When I ask troubled couples about their goals and purposes, I usually get one of three responses:
- "To raise our children successfully"
- "To provide for our family's financial security"
- "We don't have any goals."
Now, it's good that couples want to provide physical and financial security for their families, but these goals are incomplete. If your goals are primarily built around just the physical and financial, I'm afraid you've missed the real part, the real purpose for your family, your real mission statement.
For this I toil and struggle with all the energy that he powerfully inspires within me (Colossians 1:29 NRS).