UFI Blog

By Elizabeth Warner Kelvin Cochran rose from poverty to become one of the first African-American firefighters in his hometown before becoming the fire chief from the entire city of Atlanta. His story is a remarkable one, but in recent years he’s become better known for...

By Marci Nelson In the United States, it is the days after the 2018 midterm elections. Exhale. We made it. Unfortunately not everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Today, for example, my supervisor walked out of his office exclaiming “Our country’s going to pot!” A...

By Tori Levulis Black One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I arrived late to my P.E. class due to an early morning orthodontist appointment. The woman that oversaw several of the girls’ team sports was short – as in tiny. She took...

By Marci Nelson I grew up in a large family. My parents had four sons and four daughters, and we lived a very happy childhood where my siblings and I felt immense love and safety. For as long as I can remember, my dad has been...

A message from UFI: In 1984, former abortionist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, released a groundbreaking film called The Silent Scream. The film took advantage of ultrasound technology to reveal the human reality of the fetus. When preparing women for abortion, abortion providers routinely refer to the fetus as a...

By Elizabeth Warner Cover image via National Center on Sexual Exploitation As a recent resident of Texas, I was appalled to hear about the proposed sex robot, or sexbot, brothel opening in Houston, Texas just a couple hours away from my home. While Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, is fighting...

By Jenet Jacob Erickson, United Families International New York Times’ executive director, Dean Baquet, exposed a profound contradiction when he said of journalists from major media outlets: “We don’t get religion. We don’t get the role of religion in people’s lives.” His assessment, of course, reflects not only...

By Tonya Cox My husband and I recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We sent our son, the last child still living at home, to visit his grandparents while we snuck away for a week just the two of us. It felt amazing to leave all...

By United Families International   Back to School   Summer bucket-lists are checked off, and proud parents are sending their kids on to new adventures as this school year starts. For many the first-day jitters consume child and parent alike. With my oldest I remember tearfully helping him find...

A Heartbreaker of a Lie by United Families International I don’t watch much on TV these days, I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a good dance show. Lately, I’ve been enjoying NBC’s World of Dance. In the early episodes of this season, a group called Marissa...

By Miriam Merrill Did you know that approximately 15,000 people are trafficked in the United States annually? These horrendous statistics require great action on our part. Though it’s difficult to discuss, a little education can go a long way in the fight against human trafficking. Do...

As your children return to school, it is important that parents know that many people, including high-level judges, believe you relinquish your right to control your child’s education the moment your child crosses the threshold of the school door.   In a barely-noticed July ruling, a...

By Jessie Keller It Happens When 5-year-old Janie announced to her mom on the way home from a family picnic, “Michael made me play a game I didn’t like.” Her mother became concerned. Michael was Janie’s 12-year old cousin and had not been seen most of the...

By McKayla Skinner Each school year is full of new firsts. For some, it may be the entrance into kindergarten, for others new teachers, or even a whole new school. With all the changes that come with a new school year, it can lead many family...

by Vincenzina Santoro “Abortion is a common occurrence – there are 56 million each year.” So said the President of the Guttmacher Institute, Ann Starrs, in her statement following acceptance of the UN Population Award in the institutional category. Founded as the research arm of Planned Parenthood but...

From the Desk of Tori Black: Hello friends, June was a momentous month at the Supreme Court. Following the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling which held that baker and owner, Jack Phillips, could not be compelled to violate his religious beliefs, the Court struck down California’s Reproductive FACT Act,...

By Miriam Merrill In the self-centered world in which we live it is easy to forget that when we raise our voice with others amazing things can happen. We will often see posts on social media offering similar political opinions and we automatically assume that this...

By Tori Black The June 4th, 2018 Supreme Court ruling in the case of the Masterpiece Cakeshop is welcome news. The heart of the dispute was about a religious business owner’s right to refuse service, not to an individual or minority group, but for an event...

by Courtney Aintablian Fatherless-ness: it is an epidemic. We see it in our schools, work places, churches – you cannot miss it. It has become the “norm” to see a mother raising her children on her own.. What has happened in our society? Have men lost...

By Tori Black For many years my husband and I were volunteers with Boy Scouts of America. We served in packs, troops, crews and districts in a variety of positions. We helped youth develop virtues embodied in the Scout oath, law and motto as they worked...

By McKayla Skinner Some of the most significant changes in family life are brought about by small and simple things. Something you may have experienced in the past is the joy that come from planting and harvesting a garden. One article notes six little-mentioned benefits of...

By Tonya Cox I am a Rapid Eye Technician. Rapid Eye Technology is a technique used to assist people in identifying and releasing stress and trauma in their life as well as learn life skills for living happier, vibrant, and more peaceful lives. I work with...