Goals Exercise 3

Try to explore with your spouse the meaning of goals in your individual lives and your marriage, ask yourselves the following questions.

Write a “mission statement” of what your mission in life is. Write your own obituary. What would you like it to say?

What goals do you have in life, for yourself, for your spouse, for your children? What do you want to accomplish in the next five to ten years?

What is one life dream that you want to fulfill before you die?

We often fill our time with things that demand our immediate attention–putting out fires, so to speak. But what are the truly important things in your life that are great sources of energy and pleasure that you really need to block out time for, the important things that keep getting postponed or crowded out?

What is the role of spirituality in your lives? What was this role in your families growing up? How should this be in your family?