Creating a Vision Statement for Your Marriage

Vision Statement - Pixabay backgroundCreating 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.

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.

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.

— ALSO —

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:

MARRIAGE: Developing a Marriage Mission Statement

And then here is another link to another great article that will help you in this mission:

• DEVELOPING A MARRIAGE MISSION STATEMENT

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:

MARRIED ON PURPOSE

Lastly:

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:

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT FOR MARRIAGE

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5 responses 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.

  2. Great! I agree with Marriage Missions International steps provided for vision statements. In the same line I want to add that
    a good marriage vision must be embedded in a purpose and birthed in the heart of the man who is the priest of the home and he shares with his wife who is the helper in the maturation, incubation and implementation process. So purpose of marriage is found in the One who designed it and that is God. Gen 1:28 and Gen 2:18 reveal clearly this purpose. I encourage couples to take time and pray, read scripture and come up with a clear vision in line with God’s purpose and assignment for that particular marriage because you will never give accountability for what you where not given, but rather what you were given and did not fulfill. God bless you.

    1. Thank you Wadda, for sharing your helpful thoughts. I hope it inspires more couples to put together a vision statement.

  3. Am Ruth from Nigeria. My wedding is in two weeks and my wedding counselor said I should write my marriage vision. What do I write?

    1. Hi, Ruth. Go back into the article, “Creating a Vision Statement for Your Marriage.” It gives you some very good suggestions on how to write your marriage vision. You basically just want to share your heart’s desire for your marriage and why you think this man is God’s choice for you. We know you probably have a lot of anxiety right now as you’re only two weeks away from your wedding. Just take a deep breath and pray and ask God what He wants you to tell your husband-to-be and then just write it down. Think of it like this: What if I were to ask you, “Why do you want to marry _____________? What is it about him that God drew you to him? Why are you willing to commit the rest of your life to this man? What are his finest qualities?” We hope this helps you and we pray God’s greatest blessings as you start this journey. And remember, the wedding is only a one day event; marriage is for the rest of your life. Come back to our web site a lot to help you and your husband find articles that can help you grow your relationship. ~Steve and Cindy Wright