Meet the world’s most practical marriage assessment! You can build your marriage on more than a hope and a prayer. The SYMBIS Assessment gives you a personalized road map to making your marriage everything it was meant to be.
How much does it cost?
The SYMBIS Assessment is $35 per couple.
Do we answer the questions together?
No. To ensure accurate results each of you will need to complete the assessment on your own without discussing it.
How long does it take to complete the assessment?
Approximately 30 minutes.
Do I need to answer all the questions in one sitting?
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.
Can we take the assessment if we're not engaged yet?
Absolutely. If your relationship is getting serious, it’s never too soon to begin the process of exploring your potential future together.
Can we take the assessment if we're already married?
Sure. While the SYMBIS Assessment is primarily designed for engaged and newlywed couples, many married couples at various stages find the results to be extremely helpful.
What if this is not the first marriage for one of us?
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.
Do we need to use the "Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts" book?
Nope. The book is an option that can create an optimal experience but it is not required.
Is the SYMBIS Assessment based on research?
Absolutely. This is critical. Every aspect of this assessment is grounded in multiple studies to ensure that the tool is both reliable and valid.
How do I get started?
The first step is to call New Hope Christian Counseling at 717-685-5157 and leave a message stating that you would like to take the SYMBIS Assessment (be sure to leave your name and phone number). Your call will be returned within 24 hours.
What happens when I finish the assessment?
As soon as both of you complete the SYMBIS Assessment, a Facilitator with New Hope Christian Counseling will be notified and will then contact you to schedule your debriefing session(s). Dave Berger is currently the SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator with NHCC.