ABILENE, Texas — Dr. Paul Faulkner's seminars were viewed in 33 states and seven different countries during his professional career.
The late family and marriage therapist worked as a faculty member at Abilene Christian University in the late 1970s, and now his legacy will be honored with the new Paul and Gladys Faulkner Center for Marriage and Family.
Faulkner and the late Dr. Carl Brecheen are credited for creating the Marriage Enrichment Seminar in 1974, and in 1979, the lecture was recorded in Abilene and viewed more than two million times.
Faulkner died at 92 in 2022, and his wife, Gladys, died in 2016. The center was made possible with the help of an endowment in their names.
"Thanks to the generosity of donors to the endowment, we're able to build on the enduring legacy that Paul Faulkner began in marriage and family ministry," associate professor of marriage and family studies Dr. Heidi Morris said. "The Faulkner Center will focus on promoting and strengthening the formation and commitment of marriages, families and healthy relationships."
The center will be home to community speaker events, alumni and church outreach and it will be part of the Department of Marriage and Family Studies in the College of Biblical Studies at the university.
ACU Dallas events and marriage resources will also be available at the center and acu.edu has more information.