Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before--and After-- You Marry

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Zondervan, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 162 pages
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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, created by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, is a comprehensive marriage program designed specifically for today's couples by a couple. And now, in this updated edition, the Parrotts' award-winning approach has been expanded to incorporate ten more years of feedback, research, and professional experience. This is more than a book--it's practically a self-guided premarital counseling course, and it is used by counselors and churches across the country and, now in ten languages, worldwide. Questions at the end of every chapter help you explore each topic personally. Companion men's and women's workbooks* full of self-tests and exercises help you apply what you learn and enjoy intimate discussions along the way. There is even a seven-session DVD kit (with a bonus session for people entering a second marriage) available that you can use on your own or with other couples in a group or a class that want to grow together. In this dynamic DVD you'll not only hear entertaining and insightful teaching from The Parrotts, but you'll also meet other real-life couples who provide amazing candor and perspective. Relationship experts Les and Leslie Parrott show you the secrets to building a marriage that lasts. * Uncover the most important misbeliefs of marriage * Learn how to communicate with instant understanding * Discover the secret to reducing and resolving conflict * Master the skills of money management * Get your sex life off to a great start * Understand the three essential ingredients to lasting love * Discover the importance of becoming "soul mates" ... and more. Make your marriage everything it is meant to be. Save your marriage--before (and after) it starts.


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User Review  - Cindy Goblirsch -

This was a gift for my daughter, but as I skipped through the book, I was very impressed with the content. I would like a copy myself, and I have been married for 33 years! Read full review

User Review  - Marissa R. -

Buy this book--and the workbook too! My husband and I worked through both before our wedding, and two years later I think that it put us on a good path. Very simple, easy to understand language that ... Read full review


Have You Faced the Myths of Marriage
Can You Identify Your Love Style?
Have You Developed the Habit of Happiness?
Can You Say What You Mean and Understand
Have You Bridged the Gender Gap?
Do You Know How to Fight a Good Fight?
Are You and Your Partner Soul Mates?

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A psychologist and a marriage and family therapist, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Their bestselling books include Love Talk, Crazy Good Sex The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their work has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today, and they have appeared on CNN, O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, and Oprah. They live with their two sons in Seattle. Visit

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