Item description for Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life by Les Parrott & Leslie Parrott...
Overview Practical, accessible, and easy to use, this resource shows readers how to create a more vibrant and intimate relationship by identifying and maximizing the combination of the husband and wife's two unique time styles.
Publishers Description Connect Your Time Styles---and Your HeartsThe moments you miss together are irreplaceable, gone forever. Now, just in time, relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie help you better manage this priceless resource. They show you how to reclaim the time you've been missing and how to maximize the moments you have together. This is not a book about being more productive, but a book about being more connected. 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 Internet-based Time-Style Marriage Assessment, which helps you uncover your unique time style. 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 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, maximizing the moments you have together and enjoying them more than you ever imagined.
Awards and Recognitions Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life by Les Parrott & Leslie Parrott has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Retailing's Best - 2007 Finalist - Relationships category
Citations And Professional Reviews Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life by Les Parrott & Leslie Parrott has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 12/01/2007 page 27
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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.
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. The Governor of Oklahoma appointed the Parrotts as the first ever statewide Marriage Ambassadors. Authorities have called upon Les and Leslie to provide on-site support in the aftermath of worldwide disasters such as Ground Zero and Chernobyl. The Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, invited them to assist his soldiers with re-entry into family life upon returning from Iraq.
Part of Les and Leslie’s vision for building stronger, life-long marriages is to equip a band of more than a million marriage mentors who walk alongside less experienced couples. Research reveals that marriage mentoring is one of the best things we can do to cut the divorce rate and improve marriages – whether couples are engaged, newly married or married of decades.
The Parrotts have been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. Their television appearances include CNN, The View, The O’Reilly Factor, The Today Show and Oprah.
As #1 New York Times best-selling authors, their books have sold over two million copies in more than two dozen languages, and include best-selling and Gold-medallion winner Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Other popular titles include Real Relationships, L.O.V.E., The Parent You Want To Be, Trading Places, The Complete Guide To Marriage Mentoring and Love Talk.
Les Parrott currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington. Les Parrott has an academic affiliation as follows - Seattle Pacific University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Your Time-Starved Marriage?
Great Book Mar 12, 2007
We are using this book for a small couples book group. There is a DVD that goes along with it that has been really fun to watch. We are all enjoying the book and the reminder to pay attention to our spouses so that we don't miss eachother in the midst of all the business. Highly recommend it!
How to make the most of your time together as a couple... Jan 16, 2007
I was a little doubtful when I first started reading this book. I have read several other books by the author, Les & Leslie Parrott, and I have gained a lot of insight from them. I am a stay-at-home mom and I have a lot of time on my hands not consumed by a workplace, but my husband and I have a shortage of quality time together.
This book guides you thru a process of identifying which time gets most of your attention (the present or future) and how you relate to your time (subjectively or objectively). There is also a free online survey you take to help you determine which of four different types you are. I never thought of the differences in the way people view time, but I can see where it leads to many arguments in a marriage relationship when you're married to someone who may have an opposite view of time than yourself.
The four types of time styles are- the accommodator, the dreamer, the processor, and the planner. They also list strengths and challenges for each type, to help you with your awareness of what you may need to work on. At the end of the book is also a section for each type of relationship, depending on what you and your spouse are, and how you can use your differences to enhance your marriage.
There really aren't any other books out there like this one. If you feel disconnected with your spouse and life seems to be pulling you in opposite directions, read this book. To take a quote from the book: "We may say that our marriage comes first, but that doesn't matter if we devote our time to what's lower on our list. Saying it's a priority and making it a priority are two different things."