Marry the Right Person
Overcome Every Obstacle
Succeed in Love
Singles: marry the right person, for the right reasons.
Husbands & Wives: contend for fresh, eternal vision in your marriage.
Succeed in love, by pouring out your lives for Jesus and one another.
Mike and Anne Rizzo have been in pastoral ministry for over thirty years and currently serve as directors of Marriage & Family Ministries at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri. They carry a passion for personal mentoring, teaching, and raising up marriages that exalt the name of Jesus. Mike and Anne have three grown children and two grandchildren, and are the authors of Longing for Eden: Embracing God’s Vision in Your Marriage, and Vertical Marriage: A Godward Preparation for Life Together.
“Vertical Marriage is a weighty (I mean that in the best sense of the word), no-holds-barred approach to get your marriage started on the right spiritual footing. Wise and spiritually penetrating, this book is an ideal way to spiritually test your relationship and understand its biblical foundation. As an added treat, it also offers much practical, real-world advice to help you on the journey toward marital intimacy in all aspects. Highly recommended, especially for serious believers.”
“There is a great difference between a marriage that ‘gets by’ — and one that is lived in light of eternity. Mike and Anne Rizzo lift our vision here, with Vertical Marriage. Their own marriage is a testimony, and this book offers the reader a powerful blueprint for a beautiful union that will help any couple, young or old, to revive their perspective on deep partnership and worship.”