Drug Use

By Jessica Westfall Last week Johann Hari's views on drug legalization and human connections were explored, let's look at an opposing side. Addiction psychiatrist from Arizona, Dr. Ed Gogek, has written a book titled, Marijuana Debunked. While Gogek focuses on marijuana he asserts this is the start to...

by Jessica Westfall Part 1 This is the first of a three part series exploring the debate around legalization of marijuana and decriminalization of all drugs. “Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong” is a TED talk by Johann Hari. It has become pretty popular, it's...

by Erin Weist I have four boys. Four wonderful, mischievous, wrestling, tumbling, occasionally smelly little boys. Someday they will be young men. Then they will go on to become men. I burst with pride at this thought, hoping with all my heart they become valiant, courageous,...

by Ally Fife It was finally a sunny day after days of rain. My children were so excited to run outside and play. I glanced out the window to see how things were going, when I realized the whole neighborhood was in our backyard. Not an...

by Diane Robertson We need fathers. The politically correct modern notion that as long as a child seems loved and cared for, then it won’t matter who raises the child is just wrong. Children need fathers. Society needs fathers. Mothers need fathers. For years fathers have gotten...

by Tom Christensen When driving through the arid national pine forests of Montana, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, one cannot help but notice large numbers of dead trees.   Mountain pine beetles about the size of a grain of rice bore into, lay their eggs, feed on and...

by Tori Perez Much of the evidence in support of gay marriage is anecdotal. Stories of happily married families with two mothers or two fathers, successful LGBT men and women being treated unjustly, and glorified sex changes. While there are some anecdotes in favor of traditional...

by Gary Boyd Esau Jardon moved from Mexico to Canada, in search of greater freedom of religion and freedom of speech. He probably has enjoyed greater freedom of expression in Canada than he would have had in Mexico, until recently when he blew it, and expressed...

by Diane Robertson During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Obama, and Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam chided Christian religious organizations for focusing too heavily on “divisive issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. The New York Times reported that President Obama, “chided religious organizations...

by Nathalie Bowman I write what’s in my heart. I don’t study statistics or research papers. I write what I know to be true. As this is my last blog post for United Families International, I want to share some thoughts from my heart about families...