A Marriage Carol

By Dr. Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry

On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm. This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Jacob is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.

The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs-and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?

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Book Excerpt

A Marriage Carol

By Dr. Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry

About The Authors

Dr. Gary Chapman

Dr. Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman, PhD, is the author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages® series, which has sold more than 10 million worldwide and has been translated into 50 languages. Dr. Chapman travels the world presenting seminars on marriage, family, and relationships, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Karolyn.

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. He has written more than seventy books for children and adults. His latest is War Room, a novelization of the film by the Kendrick Brothers. He has also written the novels DogwoodJune BugAlmost HeavenNot In The HeartBorders of the HeartEvery Waking Moment, and The Song. He has won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award. He has also written two books with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman: A Marriage Carol and Extraordinary Grace. He and his wife, Andrea, live in Tucson, AZ, have been married for more than 30 years, and have nine children. Chris is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.