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10 thoughts on “Vertical Marriage

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    Since the Christian book market is inundated with marriage books, what makes this book on vertical marriage stand out The chatter I heard recommended it and I wanted to see for myself I noticed that Dennis and Barbara Rainey spoke highly of it and even wrote the Foreword, so that was in its favor The title suggested that the book would help us tie our relationship back to God, so that was a plus I wasn t familiar with Dave and Ann Wilson, but since Dave was a pastor, I figured I would enjoy it even I ve read a lot of this kind of books, and though this one covers much familiar territory by its end I felt it made a distinct contribution.The funny thing is I didn t like this book right away We often say that books where the authors are transparent are the most helpful, yet I was about to believe I d finally found the one that was too transparent This book relates at least 20 of the most notorious arguments these authors ever had with each other during their marriage They were gory Once as I was reading, I said out loud Dave, you re an idiot They discussed how they struggled and almost lost their marriage, and at one point I was wanting to divorce them As the chapters rolled on, the value of this book for me came into focus It finally hit me that if my arguments with my wife were recorded in such detail as these are, then listeners would quickly interject Jimmy, you re an idiot In some strange way, that really helped me I could never write a book like this one where the authors were raw on steroids, but apparently the Wilson s have the fortitude to be able to share and help in this special way They didn t write a theological treatise, but a practical conversation.Another criticism that vanished by the last page was how little I felt the authors were explaining their premise of vertical marriage What became clear earlier was that they were giving excellent insights into conflict resolution, the real difficulty of marriage between two sinners, and how to think like your spouse who is so different than you I can hardly recall a marriage book that so forces you to get inside your spouse s head That s how those ridiculous arguments given in the book ended up being of great value As it turns out, they brought their premise of vertical marriage home to us in the last two chapters It worked They made their point It was a point worth being forced to confront.This is a great book, but you d better buckle your seatbelt I ll definitely rate it as a marriage book worth getting from the glutted marriage book market It stands out among the pack.I received this book free from the publisher I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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    I want to come back to this when it doesn t have a hold list at the library Another book Josh and I should read together when we get the chance.


  3. says:

    Most helpful for my wife and I Best real life, entertaining book about marriage challenges I ve read Highly recommend to all married couples or engaged.


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    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 Read our blog post with Dave and Ann Wilson here


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    God is not optional, supplemental, or even a helpful puzzle piece to a better marriage No, God is the very table on which the puzzle rests He is not a supplement he is the strength itself After the I do s, newly weds don t seem to worry too much about the after part They are excited about being married Sadly, they might not be adequately prepared for what s coming.After 5, 10, 25 years of marriage, couples can hit a wall Things have drastically changed since I do , so much that a husband and wife can say I don t and I won t to a marriage.What can be done to save a marriage from collapse What magic can we cast over our most important relationship to keep it strong, whether we are at the start, in the middle, or staring at the end Go Vertical.Marriage didn t look rosy all the time for Dave and Ann Wilson at one point, they didn t have feelings for one another any If they did, they were wholly negative But that wasn t the end of their story, or the end of their marriage They went vertical, and things turned around.Vertical Marriage is their journey through marriage, the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between Vertical Marriage gives answer to questions that the Wilson s have answered for thousands of couples the country over how to deal with conflict in marriage, how to deal with lust, how to deal with sex, how to deal with discouragement and encouragement, and .Vertical Marriage is the instructive and insightful story of two people that realized that their marriage was doomed unless God became everything Not just for each other, but the foundation of their relationship.Follow Dave and Ann as they share hilarious stories and powerful insights from their own lives about being married, and see how going vertical, going to God will change your most important human relationship the secret to a great marriage is to go vertical , inviting God into your worst conflict and unsolvable dilemmas Making God the centre of your marriage is not a new idea Many others have said the same thing before But how Dave and Ann say it is what makes Vertical Marriage such a unique book.The proof is in the pudding, and there is a lot of pudding.Hearing about how their marriage was in shambles whether they knew it or not and going vertical was the only thing that saved it, it s amazing To have a couple walk through how badly they lived as a married couple, to hear them tell you how God saved everything Sometimes we need less instruction and inspiration.Vertical Marriage will certainly inspire There is hope for the marriage that is broken There is a better way forward for the marriage that is struggling It is through God, and God alone.I like that Dave and Ann make it clear that there is a work for husbands and wives to do, but that God is the source of strength and inspiration to do the work.Yes, we need to understand the ways in which we deal with conflict, but understand, God is the one that brings strength to work through the issues, to heal from the issues, and move forward from there.There is instruction, like how Dave worked and is working with his sin, which is awesome Not that he is struggling with sin, but there is no illusion that Dave and Ann have fixed and solved everything They are still people, broken and sinful like the rest of us That is refreshing.The instructions are practical, things that Dave and Ann are using in their lives, and things we can do in ours Not everyone will need the same help, and not everything will work for everyone, but it is great to have practical, used suggestions to work towards a better Vertical Marriage.Vertical Marriage doesn t cover every topic that may occur in your marriage Not everything is talked about That may be the only issue that I have with this book Granted, Dave and Ann never said this was a catch all book about how to fix save a marriage, but I think would have liked to see topics covered the only way the horizontal human relationship between a husband and a wife could work was if my vertical relationship with God was made right There are a lot of marriage books out there Some good, some not as good One thing that sets Vertical Marriage apart is its relentless drive, the push chapter after chapter you need God as the foundation of your life and your marriage, or both will crumble.Not a new truth, but one that needs to be driven home time and time again Dave and Ann have lived it out, told us how it looks within marriage and encouraged readers to do the same This Vertical Marriage advise is worth taking.I give Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson a solid 4 out of 5 stars.


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    Marriage is made up of moments In their book, Dave and Ann help us to make those moments as intentional as possible, to not coast through on what we learned from our parents, our friends growing up, or what we have seen on TV or in the movies They remind us that no matter how perfect you and your spouse are, no matter how much you loved one another on that blissful day, pain, and heartache will never be absent from your marriage They give us hope that in the midst of this pain we experience, does not at all mean that our marriage is a failure or that we married the wrong person It means it is real We do not live in a fairy tale, happily ever after, kind of existence, not can we compare our marriages to those fairy tales They are fantasy, we are flesh and blood Dave and Ann make no promises to fix your marriage or mine, what they try to do is show us how as flawed and broken people, and through their own story of highs and lows, desire to impart tools to help us stick with it, change our perspectives, and enjoy the gifts God has provincially provided for us They provide honest discourse relating to the difficulties they face in marriage and why They use humor and personal experience to help paint a picture into what it means to bring God into the marriage I found myself speaking towards Dave in this book like I might be watching a horror flick on the TV with popcorn telling or yelling at the young teenage girl not to open the door, or to look behind her To feel his mistakes and pain for bad choices, to cheer for him, or to shake my head in disbelief at the blunders he was making The beauty of this book is just that, how they are both so open and honest, you can t help but connect with them They go into great detail to express the belief that a happy marriage, a great marriage requires a vertical relationship with God To invite God into every area of your marriage, to surrender all control, and leave all expectations at His feet, and have faith that He will lead you into an amazing journey together They speak into the traps many of us have fallen into like business, listening, but not hearing, idols, and many others Dave and Ann do not pull any punches, Vertical is priority Their goal is to show vertical as practical, vital, and necessary for our marriages to thrive I cannot begin to express the help this book provided for me in bringing the theoretical principles I learned and stored away over the years, and actually show us how to apply them in our marriages, to be intentional in all areas of our marriage to bring God to the forefront It is a daily journey, not a once done you are perfect kind of deal It is a daily intentional sacrifice to self Transformation takes time and work They speak into conflicts and resolutions, how our past beliefs framed our expectations going into marriage, and how those tiny differences can seem like a might gorge between us They give solid advise into the moment of the conflict, to our thought patterns, how we feel, and how we fail one another as sinful people needing a Savior to help us relate and love one another despite the wrongs, or bricks piled between us They desire for the reader to stop and listen, really listen to what God is telling us, to be intentional with every moment we have together To the best of our abilities, and to recognize that it is God that is carrying us, helping us, leading us, and cheering for us to make it to the end


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    Excellent, excellent, excellent This may be one of my favorite books on marriage, ever I kept thinking, if my husband and I wrote a book about marriage, it would sound just like this Dave and Ann were relatable and so transparent I am thankful that they were willing to share the ugly and the beautiful sides of being married I think I have realized and that being married is such a shock to our systems We seem so surprised when this perfect person we ve married turns out to be a sinnerjust like us But because it is so much easier to look at the speck in our spouse s eye while neglecting our own planks, marriages are sacrificed at the altar of selfishness, over and over again.The best part about having Christ as a part of your relationship is having a supernatural kind of help that you could never be responsible for on your own The idea that we could create enough love or patience or self control or anything on our own to thrive in our marriages is a false narrative We need Christ And we need the humility to constantly submit and surrender our marriages to Christ as the One who will never let you down, can heal all things and bring your marriage into glory My husband downloaded the audiobook version of this because I think this book has the power to create excellent conversation about our marriage and how we can help encourage others in godly marriages The tone of the book should have great appeal to male and female audiences, and young or old alike.


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    Not sure about you but my marriage has been far from roses and sunshine , major ups and downs but at the end of the day we are still married and still working on how we should be as a married couple 16 years later.Dave and Ann did a fantastic job on giving married couples a look into what god wants your marriage to look like, but it take work and lots of it to get to where you want your marriage to be There are FOUR parts to this book, Going Vertical , Conflict and Communication , Intimacy , and Living Vertical My favorites were Part 2 and Part 3 because I got a load of light bulbs going off in my head while reading and will re read this whole book again but with highlighters This book had me crying, laughing, and then praying while I read certain things Dave and Ann made this book enjoyable and a hard to put down book once you start reading it I started reading about 6 am and finished this book about 9 or 10 pm lol Like I said hard to put down I highly recommend this book to newly married, seasoned married, and thinking of becoming married, or engaged because I can guarantee you will learn something in this book that will get you to your VERTICAL Marriage.


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    My sister in law, who attends Kensington Church, recommended this book to us We then suggested it to our couples Bible Study Our group read and discussed it over 4 or 5 sessions and it seems we all enjoyed it My opinion is that every couple should read this book once they have a few years of marriage under their belts The authors points of view were spot on, their actions were real, and their suggestions were easy to apply The best parts were the explanations of the visuals they used to see things from each other s perspective Many times we found ourselves saying, Wow, that s a perfect description This book has been extremely helpful to my husband and I at this point in our marriage and we are very grateful for the resource.


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    Vertical Marriage is the most raw and beautiful books on marriage I have ever read The story of marriage that Dave and Ann share is one heck of a strong marriage, but with its battle wounds These are two people who when completely broken of everything were willing to do anything to make marriage work Not only do they live out their marriage in a beautiful way, but the Gospel These two have simply laid down their lives for one another I am awe inspired by their marriage and feel very privileged to have gain so much wisdom from the two of these incredible people Grab this book today Your marriage will not be the same


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Vertical Marriage download Vertical Marriage , read online Vertical Marriage , kindle ebook Vertical Marriage , Vertical Marriage ee2e2f305a02 He Never Saw It Coming It Was The Night Of Dave And Ann S Tenth Wedding Anniversary And If Asked How Their Marriage Was Doing, Dave Would Have Said A Out Of 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 FirstAs Founders Of A Multi Campus Church And Marriage Coaches With Years Of Experience, Dave And Ann Share The Hard Earned But Easy To Apply Biblical Principles That Ensure A Strong Marriage Written 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 MarriageFor 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