Originally SYMBIS was for couples entering marriage, but since then, the Parrotts have expanded SYMBIS to work with married couples and those considering remarriage.
They now offer an online SYMBIS Assessment to help couples get the mentoring and encouragement they need. The Assessment is available through certified facilitators.
For $35, you can take the Assessment online. Then we will work with you to apply the recommendations it provides for your marriage.
Below is more information about the assessment and a form you can submit if you want more information!
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What Does the Assessment Cover?
The Assessment begins with your Marriage Momentum, a summary of the assessment from the following four areas.
The first is “MINDSET” which explores how you view marriage. Couples often see marriage in different ways and understanding your spouse’s mindset will help you relate better.
Then the assessment explores “WELLBEING”. Each of us brings history into our marriage. WELLBEING explores our self-image, maturity, independence and highlights any caution flags for more exploration.
Next is “CONTEXT” which explores the relationships we influence our marriage. Our friends, family, in-laws, and faith community. It challenges us to consider how our marriage is impacted by these relationships and where we need to build support. Next the assessment looks at Money and your relationship, Expectations and your relationship and any Remarriage issues.
The final section is “DYNAMICS” where the focus is on your personality types, your styles and the strengths you bring into the relationship. It reviews how you define Love, your attitudes about Sex and how your react to challenges and stress. This section also delves into Communication styles, Gender differences, Five Top Needs, Conflict Styles, Priority Topics and Spirituality.
What is taking the Assessment Like?
There are 300 questions and it normally takes about 30-35 minutes to answer them. The question types vary so that you will find it interesting.
Remember this is not a test of your knowledge about marriage. It is about answering questions about yourself. You cannot fail this questionnaire…
Each couple takes the Assessment separately without sharing answers.
The results from the Assessment are then forwarded to your Facilitator Couple. (That’s us!)
We review the results, develop a discussion plan and schedule time with the two of you.
We then meet at necessary to walk through the results, understand opportunities and work on changes you both want to make.
How do we meet together to review the SYMBIS Assessment?
How much do you charge for your time as facilitators?
If you wish to donate to the REALUS Ministry, that would be great and we will use it to cover on-going expenses.
What is the SYMBIS process from beginning to end?
- You determine with your spouse or fiancee’ if you are interested.
- You pay the $35 fee for the SYMBIS Assessment.
- We send you the invitation to take the Assessment.
- Each of you takes the Assessment separately.
- We receive the results, review and create a discussion plan.
- We schedule to meet with both of you as needed.
- You get a blessing from learning more about each other
How does this differ from re|engage?
re|engage is a longer-term process (16 weeks) of meeting with other couples to examine and grow your marriage. No pre-assessment is done.
With SYMBIS, you get a snapshot picture of your marriage and meet one-on-one with a facilitator couple. It will reveal things about your relationship that may not be addressed in re|engage.
re|engage will involve a facilitator couple and 3-5 other couples in a group setting for 3-4 months.
If you have attended re|engage, you will find great value in the SYMBIS Assessment. It will add insight into your relationship and provide areas for further growth.
If you have NOT attended re|enagage, you will get similar benefits of insight into your relationship. You may then chose to attend re|engage or other marriage enrichment programs.
re|engage is provided by churches in many areas of the country, while SYMBIS facilitators may or may not work as part of a church ministry.
What about the SYMBIS books?
Is SYMBIS Biblically based?
Sample Pages from the SYMBIS Assessment
To purchase the Symbis Assessment for you both it is a total of $45.
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2) Enter your valid Email address when prompted
You can pay using various (Credit Card, Bank Acct) methods once at PayPal. We store no purchase information on our website, it is secured on PayPal’s site.
We will send you an email to confirm the purchase and reach out to you to get the remaining information to register you both for the online Assessment!