Monday, 2 March 2015

A Tale of Two Brains: The Marriage Seminar

"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)

As I write this, my wife and I have passed our thirty-third wedding anniversary, and our youngest and his fiancee are busy making their own wedding plans for this upcoming summer. Marriage is both an exciting and a scary time. Most of us do not go into a marriage thinking about it not lasting; deep down I'm sure we all think of it as "until death do us part," yet statistics tell us that some fifty percent of marriages will dissolve before the grave separates husband and wife. Despite the statistics, we still believe in marriage; we all still go into matrimony with our rose-coloured glasses planted firmly on our faces, believing and hoping that our marriage will beat the odds. The good news is, that's God's will for our relationships too. God believes in marriage.

What can we do to ensure that our marriages remain strong and don't just become another statistic of the divorce court? For many, marriage seminars are one way to rekindle that love that tied the knot in the first place. Recently someone shared a marriage seminar video with me by Mark Gungor called Two Brains. If you have not yet seen this, grab your spouse or fiancee, get comfortable and get get ready to laugh until it hurts; and just maybe you too will come away having, not just a better understanding of what makes your partner act the way he or she does, but perhaps also will find that old love spark rekindled.

One final caveat: While this video is about two hours long, it's really at par with most other movies that we may find ourselves curling up with on any given weekend. So if you're going to watch it, do yourselves a favour and do so when you both have the time to enjoy it; you'll be glad that you did.

Is your marriage worth saving? Is your marriage worth strengthening? Of course it is! Having said that, are you ready to embark on an interesting marriage seminar? If so, then here's Mark Gungor. Enjoy, and may God bless your marriage.

Photo Credit: Yannig Van de Wouwer, Flickr Creative Commons

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