Item description for Love Talk: Speak Each Other's Language Like You Never Have Before by Les and Leslie Parrott...
Overview FOR DISTRIBUTION OUTSIDE THE USA. Follow the deep yet simple plan prescribed in Love Talk and begin communicating your way into a happier, healthier, and stronger relationship.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.87" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2004
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310263433 ISBN13 9780310263432 UPC 025986263430
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More About Les and Leslie Parrott
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 SexThe 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 LesandLeslie.com.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Love Talk: Speak Each Other's Language Like You Never Have Before?
Ideas for Basic Communication Mar 11, 2009
Dr. Les and Dr. Leslie Parrott claim this book will revolutionize your relationship. I've read a lot of relationship books and this one only gave me a few new ideas. While most books focus on male and female differences this book focuses mostly on talk styles. I discovered that my husband is an aggressive problem solver while I'm a passive problem solver.
There were the usual chapters on how to listen and how to show empathy. There is a chapter on when "not" to talk and when to give your partner space. It is all very logical and the advice is good, it just didn't seem revolutionary to me.
Since a lot of this books usefulness depends on taking tests online it will be a pity if you receive a book without a personal passcode. The book I found has no passcode on the back cover so I was unable to take the "online" test for free. From what I could tell you still have to pay for a second test if your partner wants to take it too. So it will cost you about $30 to take one test for two people because it is about $15 a test when they run a special.
Another thing I found slightly irritating is that this book is written with two other workbooks in mind. At regular intervals, the authors talk about "workbook exercises" which you can't do unless you have the two Love Talk workbooks.
So if you are looking for a very basic book on communication styles then this might be helpful. If you are looking for additional books on relationships I can recommend:
Cracking the Communication Code: The Secret to Speaking Your Mate's Language
How to Get Your Husband to Talk to You
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
The Love Dare
The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less
7 Stages of Marriage: Laughter, Intimacy and Passion Today, Tomorrow, Forever
The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever
~The Rebecca Review
More money required Jun 27, 2008
I was disappointed with the book primarily because it depends on you taking a test online (which costs for you and your spouse to both take it) and references are made over and over to the workbook (separate books for husband and wife). Consequently this book seemed more about selling stuff than it did helping communication in the home. Don't spend the money on the book unless you are willing to also buy the workbooks and pay for the test. It would have seemed more "honest" to raise the price of the book a little and put the worksheets right in the book. Frankly, the information in the book isn't anything better than something much more reasonable from Norman Wright, Gary Smalley or Gary Chapman.
Worth-while self-help audio book! Apr 26, 2008
Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott are dynamic seminar leaders and excellent marriage counselors, who have helped thousands to strengthen their relationships. This audio book proves to contain very helpful advice and understanding about the dynamics of pre-marital and marital communication. However, the Peter-principal certainly applies to their valiant effort of narrating the book themselves. Early on, the sing-songy vocal patterns employed become annoying, leaving the listener with an endurance challeng. It would be wise for the authors to do what they do best and to have hired professional narrators to handle the interpretive readings. The content is valuable and worth the price of admission, however a hardback copy would prove to be far less hypnotic.
What Kind of Love Talk Are We Talking About? Jun 13, 2007
This book includes some very helpful grids for helping spouses ( or friends - or enemies!) to understand each other. It would have rated higher with me if it had emphasized more the attitude of a servant spirit to which God calls His people, and the distinctive commands to the wife and the husband.The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
Love Talk Book Dec 22, 2006
I bought this book in hopes to find more knowledge about how to communicate better, however I soon discovered that the book coincides with a workbook. Every chapter describes scenarios/experiences that the authors went through but is followed by "please see the workbook" to find out on how to communicate better. So buy the workbook if you want to get the full use of this book as well as reap the benefits in your relationship.
On the upside the book does have some good examples of what types of communication styles there are. I hoped this is helpful.