UFI Blog

By Carol Soelberg I believe in UFI because I believe in the family and UFI is in the business of protecting and preserving the family.  More than 30 years ago, United Families International began to realize that a threat to the family was growing.  Today research...

Here’s last week's question: “Is it racist to point out that in New York City, 60 percent of all African-American pregnancies end in induced abortion?” Here is the UFI reader response: 3 percent                            Yes, it is racist 97 percent                           No, it’s just stating facts 0 percent                           Not...

By Grace Sailor As a mother of four children, I have had a twenty year internal battle of balancing my personal and spiritual feelings in regards to being a mother versus how society views me as a mother.  Recently a series of research studies found that...

In a victory for parents, children, and for education as a whole, the U.S. Supreme Court has left intact the state of Arizona’s 14-year old individual tax credit provision that allows a $500 contribution to be made to private schools – including religious schools.  In...

by Rachel Allison It was Sociology 111 where I was introduced to  “the looking-glass self.” It was a concept created by Charles Horton Cooley in 1902.  He claimed, “We see ourselves through the eyes of other people, even to the extent that we incorporate their views of us...

UN Releases Publication on the Role of Fathers In a somewhat surprising deviation from its usual habit of focusing almost exclusively on "women and the girl child," the UN recently released its publication Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World. Written...

Here’s the question: “Is a boycott an effective strategy for expressing displeasure with a business that aggressively engages in politics and the cultural wars?” Here are  your answers: 87 percent                          Yes, it’s effective and necessary 6  percent                            No, it’s an unethical thing to do 7 percent                             No, it’s simply ineffective This...

By Rachel Allison Have you ever had a life-changing conversation with friends?  A conversation that blindsided you to the point where years later that conversation remains seared in your memory?  I can think of one. Several years ago, I was having lunch with two good friends.  During...

Here’s the question: “What about mothers with children ages 0-17 being employed outside the home? “ Here was the response of UFI readers: 81 percent         “Only if absolutely no other choice” 14 percent       “Part-time is OK” 5 percent         “Should never do it” 0 percent         “Women should all be working” "The mother...

A 10-year battle over whether to create .XXX online domain name ended last week with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) announcing the formal creation of a “virtual red-light district.”  The domain .XXX now takes its place alongside .com and .org and .net...

By J.J. D. Casual and promiscuous sex rarely leads to the personal happiness and fulfillment its proponents have long promised. The sexual revolution that swept across America in the 1960s promised that so called “free love” was an unalloyed good thing and a necessary part of personal...

By Grace Sailor I personally want to thank Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota for the law that will take effect on July 1, that requires a 3-day wait for an abortion and is requiring proper counseling and guidance on alternative decisions to keep the fetus....

*We welcome several new contributors to the United Families blog.  They will be addressing issues relevant to families and particularly mothers.* By Rachel Allison I will always remember the phone call I received several years ago from my older sister.  She was going through several extremely difficult...

United Families International received a large response and many questions regarding our last email communication telling you about the new sex education curriculum entitled "It's All One: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender HIV, and Human Rights Education." You can...

Getting footage straight from the mouth of abortion fiends (oops! I mean friends) was the goal of the non-profit catholicvote.org.  So they took their camera to the “Walk for Choice” held in Chicago on February 27, 2011.   There they encountered (and filmed) women bragging about...

Maryland same-sex marriage advocates were quite positive that last Friday would be a day that they would all celebrate for years to come…the day that same-sex marriage cleared its last major hurdle on its path to becoming legal in the state of Maryland.  Instead, same-sex...

If you watch TV, movies, or any kind of pop culture media, you would assume that teenage sexual antics are here to stay and that pretty much every teen is participating.  You may be surprised to learn that, although society falls far short of the...

Here’s the question: “Has pornography negatively impacted your immediate family?” Here’s the reader response: Yes, my children                     50 percent Yes, my spouse                        28 percent No                                            13 percent Not sure                                  9 percent To read information on the research and the impact of pornography on individuals and  families, visit United Families International's Family...

For centuries the word “gender” referred to “male or female.”  But the definition of “gender” seems to depend on who you’re talking to.   The UN and those who push for “gender rights” use it incessantly (see the list below).  A battle over the definition stalled...

Another in our on-going series of UFI at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Attending and participating in this presentation required my finest acting skills.  “Ecology and Feminism:  Sacred Feminine, Circles and Valuing Girls and Trees” was the title of this “parallel event”...

While enrollment of children in pre-schools and kindergarten is for the most part optional, “early learning” advocates and the daycare lobbyists continue in their efforts to make preschool mandatory.  These folks insist that pre-k programs promote “school readiness” and if you want your child to...