In a guest post for michaelhyatt.com , Dr. Ann Park gives insight on why it’s important for your marriage to have a mission statement. In the article, she explains how having a mission statement for your marriage will help you stay focused on the goal(s) of your marriage. She says,
A marriage mission statement helps us to focus on how we want our marriage to bear fruit. Even when day-to-day living is mundane or difficult, a mission statement keeps our eyes focused on a greater prize. And it strengthens the teamwork between you and your spouse.
You can read the full article that includes 3 steps to creating a marriage mission statement by clicking here
BMWK readers what is/would be the mission statement for your marriage?
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[This post is part of a series highlighting couples from our latest film Still Standing. If you are in the Atlanta Area, please join us on September 13th for a special screening of the movie, details here.
When Rev. Rose Marie Greene was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer, her husband, Rev. Wesley E. Greene, Sr., stopped everything including working to focus on his “baby.” He took her to every doctors appointment and every chemotherapy treatment and six weeks of daily radiation treatment. He read her every healing scripture in the bible, prayed for her, and sang to her when she was feeling her worst.
Rev. Rose Marie thanks God for her miraculous recovery. But she also thanks God for the love that she had for her husband and from her husband during that time.
Rev. Wesley was more than happy to drop everything to focus on his wife. He says:
“One of the joys of being married is to be there to have each others back and to help each other through the difficult times.”
Rev. Rose Marie knows that spouses sometimes have the tendency to pull away when their significant other is faced with a critical illness. It’s part of self preservation and a coping mechanism. But she thanks God that her husband did not pull away and that they were able to work as a team to battle that illness.
The Greenes have been married for more than 31 years and can proudly state:
“In spite of dealing with the harrowing experience of battling a life threatening disease for a year, my marriage is still standing because of the faithfulness of God to His word, and strength and victory we found in loving each other as we climbed this mountain.”
Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.