Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

Seven Questions to Ask Before - and After - You Marry
Narrated by: Les Parrott, Leslie Parrott
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. 

©2015 Les and Leslie Parrott (P)2015 Zondervan

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great book insightful

I wish I would have read this book sooner. it would have saved a lot of heartache between my fiancee and i

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basically just a long advertisement

basically it is a long advertisements for their paid services. the other parts of it that aren't soliciting your money for their assessments are telling you that your marriage can't survive without God.

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Very helpful

This audio book gave me insight on why men and women act a certain way. I have a inner-standing now about the male perspective. I will listen to this book again,because it is very helpful.

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Can it help, yes.

If you could sum up Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts in three words, what would they be?

Useful, insightful, yes!

What other book might you compare Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts to and why?

I don't know what I would compare it to but I would recommend its use with professional counseling. It makes all the difference in the world and really helped me refocus on the parts of this book that make me a better fiance and eventually wife. Other great books: The relationship cure, The 5 Love Languages... really anything by John M. Gottman.

What about Les Parrott and Leslie Parrott ’s performance did you like?

I love that they are being real. They wrote this, they lived it and they are telling you about what they have learned, even how they learned it. They have a ton of valuable experience in this area.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

You must cultivate contentment! Learn to adjust to things that are out of your control and avoid the blame game!

Any additional comments?

I didn't like that it constantly sounded like a commercial for the Symbis assessment. I'm sure that it's a great assessment (I admit I haven't taken it) but I think too much time was spent repeating that advertisement for it; the commentary finally got shorter toward the end of the book.

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Not recommended!

This book was very hard to follow. Kept referring to other online tests you need to take and you have to find someone interpret them. The book is directed at certain people assuming they have certain problems before they get married. What about a young Christian couple. Our daughter and future son in law were so turned off by it they stopped listening. Very disappointed! Would not recommend to anyone!

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Not as advertised. Waste of time.

This was a waste of time. 1. A major assumption is that the reader is a devout, practicing Christian and marrying another devout, practicing Christian. If this is not your case, this is not your book. It is a shame that the marketers tried to make this an "everyone's relationship advice block buster" while in fact it is only relevant to a very specific segment of the population. 2. The book should be a stand-alone work, but instead it is littered with directions to consult other books, online tests, and approved fascilitators. You as the reader are expected to purchase all of these additional services/materials. This is not only distracting to the book, but it means that this book is incomplete on its own. 3. The book is for people who are engaged or already married. It is not helpful for people looking to gather information on whether or not marriage is an appropriate option. Again, I think the advertising on this book was misleading.

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Great book and great narrators!

A very practical marriage book for those who are about to be married or who want to continue to strengthen their marriage. Really enjoyed all the Practical stories and metaphors they apply to each concept.

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This was a great book.

It went over a wide range of marriage situations. It also gave many practical tools to help in these situations.

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Meaty without being dense and overwhelming

Easy to listen to. Full of excellent wisdom for new and old marriages. Would highly recommend to anyone doing premarital counseling!

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mind blowing

this is a spot on eye opener for both women and men. this should be read before and during a marriage, even if your dating

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This book is 100% faith based advice :-(

if you're not a Christian, don't bother. Just preachy bible verses. Not a good book at all.