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Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love and Marriage

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Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love and 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.” For most people, this sounds like the logical formula for a great marriage. Find “the one,” get married, have a happy life. 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, April 2008), author and popular speaker 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. “Why doesn’t God have a special person just for you? Because He knows that His principles of love, acceptance, patience, and forgiveness work, and they work all the time, every time --- no matter to whom you are married.”

Mark Gungor is a pastor, author, and 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. After thirty years of speaking to couples, Gungor is convinced that the main problem in marriage is that we just don’t understand the dynamics of true love. “People think that if a marriage is meant to be, it will just be. But marriage is like an ox. Proverbs 14:4 says: Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, but much increase comes by the strength of the ox. Like the ox, marriage is a great, productive thing. But if you are going to have an ox, then you’re going to have ox poo,” Gungor quips. “There is no such thing as a poo-free marriage. The problem is, many don’t expect to find any poo at all in their marriage, and when they encounter stuff that stinks, they see it as a sign that they married the wrong person.”

“The good news is that marriage problems are fairly easy to resolve,” Gungor states. “Whenever a husband and wife are willing to study the dynamics of marriage and willing to take the time to understand each other, they will come together in love.”

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, mirthful 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.

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE is an essential resource for any church or counseling ministry. Of particular importance, Gungor’s frank discourse on the real dangers that threaten the mind-blowing experience that should be married sex will cause any reader to rethink some common trends. After reading this book, any couple will feel energized and motivated to do the work... and enjoy a real relationship that leaves every fairy tale in the dust.

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LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love and Marriage © Copyright 2011 by Mark Gungor. Reprinted with permission by Atria. All rights reserved.

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Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love and Marriage
by Mark Gungor

  • Publication Date: March 25, 2008
  • Genres: Christian, Family, Relationships
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atria
  • ISBN-10: 1416536051
  • ISBN-13: 9781416536055