November 29, 2017
After living in Texas for 26 years, I recently moved to a new state to be closer to family. When I am asked the proverbial “get-to-know-you” questions, I get to tell people that I have the privilege of working with a non-governmental organization that is part of a larger coalition of family-friendly organizations with consultative status at the United Nations.
What follows is an explanation of the work of UFI to support and defend the family. United Families International fulfills that mission in three principle ways: we serve as a witness, educate individuals and policy-makers, and offer support to nations that seek to protect children and families in the face of an increasingly hostile environment.
Today I would like to share with you some of the things that UFI does to help educate individuals and policy-makers about the importance of the natural family in the well being of communities and nations.
1. If you visit our website, you will find a drop down menu titled “Stay Informed”. There you can find links to the UFI Blog and Guides to Family Issues. Our Guides are in-depth reports, backed up by the best social science, on the facts of issues such as divorce, cohabitation, abortion and the dangers of pornography. If you ever want to know the science that explains why cohabitation backfires on those who use it as a means to determine marital happiness, you can find it there. You’ll find the evidence that indicates what we have always known: a marriage between a man and a woman is the optimal foundation for happy and healthy children.
2. Our blog is also a great place to learn about the forces affecting the family. It features weekly articles written from a human-interest perspective that tackle current events and issues impacting the family.
3. In addition to our Guides and blog, United Families also maintains a news site dedicated to current issues and events that impact the family. Every weekday, at World Family News, you can find links from a wide range of sources that cover the most pertinent news affecting the family around the world. Forewarned is forearmed! Make time in your daily reading to stay abreast of the many issues and events that are making a difference in the well being of families by visiting World Family News.
4. And if you like to get your news through social media, you can follow us on Facebook and keep informed and motivated through daily posts.
Those who share our concern regarding the pressures faced by families today frequently express distress because they don’t know how to combat the anti-family messages that surround us, are fed to us by the media and, especially, imposed upon our children at school. Mostly, people don’t know how to respond to slogans and propaganda like “love is love” and “my body, my choice”. Our guides, blog and news site are there to inform you and help you advocate on behalf of the family, whether around the dinner table, across the side-yard fence, or at the local school board meeting.
We really can’t afford to stay silent any longer. The right of individuals to live their personal convictions and protect their children from dangerous disinformation is increasingly under attack. If we hope to preserve our liberties and strengthen our families, we need to be prepared to speak up, and UFI is here to help! The resources we offer through our websites will give you the knowledge you need so you can feel empowered to defend and support the family in your home and community. God bless you in your efforts!
Tori Black, President