In Episode 023, we talk about the third and final part of our conversation called “Marriage on Mission.”
Without an agreed upon mission to pursue, and values that define your marriage, it’s very easy for both spouses to pursue their own unspoken mission and values, which will create more conflict than any marriage already has.
Our marriage mission is: We are united in Christ, unstoppable with Christ, and unbreakable because of Christ.
Our 6 core values are: Together, intimacy, freedom, dreams, growing, elevating.
We say it this way: We will live out our lives together, in intimacy, living in freedom, to pursue our dreams, growing every day, and elevating the standard.
Freedom = Financial and with our calendar.
Dreams = We don’t want to wait until retirement to live out our dreams. But it’s awfully hard to pursue your dreams if you aren’t free in your finances and with your calendar.
Growing = Healthy things grow. If something is alive but is not growing or bearing fruit, there is something wrong.
I fully believe that when we stop growing, we start dying. There is no standing still in life. You’re either moving forward or you’re going backwards.
Elevating = I cannot read the Scripture and walk away with any other standard of holiness and living than a very, very high standard.
2 Chronicles 29:11 Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us.
Daniel 6:5 So they concluded, “Our only chance of finding grounds for accusing Daniel will be in connection with the rules of his religion.