Mack Family Mission Statement

Monday, May 31st, 2004
As parents, we have written a mission statement to guide us through the process of raising our children...

The Mack Family Mission Statement June 27, 1998

Dearest Wendy, Amy and Emily, [we were unaware that Kelly was coming in the future when we wrote this]
Your father and I have come to San Francisco for a weekend away and to talk about the future of our family.  We have discussed how we wish to raise each of you, and plan for the future of our family.  We projected our thoughts 21 years from now - to our 30th wedding anniversary.  I will be 58; Dad will be 56; Amy & Wendy will be 27, and Emily will be 22.  Amy and Wendy, you will have finished college by that time.  You may already be married and beginning to have children of your own.  Emily, you will have just finished college.  We are attempting to describe what kind of people we would like ourselves and our children to be;  what kind of values we would like you to have, and our hopes and goals for your future families.

In Our Marriage
We desire :

To have effectively demonstrated a Biblical marriage for our children
To be in love with each other

As A Couple

We will :

Be healthy
Be spiritual leaders in our family
Have a strong sense of family unity and identity - so much so that we all look forward to being together as a family
Keep our minds sharp through rich and constant education
Develop relationships with our children so that we are welcome and involved in the lives our children and grandchildren
Serve in ministry as the Lord leads us
Be prepared for retirement
Have recorded a journal of our family as a narrative and in photos
Have  a firm grasp of our family tree

As a Family

Your father and I desire to create a family that:

Is supportive and encouraging of one another
Prays, sings and worships together at home
Is involved in our church and community
Enjoys family activities together
Displays affection physically with lots of hugs and kisses
Uplifts and supports each other in times of need
Gets together as a family, and extended family, once a quarter/month
Enjoys spending time together and looks forward to the next family get together
Celebrates each other's events and achievements
Has a home where people feel safe, relaxed and welcome
Encourages relationships with extended family members
Has home of peace and tranquility
Has a home of traditions
Has a home where our children and their friends like to spend time
Serves others
Shares common hobbies and interests
Has the willingness to walk away from activities, entertainment and relationships which are inconsistent with these values

As Parents

As parents we desire to raise children who:


Will be in the world but not of the world
Are assured of their salvation
Are walking with the Lord
Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible
Actively seek God's will in their lives
Have a knowledge and love of hymns


Are well educated and value a good education
Are equipped as educators of their children and others
Are effective communicators, both verbally and written
Have problem solving and reasoning skills
Know how to establish goals and work toward their completion
Have a love of literature, the arts and history
Read music and play musical instruments
Know how to sing
Have sound financial and time management skills
Will be aware of their Jewish and Irish heritage
Will be physically fit and enjoy sports and outdoor activities
Know how to survive in the wilderness
Love and know how to care for animals


Serve others willingly
Will be ladies, and have good manners
Have integrity
Value honor and truth
Value hard work and take pride in their work
Know how to be a friend
Have compassion
Have respect for parents and others
Have humility
Are Virtuous
Can be responsibly independent
Are effectively interdependent
Are imaginative and resourceful

Family Preparedness

Have fond memories of their childhood
Value tradition
Are Virgins
Have been trained in effective parenting skills
Are prepared to be a wife
Are prepared to be a mother
Have developed good judgement and discernment in choosing their spouse
Know how to care for themselves, their husband and their children


Understand basic politics
Able to make decisions and vote intelligently
Respect those who gave their lives to make this country free
Awareness of U.S. and World History
Are patriotic and value America's heritage

Discussion/Comments (9):

Mack Family Mission Statement


Posted at 07/10/2008 15:19:03 by Tamar

Mack Family Mission Statement

I was researching a family mission statement and yours was one that stood out- Thank you for helping me with my families mission statement

Posted at 10/07/2008 11:50:15 by Nicole

re: Mack Family Mission Statement

I'm glad you found it helpful! best of success to you and your family! - Eric

Posted at 10/07/2008 12:02:30 by Eric Mack

Mack Family Mission Statement

Thank you for posting this. Extremely well written and insightful - very helpful - thanks again! ~Manor Family

Posted at 01/26/2009 7:01:11 by Tiffany

Mack Family Mission Statement

I love that you took the time to do this mission statement. It's such a great tool for families - for now and for the long haul. We've got a workbook on our slow family living site that guides people through the process of creating their own family mission statement

Posted at 09/25/2009 19:32:30 by Bernadette

Mack Family Mission Statement

Thanks for the mission statement for the family. This gave me to discuss such an important topic with my husband and we had a quality time to make one for our own family. We can give more clarity to our child also.

Posted at 03/02/2010 9:57:21 by Purvi

Mack Family Mission Statement

I was online looking for sample family mission statements for my marriage and family class and i ran across yours it gave me alot of insight and it really helped me out! It was very well written and inspiring! Thanks!

Posted at 01/23/2011 17:16:19 by Marissa Lee

Mack Family Mission Statement


Posted at 05/29/2011 5:44:12 by diana

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