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About Leslie Parrott
#1 New York Times best-selling authors, Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University - a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships.
Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real-life examples to their speaking platform. Their professional training - Leslie as a marriage and family therapist, and Les as a clinical psychologist - ensures a presentation that is grounded, insightful and cutting-edge.
The Parrotts are New York Times #1 Best Selling Authors. Their books include the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Love Talk, Real Relationships, The Parent You Want to Be, The Hour That Matters Most and Crazy Good Sex.
Each year Les and Leslie speak in over 40 cities. Their audiences include a wide array of venues, from churches to Fortune 500 company board rooms. Their books have sold over two million copies in more than two dozen languages.
The Parrotts have been guests on many national TV and radio programs such as CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The View with Barbara Walters, NBC Nightly News, and Oprah. Their work has been featured in USA Today and The New York Times.
Visit their website for lots of free resources at www.LesandLeslie.com and connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/lesandleslieparrott
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OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD!
With this updated edition of their award-winning book, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you launch lifelong love like never before.
This is more than a book--it's an experience, especially when you use the his/her workbooks filled with more than 40 fun exercises. Get ready for deeper intimacy with the best friend you'll ever have.
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, which has been translated into more than 15 languages, is the most widely used marriage prep tool in the world. Why? Because it will help you . . .
- Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage
- Learn to communicate with instant understanding
- Discover the secret to resolving conflict
- Master the skills of money management
- Get your sex life off to a great start
A compelling video, featuring real-life couples, is available, and with this updated edition, Les and Leslie unveil the game-changing SYMBIS Assessment. Now you can discover how to leverage your personalities for a love that lasts a lifetime.
Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage--before (and after) it starts.
#1 New York Times bestselling authors and renowned psychologists Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott share the single most important secret to happy relationships.
Relationships are rife with disappointment--but they are also the primary source of personal happiness. So it is no surprise that the number one question Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott hear over and over is, What's the single most important thing you can do for your relationships?
After over twenty-five years of researching, writing, and speaking on this subject, in Healthy Me, Healthy Us the Parrotts have whittled down their answer to the truth contained in this single sentence: if you try to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own, all your relationships become an attempt to complete yourself.
Relationship skills, tips, and tactics? Sure. They have their place. But meaningful relationships--the kind we all long for--grow from something deeper, something stronger, something that has more to do with being than doing.
This groundbreaking book provides the three hallmarks to psychological, emotional, and spiritual health, pointing the way to true and lasting wholeness that can revolutionize every relationship you attempt to build.
In this updated edition, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott dig below the surface to the depths of human interactions, offering expert advice and practical tools for improving the most important aspect of human life: relationships.
Designed for college students, young adults, singles, and dating couples, this cutting-edge book teaches the basics of healthy relationships, including friendship, dating, sexuality, and relating to God. Newly updated and expanded to include the latest research on relationship building and vital information on social networking, it provides readers with proven tools for making bad relationships better and good relationships great.
A workbook is also available, which contains dozens of self-tests and assessments that will help readers determine their relational readiness, the health of the home they grew up in, their understanding of gender differences, and much more. Real Relationships and the Real Relationships Workbook furnish an honest and timely guide to forming the rich relationships that are life's greatest treasure.
The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage both as a woman/man and as an individual. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancé, and for engaging discussions with a small group.
EXERCISES AND ASSESSMENTS
Twenty-four exercises will shed amazing new light on the way you are put together, how that affects specific aspects of how you and your loved one relate, and how you can improve those areas to build a better relationship. You will gain unprecedented insights into
• your personal “Ten Commandments”
• making your roles conscious
• getting your sex life off to a great start
• identifying your “hot topics”
• your spiritual journey … and much, much more
Les and Leslie will help both of you enjoy lively and eye-opening interaction through seven sessions and bonus sessions on the DVD. For small groups, individual couples, and pastors and marriage counselors, each session links with the workbook exercises and concludes with an exercise each couple can do together over the next week.
You can do more than hope.
Safeguard your relationship and build a love that not only goes the distance but fulfills your deepest dreams.
More than a million couples have used the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS for short) to prepare for life-long love.
The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage as a woman. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancé, and for engaging discussions with a small group.
EXERCISES: 24 Self-Tests to Put the Book into Action
Twenty-four assessments will shed amazing new light on the way you are put together, how that affects specific aspects of how you and your loved one relate, and how you can improve those areas to build a better relationship. You will gain unprecedented insights into topics such as:
- your personal “Ten Commandments”
- making your roles conscious
- exploring unfinished business
- assessing your self-image
- getting your sex life off to a great start
- cultivating intimacy
- listening to your self-talk
- avoiding the blame game
- how well do you communicate?
- your top ten needs
- mind reading
- how to listen
- identifying your “hot topics”
- money talks
- your spiritual journey
DISCUSSION GUIDE SESSIONS: 7 Questions to Ask Before—and After—You Marry
Les and Leslie will help you enjoy lively and eye-opening interaction with each other and with a small group through seven sessions on the DVD (sold separately). The discussion guide, included in this workbook, guides you through an opening exercise, note-taking as you watch the video, linking to the workbook exercises, and group discussion, concluding with an exercise each couple can do together over the next week.
Designed for use with Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated (9780310875420) and Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Updated Video Study (9780310875734), both sold separately.
The SYMBIS Assessment ® shows two people how their personalities mesh in marriage. For information about completing the SYMBIS Assessment, which is recommended for both partners prior to beginning the SYMBIS course, visit http://www.symbisassessment.com.
MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD
Authors of the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Les and Leslie Parrott focus their groundbreaking, frontline expertise on helping couples face the unique challenges of remarriage with faith, perseverance, and hope.
This comprehensive guide explores nine critical questions you need to ask before--and after--you remarry. This book will help you and your partner cut through the conflicting advice and find clarity for your unique situation, including how to:
- Know whether you're ready to marry again
- Face the myths of remarriage honestly
- Identify and meld your love styles
- Say what you mean and understand what you hear
- Fight a good fight
- Combine a family
Includes a discount code for the truly revolutionary SYMBIS Assessment so you can personalize the content specifically to you and your fiancé. In addition, separate workbooks with self-tests are available for both men and women, and an audio version can be used in groups or by both partners.
NYT best-selling authors Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott reveal new techniques based on extensive research that help couples manage conflict constructively - that's the "good fight."
A deep yet simple guide to revolutionizing the romance-building communication every thriving marriage needs.
Love Talk is like no other communication book you've ever read. The fruit of years of research by two foremost relationship experts (who also happen to be husband and wife), this book forges a new path to the heart of loving conversation. You'll begin by identifying your security need and determining your personal communication style. Then you'll put together everything you discover to learn how the two of you can speak each other's language like never before.
This very day, you can begin an adventure in communication that will draw the two of you closer, and closer, and closer . . . consistently, in a way that creates the depth and connection you long for in your relationship.
Love Talk includes:
- The all-new Better Love Assessment
- The secret to emotional connection
- When not to talk
- A Communications 101 primer
- Practical help for the "silent partner"
Need help kick-starting your conversations? Check out the companion men's and women's Love Talk workbooks, as well as Love Talk Starters.
Digging below the surface to take you to a whole new level.
Offering expert advice and practical tools for improving the most important aspect of human life, this workbook is integral to getting the most out of Real Relationships--Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott's updated and expanded edition of their classic and bestselling book, Relationships.
Containing dozens of self-tests and assessments, this workbook will help you determine: your relational readiness, the health of the home you grew up in, your understanding of gender differences, and much more.
Used in conjunction with the Real Relationships book, the Real Relationships Workbook digs below the surface to the depths of human interactions, helping you make your bad relationships better and your good relationships great, taking your life to a whole new level.
The Real Relationships book--which includes a FREE interactive online assessment and vital information on virtual friendships and online dating--and Real Relationships Workbook reveal the secrets for healthy, authentic, and meaningful connections.
Your relationships will never be the same.
The big and little annoyances in your marriage are actually opportunities to deepen your love for each other. Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe that your personal quirks and differences---where you squeeze the toothpaste tube, how you handle money---can actually help draw you together provided you handle them correctly.
Turn your marriage's prickly issues into opportunities to love each other more as you learn how to
* build intimacy while respecting personal space * tap the power of a positive marriage attitude * replace boredom with fun, irritability with patience, busyness with time together, debt with a team approach to your finances . . . and much, much more.
Plus---get an inside look at the very soul of your marriage, and how connecting with God can connect you to each other in ways you never dreamed.
No matter how good your marriage is, it's not invulnerable. Bad things happen to the best of marriages. The question isn't whether you'll face struggles as a couple, but how you'll handle them when they come. When the going gets tough, what does it take to preserve--and in the long run, even strengthen--your union?
Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe the same forces that can destroy a marriage can become the catalyst for new relational depth and richness--provided you make wise choices. You can even survive any of the four most heartbreaking crises a marriage can endure: infidelity, addiction, infertility, and loss.
The stories and insights of couples who have made it through the worst will encourage you that your marriage is worth fighting for, not just because quitting is so devastating but because the rewards of sticking it out are so great. The Parrotts explain why every marriage starts out good but inevitably bumps into bad things. Then, drawing on their wealth of professional and personal experience as a married couple, they discuss:
- Three Good Things That Turn Bad for Some Couples
- One Bad Thing Every Marriage Can Make Better
- Six Bad Things That Sneak Up on Good Marriages
- Four Bad Things That Jolt Good Marriages to Their Core
- How Good Marriages Battle Bad Things
In the next-to-last chapter, the Parrotts take you inside the very soul of your marriage--why it so often aches and how a vital connection with God can join your hearts together in ways you've never imagined. Designed for use with its accompanying, individual workbooks for husbands and wives, When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages could be a life saver for your relationship. It can make the difference between a marriage that founders on the shoals of circumstance and one that grows through hardship to release undreamed-of goodness and blessing in your lives.