In the series of videos below, PREP’s founder, Dr. Howard J. Markman, reviews the international influence of the PREP Approach, which spans fifteen countries and includes translations into five languages.

Along with being a John Evans Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver, Dr. Markman is a widely sought-after expert on marriage and romantic relationships. Dr. Markman has an extensive history of publishing and speaking in the field of relationships and prevention, including a deep background in research on communication and conflict management. His interviews and appearances include Oprah, The Today Show, and in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Washington Post, Redbook, Men's Health, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He has co-authored 12 books including, We Can Work It Out, 12 Hours to a Great Marriage and the best seller, Fighting For Your Marriage.

A longstanding relationship with the U.S. military

Dr. Markman shares how beginning with the Navy in 1989, PREP now provides materials and services to all branches of the military.


Dr. Markman reviews the relationship of over 25 years.


Beginning in Norway over 20 years ago, PREP is being used in both the Norwegian civilian and military populations.


The government of Singapore disseminates a two-hour version to every pre-marital couple applying for a marriage license. (English and Mandarin)


Heading into South America, Spanish PREP is offered by the Chilean Catholic Church.


PREP trained facilitators in the Colombian Navy are also using PREP in Spanish.


Adaptations of PREP are being used in unique ways meeting the needs of remote Australian areas.


"iPREP" is used by an organization working with couples.


Stretching beyond western religions, traditions, and cultures, PREP is working on providing pre-marital instruction in the Islamic world.


PREP's, Within My Reach is currently being introduced into the Balkans.


"The PREP material is awesome, easy to use and with very simple English. The slides and the videos are just cherry on top. All our couples gave positive feedback regarding the workshop. They said it's something they have never experienced before. They recommend that we use the program to reach out to young adults who are intending to get married, they feel it will help them make informed decisions regarding committing to a marriage or relationship. ... I think we are now more than ready to extend the PREP program to more couples in South Africa." 

From a team conducting a pilot program in South Africa