Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley, Ph.D., is a research professor and co‑director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. He has published widely with research interests including commitment, communication, conflict, confidence, risk factors for divorce, the prevention of marital distress, and couple development. Along with Dr. Howard Markman and colleagues, he has been involved in the research, development, and refinement of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) for over 25 years.

Stanley has authored or co-authored various books including Fighting for Your Marriage and The Power of Commitment. He is a founder of PREP and co-author of the Within Our Reach, an experiential-based curriculum for couples, and the Within My Reach, an experiential-based curriculum for individuals.

A Lasting Promise 3

The Power of Prayer

Research professor Scott Stanley talks about the power of prayer in marriage. Scott shares how praying for your partner strengthens your relationship and your commitment to them.

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A Lasting Promise 2

Naked and Unashamed

Marital researcher Scott Stanley emphasizes that a couple’s ability to work through conflict together is determinative of a couple’s success. But commitment, he says, must be the foundation.

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A Lasting Promise 1

Commitment Makes a Difference

A promise is a powerful thing. Research professor Scott Stanley, talks about the transforming power of commitment.

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Finances Day 3

Laying the Ground Rules

Do you agree with the way your spouse handles the finances?

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Finances Day 2

How Gender Differences Affect Our Finances

Just how opposite is the opposite sex when it comes to money matters?

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Finances Day 1

The Hidden Issues Behind Money Conflicts

Why are money issues so challenging for couples?

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Engagement And Weddings Day 2

Identifying Problems Before They Start

Scott Stanley and Gary Barnes talk about a program for couples aimed at identifying potential trouble spots in a relationship.

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Engagement And Weddings Day 1

Discovering the Trouble Spots

Scott Stanley and Gary Barnes tell couples about the benefits of the Christian Preparation for Marriage program.

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Finances Day 2

How Gender Differences Affect Our Financ

Scott Stanley tells how men differ from women in the way they spend and manage money.

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