The Book That Is Transforming What Lifelong Love Looks Like!

More than a million couples can't be wrong...

With more than a million copies sold, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts has become the gold standard for helping today’s engaged and newlywed couples enjoy lifelong love. This expanded and updated edition has been honed by years of feedback, professional experience and the latest research, making it more helpful and informative than ever.

  • Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage
  • Learn to communicate with instant understanding
  • Discover the secret to resolving conflict
  • Master the skills of money management
  • Get your sex life off to a great start
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"We love Les and Leslie. They are our go-to couple for all-things marriage prep. You will love the SYMBIS book and workbooks. And their SYMBIS Assessment is a must-do."
~  Judah Smith, Author of Life is ___.

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    "Every engaged and newlywed couple needs to read this book by Les and Leslie. And while you're at it, don't miss out on the incredible SYMBIS Assessment. It's fantastic!"

    Shaunti Feldhahn, Author of For Women Only and For Men Only

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    "This program is incredibly practical, easy to use, and long overdue."

    H. Norman Wright- Author of Before You Say “I Do”

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    "Les and Leslie deal in the real world and offer real solutions. What SYMBIS does is nothing short of revolutionary."

    Gary Chapman, Author of The Five Love Languages

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    "Les and Leslie are the go-to couple for launching lifelong love. Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts is right on the money."

    Dave Ramsey, Founder of Financial Peace University

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    "You simply can’t afford to miss out on all that SYMBIS has to offer. I’ve personally benefited from it."

    Gary Smalley, Author of The Language of Love

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    "There are few people I know who are more equipped to coach couples into healthy, God-honoring intimacy, than Drs. Les and Leslie."

    John Ortberg, Pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

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    "I wish every engaged and newly married couple would use Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. It’s fresh, relevant and extremely practical."

    Neil Clark Warren, Ph.D., Founder of eHarmony

Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy 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.

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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The World's Most Practical Pre-Marriage Assessment

Give your relationship the very best. It's fun, profound, and easy. The 15 page report is your personalized roadmap to lifelong love and the perfect companion to Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Learn More at

  • Take it Together

    You and your partner take the assessment on your own, we analyze the information and present it to you in an in-depth, 15 page report.

  • You're in Good Company

    Over 1,000,000 couples and 100,000 pastors and counselors can't be wrong: SYMBIS is the most widely used pre-marriage system in existence.

  • Based on Decades of Research

    Hundreds of data points and thousands of sample couples make the SYMBIS Assessment one of the most comprehensive, fun, and practical marriage assessments in existence.

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