Creating a Vision Statement for Your Marriage

fierce_marriage_future_is_brighterCreating a vision statement for you marriage is essential to keep your focus on the central goal of your marriage. It unifies your expectations together and what needs to be done to achieve your vision. The Marriage Minded vision statement must inspire your relationship by encompassing all of your hopes and dreams.

STEP 1: Start your vision statement by writing all the positive, affirming words that describe your ideal of marriage. Use nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

STEP 2: Consolidate your words into sentences that inspire you, drive you, and cover your dreams as a couple.

STEP 3: Review your vision with your spouse and revise until both of you agree it describes the ideal picture of your marriage.

STEP 4: Put it in an obvious place. Read it daily. Memorize it.

Here are some vision statement sentences and ideas:

• Jesus changed the world one life at a time and we are privileged to continue His vision with our marriage. Our love shows Christ and inspires others.

• As husband and wife, we enjoy the love of God being unleashed through our marriage and our family. We seek to walk in our full potential as a spouse, parent, and minister.

• Our marriage encourages each other and invites the Holy Spirit to guide us in strengthening and giving significance, openness and forgiveness towards one another.

• We live to serve each other and by serving each other — we live! We are deliberate in setting aside time for each other.

The above article was written by David and Gretchen Willard, and is included in the book, Breakthrough Marriage. You can obtain this book at It’s a book to help you fall in love with your spouse all over again.

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To help you further in writing a Vision Statement for your marriage, the following is a link to an article which can help you further as you work to create your statement together. While this article concerns writing a personal vision statement rather than a joint statement for your marriage, the principles and points that are brought up in this article that could help you in this mission, as well.

Please click onto the link below to read:


As you work on your vision statement and possibly your mission statement, you may find out what Kevin and Karen were surprised to discover:

“Before we wrote our mission statement, we didn’t realize how secular our goals were.”

To learn more, please click onto the link below to read:


If you have additional tips you can share to help others in this area of marriage, or you want to share requests for prayer and/or ask others for advice, please “Join the Discussion” by adding your comments below.


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One response to “Creating a Vision Statement for Your Marriage

  1. What to do if husband doesn’t want to do a vision retreat, but one is needed badly? Please pray for my marriage of 26 years.