Scott Stanley:Sliding vs. Deciding • University of Virginia

February 26th, 2016


From hooking up to living together prior to marriage, the landscape of romantic relationships in America has dramatically changed for today’s 20 somethings. This talk will focus on how and why common relationship patterns among young adults today in America before marriage impact their later marital happiness and family stability. With a blend of compelling research and theological insights—and a candid embrace of the challenges of this age—Dr. Stanley will teach strategies that can help you or those you care about to achieve lasting love in 21st-century America.

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Scott Stanley, Ph.D., is a research professor and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. His research now focuses on how premarital experiences, particularly cohabitation, relate to the quality and stability of marriages. Stanley has authored or co-authored numerous books including A Lasting Promise, Fighting for Your Marriage, and The Power of Commitment. His writes a popular blog (, and he regularly appears in print and broadcast media—both secular and Christian—as an expert on relationships and marriage.

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