SYMBIS Sessions

Session One

Book:
Chapter 1 – Have You Faced the Myths of Marriage With Honesty?

DVD:
Session 1 – Have You Faced the Myths of Marriage With Honesty?

Assessment:
Page 3 “Marriage Mindset”
Page 4 “Wellbeing” (NOTE: See “Word of Warning” about page 4 below)
Page 5 “Context: Social Support”
Page 7 “Context: Expectations”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 1 – Your Personal 10 Commandments
Exercise 3 – From Idealizing to Realizing Your Partner
Exercise 4 – Exploring Unfinished Business
Exercise 5 – Assessing Your Self Image

 

Session Two

Book:
Appendix – Discovering Your Personality Dynamics

Assessment:
Page 8 “Dynamics”
Page 9 “Dynamics”

His/Her workbooks:
Option: carry-over unexplored exercises from the previous session

 

Session Three

Book:
Chapter 2 – Can You Identify Your Love Style?

DVD:
Session 2 – Can You Identify Your Love Style?

Assessment:
Page 10 “Dynamics: Love”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 7 – Getting Your Sex Life Off to a Great Start
Exercise 8 – Your Changing Love Style
Exercise 9 – Cultivating Intimacy

 

Session Four

Book:
Chapter 3 – Have You Developed the Habit of Happiness?

DVD:
Session 3 – Have You Developed the Habit of Happiness?

Assessment:
Page 11 “Dynamics: Attitude”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 10 – Listening To Your Self-Talk
Exercise 11 – Avoiding The Blame Game

 

Session Five

Book:
Chapter 4 – Can You Say What You Mean And Understand What You Hear?

DVD:
Session 4 – Can You Say What You Mean And Understand What You Hear?

Assessment:
Page 12 “Dynamics: Communication”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 13 – How Well Do You Communicate?
Exercise 14 – The Daily Temperature Reading
Exercise 15 – I Can Hear Clearly Now

 

Session Six

Book:
Chapter 5 – Have You Bridged The Gender Gap?

DVD:
Session 5 – Have You Bridged The Gender Gap?

Assessment:
Page 13 “Dynamics: Gender”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 16 – Couple’s Inventory

Session Seven

Book:
Chapter 6 – Do You Know How to Fight a Good Fight?

DVD:
Session 6 – Do You Know How to Fight a Good Fight?

Assessment:
Page 6 “Context: Finances”
Page 14 “Dynamics: Conflict”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 19 – Money Talks And So Can We
Exercise 20 – Mind Reading
Exercise 21 – Sharing Withholds

Session Eight

Book:
Chapter 7 – Are You And Your Partner Soul Mates?

DVD:
Session 7 – Are You And Your Partner Soul Mates?

Assessment:
Page 15 “Dynamics: Spirituality”

His/Her workbooks:
Exercise 22 – Your Spiritual Journey
Exercise 23 – Improving Your Serve
Exercise 24 – Study Your Spouse