our mums group have been watching Mark Gungor’s LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE – and its brilliant.  it was recommended to me by a counsellor who spoke at our women’s conference this year.  and its so bang on.  so what our group needed.  fantastic resource. 

Mark is a pastor, and a counsellor and hilarious.  He has a way of pushing the envelope to make you think in a good way.  He is very funny and you can so picture yourself, and your marriage, in the context of what he is sharing.  He disarms us with humour but also has this thing about him that is so fatherly and pastoral that when he tells you off, you take it.  His insight into the differences between men and women is, for lack of a better word, insightful.

Our young adults have also been watching his singles series STINKING THINKING.  we watched DATING DO’S AND DON’TS (session #3) and the next session SEX MAKES YOU STUPID.  best nights ever.  mark is very black and white and uses all the right words and is straight up.  love love love it.  love that last night two of the youth leaders got their guys group to watch it.  gives comprehensive reasons to wait until married to be sexually active (in any shape or form!)


Session One: A tale of two brains


Session Two : A Tale of two brains Part 2



That men and women tend to think very differently from each other. The reason this is significant is because we are very quick to make into heart problems what are essentially head problems.  In other words, a man thinks and acts and responds in a certain way. A woman doesn’t understand it. She assumes he has a bad heart but it is not his heart, it is his head.  It is the same with women. Women think and act a certain way, a guy doesn’t understand it. He thinks she doesn’t care about me, she doesn’t respect me. Again, it is not her heart, it is her head.  So I try to show couples that if they’ll understand how they think very differently from each other, it helps in the process of succeeding with one another.


Session Three – Yo Mama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toM2IKNRCEI part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDkbB47RutM part 2

Session  Four – Why Does She / He Do That?


Session Five – How to stay married and not kill anyone