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Leslie Parrott

Les and Leslie Parrott, PhD, are codirectors of the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Hour That Matters Most and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. They have also written Love Talk, Trading Places, The Parent You Want to Be, High-Maintenance Relationships, and 25 Ways to Win with People (with John C. Maxwell). The Parrotts are sought-after speakers and hold an average of forty relationship seminars across North America annually. They have been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. Their many television appearances include The View, The O'Reilly Factor, CNN, Good Morning America, and Oprah. Les and Leslie live in Seattle with their two sons. To learn more, please visit