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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...

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...