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Vertical Marriage

The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage
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He never saw it coming. It was the night of Dave and Ann’s 10th wedding anniversary, and if asked how their marriage was doing, Dave would have said a 9.8 out of 10, and he even guaranteed Ann would say the same. But instead of giving a celebratory kiss, Ann whispered, “I’ve lost my feelings for you.”

Divorce seemed inevitable. But starting that night, God began to reveal to Dave and Ann the most overlooked secret of getting the marriage we are looking for: the horizontal marriage relationship just doesn’t work until the vertical relationship with Christ is first.

As founders of a multicampus church and marriage coaches with 30 years of experience, Dave and Ann share the hard-earned but easy-to-apply biblical principles that ensure a strong marriage. Told in a funny and highly relatable dialogue between both husband and wife, Vertical Marriage will guide you toward building a vibrant relationship at every level including communication, conflict, intimacy, and romance - though Dave is still figuring that last one out. Through their unique perspectives, they share an intimate, sometimes hilarious and at times deeply poignant narrative of one couple’s journey to reconnecting with God and discovering the joy and power of a vertical marriage.

For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, Dave and Ann offer hope and strategies that really work. Vertical Marriage will give you the insight, applications, and inspiration to reconnect with God together and to transform your marriage to everything you hoped it would be.

Reflection questions for couples available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Dave and Ann Wilson (P)2019 Zondervan

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Awesome book

It's really been a blessing to our marriage. The stories are funny, salient and very relatable all at the same time.

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  • Jennifer Warren
  • 12-07-19

Transforming my Marraige

This book clearly places God and scripture first in a real way. It allows you to see a husband and a wives’ perspective on marriage. As Ann states- “just work on you”... so instead of asking my husband to read the book with me- I read it first and a transformation began in me....then my marriage
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-07-19

MUST READ!!!

Having the authors narrate the book made it so much more personal and real. Listening to them tell their personal and sometimes intimate stories helped me see them as real people with real problems in their marriage. They truly are transparent with their marriage/personal struggles throughout the book.

I highly recommend this book for ALL married couples!!!

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  • Megan NIezgoda
  • 07-04-19

great book very engaging

this is a fantastic book written by two very inspiring individuals. it's a look at marriage from reality and they need to put Christ before all of it

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  • Linda Sue
  • 07-02-19

Learned so much!

Part of me really didn't want to read a marriage book, but it popped up as a book I might be interested in. I felt led to read it and very convicted while reading it. But with that said, I know in my heart I need to change my thinking and my ways vertical toward God if I want my marriage of 35 years to ever be different. It's an excellent book and will hold your interest.

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  • angela
  • 09-01-20

Life Changing

This is an amazing book that everyone should read. It truly opens your eyes and heart to what men and women feel, think, and live. Dave and Ann have invited us into their lives to show how God truly blesses those who trust Him!

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  • Mrs. K Jones
  • 18-12-19

A must read for every marriage

Amazing! This couple us so real world in their book. I have already recommended it to others and will continue letting others know about this.

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  • Dami Vass
  • 04-10-19

For a Marriage after GOD

Thank you so much Dave & Ann. A great foundation to start right in a marriage.

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  • G. C. Christensen III
  • 30-07-19

Must read if you are married or plan to be

I love how the authors were authentic and vulnerable, and for the sake of helping others revealed some very difficult things about past experiences and problems in their own marriage. The section where Ann describes God‘s purpose for sex is the most beautiful explanation I have ever heard!

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  • Mike Fultz
  • 06-06-19

Excellent Book On a Biblical Marriage

Love this book. It is funny, sad, and so true. It combines what is taught in several other marriage, love, and sexual addiction books. Thank you Ann and Dave Wilson for sharing your lives and testimonies.

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  • Justin Halverson
  • 06-05-19

Best Marriage Book I’ve Read

I love this book for so many reasons. It brings you back to your true focus on Christ, helps you resolve conflict in your marriage, and deals with many of the areas that we all struggle with. Highly recommend it!