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'Fixer Upper' Couple Discusses Faith, Commitment to Put Christ First

'Fixer Upper' Couple Discusses Faith, Commitment to Put Christ First

“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines recently spoke about their Christian faith and the impact their HGTV show has on viewers. On the show, the couple reimagines houses and renovates them to suit the needs of homeowners. 

The couple told the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, "Our family has made a commitment to put Christ first, a lifestyle our parents modeled for us very well. They showed us how to keep our marriage and family centered around God. As for "Fixer Upper", we have been surprised at the impact of our faith through the show. We haven’t been overtly evangelical, but the rich feedback we have received on family and love all source from our faith. Jesus said the world would know His disciples by their love for one another, and we’ve glimpsed this in practice and strive for it every day."

Previously, Joanna Gaines released a video for Baylor University sharing her testimony. 

In the video Gaines said, “I heard God say very clearly... he said, ‘Joanna if you trust me with your dreams, I’m going to take Magnolia (a boutique Gaines owned) further than you ever dreamed.’” 

“Fixer Upper” started after a Gaines’ blog and boutique captured the attention of the network.

She said, “I look back and I go, ‘God, your promise that you spoke years ago, I’m now seeing. I trusted you with my dream and you took it far beyond what I ever could have dreamed or imagined.’” 

Gaines went from a half-Korean child who was scared of being different to a woman who has learned to trust in the Lord’s plan. 

“I… really believe that God has a purpose for me,” she said. “But he also has a purpose for you… and on the other side of that is the enemy where he knows where to hit.”

Gaines continued, “Let God speak in your life. Let his father heart come and say, ‘this is what I have for you.’ And I think that’s the key… not believing the lies, fixing our eyes on Jesus and walking in that truth. 

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Publication date: April 8, 2015

Updated: November 4, 2015