Premarital education: love doesn’t conquer all

Premarital education may be the best investment couples can make before saying, “I do.”

In a sample conducted by BYU professors of nearly 50 marriage prep classes throughout the U.S., none of which were from BYU, most of the classes focused on communication skills. The study was published in “Family Relations.”

According to Elizabeth Fawcett, lead author of the study and a visiting professor at BYU, communication is considered one of the major factors in marriage discord.

“If marriage prep classes can teach couples communication skills that will help them avoid divorce or marital distress, then these communication-based classes could be very helpful to a large number of couples,” Fawcett said in a news release.

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