Marriage Preparation

Our desire is to help people who are considering marriage to establish a marriage that will not only survive, but also thrive.

Save Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS)

Preparing for a strong and passionate marriage is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. More than a million couples have used the award-winning Save Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS for short) created by Dr. Les & Leslie Parrott, and now–through the new SYMBIS Assessment, we can help you prepare for lifelong love like never before. 

Southview Church has certified SYMBIS facilitators to help get you started on your journey toward marriage.  Please contact us to get started by filling out the form below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

No. To ensure accurate results each of you will need to complete the assessment on your own without discussing it. 

This is optimal. You get better results if you don’t take breaks between questions. However, if you have to take a break and continue later, your progress is saved along the way. 

The SYMBIS Report is incredibly powerful and robust. For this reason, a certified Facilitator is required to help you understand and apply all of the valuable information it contains.  

SYMBIS pairs an engaged couple with a trained facilitator for 8 sessions over a 2-to-3-month period. It is critical to begin marriage preparation at least 6 months before your wedding date.  

The SYMBIS Assessment will generate a customized report, adding information specific to your circumstances. In fact, a section of your report will be dedicated to issues such as second marriages and blending a family. 

The cost of SYMBIS is $150 per couple, which includes all materials and assessment tools.

As soon as both of you complete the SYMBIS Assessment, your facilitator will be notified and then contact you to schedule your sessions. 

Absolutely. This is critical. Every aspect of this assessment is grounded in multiple studies to ensure that the tool is both reliable and valid.