Quwenci and Emil met at church and have been dating for four months. Although things are going smoothly for the couple, finding out that free relationship classes were being offered was a helpful bit of advice.
"I guess if there's a free alternative, you know, hopefully we won't be at the point, but if we are, it's nice to know something's there," said Emil.
From classes ranging from finances, to avoid dating a “jerk or jerkette”, strongermarriage.org’s main goal is to help.
"There's a big culture push that if something's wrong, like a return policy, you just return it, instead of working it out, and I think a lot of times people transfer it into relationships," said Emil.
Jenny Morrow, a marriage and family therapist in Salt Lake thinks the free classes are a powerful tool for the community.
"I think relationships are such a foundation for how a community runs, because if people feel comfortable in their relationships, they're able to give more outside of themselves," Jenny explained.
The classes are available, thanks to a healthy marriage initiative grant, and the Department of Health and Human Services.