Marriage Mentoring


Save Your Marriage Before It Starts


Planning your wedding before April 1, 2024?   Now is the time to register for SYMBIS.

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.
Next SYMBIS classes begin in June 2023.  
Please register by May 15.  SYMBIS begins with an online assessment followed by each participating couple meeting with a COF Marriage Mentor couple to review Assessment results, and get books a week or two prior to the first group class.
Assessment cost $35/per couple and costs for workbooks and other materials is $25/per couple.
Classes, led by mentoring couples, certified as SYMBIS Facilitators,
generally meet every other Sunday evening at 6:00.
SYMBIS group classes begin June 11, 2023 & end with class on July 23.
 SYMBIS II classes begin dates to be determined as needed.
Please submit the Interest Form below to register or for more information.  

If work, school location, military deployment, or other extenuating circumstances limit your ability to attend, please contact us to discuss alternative schedule.

Interest Form

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