Video Samples: Experts Speak

Sliding vs. Deciding

Sliding vs. Deciding

Leading researcher Dr. Scott Stanley discusses concerns over the patterns of contemporary relationships that most impact a couple's long-term commitment: Sliding through major transitions before making clear Decisions about what they want for the future.


Key PREP Concepts: Decide, don't Slide; Commitment


Understanding Commitment

Understanding Commitment

Dr. Scott Stanley, Research Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver, presents his definitions and suggestions for building and sustaining a dedicated commitment in a relationship.

Key PREP Concepts: Commitment, Dedication Commitment, Constraint Commitment, satisfaction in relationship, alternative monitoring


What Happens in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas

Dr. Galena Rhoades— one of the lead researchers for the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia study "Before 'I Do' What Do Premarital Experiences Have to Do with Marital Quality Among Today's Young Adults?"— discusses the study's results.

Key PREP Concepts: pre-marital relationship experience, single participants, sexual partners, Vegas Fallacy, satisfaction in marriage


PREP experts are internationally-noted relationship experts and scholars and have been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. They regularly speak to groups of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.