My wife (her blog) shared this with me the other day. We laughed all weekend! What do you think is the point of the story? A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that... Continue Reading →
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?
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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Staying in Love
When it comes to work, leadership, life or marriage, we can easily fall into the trap of the false thinking that the grass is greener somewhere else. The reality is this: the grass is greener wherever we water and take care of it! I could not find the origin of this story, but it humorously... Continue Reading →
Who You Gonna Call?
On our recent move to Florida, we noticed a system of call boxes. Apparently there are over 2,750 push-button type motorist call boxes along Florida's Interstate Highways and Turnpikes, with assistance available for medical, service, or police. Almost every mile we found call boxes. Most of us drive problem-free to our destinations, but who would you call... Continue Reading →
4 Practices for Kindling Love in Marriage
Last month I lost my mom (you can read her tribute here), and my dad lost the love of his life of over 55 years. My parents were not perfect, nor did they have a perfect marriage. I know that because I know my own life, and we all have struggles and imperfections. One thing... Continue Reading →