Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women: Seven Questions to Ask Before - and After - You Marry

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women: Seven Questions to Ask Before - and After - You Marry

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by Les and Leslie Parrott, Leslie Parrott
     
 

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The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage both as a woman and as an individual. Prepare for some surprising and helpful insights, for honest, intimate, and enjoyable relationship-strengthening conversations with you and your fiancé, and for engaging

Overview

The Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women will help you uncover and understand the unique shaping factors you bring into your marriage both as a woman and as an individual. 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.

EXERCISES AND ASSESSMENTS Twenty-four exercises will shed amazing new light on the way you are put together, how that affects specific aspects of how you and your loved one relate, and how you can improve those areas to build a better relationship. You will gain unprecedented insights into
• your personal “Ten Commandments”
• making your roles conscious
• getting your sex life off to a great start
• identifying your “hot topics”
• your spiritual journey … and much, much more

DISCUSSION GUIDE
Les and Leslie will help both of you enjoy lively and eye-opening interaction through seven sessions and one bonus session in the Zondervan DVD. For use by small groups, individual couples, and pastors and marriage counselors. Each session links with the workbook exercises and concludes with an exercise each couple can do together over the next week.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310265641
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts Workbook for Women

Seven Questions to Ask Before-And After-You Marry
By Les Parrott Leslie Parrott

Zondervan

Copyright © 2006 Les and Leslie Parrott
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-310-26564-9


Chapter One

Exercise One Your Personal Ten Commandments

This exercise is designed to help you uncover some of your unspoken rules. It will take about fifteen to twenty minutes.

Try to articulate some of the unspoken rules you grew up with. Take time to think this over. These unspoken rules are generally so ingrained that we are rarely aware of them. If you're not married yet, by the way, you may have discovered some of your "rules" with a previous roommate.

We've provided you with sections to stimulate your thinking. The best way to come up with your own commandments is to think of what "unspoken rules" you grew up with in your family.

Rules about Finances

Example: "Credit cards are to be used only in an emergency."

1. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Rules about Mealtime

Example: "Dinner should be served at the same time every night."

3. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Rules about Chores

Example: "The towels from the laundry should be folded in thirds (not in half)."

5. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 6. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Rules about Other Traditions and Holidays

Example: "You should open presents on Christmas Eve (not Christmas morning)."

7. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

8. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

Rules about Quirky Things

Example: "Never put a bottle of ketchup on the table (put it in a dish)."

9. _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________

10. ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

(Continues...)



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Meet the Author

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 LesandLeslie.com.

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My husband and I were married about 5 weeks ago. We went through this book with our pastor and his wife. We are already putting the principles from this book into practice. It helps you see potential conflicts and problems before they start so you can prevent hurtful fights and disagreements. We will never regret reading this book and recommend it to everyone who is engaged.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me during my engagement,and i am sure it will continue to long into my marriage. It is a must read for anyone contempalting marriage.