Marriage Mentoring


Save Your Marriage Before It Starts


Planning your wedding before April 1, 2025?   Now is the time to register for SYMBIS.

SYMBIS -- Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Planning your wedding before April1, 2025? Now is the time to register for SYMBIS classes!
SYMBIS is for dating couples considering engagement, engaged couples, and newly-weds, married two years or less. You can build your marriage on more than a hope and a prayer.
The SYMBIS and SYMBIS II (Saving Your Second Marriage Before it Starts) Assessments give you a personalized road map to making your marriage everything it was meant to be.
SYMBIS is required for weddings officiated by a Community of Faith pastor.
SYMBIS classes beginning in 2024 will be offered three times each year
Session one is Jan-March. Please register by January 1st.
Session two is May-July. Please register by May 1st.
Session three is Sept-Nov. Please register by September 1st
SYMBIS begins with an online assessment followed by each participating couple meeting with a COF Marriage Mentoring couple, for an initial review of assessment. At this review books will be handed out. Initial review is scheduled about two weeks prior to the first group class. Group classes meet every other week for a total of four classes for SYMBIS I and five classes for SYMBIS II
Assessment cost is $35/per couple.
Cost for books and materials is $25/ couple. Payable at time of initial review.
All Marriage Mentoring couples at COF are trained and certified SYMBIS Facilitators. Classes generally meet every other Sunday evening at one of the COF locations or in Mentor’s homes depending on size of classes.

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Marriage Mentoring

This is an opportunity for one-on-one mentorship with another couple.  

Strengthen Your Marriage Because It’s Sacred or SYMBIS + is customized for married couples at any stage of life.

The SYMBIS + Assessment is a powerful and personalized marriage insight tool that covers 17 key areas in your marriage. With guidebooks that perfectly correlate to your assessment report and the guidance of a mentoring couple, certified to facilitate SYMBIS, you will learn fun and practical steps toward making a distressed marriage good and a good marriage great.  

SYMBIS + will show you how to:
  • Utilize the strengths you and your spouse bring to your marriage
  • Navigate your hot-button issues
  • Cultivate deeper intimacy and lifelong passion
  • Kick financial worries to the curb
  • Engage in heartfelt and meaningful conversations


For any questions about SYMBIS or Marriage Mentoring, you can contact Rick and Jan Petersen.

Click HERE to email Rick and Jan.
Phone: (937) 696-0012