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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...

By Danny Quinney Several years ago I was driving home and passed a neighborhood I pass every day.  It is backed away about 75 yards, semi-secluded, from a very busy street.  I was rounding the corner on this busy street and saw a child, no more...

by Rachel Allison In today’s world of fascination with iPhones, iPads, iPods, computers, Internet and texting, social skills are becoming less and less evident.  But what is even more troubling is the demise of family communication.  Whether purposefully or consequentially people are shutting real live people...

By Marcia Barlow “I have never met anyone in my life that has volunteered forty years for a cause without taking a penny of salary.  I mean…that is just an incredible commitment. ”  - Peter Smith Yes, it is an incredible commitment!  This past spring when the...

*Another in UFI’s series of blog posts from the young adults attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth.  This time from a mother  who accompanied the youth group.  By Kerri Davenport It was interesting to attended the General Assembly where delegates of countries were given...

by Rachel Allison At the time I didn’t consider our financial struggles a season with purpose, I just recognized it as being extremely difficult.  What my husband and I learned during those years of stretching every nickel seems insignificant compared to what our children learned. They recognized...

"There are very few late terms abortions performed – only for medical reasons such as danger to the mother or unhealthy fetus,” claim those who promote abortion.  “Not only are they rare, there aren’t many abortion providers available to perform them,” continues the misinformation meme. According...

Here’s the question we asked readers:  “Do you think that employers ever base their hiring (or firing) decisions on what they see on a Facebook page?” Here is how they responded: 86 Percent           Yes 6 Percent             No 9 Percent             Sure hope not Relevant reading: Half of employers 'reject potential worker after...

*Another in UFI’s series of blog posts from the young adults attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth By Niels Wankier Having lived in the country of Bulgaria for two years as a service missionary for my church, I had hoped to be able to use...

UFI in the News Four students from BYU and a student from Arizona State University attended a conference with the UN in New York City to represent United Families International on July 25 and 26. Many young people attended the conference to discuss issues facing the...

By Rachel Allison Several years ago my husband and I had the opportunity to travel to India.  We were there for eleven days to tour and inspect progress being made in the slums of Hyderabad, so we weren’t expecting modern or state of the art anything.   ...

Here’s the question that we asked UFI readers: “Have you ever been called a "hater" or a "bigot" because of your stance on same-sex marriage?” Here is how readers responded: 78 percent           “Yes” 22 percent           “No” The Chilling of Our First Amendment Rights The First Amendment is more than a legal...

By Rachel Allison Hollywood and the media send “in your face” messages of sexual lies that far too often men and women swallow, hook, line and sinker.  “Sex on the first date?  That’s okay, it was love at first sight”.  “You waited to have sex until...