UFI Blog

by Laura Waters Most human beings will likely encounter trauma at some time in their lives. In fact, researchers estimate that 70% of American adults have experienced trauma in their lives, and 20% of people in this category go on to develop PTSD.i Traumatic events...

By Kaelie Lemmon As stated by Lao Tzu, “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” I discovered this profound truth in my teenage years. Although I had previously experienced small, nearly unrecognizable feelings of depression, my first stand-still, world-stopping...

By United Families International “Mom, can I tell you something?” I happily said yes, I always enjoy hearing about my 11-year-old’s day. But I was not prepared for this: “There was a girl at school that received a three-week suspension, and the police were called because...

by Jenet Jacob Erickson This last week, Utah signed into law what some have called “the best-designed” medical marijuana law in the country. Crafting that law was not easy. In just a few years marijuana has become a key political issue across the nation. Utah was...

By Alan Pastor Jamie was in middle school, or what I like to call the armpit of life. He hasn’t dated, kissed, or even held the hand of a girl; yet he’s on the Sex Offender Registry. He’s expressed to his therapist the fear of...

by United Families International China, a country who has never been reserved or timid about their “reproductive” regulations, has instituted a startling change in their population control policy. In a major reversal, China, rather than restricting parents from bearing children, is now moving toward requiring citizens...

By Holly Jo Martin The makers of the movie Gosnell deliver a horrifying suspense movie that just happens to be true. At first it seems like it is a movie about a pill mill being run in an abortion clinic in Philadelphia. The movie is fast...

“Your baby has no chance of life.” Those heartbreaking words were delivered to Siobhan Whelan following an ultrasound on January 4, 2010 whereupon she learned that her unborn baby boy was affected by holoprosencephaly, a congenital brain malformation that generally causes death before birth. Most...

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...