UFI Blog

by Elise Ellsworth Family life can be a burden. A proliferation of more articles have been written about those who forego marriage in favor of unconnected lifestyles: “I Just Don’t Want a Child.” “The Child-free Life.” “10 Reasons You Don’t Have to Get Married.” “Why Marriage...

A look into the importance of a balance of activities in the lives of our children. by Cinthia Jahnson “Hurry up! We gotta go! We’re gonna be late!!!” These gentle but firm (perhaps loud) words tend to escape my mouth every time my children and I are...

by Erin Weist I just spent the last month fulfilling duties as a state county delegate.  What that means in my state is that I research candidates running for both the Senate and House of Representatives in my districts in the state of Utah and vote...

The following is taken from the UFI Alert dated April 6, 2016. https://unitedfamilies.org/default.asp?contentID=773 The following questions were asked a German couple who are well acquainted with what is happening to family values in Germany/Austria and Switzerland. Reading their responses to the following questions, it is apparent that families throughout the...

by Rebecca Mallory Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Remember that show? They should do a remake: “Who Just Wants to Take Home What They Did Five Years Ago?” There never seems to be enough at the end of the month. If you live in a...

by Diane Robertson With all the talk of equality and who can use what bathrooms and who has to give service to certain people and who can deny service to an entire state and whose conscience matters or whether the state or the federal government determine...

Kathryn (Simmons) Cook My husband and I sat back in silence for a moment. The title read, “New Bathroom Rule: It’s Worse Than We Thought”. Washington State’s Human Rights commission enforced a law that makes it legal for people to enter into any public restroom or...

On Friday, April 15, high schools (and many middle schools) across the country will be hosting the LGBT movement's annual "Day of Silence." During this all-day event, student activists and even school officials encourage students to be silent for the entire day as a sign of...

by Keely Tanner Is there a birthday, an anniversary or a meaningful day coming up between you and your significant other? Some of us look forward to these celebrations.  But if the truth were made know, we would realize that there are many who dread them!...

by Mekelle Tenney This election has me more depressed and concerned for our country than usual. I try my best to do my part as a citizen. I vote, stay informed on the issues, and try my best to learn about my country, its history, and...

by Annalise Jarman I recently finished listening to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey on audiobook. It is a well-known self-help book on how to have healthy interpersonal relationships. The basic concept is that in order to have healthy relationships with others,...

By Jackie Bowles Recently I have been reading about my ancestors, John and Priscella Alden. After experiencing persecutions for their religious beliefs in England, they decided to sail on the Mayflower, crossing the ocean to find a place where they could worship freely. They fought hard...

[caption id="attachment_11657" align="alignleft" width="150"] Little Girl Helping Father with His Tie ca. 2003[/caption] by Erin Weist I listened to a talk today by an apostle of my church about “the highest of masculine roles: husband and father.”  In a world that constantly pushes the normality of immorality,...

by Tashica Jacobson A favorite Buddha quote states “be where you are; otherwise you miss your life.” This can apply to many different things in our lives, but for now let’s look at it through the lens of technology and electronic devices. The advancements in these...

By Ally Fife In this fast paced world of digital dependency, finding ways to have meaningful family time without spending a fortune is rare indeed. To also find something to do that is worthwhile and provides skills to the participants is too much to hope for....

by Diane Robertson In a bold yet compassionate medically sound move, the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), in eight clear statements, has proclaimed that modern gender ideology harms children. They affirmed that the chromosomal markers of gender, XY and XX, are genetic markers of health and...

By Jackie Bowles February 16, 2016 brought the unexpected death of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He was a well-respected and the longest serving Supreme Court Justice, being nominated in 1986 by Ronald Reagan. Justice Scalia became known for his outspoken comments on cases dealing...

by Keely Tanner Have you ever wondered how you could make your relationships better? Are there things that we, as individuals, can be doing to make our relationships stronger? One thing that we should consider is “What changes can I make?” Too often we think of what others are...

By Rebecca Mallory Isn’t it interesting how each generation thinks they have the corner on unrest, violence, and general mayhem?  That somehow there has never been a more frightening time and that America has finally lost its way? I stood in line for two hours to...

By Jackie Bowles Recently, I was asked to work on a project about abortion.  I hadn’t really put too much thought or attention to this subject before.  Nor had I considered the methods of abortion, the impact of this practice throughout the world, the effects it...

By Erin West Since registering to vote in the United States I have been unaffiliated with any party.  The two major political parties in the US, democratic & republican, dominate most of the scene, particularly in recent days over the contentious debates and elections as it...

By Tori Perez Numerous studies have told us that the number one cited cause of divorce is finances.   But why? Of all things in marriage to argue about, why is money the game changer? 1) It isn’t. Money isn’t actually the game changer. What’s really happening much of the...

by Christie Masters I had thirty seconds to tell a room full of delegates at our recent County convention why they should vote for me to be a delegate to the State Convention. Standing in line, nervously awaiting my turn, I had listened to those who...