Is teamwork the marriage advice that cultivates a happy marriage?

In a recent article, a proposed marriage advice counselor believes that a happy marriage involves teamwork which includes communication, commitment, of giving of yourself. Teamwork is an important marital concept. However, the best marriage advice is how to implement teamwork.


According to the article, teamwork includes:

The marriage advice counselor has no clue in regards to what is teamwork. Teamwork is “work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole”. In the vernacular of the family, both the husband and wife work together for better efficiency of the family as a whole.

The best marriage advice to facilitate teamwork is to begin with a shared vision followed by the development of a strategic plan. A strategic plan is what the husband and wife want to create or accomplish for their family. Husbands and wives do not impose their values of the other but they create a shared vision that they agree upon. To begin the process the husband and wife should follow the following steps:

  1. Write down their top ten marriage values and why those marriage values are important
  2. Have a meeting where both the husband wife share those values and why those values are important
  3. Agree on three values
  4. Transform the values into shared vision such as: Our vision is ….After agreeing on a shared vision the next marriage advice is for the husband and wife is to develop a strategic plan based in their shared vision.


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