Creating a marriage manifesto is a wonderful value clarifying activity for focusing on what kind of marriage you want to create with your fiancée. By investing time and energy in the early days of a serious relationship that is headed to the alter you will most assuredly create a life that you will find rewarding spiritually, emotionally, physically, psychologically, socially and financially.
Through the institution of marriage you are being joined with your fiancée in a special kind of social and legal bond for the purpose of founding, building and maintaining a shared life. Marriage is a serious commitment that should not be considered lightly.
The marriage bond that you create today will impact your life forever. How do you want your life to be? This is an important question to consider as a couple, and also individually.
By creating a marriage manifesto you will get deliberate about what you like, what you don't like and what your expectations are for your marriage. The objective is for you to create a manifesto that will help you and your fiancée to create a marriage that you will both treasure for eternity!
Today you are perhaps in the sweet and blissful stage of romance that is frequently called the limerance stage. The bottom line reality is that the limerance stage never endures. What does endure is agape love that seeks the highest manifestation of good.
So how do you go about creating this manifestation of good for your life and for your marriage? One technique that I believe would be helpful is to create a manifesto for your relationship. Your manifesto is a declaration of intentions, motives and vows.
The word manifesto comes from the word manifest. I love the word manifest, especially within the context of creating an authentic life of purpose. As you do this exercise, think about what qualities, experiences, behavior, displays, etc that you desire to be woven into the tapestry of your life and your marriage.
Paper, notebook or journal
Plus any other resources that are important to you (for example: bible, marriage counseling, books, etc.)
Using the dictionary and any other favorite resources start compiling an A to Z list of the qualities you desire to be manifested in your life.
I think it would be a good idea to do this activity alone the first time. Be as honest and true to yourself as you possibly can be! Your honesty today will lead to your happiness tomorrow! Put it all down on paper... everything you want and everything you expect!!
Then the second time I think you should do it together. After you do the exercise the second time, you will need to reconcile the three different lists.
How do the 3 lists line up? From these lists you will have a basis to start creating your own unique marriage manifesto.
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