When Mark Gungor conducted his first marriage seminar, he did so for one reason—because somebody had to do it, and no one else was reaching the couples in his area. The enthusiastic response he received from his first audience was just the tip of the iceberg. Today, he is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family. Each year thousands of couples attend his Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage® seminars.
Mark's candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage. "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." In recent years, he has devoted much time and energy to bringing the Laugh Your Way seminars and materials to the Latino population, a gesture that has drawn overwhelmingly positive response.
Mark is Senior Pastor of Celebration Church—a multi-site church with five campuses across Wisconsin, and the CEO of Laugh Your Way America. He balances his pastoral duties with a rigorous travel schedule conducting marriage seminars and speaking at churches, as well as civic and corporate events.
Mark is one of the most requested speakers for the U.S. Army and his Laugh Your Way materials are used extensively by chaplains and military personnel. Mark has been featured on national broadcasts such as Focus on the Family, Life Today, and ABC News.
Mark is married to Debbie, his high school sweetheart and constant travel companion. They recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary and have two married children, four grandsons, and two granddaughters.