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 is a noted scholar in research on marriage, and has published widely in areas of commitment, couple development, communication, and the prevention of marital distress. His research interests include how personal and relationship history prior to marriage impacts success in marriage, and the evaluation of relationship education in various populations. He currently heads a federally funded (NIH) research project evaluating relationship education services delivered to U.S. Army couples by Army chaplains. He is a co-developer of The Prevention and Relationship Education Program (PREP), which is an empirically-based marriage and relationship education system that is used worldwide.
Stanley is a regularly sought after expert on marriage in the media, both secular and Christian. He has co-authored or authored numerous books, including A Lasting Promise: The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage and The Power of Commitment, and he writes a popular blog at www.slidingvsdeciding.com. He is the husband of 32 years to Nancy and father of two sons.