Women of Washington is an educational organization with a focus on understanding local, national, and global issues that are critical to our world today.
Members of Women of Washington subscribe to and live by our foundational principles: Limited Government; Free Markets; Strong National Defense; and Personal Responsibility. These values bring us together, through our informative monthly guest-speaker events, weekly newsletter, and other educational events. We have members who are engaged in careers, as well as other significant activities such as, community-based volunteering or hobbies, which they might like to share with our membership, in a small-group setting. WOW Member Spotlight will periodically provide opportunities for this type of gathering.
Families are the foundation by which our nation & world are based. No one is untouched by divorce, its effects causing “ruinous ripples” throughout the lives of spouses, children, friends, family and community. Over the last decades, acceptance of divorce has soared, in line with an underlying sea change in values from “do your duty” (the Greatest Generation) to “follow your heart” (the Disney mantra). This new elevation of heart over head fueled the ‘80s divorce boom, and has since led to extension of adolescence and deferral of marriage until close to age 30. It also continues to fuel a burgeoning Divorce Industry which profits from family dissolution—realtors, therapists, lawyers, financial managers, life coaches.
What can be done? Diane Medved’s new book "Don’t Divorce: Powerful Arguments for Saving and Revitalizing Your Marriage", says it’s time to use facts and common sense to recognize the damage divorce wreaks, and stand up against the subtle and often blatant pressures in our culture that cause dissatisfaction in the best of marriages, and push couples over the brink in precarious ones. She tears apart the most common reasons couples offer for divorce, and describes research showing that if unhappy couples just stick it out, they’ll most likely find themselves happy in those marriages five years later.
Dr. Medved also highlights the damage to children of divorce, requiring dual identities, and causing them to fear commitment to avoid the pain they and their parents endured. Two out of three divorces occur in low-conflict homes, where children are blindsided by the split, learning not to trust the evidence of their own experience. While divorces spurred by addiction, abuse or abandonment are necessary, with strong commitment, the low-conflict two-thirds of troubled couples might have tackled their problems, sparing themselves, and their children, lifelong repercussions.
7:00 Wine & Cheese Social
7:30 Speaker presentation
Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 1, 2017.
To pay by mail, please send your check by May 1st to:
WOW, P.O. Box 1771, Mercer Island, WA 98040
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or view our website www.womenofwa.com
Keynote Lunch Speaker: Dr. Tom Coburn
Former U.S. Senator and "...leading advocate for bringing innovative ideas to health care..."
WPC's annual Solutions Summit is our state’s largest policy event that will be attended by hundreds of lawmakers, business and community leaders, media, and civic-minded citizens from across the state. The conference features a keynote lunch speaker, and discussion on: the environment, agriculture, education, transportation, budget and taxes, health care, and business & labor reform issues. The Solutions Summit includes prominent local and national speakers on each of these important issues to help shape the public debate by educating policymakers and informing citizens.
Keynote lunch speaker, Dr. Coburn, will speak about making health care more affordable and accessible for Americans, the overall cost of health care, and the challenges facing providers, consumers, and Congress. He is the Nick Ohnell Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Dr. Coburn served as a U.S. Senator for two terms from 2005–2015 representing the state of Oklahoma and is a leading health care expert.
Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
To pay by mail, please send your check by May 9th to:
WOW, P.O. Box 1771, Mercer Island, WA 98040
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or view our website www.womenofwa.com.