"There is a tremendous need for husbands and wives to sit down together and carefully plan, or in a sense mentally or spiritually create their own future."Sephen Covey
"One problem with distressed marriages is the strong belief that hings cannot get better . . .. I have observed that if one spouse starts to make constructive changes, this not only helps the relationship but genreally lead to positive changes in the other spouse." Aaron T. Beck
Some questions to ask when working on your mission statement:
What kind of couple do we want to be?
What kind of a home do we want to have?
How will we handle finances?
How will we handle disagreements?
How will we share the responsibilities in our home?
What traditions do we want in our home?
How will we relate to extended families and friends?
What are our expectations of ourselves as parents?
How will we relate to the children?
How will we treat each other, and ourselves?
Is there a special way to handle intimate details in our lives?
What are our couple boundaries?