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The Pensiero Press 2020
Number of Pages: 198

Making Love Work While Leading Your Family

This book focuses on overcoming marriage difficulties. Dr. Sam (soldier, clergyman, academic, and businessman) and Dr. Drea (teacher, counselor, clergywoman, scholar, and businesswoman), team up as a power couple to unpack their experiences from 20-plus years of marriage.

Through their problems, God’s answers illuminate marriage lessons and leadership insights. We invite you to explore their journey—the good, the bad, and the ugly—in hopes of learning from their mistakes in order to chart your path to success.



Samuel L. Hayes, Jr., PhD was born in Orlando, FL and grew up abroad: Panama, Germany, Alaska, and NC; his family resides in the historic town of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is the son of SFC (Ret.) Samuel and Marcia Hayes. Samuel adores his wife Andrea, and their three adventurous children. Sam is a soldier, a clergyman, an academic, and a businessman. He combines scholarly insights with relevant experience to develop the next generation of global strategic leaders.

Dr. Sam began his academic journey at Fayetteville State University and after enlisting in the U.S. Army, transitioned to the University of Phoenix where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He continued his education, receiving a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from American Intercontinental University, Master’s in Information Strategy and Political Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organization and Management with a Leadership specialization from Capella University and is pursuing a degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

U.S. Army Major Hayes served as a Military Intelligence enlisted solider, and as a Cavalry officer Currently, he is serving in special operations as a Civil Affairs officer with over 22 years of combined experience. Sam is the Apostle of His Glory International Ministries, an impactful author, and the CEO of Men of Distinction Excellence and Legacy (M.O.D.E.L.) a mentorship group for young men. Sam is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

To reach Sam for information on leadership, strategic design, consulting, or guest speaking please visit his websites: drsam-drdreahayes.com or e-mail: drsamhayesjr@gmail.com