March 18th, 2008 07:55 EST
A New Approach to Marriage Therapy
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
Every great fairy tale ends with a wedding--the joining of two lovers who are perfect for each other and who will now live "happily ever after. Romantic idealism rules the day--yet the divorce rate continues to climb. Divorce statistics among the church are no different. This fact raises some questions worth considering. Is it possible that, in the last fifty years or so, there has been a sudden epidemic of people who have inadvertently married someone else's soul mate, resulting in unions which were destined to fail? Or could it be that modern marriages are constructed on a shaky foundation of wrong assumptions?
In his new book, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage (Atria Books), Mark Gungor reveals the truth about lasting love--that a successful marriage is not the result of marrying the "right" person, feeling the "right" emotions, thinking the "right" thoughts, or even praying the "right" prayers. It's about doing the right things-- period. "Surprising to many, the Bible never tells us to find the one God has chosen. It tells us how to live with the person we have chosen," Gungor states.
This hilarious, practical work equips couples with tools that will allow them to work smart, enriching their marriages and avoiding the things that rob and destroy relationships. In Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, Gungor boldly challenges the fallacy of secular "experts" and those in the church who have been shaped by their influence. But his trademark style--part stand-up comedy act, part brutal honesty--is so entertaining that even the man who is typically wary of "touchy-feely" books on marriage will find himself laughing out loud, nodding in agreement, and looking forward to the next page. Gungor's astute celebration of the fundamental differences between the sexes is sure to spark lively discussion between husbands and wives, conversation that will lead to a better understanding of one another and, ultimately, a great marriage.
Mark Gungor is one of the most highly sought-after speakers on marriage and family in the country today. Each year thousands of couples attend his Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminars.