Feb 28, 2017 by Will Maule

Chip And Joanna Gaines On How God Helped Them Build A Healthy Marriage

Chip and Joanna Gaines are quite the role models for Christian married couples. Their love and chemistry is portrayed clearly on their popular TV show 'Fixer Upper,' and they have now opened up about exactly how they sustain a healthy and happy marriage. 

I am a big creative by nature so I was always stepping in her universe and I was always thankful she wasn't micromanaging my side of the business, so it worked. But I would come in and have these bold opinions about everything," Chip told PEOPLE.  "And then after about a year of sort of wrestling with each other like that, I realised A: I wasn't as good at it as I thought I was, so that was a problem, and then B: Why not let her really go for it in her way?"

But as Joanna points out, things aren't always super easy. When they get tough, you must search for help, she says. "Get a mediator, get a designer," she suggested. "If you can't figure it out, bring in someone that will help, so you don't end up ending your marriage. And allow yourself room to make mistakes."

Chip and Joanna are clearly very different, but compliment each other very well. They believe that their differences have really brought the closer to the Lord as a married couple. "I feel like God had a funny way of bringing me Chip to almost have this reality of what it's like to follow Christ, which is a lot of the things that are gonna push you to a place of discomfort, and a lot of things are gonna push you to a place of freaking out," Joanna said.

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