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What’s your family mission?

Do you have a family mission statement? What? I lost you already? For those of you hanging on, are you completely bored? Did your eyes glaze over? Does the thought of writing a family mission statement make you want to do anything else, like go to the dentist? OK, maybe it isn’t that bad. But, you probably don’t want to do it. That may be because you haven’t thought about it or it might be because you don’t really see the use.

Really though don’t we just get caught up in our daily lives and do what we have to do without giving much thought to our family’s future? How many times a month do you think about what your family stands for and how you’ll achieve your goals? Probably not many if you don’t have a mission statement for your family.

Let’s get to the nitty gritty. How do you write a family mission statement? First of all, there is no correct way to write it and you can change it at any time! Think of it as what your family values and hopes to be like. For instance, your children may argue a lot so you can write that you desire to be a family of peace and forgiveness. You can even come up with a verse that fits your family’s goals or ideals overall or something specific.

Here are some things to remember:

  • Ask God to provide direction
  • Get committed to it!
  • Involve everyone
  • Ask your family: What do we value? What do we hope to become? What do you think our family purpose is? What would we like to see our family be like in the future?
  • Make sure to review it often to keep you on track

There are other resources for your pursuit of the family mission statement. Below are a few links that will also help you get started:

However you do it, a family mission statement can help you to take full advantage of the time you have been given together and can set you on the right path!


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