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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Monday, November 21, 2011
What’s the best Christmas present you can give your kids this year? In iPad? An e-reader?

The other day in the car, Colin asked if we could get a bigger Christmas tree. The one we chose is puny, evidently. I think he wants more room for presents.

That caused me to think about what I really want to give them. I love giving toys, trinkets, gadgets, and giz. I love giving books and gift cards and musical instruments. I love the feeling of watching them open a present and seeing the recognition on their faces that someone knows them, sees inside their souls well enough to get that DVD or pair of woolen socks.

But the truth is, the greatest gift I can give my children can’t be placed under a tree, no matter how big it is. The greatest gift I can give my family is a commitment to my marriage and the fortitude to work on that relationship no matter what.

On the cover of the book, A Marriage Carol, there is a Christmas wreath. And below that, the door knocker is in the shape of an engagement ring. These circles represent something that will last, something that has no end. The contents of the book, we hope, will encourage couples to continue the struggle, continue to fight for their marriage even if things seem bleak.

If your relationship is frosty, cold, or almost dead, all the trinkets, toys, and gadgets in the world will not make your kids happy. Their real happiness comes in the security they feel with two parents who are committed enough to each other not to quit, but to humble themselves and go to work.

If you’re married, give the gift that will keep giving to your children, your friends, everyone around you, and also yourself. Give the gift of commitment.

No wrapping paper or bow needed.


Anonymous said...

Hi Chris!
Love your program. God Bless you for sharing your wonderful insight and compassionate voice with us. Literally, from your lips to our hearts.
Just want to thank you for your show today which was about song verses that were sung wrong. It was not only entertaining but, amazing how much of the flub-ups fit!
Brought to mind the innocence of my own children. The show today gave me a look into a window of my heart I haven't looked into in a few years. Thank you!
Someone should write all of these down and put together a could raise money for the radio effort. ((I'm just saying....))
Hope that God keeps you in our ears for a long time to come since you are already in our hearts.
Take care.
Barb (from Ohio)

Cindi Kasinecz said...

Hello Chris. I listened to your broadcast yesterday (11-29-11). It was fascinating. I am a new comer to the realization that our bizarre world is full of toxins. I would very much like to get in touch with your wife, Andrea thru her website. I cannot find one for her. Please get back to me on how to correspond with her. I have a great teacher informing me about the toxic world by the name of Karyn Calabrese. Please forward this info to Andrea for me and have her contact me thru e-mail. My email address is:

Thanks Chris, YOU ROCK!!! Also what do you know about The Essene--Lost Gospel???