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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...

By Ann Bailey Today I overheard the saddest conversation.  A young mother stood outside a local retail outlet with what looked to be a recently-born baby strapped tightly to her in a chest carrier.  Her young toddler stood closely by intently working on pushing their large...

For the last 40+ years we’ve been told that the world is overpopulated and we have a crisis on our hands.  But now, with fertility rates falling through the floor in virtually every corner of the world, the population control fanatics have to alter their...

By Allison Malnar Realization: About a year ago, as I was making my bed I had the overwhelming feeling that I was wasting time.  I felt my heart constrict as I thought about my children playing in the other room and I was not in there playing...

Jack Kevorkian, the man who is best known as the foremost proponent of assisted suicide in the U.S., died today in a Michigan hospital.  He was 83 and apparently died of pulmonary thrombosis – no assisted suicide was involved.  Kevorkian is infamous to those in...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “Has the recession strengthened or strained your marriage?” Here’s how our readers responded: 40 Percent           Strained my marriage 33 Percent           Strengthened my marriage 27 Percent           No impact There has been a rash of studies and articles these past few months with “experts”...

It's June and it’s also “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride” month in the U.S.  Pres. Obama made it official with this proclamation.  We thought the proclamation’s opening sentence was particularly ironic: "The story of America's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community is the story...

By Rachel Allison Several years ago my husband traveled through France where he met a family who had just recently moved ten miles out of town.  This meant that the family’s two teenage daughters had to be driven to town each morning for school, and then...

If as an organization UFI is going to promote marriage, it makes sense to pay attention to dating.  And you can’t talk about dating now without the discussion including on-line or internet dating.  So here’s an interesting infographic  from online schools that will both encourage...

Here’s the question we asked our UFI readers: “If your spouse committed adultery, would you be willing to consider keeping the marriage intact?” Here is the response: 73 Percent                   Yes, if my spouse was truly willing to change 16 Percent                   No, that’s it for me 11 Percent                   I’d stay married...

By Carol Soelberg Over the last few years our UFI teams have noticed that anti-religious bias has become very overt and quite accepted at the UN.  But recently we've begun monitoring a particularly interesting and insidious brand of anti-religious fervor.  The new strategy seems to be...

By Grace Sailor When I watch this Sesame Street clip between Grover and a child, it reminds me of how simple the topic of marriage used to be. From the comments posted, it is clear that even a simple conversation about a child's thought on marriage...