Every business has a purpose and a mission statement. Since our marriage is also a business partnership in a sense, we should have one too. A mission statement keeps us focused on what’s important, and keeps us accountable to each other. If you’re married just to be married, more than likely the marriage will fail. However, if your relationship has a purpose, it has the potential to thrive.

I came up with ours:

Motivate each other in all of our endeavors.
Yearn to be the best, for ourselves and for each other.
Remember the reasons why we fell in love with each other.
Interrupting each other is not allowed.
Communicate to the best of your ability, even when it hurts.
Kiss often; there’s no such thing as too much affection.
Service is another way to show your love.

This mission statement spells out our last name, making it ours. Each letter starts a phrase, and each phrase starts with a verb, what we should do and what we should keep in mind.

Come up with one for your family! What’s your family’s mission statement?

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