It is important for those called to the vocation of married love to mutually decide upon a lifetime vision for their marriage and family, which, like true north on a compass, will remain constant and provide certain direction in the vicissitudes encountered on the journey of life together. This “true north” will provide stability to your decision-making process and to the daily choices you will inevitably be called upon to make on a myriad of subjects. The best time to formulate your lifetime vision, or true north, is before you set out on the journey, that is, during the periods of courtship and engagement.