UFI Blog

By Marci Nelson I get it. You want to help, but you don’t think you can make much of a difference. You’re a college student, a mother, a father, a grandparent. You don’t have the money, the resources, or the time to get involved. We avoid watching...

How to Make a Human: The Startling Advancements in Embryonic Science and How They Could Affect Generations Yet Unborn By Elise Ellsworth On December 8, 2017, Amnesty International hosted a conference: “Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction.” “Building Embryo-Like Structures In Vitro” and “How to...

By McKayla Skinner There are currently an estimated 70.1 million fathers in the United States. Most of them consider their role as a father as core to their identity. However, fathers face great challenges , as well as opportunities, as they decide what matters most for...

By Breaunna Stone A few weeks ago I was scrolling through iTunes looking at what new songs were at the top of the charts. Keith Urban’s song “Female” stood out to me. I clicked the play preview and got goose bumps as I listened to the words: “When you...

“Houston, we have a problem.” A line made famous by the movie, Apollo 13, is one of the top movie quotes of all time. It was a monumental understatement for a perilous emergency that threatened the lives of the three men aboard the tiny craft...

By Miriam Merrill The new year brings a chance to start fresh. A clean slate provides the opportunity to try new things, overcome old habits, and better ourselves. Finances, health, and education are all common Google search topics this time of year. But have you thought...

Merry Christmas! As we celebrate this season of giving, I’m writing to let you know your support this past year was instrumental in providing many of the resources needed for 2017 to be a record-breaking year for UFI. We cannot thank you enough! Miracles are happening...

By McKayla Skinner Recently, Australia became the 26th country to legalize same-sex marriage, doing so by means of ballot and parliamentary action. Let us briefly review the context of the change, as well as three lessons that family advocates can learn from it. Since the turn of...

Included in the landmark ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same­-sex marriage in the United States, were following words: “Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts,...

By Tonya Cox My son and his wife just had their first baby and he is thrilled with this new role. It is a privilege and responsibility he has looked forward to and he takes it seriously. In America there are a reported 72 million fathers!...

By Tonya Cox “The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.” ~ Sigmund Freud “It is an unprecedented time in the United States in the history of sexuality” claims the America...

By Erin Weist News in the United States was recently inundated with scandals involving sexual assault. These subjects range through Hollywood celebrities, movie directors, politicians, high-profile doctors, and more. Most consist of women accusing men of assault, although there are a fair number of men doing...

By Tonya Cox Growing up as the oldest of six children, Saturday mornings consisted of family work. It was the day to deep clean our home and attend to the yard and every family member had their own assigned tasks. Family work became part of our...

By Elise Ellsworth In recent years neglect and other forms of child abuse have been on the rise.  These include the tragic 2016 case of a young Scottish boy, Liam Fee.  Little Liam was subject to continual physical abuse, had been chained up or locked in...

By McKayla Skinner The celebration of Veterans Day in the United States this last week gave all the opportunity to reflect on the many sacrifices of those who have served their country. Yet it is also important to remember the unsung heroes: those military caregivers who...

I laughed when a colleague sent me a meme with a photo of an empty notepad that included the caption: "Here's a comprehensive list of everything you're entitled to and what the world owes you." This colleague knew that I was part of a team...

By Breaunna Stone I have recently been listening to a podcast in which successful women are interviewed and they discuss their life experiences as business owners, public figures, social media influencers, wives, and mothers. Not all who are interviewed are wives and mothers but a good...

By Miriam Merrill Society boasts that you may choose do whatever you like as long as it does not affect others. As an advocate of freedom I agree that within legal bounds we are each allowed to make our own choices. However, we too often falsely...

By Erin Weist I first heard about United Families International several years ago and the message they were promoting immediately resonated with me in my role as a wife and mother. I feel privileged to write for UFI, offering my own perspective on social and political...

  By Elise Ellsworth On a trip to the Massachusetts, US, shore my husband and I found ourselves in a heated disagreement. The topic has of course escaped my memory, but a family trip had definitely gone sour. As the words of anger flew back and forth...

By McKayla Skinner The recent wildfires in California remind us that life’s trials can challenge not only communities, but also couples. However, three accounts of couples who faced the fires illustrate the principles of unity, sacrifice, and hope. The first account is of Charles and Sara Rippey....

By Christie Masters Just a few months ago our family lost a dear friend to suicide. Two weeks ago a family we know lost their youngest son. A few days later one of our family members called seeking comfort after finding out that his friend had...

By Ashley Corbaley Yes, girls can do anything boys can do. But does it have to be everything? October 11th is International Day of the Girl. This is an international day of observance set aside by the United Nations to share awareness for gender inequality and to...

By Breaunna Stone Tori Black recently published an article on the United Families International blog that discussed how some individuals and groups silence their ideological opponent with a label. One of the most popular labels used today is “hateful.” In my few short years advocating for the...

We’re in the last few days of collecting signatures to present to a United Nations body that is setting up to issue legal commentary on an international treaty that excludes unborn children from a “right to life.” United Families International has joined with other groups to collect signatures...