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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...

*Another in UFI’s series of blog posts from the young adults attending the UN High Level Meeting on YouthBy Desiree DavenportGrowing up in Iowa, I had to learn to stand up for my beliefs, which weren’t always popular.  Conservative views and Christian beliefs were present...

*Another in UFI's series of blog posts from the young adults attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth By Ashley Tucker Growing up I always imagined and thought of the United Nations as a grand, elite meeting ground for world intellectuals who work to change the...

*Five young adults representing United Families International are currently attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth in New York.  This is the first in a series of posts written by these individuals telling of experiences and their insights. By Faith Goimarac One key phrase of the...

By Grace Sailor As I delve into the book Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World by Harvard professor,  Edward C. Green, a  self-acclaimed lifelong, outspoken  liberal-progressive-leftist, I am mesmerized by his conservative views on the solution to what is referred to...

Here is the question we asked our readers: “The New York Times is reporting that divorce is becoming less socially acceptable. Have you noticed that in your social circles?” Here is how they responded: 87 percent           “No” 13 percent           “Yes”  We were surprised that not many of our readers...

The statistics on African American abortions are shocking. Numbers like:  “In New York, sixty percent of all African American babies are aborted.”  Even though African Americans are only about 13 percent of the U.S. population, one of every three abortions in the United States is...

By Rachel Allison Mothers who still have children in the home, this is for you.  You may think that the laundry bins will always overflow, but they won’t.  You may think that stumbling on an abandoned toy or tennis shoe will forever be a daily experience,...

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,...