Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Laughter isn’t only the best medicine; it can also be the best marriage counselor. We know of its power to reduce stress in everyday life, but many couples have overlooked its usefulness in their most important relationship.

On Nov 13th and 14th at Nairobi Baptist Church, married, single, and divorced couples will get a chance to laugh about – and make vital changes to – their relationships through Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, a seminar hosted by pastor, motivational speaker, musician and writer Mark Gungor.

Why Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminar? Most marriage seminars tend to be serious, technical, and emotionally taxing. Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage, by contrast, helps couples deal with tough issues in a way that’s fun and non-threatening.

There are no workbooks to fill out, no emotional “break-out” sessions, and no one is ever forced to speak in front of the group. “Our secular culture over-romanticizes marriage and our Christian culture over-spiritualizes it,” says motivational speaker Mark Gungor.

“The reality is that relationships between men and women are very down-to-earth.” In the Tuesday session, “The Tale of Two Brains,” Gungor will break down the walls by making couples laugh about the differences between men and women, emphasizing how marital difficulties can be the result not of a heart problem, but a head problem. The Wednesday session is called “The No. 1 Key to Incredible Sex.”

In it, Gungor will discuss how the sexual messages of our culture are fundamentally flawed at best and destructive at worst, and suggest steps couples can take to achieving a spectacular and healthy sex life. Wednesday’s final sessions, “Why Does He/She Do That!?” and “How to Stay Married and Not Kill Anybody,” are hilarious explorations of marital dynamics meant to inspire couples to convert understanding into action.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage takes place Nov 13th, 5 to 8pm, and Nov 14th, 5 to 8 pm, the cost is Ksh 2,500 per person or Ksh 5000 per couple. Nairobi Baptist Church is located at Ngong Road opposite City Mortuary.