Create a Mission Statement for Your Marriage

A marriage is two people on a life-long mission. Whether we notice it or not we all go into marriage with a goal or two in mind. And whatever that goal or mission is, will be different for every couple. The key is to have the same goal as your husband, and the master key is to have a goal that's focused on the Lord.

A few years ago, when I was setting up a website, a friend asked me what my "mission statement" was.

"My mission?" I asked him, "Why do I need a mission?"

I should probably mention that this guy was a branding expert. He worked with some of the biggest companies out there formulating mission statements, but even so he knew that a little writer like me could benefit from some focus.

The thing I learned from him, is that a mission statement doesn't just help you formulate a focus, it helps you to keep that focus.

Every company I can think of has one. For example, Chick-fil-a's mission is, "Be America's best quick-service restaurant."

And their corporate purpose is, "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."

That definitely gives the company a clear focus and sets them apart from every other fast food restaurant in town!

[Read the rest of the article at The Time-Warp Wife.]