What Makes a Marriage Last?


Andrea Buczynski shares a wonderful story of times with Howard and Jeanne Hendricks. I took a couple classes with him many years ago. Dr. Hendricks, endearingly known as “Prof” by the thousands of students whose lives he touched through his teaching and example, recently passed away. Andrea writes a wonderful tribute to him. Loving deeply requires working as a team in marriage: communicating, commitment and resolving conflict. Enjoy the post and be sure to watch the video: What Makes a Marriage Last?

AB Reflections

I was mentally pinching myself.  Seated around the dinner table were my team-mates and Howard and Jeanne Hendricks. He had been a conference speaker for our organization many times.  He was notoriously funny and to the point.  The consummate teacher, he could turn a phrase into a long term memory.

What an amazing evening!  As we feasted on barbecue, they shared many of their stories and their wisdom. We laughed; we cried. We asked questions- tons of questions.  They were so gracious to invest the time with us.

What impressed me the most was Dr. Hendricks’ deliberate invitation to draw  Jeanne into the conversation.  One of us would ask him a question, and he would look across the table at Jeanne and say, “Jeanne can tell you more about that than I can.”  While he could have regaled us with many stories of his own, he chose to make it…

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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