Women typically like to work on their relationships; we enjoy putting effort into bonding with others.
“Men think the best possible thing one can do for a relationship is to leave it alone. To a guy, the idea of reading a book on relationships ranks right up there with root canals and rectal exams.”
A few years ago my bestie and her husband attended a great marriage seminar. She told me many tips she learned about men and marriage, and how understanding personality types really helped strengthen their bond.
I finally caved this fall and bought one of the books: Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage by Mark Gungor. I enjoyed the author’s bold approach and the humor intermingled into each chapter. His beginning story about forgetting to pack underwear had me nearly falling on the floor because I laughed so hard! (I read that part to my husband, my kids, and my sister – it was too funny not to share.)
For me the best part of the book was when he explained the physical differences between male and female brains, ears, and eyes. I had never heard of those specific differences and how they can dramatically affect relationships.
Ladies, you’ll never believe it – men actually can walk by their dirty underwear lying on the bathroom floor twenty times and not see them. It’s baffling, I know…
There are a lot more nuggets of eye-opening truths in these pages. This book is a definite must-read for all spouses!
Check out the website: Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage
Summary: Based on Mark Gungor’s wildly popular seminar, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage® builds on Gungor’s success with tens of thousands of couples who credit him with enriching, and even saving, their marriages. By using his unique blend of humor and tell-it-like-it-is honesty, he helps couples get along and have fun doing it.
Through exploring a variety of subjects including the myth of a “soul mate,” the different ways men and women think, the conflicting levels of libido, and the necessity to forgive, Gungor proves that the key to marital bliss is not romance or destiny — it’s work and skill. Couples need to work hard at maintaining their relationship and to have the skills to pull it off. The longer spouses wait to learn these skills, the greater their chance of wanting to bail, yet Gungor makes it easy for couples to bring their relationship to the next level.