Creating a vision statement for you marriage helps you to keep your focus on the central goal of your marriage. It unifies your expectations together. Plus it shows you 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.
Start your vision statement by writing all the positive, affirming words that describe your ideal of marriage. Use nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
Consolidate your words into sentences that inspire you, drive you, and cover your dreams as a couple.
Review your vision with your spouse and revise until both of you agree it describes the ideal picture of your marriage.
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.
David and Gretchen Willard wrote this article, which you can find in the book, Breakthrough Marriage. You can obtain this book at Conflictbalancebreakthrough.com. It’s a book to help you fall in love with your spouse all over again.
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The following is a link to a Doingfamilyright.com article to help you further in writing a vision statement for your marriage. We believe the info provided can help you further as you work to create your statement together. This article, written by Dr Dave Currie, includes the process of developing a marriage vision statement and a marriage mission statement and beyond. He gives some great guidelines. Plus, he includes the mission statement that he and his wife Donalyn wrote as an example.
The guidelines and pointers that are given in it could help you in this mission, as well.
Please click onto the link below to read:
And then here is another link to another great article that will help you in this mission:
As you work through the process of writing your vision/mission statement, you could discover the same thing that another couple did:
“Before we wrote our mission statement, we didn’t realize how secular our goals were.”
To learn more, please click onto the Growthtrac.com link below to read:
Below is a link to the vision and mission statement that we, Steve and Cindy Wright, put together for our marriage. We hope it will give you ideas for your marriage vision/marriage statement as you put together yours:
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