Community Conversations Luncheon

With the explosion of digital communication the art of conversation is being replaced with an endless stream of email, texts, videos and tweets.  Many people have more digital conversations per day than “real” ones.  Our Smart phones are making us dumb.  At Live the Life, we are fighting back.

Can we talk?

Live the Life offers Community Conversations in various locations across Florida to gather the community together to discuss critical issues surrounding marriages and families.  A typical Community Conversation includes one main speaker addressing the topic of the day, followed by a small panel of influential local leaders exploring the same issue from their unique perspectives.  Finally, we provide discussion questions at each table to expand the conversation and allow everyone who participates an opportunity to “weigh in” and discuss the topic of the day.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS TOPIC OF THE DAY for August 30:  Strong Families, Prosperous States: What do strong families have to do with Florida’s schools and economy? 


Topic of the Day:  Strong Families, Prosperous States: What do strong families have to do with Florida’s schools and economy? Economics has its roots in the Greek word oikonomia, which means the “management of the household.” Yet economists across the ideological spectrum have paid little attention to the links between family structure and the macroeconomic outcomes of nations, states, and societies. This talk explains how and why strong families are linked to more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty, and higher family income across the state of Florida.

In Strong Families, Prosperous States, we find that states with a higher number of families headed by married parents enjoy significantly higher levels of economic growth, not to mention greater economic mobility, higher median family income, and less child poverty than states with more families headed by single and cohabiting parents.

Brad Wilcox will roll out new research and provide fresh insights regarding the specific research on BROWARD County, FL to enhance the community conversation.


Dr. Rosalind Osgood, Broward County School Board Chairman

Romney Rogers, Ft Lauderdale City Commissioner and former Vice Mayor. Romney is a lawyer and partner with Rogers, Morris & Ziegler, Ft Lauderdale’s oldest law firm.

Stephan Tchividjian, President, National Christian Foundation of South Florida


$20.00 per person


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

11:30 – 1:30 pm


Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

5555 North Federal Hwy

Ft. Lauderdale, FL


(850) 264-1495 or email [email protected]