SFL 224

Marriage Enhancement

Family Life College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Enhancing marital communication skills, conflict resolution styles, intimacy, stress management, and developing a shared relationship vision using social science theories and research findings.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)










Married, engaged, and couples seriously dating are encouraged to enroll together. Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.


Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcome

SFL 224:At the end of this course students will be able to: Define what a gospel principle is and is not. Define what a social science principle is and is not Gain a greater understanding and appreciation of your own marriage strengths and weaknesses. Understand and be able to apply four different styles of resolving conflict in marriage. Recognize examples of the different styles of resolving conflict. Provide informed advise for each marital style reviewed in the class. Understand principles that help strengthen and hold marriages together. Identify behaviors and attitudes that create stumbling blocks in marriage relationships. Demonstrate your ability to integrate and synthesize social science principles of conduct with those taught by the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a manner that helps you to succeed in marriage. Understand the nature of the threats to the traditional family today and the consequences that will come if these changes happen. Demonstrate through reading the Olson text and your writing skills that you have an in-depth understanding your own marriage.  Demonstrate your ability to effectively teach the principles you learn from the Olson text to others.