Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations.
Have you ever found yourself wondering:
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing you how to set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even yourself.
You'll see vital principles of boundaries at work as Drs. Cloud and Townsend take you through a day in the life of "Sherrie", first as she lives with almost no boundaries, then as she begins to apply proper boundaries with others in her life.
©2001 Henry Cloud and John Townsend; (P)2001 The Zondervan Corporation
Mostly- the narrator. He is the worst. I actually think the content of this book is essential to healthy relationships but too many hypotheticals and random out-of-context scriptural references. I'd prefer the abridged version over the entire book.
People Problems by Dr Alan Godwin - much better, in my opinion
EVERYTHING. I just finally had to stop listening. He would place strange emphasis on words and read passages in such an over-dramatic way. It was horrible. I just want someone to read it straight. If I could give NO stars I would. The audible recording is also a little annoying in that it is impossible to skip a chapter because the book chapters and the audible chapters do not correspond. If you go to the next Audible chapter, you're usually in the middle of a different number chapter from the book.
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DO NOT BUY THIS RECORDING. JUST READ THE BOOK.
Audible Junkie, listen while driving everyday, look forward to the daily deal every morning just like my morning coffee
I did not realize it was so heavy into Christianity - WAY TOO HEAVY. So many bible verses I thought I was in Sunday school. The title itself is not indicative of the heavy religious content. I have picked up some nuggets but I find myself tuning out to all the verses
His voice irritates me
The information covered in this book was great. I am a big fan of the authors but I did not like the narrator's delivery. Although I like his voice I found it very condescending at times. If he would have left the dramatization out it would have been much better. I had to stop listening to it. Also, I appreciate the religious component of the material but the interruptions with bible references was distracting.
I really did not enjoy the speaker for this book. His "voices" for the characters in the stories were agonizing to get through. His inflection, tone & all around story telling left me wanting to pull my hair out. I really wanted to absorb the information in this book yet I had a difficult time concentrating.
My husband has the print version so I plan to read the book.
I will listen to this again, as I believe that the changes in me will be life long and I will need reminders of some of the areas I tend to "give in" on.
I always knew that I couldn't "fix" others, but also didn't realize how much of my hurts were really not the fault of others but rather my inability to recognize when my boundaries were not respected, as well as the books ability to explain "why" I lack boundaries in some areas.
I'm not sure.
How to effectively establish boundaries rather than just wondering why people "walk all over me". I have tended to want to help people, but I help to the point of allowing people to use me.
Even if you don't think you have a boundary issue, I really recommend this book. It also explains others reactions to things and helps you realize that their responses are issue of their boundary issues. It helps to place their responses in perspective. It also helps you to be stronger when people use the "guilt" tactic on you for your personal boundaries.
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