Exercise: Articulate Your Values

Articulate Your Values

Your Values and Principles

Why are values called values? Because they are important to you!

Values are an integral part of every culture. Along with worldview and personality, they generate behavior. Values color the most important choices you make in life. When you are living your values, you are being true to yourself.

Values are deeply rooted from childhood onward. People who share similar backgrounds begin with a common frame of reference that can provide a foundation for understanding. Marriage is about creating harmony and interdependence, love and partnership for the long-term; so sharing values and principles creates a harmonic atmosphere and the foundation for a strong marriage. We get married to share our life with another person, so when dating for marriage and choosing a spouse, it’s important to be clear about the values you believe in and to find a spouse who shares the values that are most important to you.

What are your most important values?

  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Education
  • Pets
  • Travel
  • Charity and Giving Back
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Politics
  • Beauty and surroundings

We have listed a set of values above. List each one in the space below and rate them as one of the following:

  • Very Important
  • Moderately Important
  • Not Important



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