76% of married couples wish they had 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