Bon Secours Brings Relationship and Marriage Expert Mark Gungor to Norfolk

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 28, 2013) – Mark Gungor, the internationally recognized author, relationship speaker and pastor, is coming to Norfolk on November 20. His book, “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage,” features the humor Gungor uses to bolster relationships. Based on actual information on how the brains of men and women work differently, Gungor will present “A Tale of Two Brains” in the Roper Performance Center at 340 Granby Street from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The program is sponsored by Bon Secours for Women and Bon Secours for Men, and it is free to attend.

In “A Tale of Two Brains,” Gungor shows couples how to use the way men and women think differently about life to their advantage, demonstrating how inherent gender-specific differences in brain neurology can lead to predictable conflicts. Throughout, he uses humor to lighten the communication gap for each.

“We have only recently been able to see how men’s and women’s brains function in real time, using medical technologies like brain scanning, invented in the 1990s,” said Mary Anne Graf, author and vice president of Bon Secours for Women. “A man’s or woman’s way of processing information is not better; the two are just very different. Gungor’s outstanding humor shows us how those differences compliment, not compete. The brain is the master organ for the body; everything starts there, and we know laughter is good for your heart and your health. This is a great time of the year to take a minute to enjoy each other before the hectic and often stressful holidays.”

Gungor’s radio program, “The Mark Gungor Show,” is streamed worldwide and his syndicated radio program, “Better Marriage Minute,” is heard on 250 stations nationwide. He is the author of “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love, and Marriage,” “Be-attitudes of Marriage: 9 Simple Steps to a Healthier and Happier Marriage,” and “Discovering Your Heart with the Flag Page.”

“In the last decade, medical research has really started to hone in on the differences between the genders in hundreds of areas, such as pain management, injury recovery, immune response, heart disease and diabetes—even the notable differences between how men and women do when they are hospitalized in intensive care units,” said John G. Turner, Bon Secours vice president for orthopaedics and the sponsor of Bon Secours’ new men’s health website. “The emerging science of gender-specific care means each gender will receive better, more specific treatment. And that begins with differences in men’s and women’s brains—differences all of us deal with every day.”

In addition to his role as senior pastor at Celebration Church, a five-campus church in Green Bay and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Gungor conducts marriage seminars and speaks at civic and corporate events worldwide. He is one of the most requested speakers for the U.S. Army and his “Laugh Your Way” study guides are used extensively by chaplains and military personnel. His ministry and Laugh Your Way America programs are also popular among Latino audiences. He is CEO of “Laugh Your Way America.”

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