Choose life

Choose life

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live…”

~Deuteronomy 30:19

Defending Families

Defending Families

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

~Phil. 2:4

Equipping The Body of Christ

Equipping The Body of Christ

“You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

~Matt. 5:14-16

Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty

An individual’s civil rights of religious liberty and freedom of conscience should be affirmed and free from government interference.

Fighting the Title IX Rewrite
The good folks at Citizens for Kids Education (C4KE) asked us to send you this information about a recent ruling regarding the Biden Title IX rewrite, and share their CALL TO ACTION.
07.13.24
Latest Articles
You Cannot Homeschool
A homeschool advocate acquainted with an IFI staff member recently answered over 150 Facebook messages about homeschooling.  "It's just blowing up!" the advocate said. "Lots and lots of parents from central and southern IL wanting out." Homeschooling has been around for a few decades now, and it has made significant advances in quality and acceptability over the years, but it usually seems to have been relegated to the academic fringes. 
By Ecce Verum   |   07.13.24
Self Evident: Accepting the Truth
In this special episode of Self Evident, Jenna sits down with detransitioners Maia Poet, Ritchie Herron & Camille Kiefel. This roundtable discussion will reveal the lies that Maia, Ritchie, and Camille all believed about themselves. They will share their personal experiences with the medical world and how they came to accept the truth about their gender.
By Alyssa Sonnenburg   |   07.13.24
National GOP Gives Ground on Sanctity of Human Life
Earlier this week, the GOP Platform Committee voted to adopt a new platform that removed the provision calling for a national ban on abortion, suggesting the issue should instead be handled by the states. This abandonment of the GOP’s long-held pro-life position has been met with fierce opposition from some organizations as well as delegates on the committee who felt their voices were silenced during the unconventional proceedings.
By David E. Smith   |   07.12.24
A July Birthday Challenge
Please consider accepting this giving challenge to bless the vital ministry of Illinois Family Institute. Together we can continue to uphold pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-family truths in Illinois.
By Kathy Valente   |   07.12.24
A Hopeless Bunch
A former Chicago radio producer and friend of mine has established quite a reputation for alerting us to the myriad of ministry leader “missteps” surfacing in recent years. On one hand, it’s important for us to be aware of such mistrusts and to know that we must never elevate anyone in ministry beyond what they are: human vessels intending to accomplish what God has apparently called them to do.
Churches Putting Pro-Life Values into Action
Love Life is a pro-life organization that is dedicated to mobilizing the church to create a culture of love and life that will end both abortion and the orphan crisis. In just seven years, Love Life has seen over 192,000 people mobilized into action, partnered with over 1,100 churches, and saved over 5,700 babies.
By Alyssa Sonnenburg   |   07.10.24
Samaritan Ministries: A Biblical Healthcare Option
Everyone knows that health insurance is difficult to navigate. Between limitations on doctor networks and deductibles, families often struggle to find the plan that is best for their family, especially for those whose jobs do not provide healthcare coverage. This leaves many families with anxiety over what plan to use and whether their unexpected medical bills will be covered.
By Alyssa Sonnenburg   |   07.09.24
Demise of the Administrative State
Despite the seemingly mundane nature of regulations, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Chevron Deference is poised to have a profound impact on our daily lives. This decision will touch each and every one of us, shaping our daily experiences and interactions.
By Thomas Hampson   |   07.08.24
Patience and Perseverance Key to Pulling Down Strongholds
If you had surveyed the public a decade ago and asked whether they believed Roe v. Wade would be overturned, a majority would have emphatically said, “No.” Even to the most optimistic person, this seemed far-fetched as a possibility. But in 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned this stronghold of darkness called Roe v. Wade.
By Walker Wildmon   |   07.07.24
News Flash: Doctors Advocate for Real Medicine
America is the land of opportunity. In our great nation, you can be too young to smoke, drink, vote, drive a car, or get a tattoo—and yet be old enough to decide you're the wrong sex and thus chemically wrestle your body into submission. Many doctors are falling right in line with this twisted line of thought and are promoting "gender affirming care" to make temporary adolescent confusion a permanent part of children's anatomical future. But other doctors have had it.        
By Ecce Verum   |   07.06.24
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