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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...

By Rachel Allison Today it’s rare to find someone that has not been personally affected by divorce.   Media is full of information on the “how to” of divorce – how to get one and how to survive one.  Recently, one article in particular caught my attention. The...

Pro-family organizations have been warning parents about it for years – schools are being used as centers for indoctrinating children to accept homosexual behavior as acceptable, mainstream, and normal.   It appears that the homosexual activists have finally owned up to their own agenda and created...

There been a lot in the news recently about a topic that usually isn’t discussed in polite company. “Intactivists” in the City of San Francisco have collected enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot to ban circumcision.  The measure, if passed, would prohibit...

By Carol Soelberg Remember last summer and the controversy surrounding actress Jennifer Aniston?  While promoting her new movie "The Switch," Aniston had commented:  "Women are realizing it more and more that you don't have to settle.  They don't have to fiddle with a man to have that...

By Grace Sailor It is difficult to watch the news without hearing about another celebrity marriage failing, as is with the recent news of the unraveling of the famous Shriver-Schwarzenegger union. It is no wonder that the rising generation is more likely to live together than...

By Rachel Allison We always assume that families eating together would help strengthen family ties and raise better-adjusted kids, but specific studies have been done over the years that prove our assumptions by highlighting the benefits of time spent together at the dinner table. •      Research by...

The largest federally funded study on divorced fathers found that women – not their husbands - initiate two-thirds of divorces.[i]   This statistic might lead you to believe that many women are in abusive relationships necessitating divorce.  A 15-year study found that less than one-third of...

Is the early sexualization of girls OK or not?  Those that push their “sexual and reproductive health” policies at the UN seem to be confused.  A quick perusal of some recent conference documents will show you language like this paragraph from the resolution negotiated at...

Here is the weekly poll question: “Is celebrating and cheering the death of a mass murderer like Osama Bin Laden an appropriate message to send to our children?” Here is how our readers answered: 68 percent                           No 32 percent                           Yes In the weeks following Bin Laden’s death, this topic has...

By Grace Sailor Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana continues to hold the banner high in support of pro-family legislation as he signed a bill on Tuesday that tightens abortion rules, cuts $2 million dollars to Planned Parenthood which accounts for a large portion of Planned Parenthood’s...

By Rachel Allison According to Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz, their thirty years of marriage research has shown that the best marriages worldwide use specific words and phrases as they talk about their relationship with each other. Here are the words and phrases commonly used by happily...

by Ann Bailey "The only way to end abortion is to change popular culture," insists my astute 20-year-old daughter.  My question is "How exactly do you do that?"  You have to be "hip and cool" to impact popular culture - which I have to say is...

Here’s the question: “If it is determined that Coca Cola was involved in pressuring the law firm King and Spaulding to decline to defend DOMA, would you participate in a boycott?” Here’s what UFI readers had to say: 96 Percent                   Yes  2 Percent                    No  2 Percent                    Not sure Looks like UFI...

If I had my child to raise all over again, I'd build self-esteem first, and the house later. I'd finger-paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I'd take more hikes...

Ann Bailey “When it comes to raising children, four hands are better than two – and it doesn’t matter who’s at the end of the hands,” insisted the UN “expert.”  It was at a meeting I attended in back in February and I still bristle when...

By Rachel Allison “We parents are the first and most important teachers of our children and teens.  We must accept this fact as a personal challenge to our creative nature and to our intent.  Our children will thrive in direct proportion to how reliably they can...

A warm British-accented voice intones:  "A funeral took place today of an elderly couple who decided to undergo euthanasia because they couldn't imagine a life without the other...

Here’s the question: “Do you believe the statement “women earn only 77 percent of what men earn for equal work?” Here is how UFI readers responded: 15 percent       Yes, and things need to change! 19 percent       Yes, but there’s more to this story. 63 percent       No, that’s baloney!  3 percent        Don’t...

By Rachel Allison As a mother of five children I look back and recognize that through their formative years there are things that we did right, and there are things that we did wrong. One thing that we did right?  We role-played with our children.  When our...

By Grace Sailor "Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice” a simple but profound statement regarding marriage.  It also brings to mind a guest speaker in my diversity social work class while I was earning a master’s degree. The guest speaker was born and raised in India...

This month Oklahoma became the fourth state in the U.S. to put in place the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.”  Oklahoma joins Nebraska, Kansas, and Idaho in protecting an unborn child who is capable of feeling pain from abortion- when an unborn child reaches the...

Here’s the question: “Should the organ transplant community publicly refuse organs from suicides?“ Here is the UFI reader response: 62 percent          “No” 38 percent          “Yes”  0 percent            “Unsure” We found this question was difficult to get our brain around.  There are so many people in need of organ transplants,...