Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310346296

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Excerpt :

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.

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women Book

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women


  • Author : Les Parrott, III
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995-04-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0310487412

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women Excerpt :

This workbook is designed to help you -- the woman -- explore the issues and practice the skills presented in the book Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts. It is full of lively exercises and enlightening self-tests that will help you and your partner apply what you are learning directly to your relationship. - This version of the workbook approaches the issues from a woman's perspective, taking into account your unique psychology, needs, and approach to life. - Each exercise includes an estimate of how long it will take, so you can easily fit the program into a busy schedule. - Call-outs in the book let you know the best times to do the exercises as you read. - Activities to practice throughout your married life are included to help you keep your love alive. These exercises are designed to help you uncover potential problems and deal with them before they emerge. They will help you and your partner communicate better. They will help you see your differences and practice positive methods for resolving conflict. Best of all, they are designed to help you cultivate intimacy and help you on your way to a rich, lifelong love.

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated Book

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310875444

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated Excerpt :

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 Men will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage as a man. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancée, and for engaging discussions with a small group. Over the course of twenty-four exercises, this workbook will shed amazing new light on the way you're made, how that affects the way 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 The personal exercises portion is followed by a discussion section: 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 takes 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 Women Updated (9780310875475) and Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Updated Video Study (9780310875734

Love Talk Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Love Talk


  • Author : Les Parrott
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310353539

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Love Talk Excerpt :

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.

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional Book

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310344834

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional Excerpt :

Every couple has a restless aching, not just to know God individually but to experience God together. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Devotional gives you a road map for cultivating rich spiritual intimacy in your relationship. Written by the creators of the most widely used pre-marriage program in the world, this devotional includes fifty-two weekly meditations help the two of you grow closer than you've ever imagined. Each week you'll find: An insightful devotion focusing on real-life issues A key passage of Scripture Questions that spark meaningful discussions Stories from well-known couples, including Jefferson & Alyssa Bethke, Gary & Karolyn Chapman, Dave & Sharon Ramsey, Francis & Lisa Chan, and Keith & Beth Moore A brief prayer that will help you both draw closer together and to God This book will guide you on your marriage journey to make it all God intends it to be. Start building on the closeness you've got today – and reap the rewards of a more satisfying relationship as you enjoy the intimacy of lifelong love together.

Strengthen Your Marriage Book

Strengthen Your Marriage


  • Author : Les Parrott
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310361657

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Strengthen Your Marriage Excerpt :

Bestselling authors and trusted relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you strengthen and enhance your unique marriage with the perfect companion to your SYMBIS+ Assessment Report. The SYMBIS+ Assessment is a powerful and personalized marriage insight tool that covers seventeen key areas in your marriage, including wellbeing, social support, finances, personality, sex, communication, conflict, spirituality, time styles, and more. Whether you are debriefing your SYMBIS+ Report one-on-one with your certified Facilitator or in a small group or class, this guidebook is an ideal companion to SYMBIS+. Each chapter perfectly correlates to a page of your personal report--and gives you fun and practical steps toward making a bad marriage better or a good marriage great. Chock-full of real-life action steps, no-guilt exercises, and engaging discussion starters, this book will show you how to: Utilize the strengths you and your spouse bring to your marriage Navigate your hot-button issues Cultivate deeper intimacy and lifelong passion Kick financial worries to the curb Engage in heartfelt and meaningful conversations Whether you have already debriefed your SYMBIS+ Report with a certified SYMBIS Facilitator, or you are about to, don't miss out on what Strengthen Your Marriage will do for your relationship. You can find a SYMBIS+ Facilitator and your own SYMBIS+ Report to accompany this book at SYMBIS.com.

Things I Wish I d Known Before We Got Married Book
Score: 4.5
From 36 Ratings

Things I Wish I d Known Before We Got Married


  • Author : Gary Chapman
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1575679221

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Things I Wish I d Known Before We Got Married Excerpt :

“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Gary has found that most marriages suffer due to a lack of preparation and a failure to learn to work together as intimate teammates. So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive, and mutually beneficial marriage they envision, such as: What the adequate foundation for a successful marriage truly is What to expect about the roles and influence of extended family How to solve disagreements without arguing How to talk through issues like money, sex, chores, and more Why couples must learn how to apologize and forgive Ideal for newly married couples and those considering marriage, the material lends itself to heart-felt, revealing, and critical conversations for relational success. Read this bookand you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage. - Bonus features include: Book suggestions and an interactive websites to enhance the couples’ experience “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions to jumpstart conversations over each chapter Appendix on healthy dating relationships and an accompanying learning exercise

Your Time Starved Marriage Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Your Time Starved Marriage


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310566069

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Your Time Starved Marriage Excerpt :

Feeling overscheduled and underconnected as a couple? Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you connect your time styles--and your hearts--so you can better manage your time. This is not a book about being more productive, but a book about being more connected with your spouse and maximizing the moments you have together. After resolving communication meltdowns, finding time together is the number one relational need of most couples. Where does it go? We try to make it. Save it. Seize it. Buy it. And borrow it. And yet time continues to elude too many couples. At the heart of this book is the renowned Better Love Assessment, which helps you uncover your unique time style: Accommodator, Processor, Dreamer, or Planner. Once you know your time style and that of your spouse, this book will show you how to leverage them for powerful results. Your Time-Starved Marriage helps you: Dispel the two lies every time-starved couple believes. Maximize the minutes that matter most in your marriage. Recoup the time you've been leaving on the table. Understand why "loving on borrowed time" is lethal to your love life. And discover how to "get a grip on the time of your life." Your Time-Starved Marriage gives you tools to feed your time-starved relationship, enjoying time with each other more than you ever imagined. Workbooks also available.

Healthy Me  Healthy Us Book

Healthy Me Healthy Us


  • Author : Les Parrott
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400207862

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Healthy Me Healthy Us Excerpt :

#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.

Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women Updated Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women Updated


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310881681

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Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women Updated Excerpt :

Build your second marriage on more than a hope and a prayer. Sixty percent of second marriages fail, but yours can be among the ones that succeed. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show how you can beat the odds and make remarriage the best thing that's ever happened to you. More than a million couples have used the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts to prepare for life-long love. And now, with Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts, Les and Leslie have added material for couples where one or both individuals are entering marriage for the second time. 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. Over the course of twenty-eight exercises, this workbook will help couples identify and meld your love styles. You'll shed amazing new light on the way you're made, how that affects the way 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: facing the myths of remarriage honestly exploring unfinished business your personal “Ten Commandments” making your roles conscious 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 becoming soul mates The personal exercises portion is followed by a discussion section: 9 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 nine sessions on the DVD (sold separately). The discussion guide, included in this workbook

The Good Fight Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Good Fight


  • Author : Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : Worthy Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617951787

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The Good Fight Excerpt :

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."

Making Happy Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Making Happy


  • Author : Les Parrott
  • Publisher : Worthy Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617953415

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Making Happy Excerpt :

Discover the six counter-intuitive dials to turn right now in your relationship. these are proven happiness boosters. and let’s face it, knowing how to make happiness—the deep and abiding joy of feeling good together—isn’t always easy for time-starved and sleep-deprived couples. Making Happy will change all that by: Instantly making your relationship 25 percent happier. Countering the effects of taking each other for granted so you can notice even more things you appreciate about each other. Knowing the easy way to ensure your partner is happier today than yesterday. Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott bring all the relevant research together in Making Happy and show you how to elevate happiness in your relationship. It’s easier than you think. Includes an immensely practical three-week Happiness Plan.

Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310875628

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Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Men Updated Excerpt :

Build your second marriage on more than a hope and a prayer. Sixty percent of second marriages fail, but yours can be among the ones that succeed. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show how you can beat the odds and make remarriage the best thing that's ever happened to you. More than a million couples have used the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts to prepare for life-long love. And now, with Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts, Les and Leslie have added material for couples where one or both individuals are entering marriage for the second time. Uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage as a man. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancée, and for engaging discussions with a small group. Over the course of twenty-eight exercises, this workbook will help couples identify and meld your love styles. You'll shed amazing new light on the way you're made, how that affects the way 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: facing the myths of remarriage honestly exploring unfinished business your personal “Ten Commandments” making your roles conscious 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 becoming soul mates The personal exercises portion is followed by a discussion section: 9 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 nine sessions on the DVD (sold separately). The discussion guide, included in this workbook,

The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring Book

The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring


  • Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310319306

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The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring Excerpt :

A comprehensive resource to help churches build a thriving marriage mentoring program. Les and Leslie Parrott are passionate about how marriage mentoring can transform couples, families, and entire congregations. The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring includes life-changing insights and essential skills for: • Preparing engaged and newlywed couples • Maximizing marriages from good to great • Repairing marriages in distress Practical guidelines help mentors and couples work together as a team, agree on outcomes, and develop skills for the marriage mentoring process. Appendixes offer a wealth of additional resources and tools. An exhaustive resource for marriage mentorship in any church setting, this guide also includes insights from interviews with church leaders and marriage mentors from around the country. “The time is ripe for marriage mentoring, and this book is exactly what we need.” — Gary Smalley, author of The DNA of Relationships

12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry


  • Author : Clayton King
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736941952

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12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry Excerpt :

Today, marriages have a 50 percent chance of lasting. Longing to improve those odds, pastor Clayton King, author of the popular Dying to Live, and his wife, Sharie, reveal a revolutionary biblical perspective—at the heart of a godly union is a heart of service. Love is more about understanding one’s spouse than being understood. Offering wisdom from God’s Word and beneficial advice from their decade of marriage, the Kings present 12 relationship-building questions for couples to ask before they wed. They guide and encourage couples to discuss their: religious backgrounds past relationships desires for family and future financial habits and goals vocational aspirations These questions reveal expectations and concerns and help each person understand the needs and hopes of their loved one. A great resource for churches, counselors, dating couples, and young men and women who dream of a forever marriage.