When the Party was Over the Real Fun Began
Ger Collins was going nowhere—as fast as he could. Scientology provided him some roadmaps to turn his life around and a better sense of direction. His profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.Scientology.org .
“I was living day-to-day, not a care in the world. It was all about having a good time,” says Ger Collins. “I was partying my way through life.”
The only problem was, at 25 and about to graduate from college, the party was going to end and Collins had no idea what he wanted to do next.
“I took a personality test at the Church of Scientology Mission of Dublin,” he says. “It gave me the opportunity to be honest with myself, for a change. To tell the truth, I wasn’t surprised with the results—but they weren’t particularly pleasant to see.”
Through a course at the Mission, Collins realized when he stopped caring about things. At that point, life had started to seem unreal. The course helped him see what he had to change. And change he did. That was 1998.
Today, Collins is happily married, the father of a “nearly-perfect” seven-year-old girl, and has a job he loves and is proud to do. Collins, 38, and wife Zabrina, 32, work together at the chiropractic clinic they own and run and they both hold executive positions at the Church of Scientology Mission of Dublin.
In his “Meet a Scientologist” video on www.Scientology.org , they share the secret of their happy marriage.
“What we learned is it can be little things that cause rifts between husband and wife,” he says. “And rather than it getting to the point where you’re throwing dishes at each other, it’s best to get in there and handle it, and do it a little bit earlier.
“We work on our relationship. Being with each other almost all the time we have to make sure we don’t take each other or the things we do for each other for granted. We treat each other with respect. We always look to the future in our relationship, making plans on what we want to do and how we are going to do it. And we agree on these things before we start.”
Collins credits Scientology with the success he’s had in life.
“I believe 100 percent that Scientology can help everyone. So it is my purpose to let people know,” he says. “Scientology saved my life. I was going nowhere fast. Now, life is fun—not like what I used to call fun, which was hectic and empty and without purpose. This is the real fun of having great friends and family, personal pride, and knowing where you’re going and how to get there.”
View the Collins family video at www.Scientology.org .
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.