Pastor and comedian Mark Gungor was a featured speaker at the grand finale of the South Florida Chick-Fil-A date night initiative. I knew about his work helping couples recapture laughter but had not seen him perform live, it was quite a treat! Some relationship/marriage seminars can leave you feeling guilty and doomed. Its refreshing to know you can learn great relationship skills while laughing insanely.
Mark Gungor's main presentation is a parody of the male versus female brain and how our differences create crossed lines of communication. If you watch or listen with an open mind, you learn why some fights are not worth having! Some of the material is gender stereotyped and that's what makes it so funny! Leave your politically correct mind at the door.
An article featured on NBC's 'Today Show' site, The Secret To A Happy Marriage? had couples sharing how they incorporate laughter into their relationships. It has good tips such as saying "please & thank you" to planning date nights and not taking yourselves too seriously when things don't go as planned!
Last year, I attended a conference breakout session on helping couples to laugh and play together. It was the most fun I've had in awhile! My husband knows I'm a bit uptight about pranks and practical jokes and I learned we can find humor in all sorts of places. I've made a point of finding the humor behind some not so great moments. If your laughter as a couple has gone out of the window visit Mark Gungor's page at http://www.laughyourway.com/ for some great ideas on how to bring it back. The couple that laughs together, stays together.