You may be asking, what in the world do marriage and autofill have to do with each other?
No matter what web browser we use, Google Chrome, Safari, or other, most have developed computer programs to enable autofill.
Also known as autocomplete.
The Ease of Autofill
First of all, it’s especially helpful when completing forms on the internet.
And it automatically populates fields like our name, email, mailing address, etc.
Even mobile Safari lets you scan credit cards. Autocomplete is a great time saver.
Yet when I searched for what autofill provides, I came across many different articles:
- How do I enable autofill on my computer?
- Need help getting autofill?
- How can I update autofill information?
Seems like autofill is popular. Because we want easy and comfort and fast when it comes to doing anything these days. And when we find ourselves on the internet ordering items and signing up for freebies, we desire simple and little work on our part.
Due to autofill, web browsers store this data and repopulate it for our use later. What’s not to love? In addition, there’s less typing and quicker results.
But should we approach marriage the same way?
God created us and the union between husband and wife.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them” Genesis 1:27-28a.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” Genesis 2:24.
3 truths autofill teaches us about marriage:
(1) A good marriage requires work.
Nothing about marriage is “auto”-anything. And God never intended automatic, autofill, or autocomplete to describe marriage. Rather, when it comes to building a good marriage, I discovered it isn’t easy and fast or simple with comfort.
Instead, through Christ’s work in us, we put forth the effort for a solid marriage.
We make the time to spend time with our spouse—less for quicker results won’t pan out here. Seeing past the faults of our spouse and forgiving hurts against us takes every bit of our energy. Yet, the work is worth the elbow grease. Because faster may not always equal better.We build a strong #marriage one brick at a time on a sure foundation. #Jesus. Click To Tweet
(2) A strong marriage enables the right data.
Remember my search about autofill topics? I left out some of my research to share here.
- How do I disable autofill if I don’t want it anymore?
- How do I clear the information and start over?
As with anything, glitches exist. But what we wanted to enable, we choose to disable. What we filled in, we desire to clear out.
However, God defines marriage. Most of all, the Lord ensures that if we incorporate His data in marriage, our chances and outcomes look better.
Oh, we may think the world offers the data we need—packaged in colorful paper and a tied with a beautiful bow. Yet, statistics show us otherwise. Breakups happen every day.
Instead, we use the program the Lord developed for a strong marriage.
You see, God’s the best developer on the planet—hands down.We find God's #secrets, the inside scoop about #marriage, in His manual. Click To Tweet
So we read His Word and we pray, God what do You say? How do we move forward with this present circumstance? How can I love my spouse the way You called me to? Give me marriage wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(3) A lasting marriage populates with love.
Necessary information populating in all the required fields proves awesome for online forms. But we established the right information comes only from God with matrimony.
Yes, culture tells us how to populate what’s missing in our relationships. Secular how-to books and expert advice lobby for our attention and trust.
Instead, couples who last, always fill in the barren spots with God’s love.
So when a God-kind-of-love is present, marriage endures. Love lasting through the uphill climbs.
A digging-in love staking our claim in godly principles. Affection disrupting the status quo.God’s #love can’t be shaken or taken. #marriage Click To Tweet
What other marriage truths from autofill would you add? Share in the comments.
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