Celebrating National Marriage Week

In the week leading up to Valentine’s Day we celebrate marriage and encourage the building of strong marriage relationships.  Marriage goes beyond the man and woman united in matrimony; it matters within our communities and families.  Marriage provides social and economic stability for the young, old, children and the elderly.  Divorce and families created without the benefit of marriage let a void that government tries to fill; but it’s methods require intrusion into people’s wallets and private lives, while undermining the family structure.

Marriage is a beneficial institution for each spouse.  Research shows that marriage makes people happier, live longer, and experience more economic security.  And yet, marriage is a failing in the United States and around the world.  In 1970, 78% of all US adults were married.  In recent years that dropped to less than 60%.

What of daughters with missing fathers?  Half of all girls have no father in their lives.  Over 75% lost their father through divorce, abandonment, or estrangement.  And the results?  More depression, more obesity, eating disorders, more addiction, earlier sexual activity, and lower school performance.  Teens are 70% more likely to become pregnant if they don’t have their father in the home.

Fathers teach by word and action how women should be treated.  Without that relationship young women have more difficulty establishing loving relationships, trusting the opposite sex, and creating stable homes for their own children.  And the benefit of an in-home father transcends perfectionism.  Neither money nor social status is as influential in producing well-adjusted girls as the consistency of their father being there.  Presecne alone makes the most difference.

Children with married parents do better in school.  Children with married parents live in less poverty than their peers.  Children of married parents experience fewer mental health issues.  The list goes on and on.

Therefore, a stable society depends upon marriage as a foundational building block that provides commitment and care, as well as a heightened sense of purpose and belonging to spouses who together train and influence the next generation.  Marriage is worth the work of learning and implementing good relationship skills for both you and your children.  If you are struggling, there are many resources available to help you rebuild or strengthen your marriage.  Visit NationalMarriageWeekUSA

February Meeting

This month we host Dilonna Coran, state director of Concerned Women for America, as our speaker on Religious Freedom.  Program follows our business meeting.  We hope you’ll join us at 6:30 on February 4th.  The meeting will be held via Zoom.  Members will have the link emailed to them.  Visitors are welcome.  Email us at sunacrw@gmail.com for instructions or call 570-850-5975.

February Meeting


6:30 PM



We Support School Choice

During National School Choice Week we call upon our elected officials to support expanded school choice in Pennsylvania, including expansion of educational scholarships to provide expanded opportunities to K-12 students.  Parents must have choices that allow their child to access educational opportunities that meet their needs.


A Proclamation Commemorating School Choice Week

WHEREAS all children in our area should have access to an effective education that prepares them for successful adulthood; and,

WHEREAS quality education is essential to the economic and social strength of our area; and,

WHEREAS our area is home to a multitude of excellent education options from which parents can choose for their children; and,

WHEREAS it is important that all parents explore and identify the best educational choices for each child: and,

WHEREAS, research demonstrates that providing children with multiple education options improve academic performance regardless of family income, location, or learning ability; and,

WHEREAS, programs such as Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit which provide scholarships to students fleeing failing or inadequate schools deny more than 50% of applicants for lack of funds due to arbitrary tax credit caps; and

WHEREAS, School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for additional educational options;

NOW, THEREFORE, on this 18th day of January, 2019, We, SUN Area Council of Republican Women, do hereby recognize January 20-26, 2019 as SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK, and call this observance to the attention of all area residents. Further we call upon our elected State Representatives and State Senators to champion legislation that expand educational choice throughout the Commonwealth.

/s/ Irene C. Harris, President – SUN Area Council Republican WOmen


Immigration: The Border States Documentary

Tea Party Patriots have produced an hour long documentary detailing the immigration crisis in the United States, not only on the border, but in every corner of America.  This is an issue every American must face.  Viewing The Border States Documentary is a good place to start educating ourselves.

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