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Ep. 60 - Better Love

We all want more love in our marriage, right? How about better love? Well, we were privileged to interview Les Parrott of Les and Leslie Parrott. Best selling authors, speakers and entrepreneurs in their own right. One of the things they have done really well in their careers is build assessments to help determine compatibility between sexes and assist married find better ways to grow stronger in their relationship. Remember EHarmony? Well, one of their assessments was the backbone behind its success. Listen to this interview as Les shares some of the key principles that lead to better love between husband and wife.

Facebook handle: @lesandleslieparrott

Instagram: @lesandleslie

Twitter: @LesParrott 

Key questions:

  • How did you get so passionate about marriages?
  • What are some of the issues you had to work through as a couple? 
  • When helping couples you need to help them through the various sources of conflict. But it’s not often enough to tell them what to do but WHY they do it. 
  • Seems like the Better Love assessment isn’t so much about trying to change the person as it is to identify how you’re naturally wired and different from each other. But from there, show how they can work together as opposed to tearing each other apart. True? 
  • You have three assessments - Symbis for pre-marrieds, Better Love for those already married, and Yada for singles


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.

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.


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