UFI Blog

by Rachel Allison In today’s world of fascination with iPhones, iPads, iPods, computers, Internet and texting, social skills are becoming less and less evident.  But what is even more troubling is the demise of family communication.  Whether purposefully or consequentially people are shutting real live people...

By Marcia Barlow “I have never met anyone in my life that has volunteered forty years for a cause without taking a penny of salary.  I mean…that is just an incredible commitment. ”  - Peter Smith Yes, it is an incredible commitment!  This past spring when the...

*Another in UFI’s series of blog posts from the young adults attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth.  This time from a mother  who accompanied the youth group.  By Kerri Davenport It was interesting to attended the General Assembly where delegates of countries were given...

by Rachel Allison At the time I didn’t consider our financial struggles a season with purpose, I just recognized it as being extremely difficult.  What my husband and I learned during those years of stretching every nickel seems insignificant compared to what our children learned. They recognized...

"There are very few late terms abortions performed – only for medical reasons such as danger to the mother or unhealthy fetus,” claim those who promote abortion.  “Not only are they rare, there aren’t many abortion providers available to perform them,” continues the misinformation meme. According...

Here’s the question we asked readers:  “Do you think that employers ever base their hiring (or firing) decisions on what they see on a Facebook page?” Here is how they responded: 86 Percent           Yes 6 Percent             No 9 Percent             Sure hope not Relevant reading: Half of employers 'reject potential worker after...

*Another in UFI’s series of blog posts from the young adults attending the UN High Level Meeting on Youth By Niels Wankier Having lived in the country of Bulgaria for two years as a service missionary for my church, I had hoped to be able to use...

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...