Les Parrott

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Les Parrott, III
Education M.A., Theology; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Occupation Professor, author, motivational speaker
Title Dr.
Spouse(s) Dr. Leslie Parrott
Parents A. Leslie Parrott, Jr.
Website
http://www.lesandleslie.com/

Les Parrott, III, Ph.D., is a professor of clinical psychology for Seattle Pacific University, author, motivational speaker, and an ordained Nazarene minister.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Parrot is the son of A. Leslie Parrot, Jr.[4] Parrott obtained a Bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 1984, a Master's degree in theology, followed by a Doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary.[5] Parrot is a fellow in medical psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.[5]

Career[edit]

In 1991, Parrott and his wife, Leslie, also a psychologist who teaches at Seattle Pacific University, founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University.[6][7] Parrott teaches psychology, and co-teaches relationship development classes with his wife. They were also creators of the Marriage function of eHarmony.[7] Parrott emphasizes the need to not be dependent in a relationship, encouraging couples to overcome fear of rejection, and learn to communicate effectively. He uses the analogy of the popular movie calling a common problem The Jerry Maguire syndrome. Parrott says: "If you believe somebody else can complete you, you are setting yourself up for serious heartbreak. People think: "This person is going to complete me", but the truth is, nobody can do that, nobody's going to make up for everything you lack".[1][2] Parrott is the author of a number of best-selling books, and writes for a variety of magazines, such as Aspire, Moody, Focus on the Family, Christianity Today, and others.[5]

Parrott has been part of the on-site support teams for worldwide disasters, including the Chernobyl disaster, and the September 11, 2001 attacks, and has been called on to counsel Marines returning from Iraq.[8]

Media[edit]

Parrott has appeared on a variety of television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The View, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and CNN.[1][3] Parrot is a frequent motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies, and conducts relationship seminars around the United States. Parrott hosts a weekly radio program called "Love Talk".[1][8]

Personal life[edit]

Parrott and his wife live in Seattle, Washington. The Parrotts have been married for 25 years.[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Parrot is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books on relationships.

  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (1997). Becoming Soul Mates. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing Company. pp. 240 pages. ISBN 0-310-21926-4. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (1998). Getting Ready for the Wedding. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 160 pages. ISBN 0-310-21148-4. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (1999). Love Is... Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 114 pages. ISBN 0-310-21666-4. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2001). Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 192 pages. ISBN 0-310-20748-7. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2002). Relationships. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 320 pages. ISBN 0-310-24266-5. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2002). The Love List. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 128 pages. ISBN 0-310-24850-7. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2003). Pillow Talk For Couples. Nashville, Tenn: J. Countryman. pp. 96 pages. ISBN 0-8499-9662-7. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Neil Clark Warren (2003). Love the Life You Live. Wheaton, Ill: Tyndale House Publishers. pp. 220 pages. ISBN 0-8423-8360-3. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2004). Love Talk. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 192 pages. ISBN 0-310-24596-6. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III (2004). Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. ISBN 0-310-25188-5. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2004). Love Talk Starters. Grand Rapids, Mich: Inspirio. pp. 256 pages. ISBN 0-310-81047-7. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2005). I Love You More. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 208 pages. ISBN 0-310-25738-7. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2006). Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before (and After) You Marry. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 176 pages. ISBN 0-310-25982-7. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III (2007). 3 Seconds: The Power of Thinking Twice. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 199 pages. ISBN 978-0-310-27249-6. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2007). The Parent You Want to Be. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan. pp. 198 pages. ISBN 0-310-27245-9. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2014). The Good Fight: How Conflict Can Bring You Closer. Brentwood, TN: Worthy Publishing. pp. 288 pages. ISBN 9781617951190. 
  • Dr. Les Parrott III; Dr. Leslie Parrott (2014). Making Happy: The Art and Science of a Happy Marriage. Brentwood, TN: Worthy Publishing. pp. 240 pages. ISBN 978-1-617-95120-6. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Taya Flores (2007). "The 3-Second Relationship Fix — It's all in your head". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Blaine Harden (May 21, 2001). "Bible Belt Couples 'Put Asunder' More, Despite New Efforts". The New York Times. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Seattle Pacific University (1999). "In the Public Eye". Seattle Pacific University. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ Olivet Nazarene University (2007). "Remembering Dr. Leslie Parrott, 1922 - 2007". Olivet Nazarene University. Retrieved November 5, 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c Tyndale House Publishers (2004). "Les Parrott". Tyndale House Publishers. Archived from the original on October 20, 2007. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  6. ^ Christian Broadcasting Network (2007). "Dr. Leslie Parrott: The Soul of a Woman is the Dream in Her Heart". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b Premier Speakers Bureau (2007). "Les Parrott - Founder of the Center for Relationship Development, Author". Premier Speakers Bureau. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  8. ^ a b International Speakers Bureau (2007). "Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott". International Speakers Bureau. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 
  9. ^ CBN - 700 Club (2005). "Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott Help Couples Communicate Love". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved November 5, 2007. 

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