Book Review: Vertical Marriage by Dave and Ann Wilson

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Summary

What do you do when you’ve lost your feelings for your spouse? When you fight constantly over everything? When you feel like you’d rather be dead than married to your spouse? Or when you’re just doing the normal, everyday work that comes with a relationship so intimate? Dave and Ann Wilson have experienced it all. With over 30 years in marriage coaching and ministry, this husband/wife team is refreshingly transparent about their failures, their growth, and the biblical truths that have transformed their relationship into something truly beautiful.

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Most Christians know that God should be the center of their marriage, but in Vertical Marriage, Dave and Ann Wilson explain what this looks like in everyday life. They cover topics ranging from handling conflict to physical intimacy. The openness and honesty with which they share their own experiences make their message both refreshing and impactful. There’s no pretense, just a whole lot of biblically-rooted wisdom wrapped up in real life.

My Thoughts

I love the way husband and wife take turns telling their story in a way that’s often humorous, always relatable and always thought-provoking. The conversational tone made me feel like the Wilsons were sitting right in my living room, sipping coffee and sharing from scripture and their hearts. I laughed, I cried, and I learned so much from this book.

Vertical Marriage is packed full of practical wisdom and easy-to-apply principles. Every chapter points back to the difference that Christ can make when He is at the center of the marital relationship. Whether you’re getting married, newly married or have been married for years, I highly recommend this book.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. 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: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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