Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life

Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life

by Les and Leslie Parrott


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Feeling overscheduled and underconnected as a couple? Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott help you connect your time styles—and your hearts—so you can better manage your time. This is not a book about being more productive, but a book about being more connected with your spouse and maximizing the moments you have together.

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 renowned Better Love Assessment, which helps you uncover your unique time style: Accommodator, Processor, Dreamer, or Planner. 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.
  • And 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, enjoying time with each other more than you ever imagined.

Workbooks also available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310356219
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 655,877
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are psychologists and founders of the game-changing online assessments:, Better, and Their best-selling books include Love Talk, The Good Fight, Crazy Good Sex, and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their work has been featured in the New York Times and USA Today and on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, The View, and Oprah. Les And

Table of Contents

Preface: This Had Better Be Quick 9

A Quick Overview 11

Part 1 Loving on Borrowed Time

1 Anybody Have the Time? 15

2 Is Your Marriage Slipping into the Future? 21

3 Busyness: The Archenemy of Every Marriage 33

Part 2 Getting a Grip on the Time of Your Life

4 Time Styles: Uncovering Your Unique Approach to Time 47

5 Priorities: From Finding to Making Time Together 63

6 Prime Time: Maximizing the Minutes That Matter Most 75

7 Time Bandits: Catching Your Time Stealers Red-Handed 87

Part 3 The Three Time Mines Where You're Sure to Strike Gold

8 Meals: What's the Rush? 101

9 Finances: Time Is Money 115

10 Rest Recouping What You Crave 125

Conclusion: As Time Goes By 139

Appendix: Your Personal Time Style Combinations 143

Better. Love Marriage Assessment Sample Report 176

Notes 179

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From the Publisher

'This book is priceless!' — Dr. Gary Smalley, Author

'Marriage has many stress factors, but none is greater than the pressure of time, or the lack of it. An intimate, caring, and supportive relationship requires time, but where do we find it? In 'Your Time-Starved Marriage,' the Parrotts deal with the real world and offer real answers. I highly recommend that you make time to read this book.' — Gary D. Chapman, Ph.D., Author

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