Chip and Joanna Gaines, married 20 years, reflect on how they fought for their family. And their journey is truly inspiring!
The story of Chip and Joanna Gaines is one that fans know by heart. We see them as real, authentic, God-honoring, and family oriented.
It's a breath of fresh air also to learn their life isn't perfect. They've faced the same struggles and triumphs most couples do. And for Chip and Joanna Gaines, who’ve been married 20 years, the key difference is they promised to choose each no matter the challenges.
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Chip said, “We’ve also had some hard times-some the world knows about, and plenty it doesn’t. Like anyone else, we’ve been sick and sad and hurt and lost and flat out of ideas on how to turn things around.”
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He added, "Marriage is interesting that way. Whatever I go through, Jo goes through. And whatever she goes through, I go through. Life has done us plenty of favors and showed us things we’ve been beyond blessed to see."
Wisdom From Chip And Joanna Gaines, Married 20 Years
In their eyes, 20 years have flown by. To them, it feels like yesterday when they were buying their first house and dreaming big dreams like their home renovation company and their store, Magnolia.
“All the old folks in our lives warned us that these years with young kids and big dreams would go by fast. That one day, we'd look back and wonder where the time went. They were right," Chip said.
As they reminisced the day they promised forever to each other, Chip's grace-filled words will touch your heart. "In those 20 years, our world changed. But the one thing that didn’t was the promise Jo and I made to one another at the altar in front of our family and friends,” he said. “They asked if we’d stick it out through thick and thin. We said yes, and we meant it. We still do," he added.
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Prayers For Continued Prosperity
As Chip and Joanna Gaines, married 20 years, look to the future, they plan to continue to savor every moment and fight for each other just as they had previously. Chip says hard times can do one of two things to your marriage but the choice is ultimately yours. "They can either break you apart, or they can bond you together. I think the key is to decide which one it's going to be long before it makes the choice for you," he said.
Chip and Joanna certainly have God-given wisdom they are passing on to their fans. Marriage is a journey, and there will no doubt be struggles and disappointments. Let's put our partners first and give them grace, patience, and love.
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"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
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