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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,...

Inside the UN:  The Commission on Population and Development 2011 "The West is Obsessed with Sex" read the bold caption on a flyer handed out to UN delegates by our pro-family coalition back in 2000.  As this year's Commission on Population and Development (CPD) unfolded, the...

By Carol Soelberg, President of UFI United Families received many gratifying comments from our readers recently when we spelled out ways citizens can be involved in making a difference in the sex education curriculum in their schools.  This affirmed my belief that people are not really...

By Rachel Allison “I am totally convinced that once a woman has borne a child, she owes that child herself more than anything else in the first five years of his life… I fear that raising emotion-starved and love-starved children can produce calloused, robotized adults—people who follow...

How many homosexual men and women are there in the U.S.?  For decades, the public has been led to believe that ten percent of the population view themselves as homosexual. The ten percent number comes from an analysis of interviews conducted from 1938 to 1948...

Here’s the question:  “Do you believe that it is crucial that developing countries reduce their population? Here is the UFI reader response: 91 percent               No 6 percent               Yes 3 percent               Unsure United Families International representatives are currently attending the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD).  The mantra...

By Carol Soelberg In cities and counties across the country we are hearing of efforts being made to implement domestic partnership registries as a means to “satisfy the needs” of homosexual couples who can not be legally married.  While these communities are committed to families and...

By Grace Sailor Marriage and family are the foundation of a society.  If that is so, then why does society as a whole place family policies and family unity as a low priority? Why do states allow divorces to take place for a minimal fee with...

By Laura Jorgensen Little kids seem to have an endless supply of energy as they run around all day. They are also more curious than cats as they explore this new world that they live in, asking, sometimes constantly, their three letter queries "How?" and "Why?"...

The notion that the world is being overrun by people has been around for a long time.  “We can’t produce enough food to feed the masses.”  “The world will become so crowded it will become a living hell.”  Perhaps its most famous proponent is Reverend...

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...