, claims researcher and academic Richard Lynn.  Professor Lynn is also quick to point out that academics are less likely to believe in God. "Why should fewer academics believe in God than the general population? I believe it...

By Grace Sailor While browsing a popular newspaper, I ran across an article entitled: “Dads work more than other men.”  The article reveals that fathers with children at home put in around 47 hours a week at work, compared with 44 hours for men who either...

By Rachel Allison This past week I had the opportunity to spend five days in a remote mountain cabin with two brothers, a sister, and my mother.  There was no electricity, so we didn’t have television, telephone coverage, or the Internet.  We worked together on cabin...

The claim that mothers who work full-time outside the home do so out of economic necessity finds little support from evidence showing that the percentage of mothers in the labor force is greatest among the wives of top-earning males. It also flies in the face...

Has divorce lost its groove?   The New York Times believes it has.  The stigma, that a decades ago was associated with divorce, seems to be returning.   The NY Times article first offers up anecdotal evidence from elite New York couples with perfect careers and perfect...

By Rachel Allison Several years ago one of our sons was going through a difficult stage that stretched our patience and parenting skills.  Our son was sixteen and determined to have his freedom and his way.  He was beginning to understand the art of manipulation and...

By Ann Bailey Sex selection abortion – and the resultant 160 million girls that have been annihilated - has always had the feminists and their pro-abortion colleagues backed into a corner.  I have to admit that, over the years, I’ve enjoy watching them squirm.  The intellectual...

Here is the question that we asked UFI readers: “Should public schools be allowed to offer elective credit for religion classes that students take off-campus during school hours (during legally allowed “release time”)?” Here is how readers responded: 96 Percent                           Yes  2 Percent                            No  2 Percent                            Not sure There was a...

My favorite “down-time” activity with my children was easily the time we spent cuddled on the couch or bed reading together.  The emotions shared as we experienced the love of a young boy for his dogs in “Where the Red Fern Grows;”  the anxiety and...

There are many who think that living the single life is the perfect life.   Some of these individuals struggled to understand why anyone would choose to tie themselves down to one individual and relinquish autonomy and freedom in the process.  Popular culture portrays the single,...

The answer to some questions seem so straightforward and simple.  Are the unborn human?   As 15-year-old Lia points out, that question is the crux of the abortion debate.   With amazing easy and articulation, Lia lays out the pro-life arguments for you in this video.  Enjoy...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “Are you supportive of invitro fertilization (IVF) technology for helping infertile couples become pregnant knowing that it often involves the destruction of human embryos?” Here is how our readers responded: 53 Percent           No 41 Percent           Yes  6 Percent            Don’t know Although infertility...

By Ann Bailey Nearly half (46 percent) of American fathers under the age of 45 say they have at least one child who was born out of wedlock.  Yes, you read that right – almost half.  I was shocked when I read that statistic.  When you...

By Rachel Allison It has been over five years since my father passed away.  Over the past couple of days I have been thinking of him a lot.  My Dad was a man of few words, but life’s lessons had given him a wisdom that enriched...

Diminutive, yet outspoken and articulate, Wendy Wright has spent many a day standing on a street in front of abortion clinics trying to convince the women who enter to not abort their unborn babies.  Wendy, now  days, appears on national news broadcasts trying to convince...

Here is this week’s question:   “Of the social issues impacting families, which is of greatest concern to you?”   Here is how UFI readers responded: 34 percent               Religious Freedom 14 percent               Parental Rights 10 percent               Stopping abortion 31 percent               The “gay agenda” 0 percent                 High rate of divorce 0 percent                 Cohabitation                 11 percent               Out-of-wedlock...

It's June and in my corner of the world, that means warmer weather, summer vacations, kids out of school and Father's Day!  In just over a week we will be celebrating the influence of dads in our lives.  United Families International has researched the critical...

Everybody I know finds it very easy to mark "Male" or "Female" in the appropriate box.  So, a few years ago when I was at the United Nations and I was told that there are actually seven genders, I was dumbfounded if not irritated.  At...

By Rachel Allison Parents never retire.  Even though our children are adults they are never far from our thoughts,  and even now we look for positive ways to influence them.  My husband and I read the following article together and realized that we could improve our...

By Grace Sailor I am a member of the “sandwich generation.”   The dictionary definition is: “a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children.”  I had heard this term in my social work classes, but felt that I would for...

Here’s this week’s question: “If a measure to repeal California’s amendment banning same-sex marriage were to be successfully placed on the ballet in 2012, do you think it would pass? (thereby repealing Prop 8)” Here is how UFI readers responded: 17 Percent                           Yes 75 Percent                           No  8  Percent                           Not...

Catching an Old Navy sale this weekend?  You might want to think twice.  The American Family Association is reporting that Old Navy is celebrating June as the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” by selling gay pride T-shirts.  Old Navy will then donate 10...