Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laugh your way to a better marriage

A few years ago someone sent me this hilarious clip by Mark Gungor called "A Tale of Two Brains"

It's so funny, because it's totally true. I have reenacted that scene so many times to friends, and they always get it. After digging around a little, I discovered that this is just one scene from a marriage seminar.

Now, I know what you're thinking... I hate marriage seminars. I don't need a marriage seminar. It's given by a Pastor? No way, I hate preachy stuff.

I get it, I'm the same way. However, we've owned this DVD set now for two and a half years and we watch it all the time. We recommend it to everyone. Mark Gungor does a fantastic job of keeping things funny, and totally spot on. And the entire seminar is not preachy at all.

He talks about sex, a lot. Like this clip about men's sex drive:

Your marriage doesn't have to be in trouble to get and enjoy this DVD. Watching it will help you communicate better. It explains mysteries like why women have to ask men to do things more than once, or why men can completely zone out and women typically can't.

A few weeks ago I was talking to some workmates and pulled from what Mark taught me when explaining why men and women talk about their problems - and how it's for totally different reasons. Men only talk about their problems if they want a solution - and that's why they're always offering us ladies unsolicited ones! Women talk about their problems because it helps them to figure out how they feel about what's going on. My male friend said "wow, that totally makes sense! I always knew I shouldn't talk or offer solutions when my wife was complaining about something, but never understood why that was!"

I cannot recommend Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage by Mark Gungor more. It's fantastic. It's funny. It's spot on. It will help you communicate better and understand each other better.


  1. I zone out all the time. Does that make me the man in my relationship?

  2. LOL maybe. I can do it too sometimes, but not like my husband can! :)

  3. Sooo.. you kept a video clip someone sent you over several YEARS ago??!?

    I'm not judging, I'm not judging, I'm not ..... :-)

  4. LOL no, I looked it up on YouTube. Have you heard of it? :P

  5. I love this! Thank you for sharing - the chart really helped clear things up :)
    Does he make a similar chart for women? I know mine would be compleeetly different

  6. LOL no, he doesn't do one for women. I'm sure it would look way different ;)

  7. This may help me as much with my male partner at work (the only guy doc in our group) as with my own marriage!

  8. My husband and I could use a little laughter right about now.

  9. My husband and I watched this entire series as part of our pre-marital counseling when we were engaged. We really enjoyed it and most of his illustrations were spot on! :) (Although sometimes they were reversed, and I was more like the guy being described and vice versa, it stilled worked to show how we simply think differently!)