76% of married couples wish they had some sort of pre-marriage education

*86% of Americans over 18 say all couples considering marriage should get pre- marriage education.

*Couples who do not receive pre-marriage education are more likely to see their problems as atypical and unsolvable.

*41% of divorced couples say lack of pre-marriage preparation contributed to their divorce.

Eric Atherton is a certified SYMBIS facilitator.  The SYMBIS Assessment is the most practical, relevant and robust pre-marriage tool ever developed. The 15-page report it generates helps you explore a full range of issues and all of the complexities of joining two sets of personality dynamics.


In SIX SESSIONS, the topics covered with the SYMBIS assessment and pre-marital counseling include:

  • Marriage Mindset
  • Self-concept
  • Maturity
  • Independence
  • Longevity
  • Stability/similarity
  • Caution flags
  • Stress
  • Cohabitation
  • Expectations
  • Baggage
  • Social support
  • In-law relationships
  • Cultural context
  • Spiritual beliefs
  • Finances
  • Role Expectations
  • Personality
  • Love
  • Sex
  • Attitude/happiness
  • Communication
  • Gender gap
  • Conflict Management
  • Spiritual Intimacy
  • Re-marriage
  • Blended Family
“My beloved spoke and said to me, ‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.’”
— Song of Solomon 2:10