Five Things A Hurricane Is Teaching Me About Marriage

From The Weather Channel

If you didn’t know, we live in Orlando, FL. For days all eyes have been on the forecast track  of what has been declared the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever produced.

Meet Irma! 

She is strong. She is determined. She is moving forward without hesitation, and she doesn’t care what or who she destroys along the way. She is formidable in every sense of the word.

Weather mirrors our emotions. When we feel good we may say the sun is shining. When we feel sick we often say we’re under the weather. When angry, a storm is brewing and you had better take cover.

Following are five things Irma is teaching me about marriage:

  1. Take seriously when a storm is imminent. Ignoring the warnings doesn’t make the threat go away. It’s like hunkering down in a house built on sand.
  2. Store up good before the storm arrives. We may not be able to avoid storms in our marriage, but if we do our part to make sure our marriage is strong we will be more capable of enduring the worst of times together.
  3. Its best to not be alone during a storm. How true in marriage as well. We need each other the most when things are difficult. Sadly, many pull away from each other which only increases the possible damage suffered.
  4. Wait. Sometimes all you can do when facing a storm is to wait for it to pass. Once over, you can assess the damage incurred together.
  5. Realize you’re not the only one going through it. Be aware of those around you who may need a word of encouragement or a helping hand. We have found that not being so self-focused on our own situation, lifts our eyes from our trouble making it not seem as bad.

 

Wouldn’t it be great to hear said about you and your marriage as was said about Irma above…

Meet Mr. and Mrs. _________. They are strong. They are determined. They are moving forward without hesitation. And they don’t allow any obstacles to stop them. Their love is formidable!

Last week we began praying for Texas as they suffered horrific floods wrought by Harvey. This week it’s Florida.

Tom has been busy prepping the outside of our home. I have been busy prepping inside. This is all we can do at this point. We are concerned and prepared, but not afraid. We know that God is in control of all of creation, including powerful hurricanes! We covet your prayers and promise to keep you informed through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as we are able.

Grateful to God for His power on display through His creation and even more so for His sovereignty.

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
This entry was posted in Christian Marriage, Conflict, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Five Things A Hurricane Is Teaching Me About Marriage

  1. Randy/Vickie Bale says:

    We will for sure be keeping you guys in our prayers and thankful you’ll keep us updated. Great analogy to marriage!! We are Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bale. We are strong. We are determined. We are moving forward without hesitation. And we don’t allow any obstacles to stop us. Our love is formidable!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for this great lesson from the turbulence going on everywhere now. A great reminder that marriage can be a refuge in this world. Praying for everyone involved. Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love it! And, may Irma pass over your life, leave you stronger and wiser. Be safe.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Debi Walter says:

      Thank you Roy! It’s really good to hear from you. Tom is busy prepping the outside of the house, and I’ve been busy cooking–that’s what we do well through the storm–eat. 😊

      Like

  4. We have sure been praying for you and Tom, your family, and friends. We hope all is well and that your marriage AND you and Tom and your loved ones are also doing well. We love you MUCH!!! ~ Cindy and Steve Wright

    Liked by 1 person

    • Debi Walter says:

      Thank you both! We are good and only lost power for 23 hours. Given so many are still without power we are grateful! We had a huge mess of debris in our yard, but no damage to the house. Thank you for praying for us! That means more than you know. We have to catch up soon! It’s been too long but it’s not for our lack of affection for you. Love to you and Steve!

      Like

Comments are closed.