When Mark Gungor conducted his first marriage seminar, he did so for one reason --- because somebody had to do it, and none of the other members of his church staff raised their hands to volunteer. The enthusiastic response he received from his first audience was just a glimpse of what God had in store. Today, he is one of the most sought-after speakers on marriage and family in the country. Each year thousands of couples attend his Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage seminars®. Mark’s candid and comedic approach teaches biblical principles for marriage while avoiding the usual “preachy” methods.
“I love to inspire people’s lives with truth and humor. There are a lot of performers that make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give solid principles for living. I want to do both,” Mark says. His take on marriage issues is refreshingly free of both churchy and psychological lingo. “Our secular culture over-romanticizes marriage and our Christian culture over-spiritualizes it. The reality is that relationships between men and women are very down to earth,” Mark comments. “LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE® is about helping couples get it right, get along, have fun, and achieve a successful marriage.”
Mark served at Bayside Church in Green Bay, WI, as an associate pastor for five years before moving to Stevens Point, WI, where he pioneered a church that grew from 35 to 500 members in four years. He has now returned to Celebration Church, formerly Bayside, to serve as the church’s senior pastor and the CEO of Laugh Your Way America. Mark balances his pastoral duties with a rigorous travel schedule. He speaks for churches, civic events, and business meetings and is even a speaker for the US Army. Mark has also been featured on national broadcasts such as Focus on the Family and ABC News. His daily radio program is heard on over 250 radio stations nationwide, and he has been featured in television specials broadcast on the worldwide TBN network.
Mark’s book, LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE®, is based on his phenomenally successful seminar and years of experience working with thousands of couples. Mark is married to Debbie, his high school sweetheart and constant travel companion. The Gungors have been married for over 34 years and have two grown children and three grandsons.
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