Laugh Your Heart Out at Seminar
Westborough's Chapel of the Cross will offer a 'Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage' seminar on Saturday.
Chapel of the Cross visitors on Saturday will laugh their hearts out, many of them next to the person who stole their heart.
The “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” seminar will cover four main topics, Associate Pastor David Pranga says: “The Tale of Two Brains”, “Why Does He/She Do That?”, “The Number One Key to Incredible Sex” and “How to Stay Married and Not Kill Anybody.”
Featuring facilitators and a DVD, the session runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the church, which is hosting the program for the first time.
“We just really believe that marriage is really important, and we all want a better marriage,” Pranga says.
“This is just a seminar on helping people better communicate with each other and to understand each other’s differences.”
“We’re noticing it in our own congregation that we have marriages that are struggling,” he adds.
“We just want to help them out in their marriage. We just want to provide an avenue, not only for our church but for the community at large.”
About 50 people were registered as of Monday, Pranga says, including married couples, engaged couples, separated couples, and single people. Community members who haven’t registered may still come on Saturday, he says.
Participants will hear from a facilitator before and after each of the four segments of a DVD featuring Green Bay Pastor Mark Gungor, who does marriage seminars nationally, Pranga says.
“He saw there was great need in his church, had incredible feedback, he’s an incredibly funny guy, and he started putting on these seminars,” Pranga says.
“We had a couple of couples that went to see him, and they enjoyed it, and they came back and said, ‘Can we do this at our church?’”
Pranga says he hopes participants leave with ”some tips on how to strengthen their marriage, and to understand that it takes work.”
“No marriage is simple. We all have our own baggage, and we all have our own things that we have to work on,” Pranga says.