By David E. Smith | 02.21.24We are currently taking orders, in any amount, for our 2024 Primary Election Voter Guide. The non-partisan IFI Voter Guide helps voters know more about the positions of candidates who are seeking their vote on March 19, 2024. It will also soon be available online at illinoisfamily.org/2024voterguide.
By David E. Smith | 02.17.24If there ever was a time when Christians need to seriously consider what Scripture teaches us about what it means to live, love and lead a family as a Christian man, it is now. As you know, our culture has denigrated, dismantled and redefined gender roles, but especially masculinity and patriarchy.
By David E. Smith | 01.30.24We know that the many cultural battles we face today are spiritual battles that cannot be won by relying solely on our own strength and methods. In truth, these battles must first and continually be waged through prayer to our holy, righteous and merciful God.
By David E. Smith | 01.19.24God has blessed America with the gift of self-government -- a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Voting is a privilege that millions of people in other parts of the world are denied. But this unique blessing also comes with a tremendous responsibility. In Romans 13, we are told that all authorities are appointed by God. Who is the authority in America?
By David E. Smith | 01.11.24The process for registering is easy and convenient, but unfortunately, millions of Americans choose not to take the time. Millions of Americans are not registered to vote. Add to that the fact that Barna Research reports that in the last two presidential elections, voter-turnout among self-professing Christians was only 59 percent in 2012 and 61 percent in 2016.
By David E. Smith | 12.31.23We’re almost there! Many of you have given sacrificially, and these donations have been doubled through the generosity of an amazing matching challenge that will double all our donations in December. We cannot begin to tell you how deeply grateful we are to know that you are willing to stand with us. Thank you!
12.30.23We’re slowly making progress toward the $150,000 Matching Challenge goal, which will give us $300,000 - a great start to 2024 - thanks to some generous donors! Many of you have given sacrificially, and thank you just doesn't seem enough. The work that IFI does is impossible without you!
By David E. Smith | 12.27.23Thanks to your generosity we have raised a little more than 70 percent for our End-of-Year Matching Challenge campaign. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $150,000 thanks to several donors who believe in what we do. We have until midnight on Dec. 31st to raise the remaining 30 percent — and hopefully exceed our goal!
By David E. Smith | 12.14.23We are pleased to announce that in an effort to help us raise operating funds for 2024, a number of generous donors have offered to match donations to IFI all the way up to $150,000! So between now and the end of the year, you can double the impact of your giving!
By Kathy Valente | 11.18.23We have much to be thankful for at Illinois Family Institute. God has blessed this ministry through our faithful supporters. We often receive phone calls and email messages from people who tell us how much they appreciate the articles, action alerts, educational workshops, newsletters, Springfield updates and voter guides. We are so grateful for this feedback!
By David E. Smith | 11.04.23What an incredible night of inspiration and fellowship we enjoyed last night! That kind of event wouldn't have been possible without your prayer covering, the hard work of our staff and the generous support of our corporate and individual sponsors. Suffice it to say that Eric Metaxas was on fire with his humor and in his exhortation to attendees.